Staying Safe When Travelling Alone

Staying Safe When Travelling Alone

Blending In

Blending in is a big part of traveling solo, whether you’re just in town for the weekend or taking a long trip overseas. While you may have your own set of priorities when it comes to travel, there’s a few things you can do to make yourself more visible and increase your safety while doing it. Some of these include using a mobile phone and having a plan B. You should also avoid walking around aimlessly, and take a quick look at your itinerary before you leave. Also, be sure to leave a copy of your itinerary with someone back home. By doing this, you’ll know where to turn for help should you need it.

Back-up Chargers

Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, there’s no reason to feel left out when you have access to backup battery chargers. These can come in handy during long airplane rides, or even when you’re stuck at the airport. A good power bank can also help you avoid running out of juice when you need to check out of your hotel. Plus, it’s nice to know you’re prepared should you suddenly decide to retrace your steps.

Don’t Share Location Services

If you’re traveling alone on a trip, don’t want to share your location with anyone, or simply don’t need to share your location, there are some simple ways to disable the sharing feature on your iPhone. Whether you’re using the GPS or the Maps app, you can turn off the location sharing feature on your device. And don’t forget, you can always choose to share your location, if you so choose.