With added deadlines at work and the general humdrum of daily lives, all of us feel that need to break away on vacay once in a while. How exactly does a woman traveller stand? Very well, indeed. Whether you’re planning on heading out solo or with loved ones, chances are the following tips will come in handy. Because sometimes, all we need to remember is that no company is better than KeriKit’s joy backpacks– but make sure to keep its compartments tightly locked up for that added security!
- Check in then Check in.
This is a necessary part of your journey that involves keeping in contact with your friends or family back home as often as possible, once a day is plenty. This ensures they know your whereabouts at all times and know how to act heaven forbid there is a crisis.
- Don’t be hasty to make new friends
Always be aware that there are impostors out there! and while many may appear very suave it’s always sensible to keep your guard up till you are sure. Never trust anyone with ‘important business’ on tour unless you’re completely sure of their identity – I don’t suggest you ask to see their passport but just be aware.
- Gather as much information as you can regarding your tour before you depart
Be it the final destination, fanciest lounges, safest people or the most economic tour packages, you cannot possibly know too much. And who knows, your lack of knowledge might cost you a selfie at the hottest spot in town!
- Don’t Get Too Intoxicated.
Whether it is quality (or not) booze, weed, drugs or any substance in general that can induce a stupor, have fun but remember a cloudy mind or being too intoxicated could make you vulnerable.
- Check then Double Check.
Forgetfulness and hurrying will only end in forgotten items and heightened stress. Fortunately with perfect placed pockets you can find everything easily with any of the KeriKit range – it’s what they do! But take the time to double check doors/windows are locked, the iron is off and with a calm mind you will enjoy your day. While you may never want your vacation to end you won’t enjoy your last few days at an immigration office getting a new passport sorted.
- Keep Cash Close By.
While we are living in an (almost) card orientated world, you will still need some cash for tips or in case heaven forbid there isn’t a cash-point nearby. Travellers cheques are still a great option to keep your money safe but if you do need to carry it with you then keep it close to your skin and under your clothing so it’s not on show. If your holiday is something more luxurious then the George travel wallet by KeriKit is great for keeping foreign currencies separate thanks to not one but two zip pockets – so handy!
- Enjoy travelling Solo.
Remember, if you do not enjoy your own company the most, you won’t be the happiest in other peoples company either. Love yourself and others will love you too. So don’t be sad if you see lots of people together on vacation- or be brave and go and say hi! I am sure they won’t bite.
- Enjoy Yourself to The Fullest.
Remember, this is what you came for. And who knows you may not be coming back. So, learn all you can, see the best sunsets, try out the best cuisines and listen to all the local stories.
Travelling can be scary but it is also one of the best adventures you can have. Women have long been enthusiastic wanderers of our beautiful planet and with the right mindset and the proper precautions, It will be the best vacation, filled with the best memories!
Rohit is a person who has been bitten by the travel bug many times over. Be it India or the world at large, Rohit is conquering it one visit at a time. He is also a firm believer in gender equality and safety and shares his views freely on his blog.