When traveling alone ... From numerous articles on women's safety. Hotels Choose a hotel where security is good and transportation is readily available and nearby. Check that all the doors and windows in your room have locks and that they work. If you feel uncomfortable, ask hotel security to escort you to and from parking lots or your room at night. Always use your peephole and common sense about letting strangers into your room. Set down all your bags before you open the hotel room door. Open the door all the way and wait for any sign that things are out of order. Feel inside the door to turn on a lightswitch. Prop the door open with your luggage. Carefully look at the room you can see and look for anything out of order. Look in or open the bathroom door and turn on the light -- look for anything unusual. Open all the closets and look under the beds. Walk to the window/balcony and make sure the window/door is locked - especially if you're on the first floor. Make sure that every member of the group you're travelling with has your room number. Use common sense and be alert and aware of your surroundings. If you are unsure in general about the local situation, feel free to check with the American Citizens Services section of the local U.S. Embassy or Consulate for the latest security information. Don't announce that you are traveling alone! Some guides for women even advise wearing a wedding ring if you're single. If you feel like you're being followed, step into a store or other safe place and wait to see if the person you think is following has passed. Do not be afraid or embarrassed to ask for someone to double check for you to see if all is safe. Display confidence. By looking and acting as if you know where you're going, you may be able to ward off some potential danger. Ask for directions before you set out. No matter how modest your lodgings are, your hotel concierge or other hotel staff should be able to help. If you find yourself lost, do not be afraid to ask for directions. Generally, the safest people to ask are families or women with children. Getting the right information may save you from ending up in a potentially unsafe area. what other tips/advice should a woman be aware of?