Being able to travel and experience new cultures, cuisines and sunny weather are what makes office politics, crazy fad diets and the other ‘thrilling’ parts of being an adult all worthwhile. Traveling is a part of life we all look forward to, it allows us to escape our everyday lives and also, it lets us grow as women.
Solo female travel is something every woman should experience at least once within her lifetime. The benefits of it will set you free in ways you could have never thought possible when vacationing with friends, family, or loved ones.
However, there are certain elements to traveling which can be draining rather than energising – so it’s important to approach your solo adventures feeling upbeat and ready for anything. Plus traveling solo doesn’t mean that you’re always by yourself – meeting up with other women on your travels is often one of the unexpected highlights of a trip – coming into contact with other solo women travelers similar to yourself is fabulous as you can enjoy each other’s company and learn from each other.
Being comfortable in your own skin is so important, which is why solo travel is so beneficial. Amongst your fellow sisters, it empowers you to not care so much about how the world see’s you, and gives you a new perspective on yourself. Gender stereotypes are a natural product of our everyday lives and being able to take a break is liberating. Meeting up and spending time with other solo women travelers can also help to make you feel comfortable and safe. If fears of personal safety or security are holding you back from embarking on a solo expedition, then look for opportunities to meet up with other women and travel together for some reassurance. Wherever you are in the world it’s not too difficult to find solo travelers who have a similar mind-set to yourself and interested in following a similar path, even if just for a little while.
The fantastic thing about solo travel is that can take any shape or form that you’re interested in. Whether that’s a safari in Africa, exploring the rainforest of the Amazon, a wine-tasting immersion in Burgundy, or swimming with dolphins in Australia. Your adventures are really only limited by your imagination and your willingness to put yourself out there and push outside of your comfort zone.
Seeing the world and meeting new people is what life’s all about. There are some beautiful destinations to visit and some beautiful friendships to be made, that will last a lifetime. Take the plunge. It’s time to plan your solo adventures now.