UNSTOPPABLE Stacey tapped for solo women travel expertise
I was excited to be featured in a solo female travel guide recently. The guide entitled “Solo Female Travel: How to Keep You and Your Finances Safe,” was recently published by Bankrate.com.
Safeguarding your money while traveling
As we all know, females face unique challenges when traveling solo, and this guide addresses some of those issues. I was pulled in for my unique take on safeguarding your money while traveling. While traveling solo as a corporate businesswoman from to 1981 until 2008 when I became a professional travel writer, I learned a lot about travel safety for businesswoman traveling alone. What I learned then as a businesswoman traveling alone applies to all solo female travel today.
Three stashes of cash, credit cards and ID
One of the things I learned, and still practice is what I call ‘Security in Redundancy.’ I keep three separate and ‘redundant’ stashes of cash, credit cards and ID while I travel. The guide quotes me as saying:
I keep one credit card, my passport and a day’s worth of cash in a wallet in my zippered pocket or sling handbag. Another credit card and form of identification, copies of my passport and credit cards and most of my cash are in a cotton money belt that is secure around my waist and inaccessible under my clothing,” says Wittig. “In a third stash, which I keep hidden inside my suitcase or backpack, is another credit card, a small amount of emergency cash and additional copies of my passport and credit cards.”
“When checked into hotel rooms or cruise ship cabins, I leave the waist wallet locked in the safe. Then if someone grabs my handbag, the perp gets only one-third of my loot. If they make off with the stash that includes my passport, then I have copies to take to the Embassy,” Wittig says.
Get the solo women travelers guide here
Read the whole well-researched solo women travelers guide at www.bankrate.com/credit-cards/female-solo-travel-guide. It includes instructions on safeguarding your money and identity, and what to do if your information is compromised.
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UNSTOPPABLE Stacey is an Arizona travel writer who writes about solo female travel and the safety issue of traveling solo. She has traveled many parts of the world as a solo female and loves to give advice and encouragement to others. Disclosure: The seasoned travel blogger was not compensated for this article. Follow her on Instagram at www.instagram.com/unstoppablestacey