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Safety Tips When Traveling Solo

The world is your oyster! Staying safe while traveling is a priority, especially if you are on a solo trip. Check out our top 5 tips to stay safe on a solo trip.

Email or Text
Gone are the days of telegrams and faxes. If you can’t call, put your loved ones at ease with an email or a text message. Always ensure that someone knows your whereabouts on a solo trip. It’s a good habit to check in with a family member or friend on the regular.

Pack Light
The rule of thumb is to only take 1/3 of what you have packed. Though it is tough to downsize, but it will be tougher to lug about 3 suitcases. It is also wise to travel light when maneuvering on public transport.

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Save Copies
Save a scanned copy of important documents in a thumb drive. Also, utilize cloud storage options such as Google Drive or OneDrive. To avoid getting lost or looking like a tourist in a new area, download offline maps for easy reference.

Keep Cash
Keep a stash of cash tucked away in your carry-on or on your person in case of an emergency. This way, even if you lose your luggage or other items, you would have some money to tide you over for a period of time.

Keep Vigilant
Be aware of your surroundings at all times, and try to blend in with the locals in terms of dress and mannerisms.

Kayla Anders


Kayla Anders graduated from CUNY in 2013 and has been a freelance writer, blogger and fashion enthusiast ever since. She considers herself an expert in fashion trends, skin care, and online dating.

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