VIDEO: 8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers This is the second part of my Travel Q & A to the two-part question asked by a YouTube viewer : What are some safety tips that I’d recommend for solo travelers? In the last video post, I spoke about a smart traveler being thoughtful of safety, making […]
I’ve long been waiting to visit Japan. But I kept holding myself back. Why? Everyone I’ve spoken to came back to report one thing, “Japan is expensive.” How expensive? One brave friend recommended a budget of $100/day in Tokyo! Someone else termed it wallet rape.
One of the things I hate about travel is being a slave to overpriced water vendors at airports. There’s no way I like spending $5 on a 16oz bottle of water just because TSA security confiscated mine. Unlike saving my used plastic water bottles for reuse– something I occasionally, still do— I take my […]
As a female solo traveler, I’m constantly thinking of ways to protect my valuables and to not show that I have them.
This is because I have to be my own Superman and “tourist carrying a DSLR camera” usually equates big money for depressed economies and desperate folk.
How do I protect my valuables when I travel?
I don’t wear money belts….
There’s been headlines in the news about women encountering danger abroad. In Delhi last December, a nation was awakened when a local physiognamy intern accidentally boarded a private bus with a friend and was raped by six men. Even more recently, the body of 33-year old Sarai Sierra was found in Turkey after she had gone missing for two weeks.
It’s made the public and media becry – Is it safe for women to travel alone?
Since I’ve completed almost of month of travel, with having had only two days to prepare before hitting the road, it’s time to assess my shining highs and my rock-bottom lows.
What did I learn from this crash course in winging a last-minute trip?
Quite simply, I learned how to survive it.
So now I’m going to give you some “insider tips”, so that you that can survive it better than me.
Are you a newbie to using squat toilets? Traveling a country, where there’s non-western toilets? Going hiking in the woods, where the toilet is the great wide open? Well, here’s a helpful aide for my squeamish squatters…
I can’t say I’m an expert on travel insurance. I’ve only purchased it two times in my life and recently, because it was mandatory. But here are some findings I thought would be helpful.
Travel friends have been curious how I budgeted for my several months on the road and how much I spent on India and Southeast Asia. Okay, let’s start with the general topic of budgeting.
When I started out, the idea that I’d be traveling long-term didn’t click in. I actually thought I’d be on the road for a much shorter period. So, I got a crash course.