Whether you are in a group or alone, travelling can be an exciting and rewarding experience. But it is not without its hassles or even dangerous. That is why it is best to be clued up before you go, and have a plan for any sticky situations that you might get in. Read on to find out more.
Sometimes it hard to be women. At least, there always seems more to do before a trip away than if you are a man. First of all, you need to get prepped with a tan. Use the fake stuff it’s much safer. Also if you are travelling for a long time consider getting your legs and underarms waxed. Then you won’t have the hassle of trying to shave them while you are away.
It can also be a not often an inconvenience if ‘Aunt Flow’ comes to visit while you are on your trip. If you don’t fancy having to deal with this in an unfamiliar place, then you will need to take some medication to prevent this from happening. Medicines like utovlan can be used to delay your period for up to 17 days so you can have a hassle-free holiday. You don’t even need a prescription to get some.
It is very common for female travellers to go solo these days, but safety can still be a concern. But you shouldn’t let this stop you from fulfilling your dreams or seeing the places on your bucket list. If you are concerned about your safety, there are a few tips and tricks that you can do.
Firstly if you are worried about being hassled by strange men, wear a fake wedding ring. You can even have a fake picture of your husband in your wallet to get rid of unwanted admirers. If they persist, despite showing them this, then make your way to the nearest hotel desk and make the receptionist aware that they are hassling you. You can either wait there until they give up, get the concierge to call the police or to order a cab so you can use go straight to your accommodation.
Another great tip is to try not to look too much like a tourist. This may be hard if you are in small rural place. But can be a lot easier if you are in a big city, which a wide range of people.
Instead of carrying your trusty guide book with you everywhere, use apps on your phone like Google maps. Remember you can plug in your earphones, and your directions will interrupt any music that you are playing as and when you need them. To others is just looks like you are listening to your tunes, and you know where you’re going!
Who doesn’t love to come back from a trip without making a friend or two on holiday? It is always nice to meet someone new? But there are a few things you need to consider as a solo female traveler when making new friends.
The first is that once you join a group, it’s really easy to just go along with what they group wants. That is fine as long as they are seeing the sights that you want to and doing the stuff that is on your list. But if not you might want to think twice about being a member of the group.
Remember it would be a real shame to have come all that way to see certain things to end up looking around places that you are not that bothered about. Just to keep the group happy. Of course, sometimes it can work in your favour. As they know about a hidden treasure, you would have never of thought to look at yourself, which can turn out to be the highlight of your trip!
You also need to be aware of the safety factor of meeting random people abroad or even using travelling meet up sites. There is no need to be paranoid, and most people are who they say they are and have honourable intentions. But there is that small percentage that aren’t, and you need to put a system in place to ensure that you are safe.
If you are meeting up with someone, you don’t know well, let someone at home know where you are going and who with. Send a picture of them if possible, so make sure you have data roaming. Also, let them know what time you will be home and that you will contact them when you get in. Then they will know to raise the alarm if they have not heard from you at the specific time.