Solo female travel is taking the world by storm!
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.”
(the first female aviator to cross the Atlantic Ocean solo)
Young women, Millenials and the older crowd are venturing out to explore this beautiful planet by themselves. If you haven’t done a solo female travel trip, it can seem like a daunting proposition but with the right preparation and mindset, anyone can step out solo. Mull the idea over. How is it sitting with you? Is it calling you?
Here are all my posts on solo travel. After travelling alone, I have lots of tips and strategies to share with you. I am excited that you are here ready to embark on a new journey. Read on and please contact me with questions and do let me know about your solo female travels!
Developing an aware mindset has everything to do with knowing what you actually want and then going after it. Perhaps you want to travel but your partner doesn’t or none of your friends has holidays when you do. These kinds of situations can launch you into some solo travel adventures.
Remember you are not alone in wanting to travel solo and a little fear is not uncommon. Plan something closer to home to build your confidence and get your feet wet.
Planning is critical to the success of solo travel. I always have at least my first few nights of accommodation booked. When I arrive, I already know where I am headed. Usually, I have a screenshot from GoogleMaps, or the metro route already figured out.
Many women I talk to are held back from solo travel because of safety issues. They fear the world is unsafe and being alone will be dangerous. After travelling to fourteen countries completely solo, here are my best tips. Travel with awareness, be informed and plan for your arrival, especially the first few nights accommodation. Being planned will take away the stress of the unknown and open space for curiosity and joy to step in. That’s when the real fun begins.
When we travel to other countries, things just aren’t going to be the same as at home. Travel with intent. Be open to learning about this different culture and its people. Learn some words in a new language. The energy you put out flows back to you – right?
Solo travel doesn’t necessarily mean alone. You can travel independently but you can also join a tour as a single traveller. Be sure to ask what the single supplement is. If you do venture out on your own, there are many ways to meet people as you go. Staying in hostels, taking a day trip or even a walking tour can often lead to meeting other solo travellers that are looking for someone to spend a little time with. You’ll be amazed who you meet. After solo travelling, I feel like I have friends and acquaintances in all corners of the world.
After a day of solo travel, you flop on the bed and the grin will be a mile wide. There may have been a few setbacks or changes to the original plan, maybe even a few tears, but that feeling of having navigated a city, an itinerary, a hike or merely sitting in a park in a foreign land is exhilarating. YOU DID IT!