Safety Measures for Solo Travelers
Safety Measures for Solo Travelers. Those who have never traveled alone sometimes compare their first solo vacation to a religious experience. It can be liberating to experience new places without being influenced by the prejudices, opinions, or preferences of a traveling companion. Solo travel allows you to fully enjoy yourself.
The best part of solo travel is that it’s affordable, but you do need to have a strong will power, a great sense of adventure, and enough money saved to cover your expenses during your vacation.
If you are planning a solo trip, here are some safety measures you should be mindful of during your trip:
Do a budget travel check up before hand luggage and make sure you have everything you need for your trip. Do a personal flight check up to make sure you have everything you need for your trip.
Also get an earthquake insurance to cover yourself if you find yourself in an earthquake situation.
Pack your own computer/laptop and accessories to make sure you have everything you need for your trip.
Do a personal flight check up before packing your bag. Do a budget travel check up before hand luggage and make sure you have everything you need for your trip. Ensure you are carrying your personal documents, medicines, water bottles and trekking equipment inside your bag. Also make sure you have a first aid kit, spare eyeglasses, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen lotion, binoculars, travel papers and a pen. Remember that we are in the middle of a wilderness area, so be extra careful and do not open the bag until you have packed your bag.
Do not take a travel insurance unless you want to be covered in case something major happens during your trip. Be sure to check whether your insurance covers trekking. Some insurance covers trekking, but you should double check that before packing your bag.
You can check for a company that provides insurance for trekking at the airport and at the train station. If you are traveling alone, you need to check whether you need an extra travel insurance.
Book your ticket online before you leave for your trek. You need to check whether the tour operator has online booking facility. Also make sure you have pre booked your hotel room in advance if you booked a room with hotel chain, or with your favorite hotel.
Trekking in the jungles is a different experience that requires you to be extra cautious. Make sure you have adequate medical insurance.
You also need to check whether you have any health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure. Always pack your medication in their original packaging, along with directions on how to use.
The weather during your trek is also a major factor for you. Make sure you take the necessary safety measures like taking anti dizziness pills, taking medication for high altitude sickness and high blood pressure.
Carrying your passport is another safety measure. Also carry your credit cards, ATM card, etc. in a zip plastic bag. Do not forget to take the luggage tags off.
You also need to pack your bag with at least two pairs of shorts and two warm jackets. For clothing, you can pack a t-shirt, a light sweater, jeans, sneakers and/or tennis shoes. You can also carry a light jacket, baseball cap, sun hat, sunglasses and sunscreen lotion. Don’t forget to pack a couple of pairs of comfortable walking shoes.
Make sure you carry your medicines along with your money. You also need to carry your trekking kit along with your passport, medical insurance card, wallet, etc. You also need to pack a whistle.
It is important that you are prepared for major emergencies. Take a minimum of first aid tablets. Avoid smoking and drinking. Keep your body well hydrated. Make sure you have adequate rest and leisure. Also remember to keep your energy and mind set.
Plan your vacation carefully and be organized. Travel at early hours, avoid late hours and leave no stone unturned.
When you are walking down the mountain path, make sure that you are well hydrated. Take anti dizziness pills, anti fatigue tablets, water tablets, vitamins, etc. Also carry a bottle with you with enough water. Avoid getting food or drinks before you started walking and avoid getting food and drinks at the last minute. Drink lots of water.
It is important that you keep your energy and mind set. Make sure that you have plenty of rest and leisure time. Try to walk until your calves are sore and finish your walk before midnight.
It is important that you keep body well hydrated. Take exercise regularly. Eat lightly, restrict calories and get adequate sleep. Try to get all your basic needs met before you left home.