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Going out alone can be a liberating experience, whether you’re exploring a new city for the first time or a brand new country! However, you want to enhance this experience further by making sure you pay attention to a few safety tips that will keep you feeling confident. Read on for a few safety tips you really shouldn’t ignore when out alone!

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Keep Your Music On Low

First of all, we’re going to tell you why you shouldn’t have your music blasting at top volume. Having your music on loud can be an immersive experience when you’re getting lost in your own world, and it can be great for places like the gym, but it isn’t great when you’re unfamiliar with an area, or sometimes even if you are! Having music on loud takes one of our key senses away. I’m super guilty of this- I’ll just be walking along lalala listening to music when I should probably be paying attention to my surroundings. Our ears can quickly alert us to danger, whether that’s a passing car or a criminal. You’re actually at much more of a risk of suffering from a pedestrian accident when you have your music on loud, as you can’t always hear oncoming traffic – the music distracts you. By all means wear your headphones, but don’t deafen yourself. It’s bad for your hearing, and could jeopardize your safety.

Download A Map Of The Area

If you’ve never traveled in this area before, download a map of the area before you go out. You should hopefully be able to find wi-fi to connect to and do this easily enough. Use the map to get around, find shops, places to eat, and more. Just don’t forget to charge your phone before you leave the house – ideally, you’ll have a portable charger on hand should you need one!

Read Up On Local Forums

Want to know what to look out for when exploring a new area? One of the best ways to do this is to read up about the area on forums. You may be able to find out about any scams or people to watch out for in the area. You may discover a place to avoid. Just don’t let forums put you off visiting!

Tell Somebody Where You’re Going

Stay connected with your friends and family when going somewhere alone. Just drop them a message and ask them what they’re up to, before telling them where you’re going. You never know what’s around the corner. I’ve started really using the feature on Uber to let Kendall know when I’m in a car. Even though he’s currently on the other side of the country, it gives both of us piece of mind. I also send these updates to friends if I’m meeting them out.

Carry Something With You For Peace Of Mind

Carrying something with you for protection will give you peace of mind. Pepper spray is an idea (check out the legality of carrying it with you), but a simple alarm carried around your wrist or in your hand could be great too, especially when you’re on your own once it gets dark. Just don’t make the mistake of keeping the alarm or spray in your bag. It’s best to hold it in your hand or at least your pocket while you walk. You want to know you have access as quickly as possible!

Stay safe when exploring alone, and most importantly, have fun.

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Going on holiday doesn’t mean that you have to take a break from the whole world. In fact, traveling with friends can be more fun because you can explore a new country together and, by sharing the cost, you can afford to add a bit of luxury to your holiday that you wouldn’t be able to afford if you were traveling alone. Here are a few ways you can have a luxurious holiday with your friends.

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Stay At A Villa

Resort hotels sound great until you get there and you have to fight for a spot by the pool, or you miss breakfast because you wanted to sleep in. At a villa, you have your own private pool, you can get up and make your own breakfast whenever you want, and most villas are built within walking distance. This may have been too good to be true when it was just you paying for it, but with a group, you can split the cost to suit everyone’s budget.

Travel In Style

The cost of a taxi goes down significantly when there are four of you footing the bill. Renting a car is no longer out of your budget if you all pitch in and take turns driving. Hiring motorcycles for a day to see the city in style doesn’t sound as outrageous if you pair up and split the cost. You could even look into private jet rental and see how much that would cost if you were in a group.

Safety In Numbers

When traveling somewhere unfamiliar, it makes sense to err on the side of caution, particularly when going out at night. Unfortunately, this isn’t easy to do if you’re traveling alone and you haven’t made any new friends yet. But if you go on a group holiday then you’re never going anywhere by yourself. Even if you have different opinions on what you should do that day, you can pair off and do something by yourselves before meeting up at a designated area. Ultimately, you will see more of the city if you’re not afraid to go someone by yourself.

Someone To Take Group Photographs

Selfies are good, but they can only capture so much of the amazing monument behind you. When you travel with your friends you can all take turns standing behind the camera while everyone else poses in front of a landscape or famous building. The fun of your night out is better captured when someone else takes a picture of how amazing you look. Most importantly, silly faces always look better when someone else is making an equally silly face.

Sampling More Food

There is only so much local cuisine you can order at a restaurant by yourself without looking like a greedy pig. However, if you all make a pact to ask for different meals whenever you eat out, then you can all have a taste of each other’s food to get a better sense of what specialties this new city has to offer.

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It can be tricky trying to decide where to take your next vacation. After all, there are so many options that it can be tricky to figure out what to choose. If you’re really struggling, then the best thing to do is to try and find somewhere that offers you as much as possible. Some places are nice, but they have one thing to offer, and after that, they can get pretty stale. One place where that is most certainly not the case is Canada. No matter what kind of vacation you’re looking for, Canada has something for just about everyone. If you feel like you need a little more convincing, here are some of the reasons to visit this incredible country.

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Natural Beauty

Canada has a greater range of natural wonders than many other countries combined. The sheer scope of the landscape is, frankly, staggering. Canada has one of the largest coastlines in the world and boasts mountains, lakes, forests, arctic snows, and even some deserts! From the Canadian Rockies to its many national parks, the natural beauty of Canada is enough to leave you speechless.

Safety

Canada is consistently one of the safest places in the developed world. Its crime rates have fallen consistently for many years, and the levels of violent crime are absolutely tiny compared to places like the USA. Not only that but they even have methods to protect travelers and their borders without being discriminatory thanks to their eTA program. You can visit the website to find out more about how this program has made Canada safer and more secure for both citizens and tourists alike.

Diversity

It’s not just the landscape of Canada that’s incredibly diverse either. As a country that is built on people from all across the world, Canada prides itself on its cultural diversity. As well as all of the remarkable natural areas, Canada is filled with urban areas that boast some amazing ethnic neighborhoods, stores, and restaurants. Few places give you the opportunity to learn about the lives and histories of so many different kinds of people.

Price

With all of these incredible things to offer you would assume that Canada would be an incredibly expensive place to visit, but in reality, it’s not. The Canadian dollar is generally worth less than the US dollar, meaning that it’s a far more affordable exchange. Not only but many of the most bustling and vibrant cities in Canada aren’t all that expensive either. From accommodation to food prices, pretty much everyone can afford the wonderful experience that Canada can offer.

Nightlife

Not only is Canada’s culture incredibly diverse but it’s also very much alive and thriving. There are almost always events and festivals going on in one of its many cities so that pretty much every single time you step out of your door, you’re guaranteed to find something exciting to do.

The wonderful thing about Canada is that it’s the kind of place that you should visit over and over and never see all of it. Even just spending a little bit of time there is likely to get you completely hooked!

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