ConciergeGender-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 Evelyn Hannon in a piece for JourneyWoman.com, which is an excellent resource for solo female travelers.

Another FYI: I took this photo of Patricia the concierge at the Delray Beach Marriott—the hotel where I met my wife!



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3 Comments On "Travel Tip of the Day: Gender-Neutral Room Reservations"
  1. Bobbi|

    Now this is the type tip that is very useful. After my husband passed away I still would say ‘we’. It took me a long time to say ‘I’. Then I realized that identified me as a single women.
    I have gone back to ‘we’ to create the impression that I am not alone.

  2. Nina Dabbieri|

    Excellent tip for female travelers! I enjoy receiving your daily travel tips and frequently share them with my husband. My hairdresser at Snipz in San Pedro remembers you from years ago! Small world.

    1. Johnny Jet
      Johnny Jet|

      Too funny! Please tell her I say hi and that I miss her

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