50 Places Women Should Never Travel Alone


China’s greatest tourist attractions, like the terra cotta warriors and the Great Wall of China, are certainly worth a trip, but it might be worth taking someone along with you. China poses a few specific threats to tourists who are unfamiliar with the country, including: aggressive and often fatal traffic, scams geared towards tourists, and tons of pickpockets.

Most travel advice warns female tourists against traveling without some form of protection. This could certainly be great advice for general travel, but it’s particularly great when travelling to China.

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Athens, Greece

Everyone should make it a point to visit the marbled ruins of Athens during their lives—but preferably not as a woman traveling alone. As one of the biggest cities in the world—with some of the richest culture and history—Athens attracts a wide range of tourists.

In fact, in 2014, more than 22 million tourists stepped into the streets of Athens. All those people may make it seem as if you can blend into the crowd—but tourists stick out like a sore thumb. Lone travelers, particularly female travelers, are prime targets for theft, and some travelers have reported that Athens police aren’t necessarily sympathetic.

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London, England

As with any large city, women traveling alone in London will want to take special precautions. There are certain areas in London that are better than others. North London has increased crime in Tower Hamlets and Stratford, while there are places in South London that are generally avoided after dark, like Southwark and Lambeth.

Hyde Park and Regents Park are both beautiful, but you don’t want to stroll through them at 2 am on a Saturday night. Common sense prevails. It’s never a good idea to walk through deserted city streets alone after bars and nightclubs have closed—and they close much earlier in London than they do in the States.

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