Traveling alone: precautions for peace of mind

When talking to groups or when new friends learn that I travel alone via RV, they often ask if I am afraid and how I take precautions to keep safe.

A solo trip south of Benson, Arizona, July 2020

Though I seldom am intimidated or afraid, traveling alone can be a daunting experience for many women. Whether traveling by plane, train, or automobile, they may worry about their safety and security. When planning a road trip in an RV, there are some extra steps they can take to ensure their safety and peace of mind.

First, it’s important to plan ahead and be aware of any safety risks that may exist. Women should research the route they plan to take and familiarize themselves with any potential dangers along the way, such as wild animals or areas with high crime rates. Make sure to find out what safety services are available in the areas to be be visited, such as local police or emergency medical services. In addition to being aware of potential risks, women should also plan for their own safety in the event of an emergency. It’s a good idea to have a phone with a working SIM card, along with an emergency contact list.

When it comes to staying safe inside the RV, women should take extra precautions. Always lock doors and windows, and make sure that their RV is properly secured with a security system and a steering wheel lock. If staying at a campground, make sure to lock the outside door, and use the campground’s security cameras and locks. Women should also consider carrying a form of self-defense with them at all times, such as a pepper spray. Women should be aware of surroundings at all times, and if they feel uncomfortable in a certain area, they should leave immediately. Finally, women should always be sure to stay in contact with family and friends while traveling. They should check in regularly and let someone know their exact location and travel plans. This will help ensure that if anything happens, help can be sent quickly.

Traveling alone in an RV can be a thrilling and liberating experience for women, but it’s important to make sure that safety comes first. By taking a few extra precautions and staying aware of potential risks, women can enjoy their road trip without worrying about their safety.

Author: Margaret

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