The Anti-Tourist

I like to beat new paths for myself.

Travel tips

By 13:52:00

When you’re travelling around the world, seeing things through the eyes of yourself rather than another person, it can be easy to get carried away. Let’s be frank here - it’s great to get carried away in some instances, but not so much in others. When things start to get unsafe for you, that’s when you should take a step back onto the path that’s more well travelled than taking things on the chin and going out on your own. Your health and safety is of the utmost importance, but it doesn’t mean that you should stop doing what you’re doing if it’s all going fine. Just make sure that you have a bit of common sense about you and some backup in case the worst happens, and you’ll be just fine.

Pick a Pal

Travelling with a friend has its high and lows. You have to make sure that you’re on the same wavelength for quite a lot of the time, else arguments can occur. It’s totally allowed to go off and do your own thing one day while they do another - it can actually be healthier for your friendship, believe it or not! We all need a bit of time to ourselves every once in awhile. However, for the rest of the time, it’s better to be with somebody for added security - for the both of you.

Insure Your Good Time

Getting the right travel insurance for what you're doing is of the utmost importance. You can take a look around online for the best travel insurance reviews, but make sure that you’re finding a policy that really fits with what you need; medical cover, theft and loss cover and flight cancellations are the main ones that can set you back a pretty penny if anything goes wrong with these things and you don’t have the right insurance in place.

Don’t Give In

It’s easy to be scammed when you’re travelling alone, but as long as you know the warning signs then you should be covered. Don’t be fooled into thinking that you’re cleverer than those who are willing to steal from you; their gigs and tricks change from month to month, and it’s hard to stay one step ahead of them sometimes. Make sure that you read up on the ones that have been circulating the region that you’re going to - there is no place in the world that is safe from crime, as unfortunate as that is. Start smart when you’re out and about and remember that if something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Don’t get involved in any tricks that are happening on the street, don’t let anybody get too close to you without your permission and make sure that you are always looking behind you to ascertain who is around you. Always look over your belongings to ensure that you have everything to hand and keep it safe and secure on your body to that it doesn’t end up in the hands of those it doesn’t belong to.

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