It’s a real trend that has come up in recent years: traveling alone. Everywhere you look, you see men and women moving about in the world alone – for business, for pleasure, out to conquer the world. However, without any traveling companions, single travelers can be subject to scams, theft, or worse. It is important to consider your safety, regardless of where you are traveling. Here are a few simple tips to ensure your safety and the security of your belongings.
Not to seem blunt, but one of the first and foremost was to ensure your safety is to pay attention to your surroundings – and your gut instinct. Without any traveling companions to keep an eye out for anyone eying your bag that is sitting just little outside of your reach, it is left up to you to scan your surroundings and make adjustments to prevent theft of your belongings. Theft and “bad guys” aren’t the only thing you have to worry about – simply traveling in a new country, with a different set of traffic laws (like which side of the road drivers are on) can jeopardize your safety if you aren’t paying attention.
Share Your Itinerary
Just because you are traveling alone does not mean that no one has to know where you are going. Provide your travel itinerary, including flight details, hotel rooms, and other travel arrangements to family and friends. This provides a way for them to get in contact with you should anything go wrong at home and lets them know you are safe while away from home.
Limit Your Alcohol Intake
If you’re traveling alone, regardless of gender, you can drink alcohol and have a good time – but it should all be within your limit, where you still know what’s going on around you. If you are too intoxicated, you may not make it back to your hotel safely, could miss your next travel stop, be a victim of theft, or even a victim of forgetfulness if you lose your wallet or hotel room key.
Hire A Chauffeured Car Services
When you don’t know your way around a new place but want to experience the most out of your trip, skip the cheesy tourist tours and seek a local chauffeured car service. Drivers know the streets and popular venues as well as a taxi cab driver, but they also provide a safer and more personalized transportation service. Chauffeurs can also help you stick to your travel plans and help keep you from being late!
Affari Transportation has several years provided transportation services for locals and tourists alike. Whether you need a ride from the airport to your hotel (or vice versa) or will be in port for a day during your cruise line travel, schedule your transportation needs with Tampa’s most trusted hired car service.