Is solo female travel safe or not?

What do you think about unaccompanied ladies traveling alone abroad?

I’ve had a lot of people ask me how I feel safe, as a young American female, traveling alone. “Wow, you’re so brave! I could never do something like that. Aren’t you worried?…” is how the conversation generally starts – with undertones that I am acting naively and imprudently.

The simple answer is: of course I worry about safety. But I also take precautions before I go anywhere to make sure that I’m as prepared as possible. Undesirable attention and petty crime can just as easily come my way in the states as abroad, and I am a strong believer that if I do my research, go prepared, and respect the culture, I’m as good off as anyone.

The linked article articulates my feelings well, so click through, read, and travel empowered!

Is solo female travel safe or not?

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