Monday, June 18, 2012

3 Tips for Single Woman Travelers

Below you'll find a series of 5 tips to help make your travels as a single women less stressful, more fun, and all around safer.  Careful preparation and planning can ensure you don't have to worry about any issues while out on the road, and these tips will help you along the way!

Take Care of the Important Documents!
You'll need everything from flight info, to passports, to travel insurance emergency numbers, and storing all of these things can sometimes become a mess.  I recommend buying a comfortable safebelt product with waterproof pouches for you to keep all your necessary documents.

Additionally, be sure to make copies of everything and store them separately somewhere else in your belongings, like in a second bag or main bag. Finally, for some extra precaution, email the scanned docs to yourself to you will have access to them online at anytime!

Keep In Touch!
Keeping in touch with family and friends on the road is essential, not only to you, but to them as well. Chances are you'll be returning one day, and keeping these relationships alive will make that return that much easier.  There are a number of cheap international calling services that allow you to make free calls at any time to your family and friends, and these can help make your trip that much easier.

Bring a Notepad and a Phrasebook!
The Phrasebook might be a given. If you are going to a foreign country and don't speak the language, you will probably need some simple phrases to get around on your day to day adventures.  A phrase book is one of the cheapest solutions to this problem! Additionally, although many backpackers will speak English, this is not always the case, so sometimes a phrasebook can come in handy with other travelers as well!

The notepad might be a little less obvious, but all I'll say here, is that you will need this one, so bring it! You'll be amazed at the end of your trip how many times you needed to quickly write something down.

In Conclusion...
Obviously there are a million and one other tips out there for staying safe while traveling, but these three are a great start and will help you get your planning underway!  Happy Travels!

Sizzle This Summer With HostelBookers

Make the most of the summer, and your money, by booking into one of the fun summer dorms available on this summer. And there are many properties in the HostelBookers summer sale with up to 40% off – so you’ll have all the more money for crazy nights out and alfresco adventures.

Best for taking a dip

SoBe Design Studio in the heart of Miami Beach in Florida has beautiful studios available. Whether you’re on holiday or business with friends, family or colleagues the fully equipped studios are a great choice. You’ve also got the luxury of an onsite swimming pool surrounded by a private patio area. Studios have hardwood floors, a TV and kitchen facilities which include a microwave and a fridge. They’re for 2-3 people and have a double bed and a sofa bed. Stay here and you’ll be just two blocks from Lincoln Road and the clubs and stores of Miami Beach. Private apartments start from €118.62pppn.

Best for cooking your sausages
Stay at the ZIP112 Hostel in New York City and you’ll get an incredible view over the Manhattan skyline from the roof terrace. Located in trendy Williamsburg ZIP112 is in the midst of all the NYC hipster action. You’ll find a kitchen, BBQ area, free breakfast, living room and Wi-Fi around the hostel. If you’re looking for a real break away you’ll also relish the staffs pride in creating a tranquil environment to relax on holiday. Shared dorms start from €51.40pppn and private rooms from €54.57pppn.

Best for lounging outside
Once a monastery, the Villa Saint Exupery Gardens in Nice, France, is now a 5-star hostel with beautiful private gardens. There’s also a bar and restaurant on site where happy hour drinks start from just €1. There are free computers and Wi-Fi and a free legendary breakfast too. If you’re into your sports you’ll be pleased to know they’re all televised on the big screen and you can join in with the fun action tours around the area too. Villa Saint Exupery Gardens has a kitchen and common room and a variety of room formations starting at 

Summer Sale Property! 25% Off
Suly Resort & Spa in Bali, Indonesia, is surrounded by rice fields and is located in the heart of Bali. Suly Resort & Spa supports the activities of the Yayasam Bali Global Charitable Foundation who provide education to underprivileged children. The hotel is a 10-minute free shuttle bus ride from Ubud in the woodcarving district of Bali, visit  expedia to get more information. There are 16 beautifully designed rooms all in the traditional Balinese style. There are beautiful terraces overlooking spectacular gardens filled with butterflies and birds and you can take Balinese dancing lessons on site. Beds start from €18.77pppn.
So which will it be? Whether you want to party hard with 16 new dorm mates or get some privacy in a single private room HostelBookers is sure to have something to suit your budget and requirements. So check them out and have enjoy your summer!