Each year, more and more women decide to traveling alone. Going solo means making your own schedule and getting to do what you want, when you want. Traveling alone can challenge in a positive way. Traveling makes people better and smarter. Getting ready to pack for travel? The number of female travelers is at an all-time high; whether businesswomen, students, teachers, volunteers, or tourists, over 40% of travelers today are women. But when it comes to health and security, and how travelers are affected by the religious and cultural beliefs of the foreign countries they visit, there’s a huge difference between women and men. The truth is that women face greater obstacles, especially when travelling alone. While business travel has gotten safer and easier for female travelers, women traveling alone still need to take some special precautions on the road to protect themselves. Check out the List for must-pack items.
Before You Go Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs in the areas you plan to travel. You are expected to obey their laws, which may include dress standards, photography restrictions, telecommunication restrictions, curfews, etc. Obtain specific pre-travel country risk assessments for the country(s) you plan to visit from your security officer, the State Department, and/or the FBI. There may be specific issues you should be aware of and prepare for that will ensure your safety and peace of mind. Below are some points to remember before you go abroad:
Global tourism has yielded a large variety of tourism forms. One of them is Volunteer Tourism, which is a form of alternative tourism and driven by both ideological and self actualization motivations. Being a unique form of travel, it has never been extensively studied. However, it is clear that this kind of travel experience has some distinctive tourism characteristics which need to be explored more deeply.