Savvy Strategies for Staying Safe While Traveling

Savvy Strategies for Staying Safe While Traveling blog header

When you’re traveling, especially alone as a woman, there are strategies you can implement to help you stay safe. Regardless of where you go, whether you’re staying stateside or going abroad, there are always possible dangers and predators looking to take advantage of an unsuspecting tourist.

Remembering to stay vigilant can help to save your life. Here are a few savvy strategies you can practice when traveling to stay vigilant about your personal safety.

Do Your Research

First and foremost, make sure to do your research on where you plan on traveling to. Research the safe spots, look at reviews, and make sure you are somewhere you feel safe. Make sure you know the dangers of where you’re traveling. For example, the pick-pocketers of Rome will approach you with a rose.

While you’re distracted, another will rob you without you even knowing. This is just one example, but scams like that can happen anywhere, so doing your research is crucial when it comes to remaining vigilant and safe while traveling.

Lighten Your Load

If you’re out site seeing, there’s no need to bring your entire suitcase with you.

Keep your load light and carry only the essentials so if you need to react or run for any reason, you can do so in an instant, without having to worry about a 50-pound suitcase.

Try to Blend In

If you’re traveling overseas, the fashion is very different than the styles and trends in the United States. Do your best to research fashion trends so you can blend in.

The last thing you want is to look like a tourist because this leads potential predators to believe you are an easy target. You want to look as much like a local as possible.

Stay Connected

While on vacation, no one really wants to be on their phone all that often. However, try to designate someone who is not on your trip that you check in with.

This way, you have someone who knows where you are and will know that something is wrong if they don’t hear from you. Try to set a time to check in with that person daily while you are traveling.

Stay Alert and Look Confident

Pay attention to your surroundings. Even if you don’t know where you are going, walk with a purpose, shoulders back, and head up. Body language is very important when it comes to being approached.

If you look alert and appear confident, you are less likely to be seen as an easy tourist target. When speaking to people, look them directly in the eye and speak clearly. Show that you are not intimidated by a new place and that you are not someone to mess with.

Prepare, Prevent, and Protect Yourself with Safety Training by Shelley Klingerman

If you want to learn more tips on ensuring that you are in control of your safety while on the road, Shelley Klingerman and Stiletto Agency offer customized training programs for corporations, organizations, groups, and individuals to help them learn how to be vigilant about their personal safety. Contact us today to learn more.

On Key

Related Posts

safety tips for business travel

5+ Safety Tips for Business Travel

Though many business travelers will tell you that being on the road for work is anything but glamorous, it does challenge them to be street-smart savvy and require some safety tips for business travel.  Regardless of where you’re traveling to, it’s important to take safety precautions anytime you enter a new setting.  For the female business traveler, whether solo or with a group, it’s essential to keep safety as a top priority. Below we highlight our top safety tips for

what are the 5 types of imposter syndrome

Imposter Syndrome: What It Is And How To Beat It

Have you ever doubted yourself? Felt like you weren’t good enough? Like you don’t belong? You may be experiencing imposter syndrome. Imposter syndrome is currently a major topic of discussion and one that many employees, especially women, struggle with today. If you’re facing this issue, you’re not alone. Fortunately, there are ways to overcome it.  Below, we explain the definition of imposter syndrome, the causes, and how to conquer it. What Is Imposter Syndrome? People who face imposter syndrome believe

healthy work habits

Develop These 5 Simple Habits to Reach Your Goals for the New Year

Have you ever found yourself creating big resolutions for the new year, but struggle turning them into reality? Having trouble forming healthy work habits? We’re here to tell you the key to accomplishing them; developing simple, yet proactive habits (and sticking to them) for your every day. Below, we outline 5 healthy work habits to implement in your daily life to actually accomplish your goals this year!  1. Decide What You Actually Want To Accomplish  Determine what you want to

christmas shopping safety tips

Your Ultimate Winter Personal Safety Guide

As it gets dark out earlier and snow begins to fall, it’s important to retain your vigilant mindset into the winter and follow Christmas safety shopping tips. This is so you can avoid the many potentially dangerous situations that come with the colder months. Below, we outlined the key safety tips for Christmas shopping, or for traveling anywhere this winter—whether it’s a long road trip, or to your local grocery store.  Prepare Before You Drive Anywhere First things first, it’s