It’s not uncommon for older women to be on their own- living alone, dining by themselves or even traveling solo. Sometimes that takes a lot of preparation, especially if you’re in a new place or environment. Writer Arlene Davis, a 74 year old solo traveler, began her first solo overseas trip at the age of 65. In the years since, through trial and error and acquired wisdom, she has put together a list of tips especially geared toward older women who travel alone. Some are just common sense, including doing your homework and pre-planning as much as possible. Other suggestions, including packing disposable underwear, are more creative and savvy. Her goal is to help ensure efficient, easy travel that accounts for your safety and comfort. So pull out your suitcase, and take a gaze at her suggestions Here.