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As our wanderlust increases and drives for international adventure grows so too does the rise of solo travel for so many people in the world! Whether you’re backpacking across Europe as a twenty-something year old, travelling for business as a young professional or roaming the globe as a retiree, one thing is for certain- solo travel is increasing. Technology has wiped clear the stigma associated with solo...

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It’s common for travelers to face a sudden change in plans; however, sometimes they may face situations far beyond their control. In these cases, their smartphone can be their best asset, as various safety apps have been designed to help even the most experienced road warrior out. Here are six of them. Smart Traveler (free; iOS & Android) Created by the U.S. Department of State, this app...

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More often than not, solo travelers find themselves going back to the hotel at night, alone, exploring streets and navigating their way through back alleys in unfamiliar cities, alone. Carrying expensive cameras that make me them a target, alone. And while some people find that exhilarating, there are times when the thought of texting someone so that they know your location and where you're are heading crosses...

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Brazil is a country of samba, football, and beautiful landscapes, so it's not surprising that Rio de Janeiro is one of the warmest and exciting cities of Latin America and probably a destination on everyone's wishlist. Rio de Janeiro is an averagely safe city – some parts should definitely avoided, and the risk gets much higher at night. With a rating of 51% Brazil, is ranked 81th out of 162...

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When you're traveling alone it's clear that it's not the same panorama as when you travel with someone else or as a group. You must avoid putting ourselves in dangerous situations, mostly if we are in a foreign country where culture, traditions and even safety protocols are very different from your hometown. Here are six solo travel hacks that can keep you safe, so can enjoy...

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If you are planning to head to WebSummit in Lisbon in November, this article will help keep you and your valuables safe. Pickpocketing is basically the action stealing of money or other valuables from the person of a victim without them noticing the theft at the time. It is one of the most common forms of theft of personal belongings you are likely to experience regardless of if you are travelling solo or in a group.

These are the mockups of WanderSafe.com application

Part of visiting a foreign country is experiencing the local culture and as a solo traveller, way-finding can be daunting on the best of days. Being able to ask for things will keep you from wandering around looking for them. An ounce of prevention is truly worth a pound of cure. Thanks to a myriad of mobile applications for translations and good ole Google Translate it is...

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