Travel Tips for Ladies

Whether you are a woman travelling in a female centric tour or on a solo trip, there are a few pointers to always keep in mind. Below are important travel tips for female travelers to consider when planning a trip.

Pay Attention to Cultural Values at Your Destination

Women have over the years been subjects of stern customs across the world. Although the tables are turning, there are still certain cultures with strict regulations on gender roles. So, do some research beforehand to understand the customs and values of the particular destination that you are planning to visit. This will enable you tailor your behavior to their culture for the duration of your trip.

Dress Decently

It is also important that when traveling, you should try to dress modestly. Clothes that are too revealing can easily draw unwanted attention, making you vulnerable to unpleasant reactions from the locals.

Stay Confident

Generally, women are usually viewed as weak and vulnerable by many cultures. The moment you start acting confused or stranded, you will be easily drawing the attention of thieves and other criminals. Even if you do not know the area well, always look confident and do not just talk to anyone you meet. Avoid eye contact with strange men as that would be considered as making advances in some cultures.

Check in with Friends and Family Frequently

In every trip, it is always advisable to keep in touch with family and friends along the way. Remember to call or text after every short time to let them know where you are and the progress of the trip.

Have Some Cash hidden in Clothes

You never know what might come up during the itinerary. So, always have some cash on you hidden in the bra, underwear, socks or belt in case of an emergency.

While you can sometimes smell trouble from a distance, always trust your instincts. In case you start feeling uncomfortable in any situation, simply move on.

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How to Maximise On a Two Day Travel to England

England, having been in existence for centuries, is rich in historical sites and cultural attractions. If you are on a two-day trip, you are time-barred to enjoy many of the fantastic sceneries this European country has to offer. But if you plan your short travel well, you can squeeze so much into the limited time. The following highlights should form part of your must-see attractions in the short period you are to stay in England:

Tower of London

It is a perfect place to dig into history. Tower of London is one of the most famous historical sites. It houses Bloody Tower, which was Sir Walter Raleigh’s prison cell. There is White Tower in which are Crown Jewels and Royal Armories. Then there is Chapel of St. John. You should take the Yeoman’s tour for it’s the only way to get into the chapel. It will take you less than an hour to complete the amazing tour of the Tower of London.

London Bridge Experience

This is no doubt the most horrifying attraction in the world. It is not for the faint-hearted. While there are education and fun to cheer you up, there is also enough horror to scare you out of your wits until you scream. It is 2,000 years of history. You first tour the London Dungeons, where actors perform roles that portray the history of London Bridge. Secondly, stroll through the horror maze that is the London Tombs, the scariest part of it, and come face to face with your worst fears. There are spiders, dolls, zombies, and clowns amongst others. Actors will suddenly jump from nowhere and chase you through the maze

Windsor Castle

You can take a short train west of London to the Windsor Castle, the world’s largest inhabited castle and the most famous royal castle in the United Kingdom. You will enjoy the castle’s beautiful grounds, stretching 10 KM presenting superb panoramic landscape. Windsor Castle houses the Queen’s Gallery and dining hall, each with impressive woodcarvings and magnificent painting on the ceilings. There is the St. George’s chapel, famously known as the home of the Knights and Ladies of the ancient Order of the Garter. The castle has served as the summer haven for the British royal family for 1,000 years

Ancient Stonehenge and Medieval Salisbury

This wonderful tour begins at The Salisbury Train Station. You will learn of this medieval city with its entire mystique. You will spend about an hour at the Cathedral to enjoy the tallest spire and Magna Carta. You will then make a short stop at Old Sarum, the Iron Age settlement which is the original site of Salisbury. It is here King George stationed his garrisons before the barons revolted against him. It resulted in the sealing of Magna Carta in the year 1,215.  Old Sarum is the perfect point to have a complete view of the city and the surrounding landscape.

From Old Sarum, the tour moves along the river Avon in the Woodford Valley, where you view several thatched cottages. You also begin to learn more about the history surrounding the Stonehenge. Then you travel through Amesbury, which is considered the oldest continuous settlement in England, according to the Guinness World Records. At Woodhenge, you will hear of the mysterious theories about Stonehenge. Finally, you arrive in Stonehenge. You spend two hours at the new visitor exhibition before moving to the ancient stones. There are books with illustrations to help explain the history and inconsistent views on the henges. As you will discover, this place is one of the best-kept secrets in Britain.

Conclusion

With these insights on your fingertips, you are set.