Women Travelers: Tips for Traveling Alone

👤 Ángela Aragón
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📅 June 28, 2023

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Traveling alone is perhaps one of the most liberating experiences, it allows you to face your fears, socialize with new people and live an adventure in which you are the only protagonist; all this sounds wonderful but it also has some risks in which you might feel quite vulnerable; and with these tips for traveling alone we hope to prepare you to live the trip of your dreams without any impasse.

Plan your Travel Itinerary

It is important that you spend a lot of time reviewing your destination and know all the details of it, where you are going to stay, the means of transportation, the places you will visit, the maps of the place and all those things that are necessary for your trip to be under control.

My suggestion is to use one of the existing apps for travel planning; in my case I use TRELLO, yes I know, it is not a travel app, but for me it is super useful, because it allows me to organize my itinerary as I like and put the things I will need for the trip in a checklist; the important thing is not the app but that you are prepared. 

So stop improvising and start planning.

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Research each destination

It is important that you know very well, for example, the places of interest, admission schedules, restrictions and costs; it is better to have an idea in advance than to arrive at the destination and not be able to enjoy what you are looking for because you simply did not know that the destination is closed during some months of the year.

Also look for information about the weather, the clothes you should wear, transportation systems, etc; for example, there are cities where it is better to buy a 3 or 5 day ticket for public transportation, it is in most cases cheaper that way.

Do not leave behind cultural information, there are countries where this is a very radical issue and it is necessary that as women we go very well documented in this aspect.


Maintain communication

Yes, I know, "traveling independently", wanting to go out to destinations without anyone knowing about you, disconnecting from the world, in short; but not to the extreme, it is also necessary that at least someone you trust has contact with you and knows where you are and where you are going, in case something happens.

It is not necessary to be in constant communication every day, but you can contact several times a week, send a photo or two and leave important information in case of emergency; you can use Whatsapp or Facebook to contact; one of my recommendations is that you not only talk by text but at the moment you can send audios so that there is certainty of your existence.

Keep a copy of your documents

This is one of my favorites, because I'm absent-minded; I try to always have a few key items with me: a copy of my documents (passport and travel insurance), a piece of paper with the location of my lodging, emergency contact and other important information for the day; I do this because when I run out of battery, I have a plan B.

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One of the pleasures of traveling is nightlife, sometimes plans are spontaneous and arise from a meeting in the social area of the hostel; they are always fun, but it is necessary to take certain precautions in this regard; first do not overdo it with liquor; second, try to go out with a group of people you trust; try not to return alone to your place of accommodation; and if the night gets hot do not forget to protect yourself, it is always better to avoid headaches.

Safety first

One of the first things you should have for your trip is a good travel insurance; it should cover the days and/or months you will be away, and not only that, but also the insurance information and places of attention; it can be a simple food poisoning, but this can generate additional expenses and an anticipated return; with an insurance you will be covered for any calamity.

Common Sense

This is vital for us, it avoids robberies, bad luck and a lot of possible situations; there are times when it is necessary to be prudent and resort to our common sense to avoid making any mistakes; for example, neglecting your personal belongings in crowded places. 

It is part of our nature. Listen to your intuition!

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Instinct and Confidence

We already know that there are many precautions to take when traveling alone; it is necessary to take precautions and be well prepared for everything; but we must not take an alarmist and fearful attitude, which does not even allow you to leave your hostel with peace of mind.

Let go, be confident and enjoy your trip; that's why you're traveling alone to take some risks and get out of your daily routine, so make the most of it.

Travel free, travel alone!

We hope you have enjoyed and put into practice these tips for traveling alone.

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