Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Put Nail Polish on in Public Places

Nail polish

Don’t Put Nail Polish on in Public Places I’m not a girl so I can’t really understand the fascination with nail polish, but I do know that it smells really bad. And I find it really rude when people put it on in closed public places—like trains, buses, hotel lobbies, and planes. On planes, it’s […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Carry a Whistle

Whistle

Carry a Whistle My friend Lavanya Sunkara recently wrote an excellent post entitled “Ten Smart Tips for Solo Women Travelers.” One of her tips is to carry a whistle. She says it’s better at getting attention from others than wielding a Swiss army knife in situations of danger. Plus, you don’t need to explain it […]

Travel Product of the Week: Drink Safe Tech

Drink Safe Tech

If you’re a woman traveling alone, I don’t recommend accepting drinks from strangers unless you’ve watched the bartender make them (I even wrote a tip about it). But even then you should always keep your eyes on it or put your hand over the top so no one can slip you a mickey. It can […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Gender-Neutral Room Reservations

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Gender-Neutral Room Reservations If you’re a female traveler (and especially one traveling in more dangerous areas), it’s smart to use your first initial and last name instead of your full name when reserving a room. By not specifically identifying yourself as female, you can ward off would-be criminals. FYI: I learned this useful tip from […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Keep an Eye on Your Drink

Drinks

Keep an Eye on Your Drink If you’re a woman traveling alone, don’t accept drinks from strangers unless you’ve watched the bartender make it. And always keep your eyes on it or your hand covering the top so no one can slip anything inside. It can happen anywhere, including your hometown. There are products out […]