Tips on How to Travel Safe And Securely When Alone
These days, most of the young generation loves to embark upon solo travel trips across the country and even to foreign countries.
If you are amongst them, then you need to make sure you plan your travel the right way and to ensure that you feel safe in the new destinations. Well, there is no need to be skeptical about the solo travel plan but be doubly sure about where, when and how you go/reach your travel destination. Here are a few tips with will greatly come in handy to be safe and secured on your solo travel trip:
Booking Tickets in Advance
Make it a point to travel with confirmed tickets. As far as possible avoid traveling on an impulse, like purchasing a ticket over the counter and entering into the bus or train. These days, you will find online booking systems offering confirmed tickets on your preferred bus or train. You can very check out the dates of travel and book well in advance. For instance, Abhibus is reputed online portal offering bus tickets of most bus operators in India. In fact, you can check out the bus schedule and book your tickets way in advance using Abhibus coupons and enjoy additional discount as well.
This is very important if you are young girl wishing to travel solo. Make sure you will simple clothes that cover you well while you feel as one of the crowd. It is advisable to choose basic apparel such as comfortable T-shirts, pants or shorts, scarves or headgear (essential if you are traveling to certain conservative destinations) and of course, most important, comfortable walking shoes. Also, if you can shop for local apparel at budget prices and be more at ease wearing them.
Scheduling your journeys/visits
It does not matter whether you are in your own country or abroad, avoid travelling at odd hours of early morning or late nights. Make it a point to have someone receive you at the airport or the station. Prefer to travel by prepaid taxi or bus services rather than hiring a cab off the road. Also, if possible keep someone informed of your whereabouts as frequently as you can. With a mobile phone in hand, staying connected is quite easy, affordable and even convenient.
Research and Adapt
Before you actually visit a new destination within your country or abroad, make it a point to know more about its culture, traditions, history and even the geography to a certain extent. You will feel more at ease when you arrive there. With the arrival of the internet, doing destination related research is quite quick and easy. Also, you can make use of located based maps through your mobile and tablet to stay on track, wherever you go, with or without a guide.
Of course, travelling alone is matter of choice and for some who prefer it that way, love it. Giving top priority to travelling safe and secure, solo travelers have to plan their journeys and accommodation options meticulously well in advance. And when you plan your travel in advance, you can enjoy early bird booking discounts and other attractive offers that help you save a great deal of money too.