Whether you’re traveling solo or in a pack, it’s important to take measures to maintain your personal safety. We ALWAYS recommend taking a taxi rather than walking in the dark, talking to someone while you are walking, keeping at least one person updated on your whereabouts, and making yourself familiar with the language, customs, and location before you hit the town. If you have an iPhone, you can download Rescue, an app that offers a flashlight, personal locator, and can contact emergency services.
Brittany Laughlin is the co-founder of
gtrot, the site that makes trips awesome. gtrot instantly provides personalized advice for every trip. Laughlin is tech geek and avid traveler. She’s visited 35 countries across all 7 continents.