Solo Travelling Tips
Here are some useful tips to help you when you are travelling on your own. Because staying safe and enjoying the freedom independent travel brings is important.
1. Register with MFAT – safe travel web site
In the cases of emergency, MFAT can check your well-being and send you information about getting home. It also gives family peace of mind, remembering you’re travelling on your own. www.safetrave.govt.nz
2. Keep up regular check-ins with home
Book regular time to call or skype or text; if you miss a check in, they will know to contact you – just a precaution but friends at home will be thinking of you anyway. It’s your own safety net.
Needless to say anymore, but when travelling alone, overindulging can seriously compromise your well-being; be wary of accepting drinks from strangers – make sure you see it being poured and do not leave it unattended.
4. Dress to Blend in
Respect cultural dress standards; also it’s important to look as unlike a tourist as possible.
5. Know the emergency contact numbers
Of the country you are in
Your travel assistance emergency contact # – some insurers now have a travel APP – get it and use it.
Try to use always trusted local taxis.