10 Tips For Safe Women Travel
Whether women travel for business, exploring a place or on vacation they face a lot more problems than men do, especially if they are traveling alone. Crime, culture shock and health are among the most common issues that are faced by women tourists. Here are some safety tips can make women travel easier and safer.
Tip 1: Do Your Research On The Place
Try and get all the information about the place that you will be visiting before you go. Along with getting information on accommodation and food, find out what the crime rate is, the means to go about in the place, the safest places and most importantly, the medical facilities that the place has to offer.
Tip 2: Pack Right
Try not to fill your suitcase with jewellery or any other expensive things as you could risk loosing them. Don’t fill your suitcase with an excess of clothes as it might not leave place for the important things that you will need to pack.
Tip 3: Dress Right
Try and blend in with the locals at the place you will be visiting. The more you stand out, the more likely you are to get noticed an getting noticed by the wrong sort of people is always bad especially when you are in a foreign country.
Tip 4:Use Public Transport
Using public transport is the safest and the best way too get around. Hiring cabs in places that you are new to can be very risky. Some countries like Japan and Russia have very unique trains and train stations that will help you get a taste of the local culture.
Tip 5: Don’t Go Out Into Isolated Areas
Do not go exploring a place all by yourself especially if you find no one around. There could be a reason why locals avoid that place.
Tip 6: Give Information To Your Bank
Let your bank know before hand that you will be visiting some places and if they have their branch in the place get the address as in case of a difficulty it will be easier for you to deal with it.
Tip 7: Keep Track With Google Maps
Use Google maps to keep a track of places, especially if you plan on hiring a local cab. Along with making it easier for you to find your way to local places, it will keep you safe.
Tip 8: Try not to go out in the night
In a lot of countries,women going out in the night is not safe. So try and complete all your sight seeing by 10 and try not to venture out into the darkness all by yourself.
Tip 9: Stay In Touch With People Back Home
Keep your friends and family informed about your whereabouts every hour through phone, email or social networking sites.
Tip 10: Medical Safety
Don’t forget to take along with you all your medical and hygienic requirements that you will need like any meds that you are on, hand sanitizers, tissue papers and tampons. Carry an extra pair of specs or lenses if you have a bad eye sight.