Travelling alone seems to be more ‘the done thing’ now. Once, only a handful of people decided to take the leap and go travelling by themselves. Now there are books, blogs, and all kinds of other resources encouraging people to go ahead and do the same. One main concern people have when travelling alone, is staying safe. Here’s how you can keep those concerns at bay:
Find A Way To Stay In Touch With Friends And Family
Find a way to stay in touch with your loved ones so that they know you are safe. This could be through Skype or with the help of a local sim card. Have a set time for calling them so that they’ll no something is wrong if you don’t.
Leave Notes In Your Hotel/Hostel
You could consider leaving notes in your hotel or hostel room. If you meet a new friend, for example, you shouldn’t leave with them alone without letting somebody know where you’re going or what time you expect to be back.
Dress Like A Local
Dressing like a local should help you to avoid unwanted attention. You don’t want to anger any locals!
Know Where To Go
Knowing where to go if there’s trouble is a must. Know where the authorities are and how you’ll get there.
Research An Area Thoroughly
Make sure you do your research on an area thoroughly so you know what to do and what not to do.
Save Important Numbers
Save important numbers on your phone, but make sure you write them down too. You never know who you might need help from in the event of an emergency! Take a look at the following infographic for more info:
Infographic By personal injury lawyers