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Is Solo Travel Safe? Essential Gap Year Safety Tips For All Solo Backpackers.

Solo travel is an amazing way to see the world and countless backpackers head off on solo gap years every single day, have a life changing adventure and have the absolute time of their lives, but is it safe to travel solo? Is backpacking or taking a solo gap year really too dangerous? Especially for women? Let’s look at the absolute facts and see if solo travel really is safe or not with expert safety advice for all solo backpackers.

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How Not To Get Murdered, Killed Or Kidnapped On Your Gap Year.

The media is rife with tales of backpackers coming to a sticky and untimely end on their gap years, salivating over details of all the monsters that lurk in the shadows the second you get off that plane. Listen to these expert tips instead of the media hype and learn how not to get murdered, killed, kidnapped or even worse on your once in a lifetime backpacking trip. 

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Should You Learn Self Defence Before Your Gap Year?

Is learning a martial art or a bit of self defence a good idea for your gap year? Well the problem is the answer isn’t exactly clear cut. Staying safe on your gap year involves far more than learning just a few martial arts moves, so this article asks if learning self defence before travelling is really a good idea.

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Travel Safety Month On Bemused Backpacker.

November is Travel Safety month on Bemused Backpacker and the whole month is going to be devoted to every aspect of gap year safety and staying safe on your travels.

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Solo MALE Backpacker Safety Tips.

Despite what you may hear with the focus on solo female travel safety in the mass media men actually travel the world solo too, and statistically we are at far greater risk of most forms of violent crime and death. So with that in mind here are some expert safety tips just for the male travellers! 

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