Having traveled over the last ten years, you may well have noticed a rise in the number of sexual assaults and other acts of violence against women around the globe. Several factors contribute to this alarming trend, including the growth of international travel and rising acceptance of female independence and freedom, but it isn’t easy to pinpoint a single cause. However, this should not be the case, and travel is not necessarily more dangerous than it was in the past for women. A number of factors can help to protect and minimize the risks faced by female travelers. A low profile can help prevent unwanted attention, and adopting a “gender-neutral” attitude can make you less likely to be targeted.
We all have to travel eventually, to visit relatives or travel for our jobs. Some of us will travel to work, we all have to travel to the supermarket, and some will travel to meet friends. But what if you need a trip not only to visit relatives but also to meet friends. If you are looking for information about how to travel safely as a woman, here are follows:
- Trust your instincts
Some things you can’t learn from a book. You can’t learn how to decide if a particular destination is safe or not. You can’t learn how to respond if someone gets violent in an environment, you’re unfamiliar with. You can’t learn as a woman how to travel safely around the world.
Following news of the alleged serial date rapist in 2014, there has been a huge debate over whether women should trust their own instincts when it comes to potential danger and risk when traveling. We’re on the side of taking caution when it comes to traveling, but we don’t believe women should ever be afraid to trust their gut. Unfortunately, the world is a scary place, and there are some things we just can’t avoid. But be smart about it, and do a little research first.
- It’s okay to say no
You should never have to feel embarrassed about where you are from, who you are with or who you are traveling with. But unfortunately, in certain parts of the world, you might be forced to cover it up to avoid unwanted attention. In this blog post, we will be discussing common situations that make traveller’s feel vulnerable and how they can be avoided.
If you’re not terrified of saying no, read no further. Saying no to others is one of the most difficult things to do, yet one of the most important. It’s the key to helping us manage our time and commitments, but it’s also one of the most difficult things to do.
- Seek advice from locals
Whether you’re traveling solo or with a group, it’s always helpful to know what to expect from a country when you’re visiting. From what to expect as a woman to security concerns, particularly in countries with high levels of crime, we’ve done the research to help you navigate your way around.
- Do not walk alone during the night
As a woman, the dangers of traveling alone in the dark are many, but it is possible to keep yourself safe with the right precautions. No matter where in the world you are, you should always have a trusted companion with you to help in an emergency.
Walking alone at night can be a frightening experience, especially if you don’t know the area well. If you’re a woman, you’re more likely to be attacked, and if you’re a man, you’re more likely to get mugged for your wallet or smartphone. It’s easy to feel vulnerable when you’re walking alone, but there are some simple things you can do to make yourself less of a target.
Most of us are happy to have a few vacation days each year, but a few days of sun, sand, and fun at the beach can quickly turn into a week or more if you don’t watch the safety factor. Given the myriad of risk factors that plague us during our time away, it’s easy to understand how a simple slip, trip, or fall can lead to a serious incident and leave you completely stranded. So, what are the dangers you can’t be too careful about?