More and more college students choose self-help traveling rather than arranged tours when they plan to travel. The reason may be that by arranging the route, booking cheaper hotels and taking cheaper transportation means by themselves, they can save a lot of money.
Convenient and economical as self-help traveling sounds, it still has some potential problems Perhaps the most important one is the safety hazard. Being alone without a group or a tour guide, a traveler may be helpless in face of danger, i.e. robbery, wild animal attacks, etc. In addition, they are more likely to be at risk of getting lost when traveling alone in a strange city or in the remote countryside.
In my view, self-help traveling can be exciting and challenging which is worth trying. However, before setting out alone on a tour, travelers should make good preparations. Besides, they should hear security in mind all the time and keep a touch with their friends or relatives. By doing so they can enjoy the pleasure of exploring a strange city safe and sound.