solo female travel

BBC Travel just wrote a piece entitled “Should Women Avoid Traveling Alone?”and my reaction looks a little something like vomiting into a bucket.

Really BBC? Why is it there are hundreds of pieces asking whether or not women should travel solo, and not nearly enough encouraging them to strike out alone?

Because women everywhere totally can AND DO travel safely everyday, here’s a little reminder of why it’s important to start worrying less about what could go wrong, and worry more about where you’re going next and when.

Traveling Solo Shows You Your Own Strength: Doubting yourself all the time? Yeah, that goes away after you hike the Inca Trail and completely kick its ass. You rock, lady!

Traveling Solo Shows You Who You Are: After a few months of long bus rides, soul-searching, and new destinations, you’ll know yourself a million times more than when you arrived.

Traveling Solo Pushes You: Yeah, sometimes traveling solo is rough. Sometimes you get into situations you don’t know how you’ll get out of, and then a stranger comes along and gives you a hand. Travel pushes you to do more, explore more, know more. And that’s a good thing.

There’s No Limit to Your Schedule: Feeling exhausted from the day before and want to sleep? Do it! Want to push yourself and watch the sunrise? Do it! Traveling alone gives you total control of your schedule.

You Aren’t Dressing to Impress: Not traveling with anyone? Cool, then you’re free to wear whatevs you want without ever thinking twice.

Traveling Solo Helps You Make New Friends: Without the safety blanket of friends and family by your side, you’re more open to experiencing new things with new people. And that’s what traveling is all about!

What inspires you to travel solo and how many times have you gone on a solo trip?

Greece: Expectations Vs. Reality

April 7, 2014
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Greece was one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life. The history and the culture are in-explainable. Many of us have a vision of what Greece is  like. Depicted in the movies and through story-tellers, we form certain expectations and beliefs about the country. Having traveled to Greece myself, some [...]

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Meet More People by Traveling Solo

April 3, 2014
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Nervous about traveling solo? Don’t be! The funny thing about traveling solo is that you are actually rarely alone, unless you want to be. Here’s how you can meet more people while traveling solo, and how it can happen on it’s own at the same time! Being Approached Happens Whether its in a hostel lounge, [...]

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5 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Indonesia

March 27, 2014

Many people have heard of the beautiful island of Bali, known both for its stunning nature as well as for its nightlife. Yet Bali is only one of over 17,000 islands that make up the unique archipelago of Indonesia. It is a diverse country rich with culture, temples and nature. Each island has its own [...]

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10 Things About Greece I’ll Never Forget

March 25, 2014
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I spent a month in Greece when I was 19. I traveled all over the marvelous country and there are some things that I will never forget. Here we go: 1)   The Greek man on the bus. People in Athens on public transport are less than happy. I’m actually pretty positive that I never saw [...]

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14 Lessons From Traveling in Kenya

February 12, 2014
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My best friend Noel just returned from a 10 day excursion in Kenya. She traveled to Kenya to help teach small school children and help build the curriculum of schools there. She immersed herself in the culture and learned what Kenya has to offer. I was so inspired I asked her to help me create [...]

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Greek Phrases Every Girl Should Know

October 15, 2013
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We’ve all used the phrase, “It’s Greek to me!”  when describing something completely, totally over our heads. But guess what? It doesn’t have to be! At least, not if you learn a few phrases at home before boarding the next plane to Athens. While traveling in Greece, I was struck by how proficient people were [...]

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