Travelling Solo Do’s & Don’t for Women in Search of an Amazing Adventure
“The woman who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.” – Albert Einstein
Ever felt the need to just buzz away on an adventure skipping your routine life spontaneously, without asking anyone to accompany you? Or the need to travel just with your gang of girls & embark on a journey unknown? You have indeed! We all have! Travelling alone or with your dear friends is always fun. Adventure activities or trekking outdoors is a common activity in which we all love to indulge in these days. However, if you are a woman travelling solo, then there are certain aspects which need to be taken care of, before you fly, from a practical perspective.
Here’s a short guide that will help you take the plunge and beacon that amazing adventure solo style:
1. Carry extra food and water with you when you are going to be hiking away from civilization. Chocolates, dry fruits are excellent sources of energy and can be the difference between life and death in emergency situations. Having plenty bottled water also is a life saver when you have to camp in the wilderness and have to spend a day or two in such areas.
2. Be aware of your surroundings – keep an eye out to see if you are not being followed or watched.
3. Always keep a pepper spray handy to protect yourself from animals and mal-intentioned humans when camping. The important word here is “handy” – it should be in your pocket that your hands have the fastest access to, not in the bag or the purse. In case, you have to use it, be sure to aim at the eyes or the nose.
4. Inform at least 2-3 close friends/family members/relatives regarding your complete travel itinerary. This means they would know where they should look for you in case they don’t hear from you.
5. Knowing basic martial arts will, of course, do no harm. Take up kickboxing, karate or learn any self-defense technique that may help you to protect yourself or your fellow travelers.
6. Get yourself registered with GPS tracking apps so that you family can keep track where you are at all time. Some good GPS devices these days have accuracy as good as 5 meters.
7. Gather contact numbers of nearest Police stations and hospitals of the place you are visiting before you head out.
1. Don’t tell people/tourists that you interact with that you are alone. Instead, mention that few of your friends are waiting at the hotel room.
2. Don’t wander around at night. Instead go to bed early and go out early morning to explore the area – your adventure will be much safer and pleasant in the morning than at night.
3. Don’t leave travel plans and hotel bookings for the last moment. Do a quick research and book a room in advance at-least for the day you reach a new place.
4. Don’t carry all your money in cash as you may inadvertently lose it. Instead, withdraw money as you need and keep only a limited amount spare in cash. Your wallet should always be on you at all time – not in your hotel room or in the travel bag.
Having followed all the Dos & Don’t, it is also essential that one should try to make good friends when out on an adventure. Many fellow trekkers are always ready to help & you may end up enjoying their company while you make new friends.
After all, an adventure not only lifts the spirits but also lets you experience a sense of freedom which is hard to come by in our daily routines.
Women especially should take off with your other female friends once in a while since it allows you to bond over with each other & have a good time away from family too!
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