Healing With A,  Self-Healing,  Travel

Maximizing Your Safety Doing Activities While Traveling Solo

Traveling solo is equally exciting and daunting. Not only will you need to fend for yourself, but you are responsible for your own experience and safety. 

Staying safe when pursuing outdoor activities while traveling solo is essential as after all, you are the only care who can care for your needs firsthand. Although you can call emergency services, it is best to minimize health risks and understand how to be safer when spending time doing activities alone. Keep reading for more.


Photo by Oziel Gómez

Book package tours

Although you might prefer the idea of pursuing activities alone (hence, you booked a solo trip), it might be best to join a package tour for certain activities. 

For example, you might desire to dive in the local cenotes when you travel throughout Mexico. Doing so should involve another person or group of people for maximum safety and awareness. 

Hence, you could book a Cenote Diving Tulum package and join others on the quest to discover the cenotes. You can still head off alone in the water, but ensuring people are with you in case something happens will maximize your safety. 


Have a backpack full of emergency tools

It is a good idea to carry a small backpack with you on days out. It can keep your belongings organized and ensure you have enough space for the essentials and emergency tools.

Carrying emergency tools with you might not seem necessary if you have never experienced an incident. However, you never know when one might happen, and when alone, it is best to be well-prepared. 

In the backpack, you should carry:

  • A charger
  • Water
  • Plasters
  • Map
  • Cell phone
  • Spare cash
  • A credit card
  • Painkillers
  • Bandages

Having these emergency essentials with you will ensure you can resolve an issue when traveling alone.

Let people back at home know where you are going

Whether you are going out on a hike or for a day of sports, letting your loved ones back at home know your plans will ensure that someone knows where you are.

Although you will want the freedom of being alone and nobody knowing your whereabouts, it is not good if something happens and nobody knows where to find you. You do not need to give the exact location. But, at least giving some idea of where to find you will ensure you can stay safe and be found should something happen when you are alone.

Be healthy 

Another practical safety tip when traveling solo is to be as healthy as possible. The healthier you are, the less an incident will effect you. 

Whether you wish to hike or go diving with a friend or alone, the fitter and healthier you are, the more you can deal with tough situations. For instance, the weather might change and cause your hike to be more dangerous and harder than you imagined. The healthier, fitter, and more prepared you are, the easier you will be able to deal with the issue at hand.


Let me know what you think!