The world is a big and wonderful place, and you should get out there and see as much of it as you can. Unfortunately, it is also a dangerous place. You need to take some precautions during your travels, especially if you're going overseas and/or alone. These tips should help make your trip fun and safe!
Before you even leave, do plenty of research about your destination. Don't just pick the cheapest hotel. Make sure that it is located in a safe neighborhood, even if you have to pay a bit more. Also consider how far you might have to walk from a train station to your hotel at night. Research things like local laws that may be completely different from those you are used to. You always want to respect local rules and regulations and you certainly don't want to wind up in a foreign prison for a minor offense you didn't even know about, such as PDA.