If you’re a solo female traveller, or thinking of becoming one, make sure you’re as safe as you can be at all times when you’re on the go. Most trips will go without a hitch, but it always pays to be prepared, just in case! These five travel essentials are a good way to get started when it comes to travel safety!
A loud whistle is a tried and tested way of being able to get attention when you need it most and one of the most simple travel essentials to ensure your safety. If you’re ever in a dangerous situation, a few blasts of a whistle will alert people to your presence and let them know that you need help. Long gone are the days when all safety whistles were bright orange plastic affairs, now you can get them in all kinds of shapes and sizes, many of which are really pretty. There are also companies making safety whistles into sleek looking necklaces so you’ve always got it to hand.
2. Travel Torch
Having a small torch on you never goes amiss – you never know when you might be in a situation that requires a little light. Although many phones have inbuilt torches these days, there might be times when you don’t want to use up phone charge, or have your phone on display. It’s easy enough to find tiny travel torches that attach to your bag or keyring, and they’re usually inexpensive, so why wouldn’t you get one?
Being able to keep your most essential travel items safely on you at all times is important when you’re travelling alone. A money belt is a wonderful way of keeping everything safe and away from the prying eyes of potential pickpockets. There are lots of lightweight options on the market these days, so you won’t even know you’re wearing it!
4. Keyring Alarm
Much like a whistle, a little alarm is a good thing to have. The chances are you’ll never need to use it, but having a button you can press on your keyring is a great way of giving yourself some peace of mind, just in case you ever need to alert people that you’re in danger.
In many ways, our smartphones are our most valuable safety devices, but they’re useless if they run out of charge. Keep a fully charged power bank and charger in your bag to make sure you never run out of phone battery!