If you’re a female traveler (and especially one traveling in more dangerous areas), it’s smart to use your first initial and last name instead of your full name when reserving a room. By not specifically identifying yourself as female, you can ward off would-be criminals. FYI: I learned this useful tip from Evelyn Hannon in a piece for JourneyWoman.com, which is an excellent resource for solo female travelers.
Another FYI: I took this photo of Patricia the concierge at the Delray Beach Marriott—the hotel where I met my wife!
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Now this is the type tip that is very useful. After my husband passed away I still would say ‘we’. It took me a long time to say ‘I’. Then I realized that identified me as a single women.
I have gone back to ‘we’ to create the impression that I am not alone.