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  • Writer's pictureHannah Ross

Are You a Female Traveler Preparing for Your Next Adventure?

One of the most important things to keep in mind when traveling is to not let fear get in the way of experiencing something new or having an epic adventure. With that being said, your safety should always be a top priority when traveling. As a female traveler, there are extra precautions that you can take to make sure you have a positive experience.

Doing your research in advance, having an open mind, trusting your instincts, and joining a community of like-minded female travelers are all things that you can do to prepare for your next adventure while still making sure your safety is a priority.

Do Your Research

It’s extremely important to do your research before embarking on a new adventure so you can make sure you're vigilant, prepared, and respectful of the culture. As a female traveler, you’ll want to make sure to connect with other female travelers so you can learn about their experiences and get any first-hand tips or tricks. It’s also important to research key factors like climate, cultural norms, the current political landscape, and any other things that come to mind when visiting a new place.

Luckily, the internet has made every piece of information you could ever need available at your fingertips. Before booking accommodations in a foreign country, make sure you read reviews. Whether it be a couch in someone’s home, a room on Airbnb, a hostel, or even a hotel, it’s never a good idea to book a place that doesn’t have any reviews. Make sure you look for reviews that have been written by other women so you can learn about their experiences and gauge how safe the accommodations may be from a woman's perspective.

Keep an Open Mind

If you want to have the best possible experience, you have to keep an open mind. It’s easy to travel to popular tourist destinations or stay in expensive hotels but it takes a lot of courage to step out of your comfort zone and travel off the beaten path. The best way to experience a new culture is to act like a local. Allowing yourself to be present and keeping an open mind will result in a multitude of life-long memories and unbreakable bonds.

Trust your Instincts

It’s no secret that the world can be a scary place, especially when traveling to foreign lands as a female traveler. When traveling, you’ll be surprised how much you will have to rely on strangers or locals for things like directions, accommodation recommendations, or even hot spots and destinations to check out. Most people are kind and willing to help but you may come across the occasional person that might not have your best interests in mind. If you get an uncomfortable feeling and sense that something may be off, it’s important to trust your instincts and act accordingly.

Connect with Other Women

Feeling a sense of community when you’re far from home can be extremely reassuring and luckily there are tons of online resources, forums, and groups that connect female travelers from all around the world. Girl Gone International is a lively worldwide community of 500,000+ women with communities in over 200 cities. This community is just one of many resources that aims to connect and empower women that are traveling to new destinations. If you’re in need of support, friendship, or safety tips, joining an online community of like-minded women may be exactly what you need!

Pack the Essentials

Packing what you need will not only make the process of moving from place to place easier, but it will also help you eliminate the risk of getting your prized possessions stolen. The majority of places you stay will have a safe that you can use to stow your valuables while you explore, if you’re not somewhere with a safe or private locker, consider purchasing a portable safe or slash proof bag so you can keep your valuables safe while on the move.

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