Travel can be a beautiful element of the human experience. Discovering new places, people, cultures, and scenery opens our minds to the world around us. It is exciting, humbling, empowering, liberating, and endlessly rewarding. Unfortunately, it can also be dangerous, particularly if you happen to be a woman.
For the ladies who love to travel—but want to do so safely—this list will serve as a handy guide for the cities, landmarks, and countries that women should never travel to alone.
The Taj Mahal, India
This iconic mausoleum draws millions of visitors to India each year. Though constructed out of love for a woman, safety conditions for women in India are progressively worsening. United States travel officials have categorically stated that female tourists are at high risk for sexual assault and harassment in the country.
In fact, the governments of Canada, Australia, China, and Japan have all issued travel advisories and warnings on visits to India. The Taj Mahal is certainly a beautiful sight to see—but bring a friend along, or maybe a burly security guard.