As solo traveling among women becomes more popular, there’s never been a better time for you to unleash your sense of adventure and take on the world as a woman. Being one of the most empowering ways for a woman to see the world, traveling solo is an opportunity you shouldn’t pass up on if you can! But before you pack your bags and jet off into the sunset, here are a couple of things you should know first.
1. You’re Not Alone
While you will be going on your trip independently, you can take solace that there are thousands of other women all over the country who have already done what you’re planning to do or intend to do so very soon. Apart from the sense of camaraderie that this gives you, it also means that you have access to a wealth of information about planning the perfect solo trip! All you have to do is access the Internet, and you’ll find a host of influencers and bloggers who’ve likely covered everything that concerns you.
2. You Can Play It Safe And Still Have Fun
Travel media is rife with how every woman must prioritize safety and keep their adventure “authentic.” We’re here to tell you that you can do all that and still be a free spirit! All you need to do first is cover your basics extensively. Along these lines, some of the things that we suggest you do include finding answers to questions like;
- Do women travel solo to the location I have in mind often?
- What’s the best way to stay respectful of the culture of where I’m headed?
- What’s the best accommodation facility to get as a woman?
- What does the crime stats say about where I’m headed?
- What areas are safe and unsafe for travelers in these regions?
By finding answers to questions like this, you’ll be able to protect yourself without getting paranoid or spoiling your fun.
3. Be Prepared
You’re traveling solo. That means you have to do some things differently. For instance, you’ll probably have to pack light as the last thing you want is to drag multiple suitcases across several yards of cobblestone streets! You also need to make sure you get “street-smart” while you’re on the move. Make sure you have multiple copies of all your essential documents and some cash stashed in various luggage areas. You’re a little better prepared if things should go awry.
4. Maintain Focus
If travel solo has one downside, it’s the fact that it can get incredibly lonely! Reduce the chances by making sure you set reasonable goals before you head out. Whether it’s learning a new language or how to be more self-reliant, make sure that you have a good plan of action before heading out! With these little tips, you’re sure to have a pleasant solo adventure you’ll fondly remember for years to come!