If you are a female who is looking to travel in the United Kingdom, congratulations! As a woman, traveling is a liberating and exciting experience that you will never forget. It can be fun, but there are a few things that you should know for your own safety as well. If you will be travelling alone, these tips and tricks will help you get the most out of your trip, while remaining safe.
First of all, make sure that you do your research. Before you reach your first destination, check out forums and websites online that have insider tips on the area you will be visiting. Print these tips out or make sure that you have a phone that can connect to the internet with you at all times. If you don’t have a phone available for quick checks online, consider investing in a guide book for the area you will be visiting. Mark sites down that you definitely want to see, and highlight possibilities for entertainment and eating.
You should also make sure that you have people to contact if anything were to go wrong. You should know the emergency number for the whole of the UK is 999, and it would be great if you also knew the nearest hospital and police station just in case. If you are alone, never explore places at night by yourself. If you need to move around after dark, spend the extra money to get a licensed taxi.
Finally remember, if you are sceptical of anything, just don’t do it. Use your common sense, turn back or politely say no. Not putting yourself into compromising situations will ensure that you will remain safe for the duration of your stay. Most important of all, remember to have fun and enjoy everything that the United Kingdom has to offer.