Solo female travel can be wonderful for a whole host of reasons, and sometimes it can feel a bit scary too. When you’re planning on travelling by yourself to somewhere new, there are a few things you can do to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. Here are some of our top tips!
Make a Physical Copy of Important info
Imagine you are out and about in a new city where you don’t speak the language, and your phone dies. In this day and age, people tend to rely a lot on phones – they can help us with translations, directions, price conversions, and so much more, so what happens when you don’t have it to hand? It is always a great idea to have a physical copy of the important information you might need while you’re on the go, especially in the world of solo female travel, and it only takes 5 minutes to sort out.
Write down the address of where you’re staying, the opening times of the attractions you plan to visit, your emergency contact number, and a few key phrases. Tuck your notes into your bag before you leave – you probably won’t need to use them, but they’ll be useful if you find yourself without a working phone!
Know where your embassy is
Before you head out on your adventure, do a quick internet search to see where your country’s embassy is in your destination. This is information that you will hopefully never need to use, but if you find yourself in hot water for any reason, your embassy is a good port of call and they will be able to help you out, or direct you to someone who can.
Get your Itinerary Ready
As a solo female traveller in a new city, you can be easily targeted, especially if you look lost. Make a list of things you want to see, and look at where they are on a map before you go. Even if you ultimately don’t stick to the itinerary, it’s always a good idea to have a lay of the land before you arrive!