Solo travel is so freeing and enlightening. It teaches you so much about the world, and yourself, and is something everyone should try at least once in their life.

But is it safe to travel alone as a woman? The answer is yes, but there are some things you need to know.

24 Tips for Staying Safe As A Solo Female Traveler

As a woman, there are more precautions you should take to stay safe.

Dress like a local

It’s often good to not draw attention to yourself on the road if you want to be left alone.

Don’t get wasted

While it’s always fun to go out with new friends and enjoy a few drinks, dance in a club and mingle with the locals in a bar setting, make sure you know your limits.

Don’t tell people where you’re staying

No one really needs to know the name of your hotel, and if you make plans to meet someone, meet at a local landmark or point instead.

If you feel uncomfortable alone, join a day tour

You can also join the free walking tours, which are a great way to learn about the city’s history and culture, and meet other travelers too.

Avoid being “forward” when necessary

This means anything from making eye contact with men walking down the street to being super chatty with people in shops to dressing in tight clothes.

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