5 Easy Safety Tips for Solo Female Travelers

Summer time!

We are out, and we are going around. It’s a traveling season!

As much as we all want to travel more, there are tons of reasons why women don’t travel alone, especially to several particular countries.

While it IS true that you have to be extra careful when you go alone, most of the common dangers you will face CAN be prevented easily.

Here are some easy breezy safety tips for you to use on your next solo trip.

female solo traveling

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1. RESEARCH

Tailor your research to the type of place you are going and your own travel style. Check out the blogs other solo female travelers or posts for them. They are full of practical and good advice.

2. LEAVE YOUR TRAIL

Make sure someone at home has all your information. Scan everything and give a copy to a friend and keep one with you. Do schedule for regular check ins with them too.

Chatting to local staff is not just a great way to ask about the local area. Ask them about any dangers currently happening that you should watch out for. Those information can’t be found in your travel book.

Also make yourself known to your hotel staff who may notice if you don’t return as expected. Tell them where you’re going and when you think you’ll be back.

3. GET A CARD

Always get a card from the place you’re staying. If they don’t have cards, write the name, address and phone number and keep it with you. You can use this info in case you lose your way back. I also keep them as souvenirs personally.

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underwater statues in mexico

4. DON’T STAND OUT

It may be tough to look like a local, but try to mingle if possible. Don’t spread your map at a corner of a big street and stare at it to figure out how to get there. Learning a few phrases in the local language beforehand helps too.

5. BE AWARE / KEEP THE COMMON SENSE

Like don’t flash a stack of cash on the street. Store them safely (like in your secret pouch under your shirt) and have a pocket for some changes for a quick access.

Keep your valuables close to you or on you. Take extra time to be safe. Don’t get drunk alone. Have a travel insurance. Get a international calling card. You know the basic drill.

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What is your tips you learned on traveling? Please share it with us in the comment, and stay safe and confident!

For more tips on traveling:

https://pinkixxjewelry.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/benefits-of-traveling-solo/
https://pinkixxjewelry.wordpress.com/2016/03/31/15-best-practical-packing-tips-for-female-travelers/

3 Bestsellers on Our Anniversary Celebration!

Whooping 50% off was what it was!

If you are PinKixx’s member, you should know from our monthly newsletter that our secret anniversary sale was on last Friday for members only.

And,

Thank you for celebrating our anniversary together! 

Including the custom orders we received, Simple Silver collections were the winners this year!

silver turtle necklace

silver turtle necklace from pinkixx

This Silver Turtle Necklace was a surprise for us. We think it might be the symbol – longevity, patience, and wisdom – that holds.

Silver-Aspen-Leaf-Necklace

Silver-Aspen-Leaf-Necklace from pinkixx

All time popular and bestseller from PinKixx. Silver Aspen Leaf Necklace never dies out. We’re going to miss it when leaf collections go away…

Silver Word Necklace - believe

Silver Word Necklace

Words don’t compete for your loved ones! Words you want them to know, words you want them to remember, words you want them to live by everyday… We suspect that Silver Word Necklace will be popular with our members for a long time. Thanks for all customized words you shared us for your special someone this season too.

For more Silver Collections, please see HERE.

7 Must-Have Apps for Career Women

How’s your summer going?

After the long holiday weekend, I’m all refreshed to go back to work, but at the same time, it’s hard going back to the work schedule again.

What do you use to increase your productivity? With your busy schedule, what helps you to keep up on everything on your to-do list?

I share some excellent apps that will help you keep on track of your everyday life and work.

1. Mint

This handy and simple-to-use personal budgeting app tracks your income and expenses, calculates average spending, and predicts balances for the end of the month or year. A clear and easy overview of your finances.

Mint app

2. Audible

Audible is the perfect app for intelligent women on the go. Brush up on your literature and keep your mind sharp while commuting to work, running errands, driving, or simply hanging around the house.

3. NTC (Nike Training Club)

With More than 100 gym workouts targeted to your goals and fitness level, along with step-by-step instruction and audio guidance, this app will keep you on track for your body and health. Also includes workouts from athletes such as Serena Williams and Paula Radcliffe.

