The wanderlust for hills, oceans, city spaces, village and countryside, knows no bounds. All professional and social fronts have been defaced and affected by the gender divides but travelling and wanderlust seem to be apart. Not only in the western world but here, in India too, the wanderlust has overtaken a majority of youth. Not only is travelling exhilarating, resourceful and an enlightening process, but it also entails adventure, experience and danger.
When a traveller ventures out in a new place to explore, he or she is unaware of the things which might come his or her way and this indeed brings the important question of safety.
In our country where the crime rate against women is more than 56.3%, there are some bold and leading examples of solo female travellers who have made it through the boundaries of their inhibitions, social pressure and have pursued their passion for travel. Reading travel tales is not only inspiring but is also very useful to understand if you or your female friend is going to partake an adventure this season.
“Safety is better than cure” as the famous proverb goes, and hence this article gives suggestions out to all the wanderlust-infected female solo travellers to check and mark what all is necessary as precautions, that need to be taken before embarking on a journey.
- Map out the plan
Mapping out the plan doesn’t necessarily mean that you ought to travel with a map in your hand, although that might look cool too. But, mapping out here means be prepared about the plan. Plan and figure out where to go, when to go, what all to take, how to reach and where to stay. Pre-book your tickets, hotel rooms and every possible travelling thing so you don’t have to fret at the last moment and also save money by advance booking.
- Be weather ready
Wherever you go, you can plan everything and control a lot many things, except Nature. The Mother Nature hears no one so it is better to be smart and research well about the destination beforehand. As soon as you pick your destination and dates of travel, start keeping a regular check on the weather of the particular area. Pack your clothing and other necessary things accordingly. You don’t want to be carrying sweaters in a dry hot place or travelling without jackets in cool damp weather.
There are a little advantage and a little disadvantage of travelling alone. As a solo traveller, you will need to have contacts in the area so in the case of emergency you should know whom to contact. Also, knowing and having a good rapport with the localities of the new place, one’s travelling experience gets richer and more fulfilling.
- Healthcare and food
Every girl knows about her body well enough to take care of it. Do carry necessary medications, first aids, extra cash, energy giving drinks and food which might come in handy.