Traveling to a new city or country by yourself is a great adventure and an excellent way to get to know yourself. But it can come with some inherent risks if you're a woman traveling by herself. The good news is that by avoiding a few common mistakes, you can reduce those risks and have a better trip. Here are 5 tips for the solo female tourist.
Upgrade on Hotels. It may seem like a good idea to use cheaper lodging to save money and meet more people.
If you like the idea of getting away for a night and staying at a hotel, you'll love knowing that it's possible to get a free room upgrade simply by asking. Of course, your ability to receive this complimentary travelers' perk depends on the hotel's vacancy on the night of your stay, but if the situation is right – and you take the right approach when you ask for the upgrade – your request can often be granted.