Solo female travel can be a bit of a challenge if you’ve not done it before.
That’s why we’ve put together this category on Solo Traveler specifically for women who want to travel alone. It’s designed to point you to the most relevant information for female solo travelers.
Why Women Travel Solo?
To become Independent
Traveling by yourself is better than traveling with someone who likes doing things that you do not, like buying expensive meals maybe even likes walking everywhere when you prefer a tram. You’ll get all the freedom you like and you’ll be at your own pace. No one tells you where to go or what to do. You make the plan on your own.
To Discover more about yourself
When you go on a solo trip to a place unfamiliar to you, you begin to know more about yourself. Since you are on your own, you only have yourself and you have to follow your heart and you can attain some degree of inner balance and focus.
You learn what you are capable of and things you’re scared of. You don’t have a choice but to face your fears on your own and get through any potential problems by yourself.
To meet new people
Not only do you experience new things throughout the trip, but you also get to meet new like-minded people along the way. If you’re traveling with a group of friends or with your family, it’s less likely for you to meet other travelers. You’ll be more likely spend more time with your friends rather than going out of your way to meet others.
To boost the confidence
The hardest decision you will make with solo travel is to book a flight and pack a bag. Even that very first step of your solo trip is empowering. From there, the more you travel solo the more your confidence will grow.
While all of the organizing and hard work will fall on your shoulders, all of the pleasure that comes from a job well done when you have organized a life changing trip will be yours to savor.
Solo Female Advice
Choose the right destinations
Just make sure it’s a safe destination, or know what to expect before you go. The first step would be to pick a city or region that has low crime and is considered “safe” for female travel.
You’ll be able to relax and enjoy your trip better if you don’t have to worry about violence or muggings. Start by knowing yourself. If you can’t handle unwanted attention from men, book tickets to places that are more female-friendly.
Protect your documents
Keep your passport and other important documents secure. Have backup copies on you and at home with your trusted contact.
Use your phone
If you know that you are no good with directions, it may bring a sense of comfort and safety for you to use Google Maps. Wandering and being lost are two completely different things. Looking lost will make you a target.
Only bring what you need…or really really want. Lugging around several bags gets old quick and like many of the other things on this list will make you a prime target for thieves.
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