“When traveling solo, you are a leader of one – you.
Choose your own path.
Have a fabulous time.
Your only responsibility is to be safe. If this means losing your money, missing an opportunity, being rude or acting selfish, you have my blessing.”
I wrote this way back in 2009 in one of my early posts on Solo Traveler. It was a note to my son who was considering his first solo trip and I believe that the message still holds true. Safety is your number one priority. Fortunately, it's not a huge challenge. Here I give you 9 posts that address the safety issue in different ways.
Is it safe to travel solo? With reasonable precautions, yes!
While I can't guarantee your safety as you travel solo, I can provide advice that will help keep you safe. In fact, I can provide lots of advice. Below are some of my more popular posts on staying safe while traveling solo.
Safety is a big issue when you travel solo. Here are some guidelines for traveling solo safely. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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 it may not be. Continue reading →
Five Tips for Choosing a Safe Destination
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. Continue reading →
From a safety perspective, these 6 travel mistakes to avoid will help you in your travels. Continue reading →
Going out at night offers unique ways of experiencing your destination but it does require some special attention for safety. Here are 15 tips to keep you safe. Continue reading →
Solo travelers take full responsibility for their own safety as they travel. You need these tips, apps and resources. Continue reading →
Sometimes the things you learn as a child stay with you your entire life. This was the case with me. This safety tip informs much of the safety information I offer for solo travelers. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →