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23: Tips for staying safe as a solo female traveler

June 19, 2018

Travelling as a solo female for the first time can be pretty scary. The first thing you'll want to know is how to stay safe. This comes fairly naturally to us women, but when you travel you need to be extra vigilant.

In this episode I'm giving you some practical advice and tips that you can use straight away. This is not about learning body combat, it's about making travel easy, safe and fun for you. Without you having worry.

These 5 tips are what I use to travel. I've also thrown in a bonus one for you too, which is a little controversial...Let me know what you think...


This travel episode is about ...

  • 5 top safety tips for female travellers
  • Great for solo traveller, travelling in a group
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  • You already know how to protect yourself and look after yourself – you do it automatically now. – its natural

Top 5 safety tips for female travellers

  • Tip 1 – join a tour group
    Great for first time travellers, and if you’re travelling alone to a country that hasn’t got the best reputation – listen to how to choose a tour group here
  • Tip 2 – Book in advance
    Have your airport transfers already booked before you arrive to a destination to ease the stress and pressure. You then don’t have to worry about where you’re going and how you’re going to get there.
  • Tip 3 – Staying in female only dorms and female only hostel
    Its easy to meet other females to go travelling with and allows you to be comfortable in a dorm room at night.
  • Tip 4 – Don’t post in real time
    Wait until you leave a place or even the country before posting your pictures and videos on Social Media. This means that you’re not telling people your exact location. People you don’t want attention from.
  • Tip 5 – Don’t tell people where you’re staying
    Local people will be really interested in talking to you and will innocently ask where you’re staying. This is just them being friendly. Be as vague as possible and lie, this is to protect yourself and you never know who is listening to the conversation too.
  • Bonus tip – Wear a “wedding ring” Travelling solo in a country and you’re not booking in advance and you’re winging your trip, then consider wearing a pretend wedding ring. Why? This will help ward off any unwanted male attention and in some countries it is not acceptable to travel as a solo female.

How do you feel about wearing a pretend wedding ring when travelling?

Let me know here

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