8 SOLO TRAVEL SAFETY TIPS FOR TRAVELING ALONE

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this is Christine of GRRRL TRAVELER! In this video we’re going to talk
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about solo travel safety tips for women.
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umm… and how you can be a smart traveler!
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My question from Vernie in my last
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video was~ Is it safe for women to travel solo. I talked about safety,
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the kind of choices you’re gonna make as a traveler, how you’re gonna
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take preventive measures!
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When we go through our normal everyday life kinda put common safety sense in the back of our minds.
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There are times we take safety for granted.
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Top of my list is always be aware of your surroundings.
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What’s around you, who’s around you… it’s very similar to driving a car. As a driver, I’m
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being aware of my surroundings.
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of any pedestrians crossing my path,
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any cars that are going to cut into my lane, as well as the light that’s going to change right now.
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The idea is that if I can see it,
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you can see then you can deter it. As a traveler,
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if I can see people coming in on the side of me or see someone walking too
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close to me and it’s a little too close, they’re coming up a little too fast
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then I can think about what kinda action to make
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to deter a possible snatch.
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But if you’re not focused on your surroundings
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your liking mom and that kind of signals to any kind of two
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attacker you not aware in you distract in you become an easy target for people
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even at this moment I am I many Beach Park and I’m
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here keeping myself same time I’m seeing what’s going on
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around me to see if anyone’s coming towards me my hand it on camera actually
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right now
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always wanna hold whatever’s valuable close to you
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so that you make it difficult for people to steal you wanna wear your
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your purse strap crossed over you and you want to put your hand over your back
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or whatever your valuables are you cured putting a camera you want to put your
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hand over
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camera that makes it more difficult for people to steal I can I always carry my
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backpack
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and what I do is a swirling around like best
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with my valuables in print to me I always have an eye on it
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nothing goes in a row to my bag without me
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singin’ cent rapper made a comment in the forum that have not
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it was for travelers tell tests will you know like where their backpack and
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Brandon
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like people we’re gonna steal things but that travelers not going to be
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responsible for it this bag is
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I’m the ones can be responsible aware my bag anyway I damn well please
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next step act confident the trick is all in that it tonight if you’re not feeling
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company because you’re uncertain abuse surrounding
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baking fake it which it up look tough with a week there
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your body language as living in New York and
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a new york carry their comes in a certain way that’s very like focused
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very strong me know where they’re going and that’s kinda what you have to look
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like you can
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you may not feel like you know where you’re going for another tape is
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this is your guide frontier instinct if you feel like something’s wrong
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it’s probably from so always trust your instincts only stress there’s good and
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bad feelings about people because
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as a solo traveler you can happen now who you can trust
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you can center was a very trusting strangers and they wanna be like social
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and open and that’s all
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good stuff it’s just that you also have to be wise about people being
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you shoes to get help from her ass come from gonna wanna make sure that the
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people
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so you know gonna wanna feel around a bit before you trust
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you open up and not everyone is going to be
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a good person which brings me to the next thing
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avoid giving out personal information it’s easy to strike up a conversation
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with strangers and other travelers when you’re traveling alone sometimes you let
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your guard down and maybe
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tell them a little too much wanna try and wait
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giving any personal information like if you’re traveling alone
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if you’re single what hotel you’re staying at happened to slip into someone
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that I’m traveling alone
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I will backpedal it all and all I’ll let them know I’m traveling alone right now
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but I’m meeting someone
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you know in the city then I’m going to I don’t like to get my
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relationship status and if I to then I will tell them I’m in a relationship
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if you’re going out tonight one I would avoid
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any dark places dark alleys AP Stat clothes from the public
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always try and stand the mean streets I people like to walk around them to their
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music
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at night walking alone if not the time to listen to your music because you want
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to be able to hear
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everything that’s going on around you wanna be a buddy here
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if there’s someone coming up behind you you know
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for me I also a look at the ground see if their shadows coming up behind
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what I do years I always try and hold something in my hand might get a
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companion to simple Penn
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this pen is a potential weapon for me
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and and I hold it like this and I a flash it around
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in this leads any attacker know that I’m visibly that I am armed
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and I’m dangerous what you gonna wanna do is research the appropriate
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threats code for the country it’s a very conservative country
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then you can I want interest answer respect the culture
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your solo you singly kinda wanna meet someone maybe
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you wanna dress a little sexy but for every one guy but you consider hot
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there’s gonna be 20 that you consider not and there are going to be looking
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imagine those odds that’s what you’re attracting
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it’s your first time traveling alone I would recommend researching countries
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and researching countries that are considered somewhat see
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for a woman to travel alone especially for first-time
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what I did for my first country which is Thailand I asked friends
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what countries they felt were saved for the herd were safe
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I and they came back to me with two
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two countries and allies I’m Costa Rica and Thailand another thing
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is to research travel alerts like for americans
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we have a website called travel dot state dot com
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and that’s our website and it lets us know
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what countries are dangerous for america’s
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talent so I always go there to check in on
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to read up on the country’s name interesting going to on that website
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would also do you %eh
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of sign up for their smart traveler program is kinda like this
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program where you tell them you know when you’re going to be visiting
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backcountry for how long you know like
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war breaks out or something like that they will email you
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the nearest evacuation night
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fun stuff like that which I’ve had happened to me when I was living in
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South Korea
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everything always kinda look into for research before I go someplace
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is I want to familiarize myself with the potential scams in that country
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today I’m familiar with it if you research nope possible scams are dangers
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in the country
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in you already be aware what you have to
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keep in mind prevent are what you have to be watchful
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some always remember that you think with with your own safety in mind
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whenever you make a decision you probably gonna make more wise choices
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been brung 20 so hopefully this video with helpful for you
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let me know what you think believe it down in the comment section below
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I a people like this video and tell by looking at them
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number like I hope your travels are safe
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smart and fun the

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