It's perfectly natural to be anxious about traveling overseas alone, especially if you've ever seen one of those unsettling "Hostel" movies.
But keeping yourself holed up in the house (and away from any wealthy businessmen who hunt unsuspecting tourists for sport) is no way to live. Instead, try thinking about solo travel as an exciting journey of self-discovery filled with new sights, new experiences and new people. And, by taking just a few simple precautions and learning a few handy customs, you can keep yourself safe, happy and unharmed.
For tips, check out the below infographic courtesy of British intern-placement firm Work the World, then stop watching those "Hostel" movies and book a flight.