Hey Lux Babes,
I'm supposed to be in Vegas right now with my bestie, but life has other plans. Despite this, I can say 2023 started off right now. I'll give you guys the details on that later!
While I'm mourning Vegas, I figured that I'd give you guys some quick tips on Soul-o (ahhhh, get it? You get it!) traveling safely internationally.
Traveling solo internationally can be a thrilling and rewarding experience. It allows you to fully immerse yourself in a new culture, make your own schedule, and rely on yourself for all decision making. However, it's important to be prepared and do your research to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Here are some tips for traveling solo internationally:
- Choose a destination that is safe for solo travelers: Research the destination you are planning to visit and consider factors such as the crime rate, cultural customs, and political climate. It's also a good idea to check the U.S. Department of State's website for travel advisories and alerts.
- Stay in a secure location: Book a hotel or hostel in a safe area of the city, and make sure to keep your belongings secure at all times. Avoid walking alone at night, and consider carrying a personal alarm or other self-defense tool.
- Be aware of your surroundings: Keep an eye on your belongings and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Don't pull out your phone or camera in crowded areas, and be mindful of pickpockets.
- Have a plan: It's always a good idea to let someone back home know your itinerary, including your accommodation details and contact information. It's also a good idea to have a rough plan for each day, including activities and transportation arrangements.
- Don't be afraid to ask for help: If you need help or have any concerns, don't be afraid to ask locals or staff at your accommodation for assistance. It's also a good idea to have the phone number for the local embassy saved in case of an emergency.
- Embrace the solo experience: Embrace the opportunity to travel solo and make the most of it. Talk to locals, try new foods, and take in all that the destination has to offer. It's also a good idea to make connections with other travelers and join organized tours or activities.
International soul-o traveling can be a truly enriching, life changing experience.
By being prepared and staying aware of your surroundings, you can have a safe and enjoyable trip.
Until next time (and hopefully with a margarita in my hand on the beach),