Traveling solo may vary a bit by person and individual comfort level, but shouldn’t by destination. The same things you should worry about abroad should be on your mind at home. Here are a few tips to have in mind for any travel instance.
While you need your headphones for the airplane and workouts, it’s important to not have both in and on while walking in crowds or at night. It may seem simple and obvious, but it’s easy to feel instantly comfortable somewhere and let your guard down and pop them in. You’ll need your senses, but if you have to have something on during the day, put the volume way down and have only one earbud in at a time. Otherwise, think of all the sights and sounds of your surroundings you may miss while distracted by your own podcasts and music.
Use your smartphone to share your location with family and friends. If you want to disconnect and unplug for a bit, leave an itinerary with someone back at home detailing your flight and hotel information. Always check in with loved ones. It’s important to have someone back at home know where you are and you’ll feel safer knowing you’re not really alone.
Charge your devices before heading out and bring along a portable charger. Keep in mind, you will be taking pictures, sharing your location with friends and ignoring our advice by using your headphones — your phone may end up with a low battery, making it essential to have a portable charger on hand as backup.
Use Your Instincts
If you have a gut feeling, go with it. In the world of YOLO and saying yes, we don’t want to miss out on fun and rare opportunities, but listen to your instincts. If something feels off, it probably is. Be smart and look out for yourself.
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