Tips for Women Traveling Alone Pt. 4
Now it’s time to leave. A map of the area you will be visiting makes good reading material for the airplane. On an international trip, you might also wish to carry aboard a foreign language dictionary and highlight common phrases you’ll need when you reach your destination. Be prepared with questions about the area so you can ask the concierge about where—and where not—to go.
As you begin your journey, you’ll find that the most valuable safety tip is to trust your instincts. You might feel silly, but better safe than sorry. If anything does happen, contact the police immediately. If traveling abroad contact the U.S. Embassy, and save all documents–insurance companies will need them.
Your trip will be more fulfilling if you try to meet with some of the locals. Travelers will find that people all over the world are eager to share their unique experiences and cultures and hear all about yours. Before your trip, consider asking your travel agent or surf the Web for female networks around the world. When you arrive, check the phone directory under “women” or “travel,” or ask a concierge about local women’s groups. From crafts groups to women’s entrepreneurial organizations, you’d be surprised what you might find. Also keep an eye open for female tour groups or tour guides who could really offer some inside information about what the area has to offer.
If you are traveling for pleasure and are uncomfortable with going it alone, ask us about special tours just for women. An increasing number of travel suppliers offer organized tours geared to women of all different ages and interests.
Cruises are a great choice for solo women travelers who want safety and security with a lot of fun and nightlife; some cruise lines will even pair up single travelers in a cabin to help keep the cost down.
The more you travel, the more confident you become. So get packing and don’t forget to call Travel Overtures to make your travel experience hassle-free and as safe as possible.