Solo Female Travel Advice
Solo traveling can seem pretty scary the first, or even the 15th time you do it, but it’s almost always oh, so worth it! Solo female travel isn’t nearly as uncommon as it once was, and you’ll meet plenty of other solo traveling ladies on the road who are just like you. Just take the leap!
The following are my top tips after five years of traveling all over the world, almost entirely on my own. This section includes packing guides that are helpful no matter the weather or where in the world you’re heading to, safety tips from the experts, personal posts that resonated with readers, and suggestions to make your journey more seamless so that you can enjoy it fearlessly and worry-free!
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Planning Made Easier
Sometimes the most daunting part about going on a trip is the planning part. How do I figure out where to go, how do I deal with naysayers, what about the fear, and how am I going to save up for this and be able to afford it? With the right framework, you can break it down into pieces, like a cake, and make it more manageable and enjoyable. Because we all love cake, right?
Make your planning easier with these guides and posts:
Packing Lists for Every Destination
What’s the next biggest question? What in the world to bring! The goal is to end up in a place looking fabulous for minimal effort and weight, and after five years of minimalist packing on six out of seven continents on planet Earth, I’ve got you covered. After making every mistake in the book already, now I know what you need in each place and what you don’t. The posts below are designed to help you pack like a pro.
Make packing easier with these guides and posts:
- The Packing List for Everywhere in the World
- A full Guide to my Camera Gear
- How to Take Beautiful Photos of Yourself (Even if You Travel Solo)
- Everything I travel with
- Destination specific:
Empowering Solo Travel Reads
When the fear creeps in or you second-guess your decision to travel solo (which we all do, you’re not alone), come back to this section and read these posts to feel motivated and excited again. Solo traveling is the gift that you deserve.
Make the anticipation more fun with these posts:
- 25 Promises for all the Single Ladies Who Travel
- 25 Reasons Why Women Should Never Travel Alone (it’s tongue and cheek, don’t worry!)
- My Memoir From Year One of my Solo Travels
- Why You Shouldn’t be Scared to Travel Solo
- Why Going Solo is Often Better than With Others
- Socially Awkward? Please Travel Alone
Solo Female Travelers Just Like You
Traveling alone is awesome, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Below are case studies from women of all ages, nationalities, and walks of life who prove that solo traveling knows no genders, borders, or backgrounds. Each interview below is a profile of a woman who has traveled alone, telling us how she did it, what she learned, what her favorite places are, and her hopes and dreams for the future.
Click below to read each story:
- Thia from Indonesia
- Wangechi from Kenya
- Courtney from California
- Julie, a solo traveling woman over 50
- Becky, a Single Mom
- Archana from India
- 3 Muslim Women Share what it’s Like to Travel Alone
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