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!