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4. Week Calendar

Instead of the month or day view, it allows you to see your entire weekly schedule all laid out. You can cut, copy, and duplicate events, so it’s super convenient for repeated activities. With Week Calendar app, you can see your entire week right in front of your eyes, all organized and color-coded. Super convenient!

 

week calendar app

5. Evernote

When it comes to staying organized, no app is more helpful than Evernote. The app lets you organize notes, ideas, to-do lists, images, and more, all within a platform that syncs across all devices. If you’ve ever wished for a personal assistant, Evernote is the answer to your prayers.

6. Ruby by Glow

Ruby by Glow is essentially an all-purpose tool for women to take control of their sex lives. Geared towards empowering sexually active females, the app offers tools for keeping track of sexual activity, symptoms, and health as well as a menstrual cycle timer.

 

Ruby-Glow app

7. Flipboard

For women (or anyone) looking to stay informed and up-to-date without weeding through articles online or in print newspapers, Flipboard is the virtual solution to your problems. It provides an easy-to-digest, magazine-format platform for customizing news and social media content, so you can see the most interesting articles on your topics.

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Here’s more for you if you’re into making your life easier with apps:

http://lifestyle.allwomenstalk.com/apps-to-keep-you-on-track

Please share in the comment which app you use to make your life easier!

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How to Be Confident No.2

As you know already by now, this is my F-A-V-O-R-I-T-E subject to talk about.

I want all women out there to be confident about themselves.

It’s not an option. We have to be confident everyday.

It’s our PinKixx’s mission to accomplish everyday.

Just talking to you about it makes me all charged up, so let’s go.

1. Track Your Success

Keep a log of your accomplishments, large and small.

Recording victories on a daily basis will make you feel more successful, and looking over your progress will boost your self esteem.

In addition, reviewing your achievements should give you some good ideas for what to work on next.

2. Accept that Failure Is Not the End of the World

confident women oprah quote

confident women quote from pinterest.com

It’s the truth. As scary as it sounds, failure is not the end.

Learn from your mistakes.

Understand that the pursuit of perfection often limits your accomplishments. You don’t have to be perfect. You better not be perfect, actually.

Many great achievements have been far from perfect. Whatever that you’re perfecting right now, it’s good enough, just do it.

3. Practice Being Assertive

Take an active role in pursuing success, no matter how anxious or small you feel.

I do this often. I visualize possible situations where I may face, and picture myself being assertive. I make these scenarios as vivid as I can, so when I get to the situation in real life, I am ready for it.

Check your body language in a mirror, and practice good posture and a self-assured expression. Then go out and take a few chances, starting with low-risk situations.

4. Prepare to Succeed

I’m not talking about to be demanding or presumptuous. Actually don’t be. That makes you cocky and that will probably backfire soon enough.

I’m talking about believing in yourself and knowing you can get whatever you want.

In fact, having those qualities will make you a more successful person.

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Like we talked about in our first “how to be confident,” don’t forget to improve yourself everyday. Improving your skills and yourself should be your everyday and forever homework, and they will build confidence in you for sure.

Do you have your own tricks to be confident? Please share it with other like-minds in the comment.

Popular Personalized Gifts for Graduates!

Hats off to you, Graduates!

You all have done well, and now here you are as a Graduate excited for another new beginning in your life. Congrats!!!

We took a lot of special custom orders for their loved ones for this season. We’d like to share some of the great gift ideas received from our PinKixxes.

1. Silver Message Necklace

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Silver Message Necklace for graduates

Sterling Silver Message Necklace comes with the words you’d like to give to your loved ones. This “Courage” “Strength” “Hope” “Love” and many other words encourage the new beginner to move forward. This silver necklace can be worn at all times and for years to come.

2. Morse Bracelet / Necklace

morse bracelet to send your meaningful message

morse bracelet to send your meaningful message

Something different, something meaningful. Created for a mom who had a daughter traveling for a long while away from home, our Morse Bracelet has been customized for many daughters and sons to give them meaningful message that their loved ones remember them.

3. Silver Angel Wing Bracelet

silver angel wing bracelet with turquoise

lovely silver angel wing bracelet with turquoise

This Silver Angel Wing Bracelet has been consistently popular, but this is the first time to be included in popular listings for Graduates! Thank you for your continuous love for our Angel Wing Bracelet!

FOR THE NEW BEGINNING!

Let’s celebrate their special day!

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