Free Spirited Cruise?
You can talk the talk about being an independent, free spirited woman, but until you’ve overcome the fear that’s instilled in women regarding the perils of solo travel, it’s little more than talk. That’s right. If you want claim your rightful place in the line up of strong, fearless, accomplished women, you’d better get some independent travel under you belt, quick smart.
My own experiences of travelling solo have led me to some interesting conclusions. Most pertinently, that you are, generally speaking, no more vulnerable when alone than when accompanied – and no more vulnerable than you would be in your own home town, provided you pay attention.
The same rules apply to travelling as to everyday life. If your instincts say there’s trouble around the corner, stay away. Don’t walk alone at night in poorly lit areas. Be alert at all times to your surrounds. Walk with confidence.
Fact: predatory men are more likely to prey on women with a weak gait. Act like you’re not to be messed with, and chances are, nobody will mess with you.
Of course, there are some options that make keeping safe easier than others. Cruise ships may occasionally get a bad rap as an unsafe choice for women travelling on their own, but the reality is they’re one of the safest holidays you can embark on as a solo female. Security cameras abound, staff are around every corner, and there’s generally not much in the way of a ‘seedy underbelly’ to look out for. Also – it’s a pretty magnificent way to see the world.
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