Just because you find yourself without a travelling partner doesn't mean you should be stopped from exploring the world. Travelling the globe teaches you so much, especially as a lone traveller, but when you are female, there are certain precautions you should take.
News.com.au takes a look at life as a lone woman on the road and offers tips for staying safe:
1. Know the culture
Before you arrive in a country, do your research about their cultural expectations. Laws vary wherever you go, and presenting yourself wrongly could land you in hot water.
2. Involve others in your safety
When checking into a hotel, inform them you are travelling alone or when waiting at a bus stop, ask to join the group of friends.
3. Carry a safety whistle
A whistle instantly grabs people's attention. Practice blowing the whistle loudly.
4. Stay awake on public transport
As a lone female in a strange country, it's important you keep your wits about you.