Is it safe? Is it safe to travel solo? Here’s my report from Mexico and how I determine the safety of a destination about which I have concerns.
It’s important to be safe when you travel alone. Your location – the city, district, pub… affects your safety. Here’s how to know when a place is safe and when maybe it’s not.
My white curly hair stands out in a crowd – especially traveling places like South America or the Middle East. Here’s how to blend in when you really can’t.
Preventing travel sickness – malaria, poison ivy, diarrhea, lime disease, altitude sickness – is really important for solo travelers. Here’s how.
Solo travel objection #1 is about safety. Well, fear not. Here are ten ways to travel solo and safe.
Temptation! Yes, it can be tempting sometimes to get involved with someone when traveling. Here are a few things you should think about before you do.
There is a reason that I write about safety extensively. The reason is that I was in a very dangerous situation in my first city of my very first solo trip. Please read and share.
The only sickness I’ve endured as I’ve traveled is sea sickness. But there is lots more that can come your way. Here are tips for prevention and what to do if sickness strikes. Click on the title to read more…
Common sense in one country is not necessarily common in another. Travelers must have travel common sense. Here are 20 tips to help you get yours.
Couchsurfing out of the question? Maybe not, if you follow tips from an experienced couch surfer.
Respect for a culture, its customs and laws is fundamental to personal safety when traveling. Here are 8 tips to help you be respectful even if you don’t know the nuances of the country’s customs.
I usually write about solo travel safety from a prevention perspective. In case prevention isn’t possible, here are a few tips that I hope you’ll never have to use.
Part I of this series was on the kindness of strangers. Part II was on dangerous strangers. Here is a post on how to recognize danger — how to tell the good guys from the bad guys.
This is the story that I have been sitting on for a year. I alluded to it in the podcast interview I did. Now you have it. It is a story of naivety, danger and extremely good luck. Please have a read and share it. Frightening films like “Taken” are based in truth.
This post kicks off a 3 part series (3 Saturdays in a row) about strangers, danger and solo travel. But, let’s begin on a positive note. This time I offer you 5 wonderful stories about the kindness of strangers.
Traveling solo requires you to pay a bit more attention to your personal safety than if you were traveling in a group. Here are 20 tips to keep you safe.
This post was inspired by a comment made by a reader: “safety is an inside job” she said. Yes, confidence is a traveler’s armor. But, what if… Here’s how to appear confident even when you’re not.
Had the Chilean earthquake happened a week later or my flight been a week earlier… well, it has me thinking about the government registry for travelers.
My new friends smiled when they realized my clever answer that told them nothing yet satisfied their curiosity. Answering questions safely is an important skill when one travels alone. Here are 5 polite and sufficiently vague answers to common questions that will keep you safe as you travel solo.
Your personal safety is priority #1. The safety of your travel documents comes a close second. Here are five ways to access travel document, health and credit card information in case the actual documents go astray.