While millions of travelers choose to travel in groups or just with the family, there is a growing number of vacationers who choose to travel on their own. A time to get away and enjoy the world without the stress of worrying about what others want to do is part of the joy of the journey unfortunately, it often puts travelers at risk as well. As a single traveler, you will need to rely on yourself alone when it comes to traveling. No one to watch your back is the trade off for no one telling you what to do or not to do. As a solo traveler, here are few specific tips that you should be aware of.
Be aware of your surroundings – When traveling in groups, you can rely on others to pay attention to what is going on around you, however, as a solo traveler, the most important thing to remember is that you are your first and last line of defense. Be ready for the worst but prepared for the best. As a solo traveler, you will likely blend in more so than in a group however, it is also imperative that you stay alert when traveling alone. Be sure to maintain control of your senses, don’t leave yourself vulnerable, instead avoid overindulging in too much alcohol when you travel.
Keep in touch – Be sure that someone back home that you trust knows where you are going, where you will be and how to contact you. Keeping someone informed as to your journey will help protect you along the way.
Leave the valuables at home – This is just common sense for any traveler. If you don’t need it, leave it at home. Don’t make yourself a target especially when traveling solo.
Blend in – Avoid looking like a tourist. Not only will you avoid many of the most common scams this way but you will likely have a better and more “true” experience as well.
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