Traveling alone can often be a fun and challenging experience. However, there are a few things you should know before your trip. Here are some tips on how to travel solo and how to keep safe during your vacation.
Avoid showing off
Don't make yourself an easy target by wearing expensive jewelry and over the top clothing. If you are a tourist, you should stick to a light and comfortable wardrobe that allows you to move freely. Some countries can get quite dangerous, and you can easily become a target of thieves if you are careless.
Get familiar with the laws
Each country has its own rules and laws, and you should take the time to learn them before you leave. Even as an US citizen, while you're traveling you will be required to abide by that specific country's laws.
Make sure you pack all the necessities but leave the things you don't need at home. Your luggage will get heavy fast, and may get inconvenient if you travel across the world. Double check for your passport and ID.
Credit cards and cash
When traveling abroad, you must remember to check your credit cards just to make sure everything is on order. Take 2 credit cards with you if possible, and remember to place them in a safe pocket. If you have cash, put your money in different compartments that are easy to reach.
Bring your phone's charger
There is nothing more inconvenient than discovering your forgot your charger at home. If your destination is a remote one, you should always let people know where you are in order to avoid a dangerous situation. Keep your phone charged and ready to make an emergency phone call at any time.