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1. Posted by aussie87 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Im thinking of travelling by myself to LA and san fran, just wondering if many people do this, and if it is a safe thing to do...?

2. Posted by quick90 (Budding Member 18 posts) 7y

It's safe. Just stay out of the ghetto haha

3. Posted by larginejoh (Inactive 12 posts) 7y

How old are you?

4. Posted by aussie87 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y


5. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

What mode of transport are you thinking of using??

6. Posted by aussie87 (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

either train or bus, not sure yet

7. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Incredibly easy.
Safe?? I don't know where's safe in the world - and where isn't. I've travelled alone, slept overnight on open (no waiting rooms) railway stations in many countries and hitch-hiked.... Alone. I'm still here.
LA to SF.... It's just across the road - and using public transport, I'm trying to think of any reason why you'd have a problem.
Do it - enjoy it.

8. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 7y

Go for it Aussie, you`ll be absolutely fine. Be smart, don`t venture into unseemly areas late at night and use your good judgement.

There`s nothing you can`t handle believe me :) Travelling solo for the first time can be a little challenging, but is ultimately a very rewarding experience for most people.

9. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

And it's hardly an epic. Have breakfast, get on a bus or train - and you're there before you know it. So incredibly easy and a nice icebreaker if you aint done anything like this before.
If you've got any sort of fear (we all have, of one sort or another. I travel by plane frequently, both for pleasure and for work - and I hate flying), then travel during daylight hours and don't wander off from the crowds. Honestly though - this is such a straightforward trip. It's like (over here in GB) going from London to Edinburgh on public transport.
.......... Enjoy.

10. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 7y

yeah just stay out of the ghetto. and if you find yourself in the ghetto just walk like you live there and you have somewhere to be... don't acknowledge anyone trying to get your attention.