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Somehow, I don’t know why men get the liberty to roam about and around the globe as digital nomads and solo travelers more easily than women. Some expert travelers and tourist guides think it has more to do with the culture.
Many females went on a successful solo trip and enjoyed different experiences without any fear. What are the tips and tricks that solo female travelers keep in mind?
Well, some of the main ones are listed below for the best trip you are manifesting.
Tips and Tricks to Travel Solo as a Female
Tip #1: Research, Research, and Research
Research is the first thing you have to do to ensure a fun-filled, rewarding, and rejuvenating solo trip. Wherever you choose to go, learn about the culture, how women are treated there, etc. We would also suggest you read blogs from solo female travelers and ask questions in communities on social media.
Doing so will help in getting basic information. By the way, you should know about other aspects of traveling alone too – the prevailing political conditions, weather, scams, and frauds. At the same time, learn for the sake of learning, not getting scared.
Tip #2: Connect with Other Female Solo Travelers
Trusting the same gender has always been there! It is because they are more trustworthy, and you can easily confide in them. So, once you are traveling, stay in dorms, which are only meant for females.
To get womanly vibes and energy from others, sit with females in the train cart or on public transport. Also, if you want some clarity or direction, seek help from a female.
However, that doesn’t mean all men are bad or risky to talk to. There are many males who happen to help female travelers without any bias. But usually, women understand women better!
Tip #3: Use Your Smartphone Smartly
Smartphones are something that should always be charged and used while traveling. It is not that we want you to stick to social media all the time, but yes, for your safety, you must use it for finding directions, knowing the reviews about places you visit, etc.
Likewise, when it comes to traveling to a country that doesn’t use the same language as yours, installing a translation application works best. Also, keep a power bank, charging tools, etc. to make the use comfortable.
Tip #4: Get the Local Phone Plan
It goes without saying that as soon as you land at the destination, please get a local phone plan. It will help in staying in contact with people in your traveling place as well as those back at home in the country you come from.
Also, try getting a plan that gives you free internet coverage and a good number of calling minutes.
Tip #5: Remain Alert and Cautious, Especially at Night
At night, remain cautious about your stay, don’t take belongings while exploring the nightlife, keep money safely in the inside pocket of the jacket (or whatever seems right), and try to find a solo female traveling to enjoy the nightlife.
If, by any means, you are trying to travel alone at night in a foreign country, please avoid less crowded areas. Book a hotel, motel, or even dorm where you feel protected. Catch a flight that lands in the morning or afternoon. Don’t get a flight that lands in the dark (after sunset).
We would also add that you should stay grounded while doing everything that you normally do. If you wear Gucci sunglasses, follow the routine. Don’t get scared of what may happen if they get lost or stolen. But yes, do take care of your belongings no matter what!
Tip #6: Know Your Boundaries and Limitations
See, while traveling, we mostly do things that we wouldn’t do otherwise. But if we do that, our mind and body don’t approve of it easily (only when we push ourselves way too much).
So, in those conditions and situations, the following are some tips to follow.
First, drinking too much is a bad idea in a foreign country. It is not like you can’t or shouldn’t do anything of the sort during vacation. In fact, you should enjoy it all, but remain active and alert about your surroundings.
Second, exhorting yourself to the point where you can’t eat or sleep properly is a very bad idea. Third, exploring what you shouldn’t is also something to not get excited about.
Tip #7: Avoid Sunburn 24/7 During Vacations
Another tip for solo travelers is to take care of their eyes and skin. Wear sunblock and sunglasses to avoid concerning factors that may trigger you later on. Don’t try to be over or under the edge; stay focused on the happenings.
Note: It is always good to keep the guards down and lift them up when needed. It means you should not act cheaply or rudely. Instead, you must know how to take messages from the gut. Also, it is always fruitful to get insurance for travel purposes beforehand.