Traveling while you’re single has plenty of perks, principal among them meeting -- or even hooking up with -- other people. It's basically 100 percent less sleazy if you meet a girl when the sun is shining. Who's more wholesome: The guy at Starbucks, or the guy at the club?

Great, you mustered the courage to chat with a girl. From what we wear, to our accents, to subtle body language, people give themselves away in conversation. However, if you manage to move from hotel bar to dancing to Top 40 in Tokyo or learning to Samba in Rio, chances are you’ve picked one that picked you. A lover of all things spontaneous, she has a fervent passion for travel, culture, philanthropy and technology, and has lived, sometimes on a whim, in Sydney, Barcelona, and Rio de Janeiro - - although she calls the City of Angels home.

As travelers, women are automatic targets for unwanted attention. And that, mates, is a tale you'll be able to tell all your friends back home.

Depending on where you are, the lady may have already dealt with cat-calling or aggressive behavior. However, I remember sitting in a convertible overlooking the city after a first date, and the guy just out of no where, stopped the conversation and quizzically said, “I just really want to kiss you right now.” It was perfect. I won’t speak for all women and all men to say what works in moving forward with intimacy.

Here's advice from an actual girl who travels on how to talk to girls while you're traveling. Try the hotel restaurant during breakfast, the local park, your hostel's common room, or on public transportation. If you’re after a local, give her a short vacation in her hometown. Talk about differences and similarities of where you're from. ” “I'm meeting some friends tonight, you should come!

I once met three Aussie guys while on a flight to Ibiza. Women are after attractive men, too, and there's nothing like feeling the traveler's spirit right at home. ” “Have you ever played King’s Cup/Ring of Fire/Bullsh! ” “If there's one place I have to see while I’m here, what is it?

I spent the entire weekend with them, gallivanted with them throughout Spain, and again outside of Sydney. ” Between those and “where are you from” or “wait, can you say your name again, I’ve never heard that”, you've got enough ammo.

You don't need cheesy pickup lines to talk to women -- especially when you're from some other place.

Hear me out: Mints, gum, a deck of cards, a flash light, granola bars, a book, whatever -- but having something you're willing to share shows you plan ahead and are generous. A granola bar on the train could lead to a proper dinner later in the evening.

Your i Phone flashlight makes you a knight with shining electronics on a dark night.

If you’re at a bar and offer a girl a mint, she might think you’re trying to roofie her, or she might just think you're concerned with good breath.

A deck of cards at a bar can lead to a drinking game and a chance to chat -- to make sure she isn’t one of those dodgy female dogs who lets guys buy her two drinks, only to reveal that the second is for her boyfriend. Share the love and she could end up sharing more with you. [Author’s disclosure: not all women and men are the same; this will work for some people and not others; if you have a problem with generalizations, check out “How Trolls Make Me Vomit” or “5 Reasons You Aren’t Any Fun”.] Stephanie Be is a UCLA-trained writer, social media expert, and bon vivant.