Every traveler must be aware of their surroundings.  Travel awareness for women is a key component in successful travel.

It was a warm, Indian summer Sunday, and I decided to take a walk to discover a new neighborhood in Paris. I was walking alone when I noticed out of the corner of my eye a man in a dark blue, two-door car trying to get my attention. I quickly looked away and tried to ignore him, but it was apparent that he had been watching me for a while. When I slowed down, he slowed down, when I sped up, he sped up. I knew where the police station was and adjusted my route to get me there. I got that uneasy feeling that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up. I continued along the rue Guy Lussac and SO DID HE! There happened to be a family walking slightly ahead of me and when they all stopped to look at a historical sign, I stopped with them, like I was a part of their group.  The man finally drove away. If you are ever in a similar situation, think ahead and use your wits. I am convinced this saved my life.

You can find these tips and more in my bestselling book The Ultimate Guide to Safe Travel for Women.

Travel safe and try to stay aware of your surroundings at all times, remember no matter where you have traveled to or where you may go to next…Paris is always a good idea!