How to stay safe while travelling alone
Travelling alone may seem daunting, but as long as you are careful and have your wits about you, solo travel can be perfectly safe. Here are a few tips to help you to stay safe while travelling on your own:
Keep belongings secure
Travel with a bag that can be securely fastened and is not easy to grab. Be sure to keep valuables such as jewellery, cameras, phones and laptops hidden from view and don't carry travel documents unless absolutely necessary.
Don't let your guard down when out and about, especially when travelling at night. While you'll want to have a good time, be mindful of how much you drink and never leave beverages unattended. If you feel uncomfortable about your surroundings, move on to somewhere else or go back to your accommodation.
Respect local cultures
Take some time to understand the local dress codes and traditional customs of the destinations you are travelling to. In some locations, you may be required to cover up more than you are used to and refrain from certain behaviours to avoid causing offence to the local people and drawing unwanted attention to yourself.
Travel in a group
If you are unsure about travelling alone, an Explore small group tour will provide you with the extra security and reassurance of travelling in a group and with an experienced local guide
. Plus, you'll still experience the thrill of travelling solo. This is also a great option for areas of the world that are perceived to be less safe or if you are travelling alone for the first time.