Advice for female travellers
There is no reason why women shouldn’t feel sufficiently confident to travel solo. The risks are obvious, but often exaggerated. Tragic stories will invariably grab the headlines, but more and more women of all ages, especially the over 50s, are experiencing the unique freedom and flexibility that comes from travelling alone.
Digital technology has certainly made things easier and potentially safer. Those of us who travelled in a pre digital era could not rely on online reviews, instant communication with friends and family and smartphone apps – somehow we survived!
Most of the advice comes down to using your common sense and applies equally to female and male travellers:
The team at Bankrate has also put together this useful guide for female solo travellers, with a particular focus on safeguarding money – losing your bank cards is one of the biggest travel hassles.
Have fun and be safe!