(MENAFN- Uzi World Digital) With more women traveling these days, for leisure and business purposes, it has been observed that solo female travel is on the rise! And there is an ever-increasing curiosity amongst women to explore the world.
However, traveling alone can be intimidating at times and if you are a solo traveler, then it will be indeed a daunting task to plan a trip safely whilst still being able to enjoy it thoroughly without any stress. Ironically, there are many concerns which can stem from fear of traveling alone, such as getting lost in dark streets or your money being stolen and these believes often outweighs the benefits of solo journeys.
But contrary to this rigid mindset, solo travel can rather be a great learning experience, especially for females! It surely has the power to change your life by providing a new perspective along with a sense of rejuvenation from mundane routines. Solo travel also helps to become more confident and independent.
And, if you plan it well keeping in mind some thoughtful tips, then you can surely make it safe and fun!
Neha is one such solo female travel blogger, who decided to step out of her comfort zone & has been actively traveling for past 8 years now!
She has traveled over 35 countries globally and all her journeys are truly inspiring. And, as she narrates her wonderful experiences, we learned some useful travel tips which she practices while traveling, to make her trips less anxious and rather smooth.
We are indeed enlightened by these simple tips and happy to share with you!
Some travel hacks for solo female travelers, shared by Neha are stated below:
1. Track your whereabouts: Always share details of your travel plan, including places you intend to see and hotels where you are staying, with your close family or friends. If required, also share details of cab driver you would be traveling with, at hotel reception before you leave for your day. It always helps to be safe!
2. Protect your travel documents, cash and cards: Be vigilant about keeping your travel documents like passport, tickets and credit cards SAFE! You can keep these items in a locker facility at accommodation you stay. Don’t carry too much cash when you go out and rather carry only amount which you intend to spend in a day – which covers transport and food expenses.
3. Be confident: Try and look confident even while traveling to a completely new territory, city or country. And, as they say, when in Rome do as the Romans! So, basically eat, drink and participate in activities just like the locals of town!
4. Plan your day: Always plan your day in advance and be aware of touristy sights where you can easily travel. Also, be cautious of avoiding deserted alleys and streets which are not advisable to visit even by locals.
5. Buy a travel insurance: This is highly underrated by many travelers. Buying a travel insurance will provide you coverage for travel delays, lost baggage or even unforeseen medical emergency. This is worth a small investment and provides assurance against unavoidable hiccups while traveling to an unknown destination.
6. Trust your gut instincts: Well, let’s say if you strongly feel that something is off then it probably it is! So, always trust your gut instincts and don’t be afraid to say NO to complete strangers with whom you might not feel comfortable interacting with.
If you like above tips and also looking for some exclusive travel content, then please join Neha’s journey on Instagram and YouTube - @borninvacations
She is currently on an interesting mission to make travel in India super safe and easy, with her custom travel arrangements!
And, if you are keen to travel India, safely and hassle free then get in touch with her.
Being a travel expert, she’s got your back!
We also wish her luck, in future travel endeavors!
(Published in partnership with @borninvacations and Uzi World Digital)
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