by Linda Benz
How Solo Female Travelers Can Avoid Getting Robbed
Solo female travelers are more of a target to thieves, pickpockets and scammers, but they can avoid getting robbed if they take precautions.
When traveling, it is often difficult to store valuables safely. This includes not only money and passport but also smartphones. As a woman traveling alone, it can happen very quickly that you are robbed. Unfortunately, you are an easier target than those traveling in a group.
However, even if you are traveling alone there are some things you can do to stay safer.
Avoid Expensive Jewelry
Avoid wearing expensive flashy jewelry, especially gold jewelry.
If you want to go out in the evening and wear jewelry, it is usually better to wear cheap costume jewelry.
Leave Important Items in a Safe
It is also important that you leave your important documents at your hotel. If you stay in a hostel or hotel where there is no safe available, you can buy a Pacsmart cage or small safe before your trip which is specifically for travel. Here you can safely store your money, passport, and documents.
Wear a Sturdy Shoulder Bag
On the street a small shoulder bag with a strong, sturdy strap is advisable. In this bag, you can store your phone and small amounts of money. However, try to leave your credit card and some cash in the hotel.
Stuff Your Bra
You can also put money in your bra. Check out these amazing bras for travelers with secret pockets for valuables. This way, even if your bag is stolen, you will still have some money at hand to pay for a cab back to the hotel.
Splurge on a Taxi or Uber
It is also advisable that you be extra cautious if you’re out alone at night. If you want to go to a restaurant or a bar, it makes sense to take a taxi cab or an Uber.
Beware of the Boys
And of course, if you meet a man while traveling, be careful. Always meet in a public and busy place, and try to let someone know where you are and who you’re with.
If you follow these tips, you can keep yourself as safe as possible when you travel.
For even more tips on how to avoid being a robbery victim, check out this article.
If you do intend to meet men on the road, be sure to check out these tips on how to hang out, hook up, have fun, and fall in love while traveling solo. However, if you do, make sure you stay as safe as possible by following these rules here and here if you’re a good girl who wants to be a bit bad abroad.
Have you ever been robbed while traveling? Do you have any tips to add on how to stay as safe as possible and avoid this worst case scenario? Please comment below, or send your story to us at travelriter (at) gmail.com.