10 tips for solo travellers

Saturday, May 06, 2023

Assalamualaikum wbt...
If you want to travelling to an unknown place on your own, then these tips might help you..

1. Your whereabouts - Before going away, make sure to let families and friends know of the trip. Keep them updated of changes to the itinerary. Keep in regular contact and you must turn on live location so that someone at home knows where you are at all times.

2. Emergency plan - Please be prepared for any emergencies by knowing where the local hospital, police station and other useful locations are in each city. Learn key phrases such as "I need help" or "Call for an ambulance" in the local language, as well as memorise the emergency phone numbers.

3. Protect valuables - It's a good idea to not pack anything of sentimental value and bring only along what is necessary. For example like a credit card, local currency, a passport and a mobile phone. Please keep these hidden in a secure bag out of sight at all times.

4. Protect against crime - Solo travellers can stay safe from local crime and tourist scams by researching the destination beforehand. Read up on travel guides, blogs and news sites. Or talk to others who have visited the area to learn about any potential risks.

5. Book solo accommodation - Booking shared accommodation, such as hostels, poses more risks than booking a solo room. Many travel providers now make sure to include smaller rooms or cabins for those who are holidaying alone, but it's advised to book ahead early to get a spot. 

6. Choose accommodation with caution - Check that the hotel or hostel is in a safe location and close to public transport and restaurants. Travellers should also check the accommodation's check-in timings to avoid spending time waiting in an unknown place. 

7. Travel insurance - Travellers are advised to protect themselves from unforeseen events by getting travel insurance. Trip cancellation and interruption insurance can help recover damages from issues such as weather and natural disasters. Medical insurance can cover unexpected costs. Luggage insurance can recover losses from theft or delay.

8. Study local language - Tourists are encouraged to learn the local language not just to enrich their travel experience but also to themselves safe, especially when visiting less popular tourist destinations. 

9. Be respectful - To reduce vulnerability and avoid drawing attention, travellers should dress appropriately to respect the local culture. Some countries may require hair to be covered and not too much skin to be on show.

10. Never tell strangers - Solo travellers should never share too much with strangers. Otherwise they risk becoming targets. Instead of telling someone they are solo travelling, let them know that friends are just waiting up ahead or back in the hotel room.

Hope these tips might help you when travelling alone.. Happy travel folks..

*Credit sources : New Straits Times newspaper 1/5/2023

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  1. time, willingness, and money, and insyaAllah we'll go travel the world., aminn ;p

  2. good tips tapi mama bukan ditakdirkan jadi solo traveler.. tak pandai la


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