Being a solo female traveler is a unique experience filled with unexpected twists and turns. When you travel on your own, you extend your comfort zone and build confidence. You also get to experience new destinations and cultures, all while learning more about yourself.
Choosing a destination for solo travel comes with tons of research. Safety is an excellent place to start, but it isn’t the only factor you should consider when choosing a new adventure.
Traveling alone can seem daunting, but thankfully there are tips to keep you safe while getting the most out of your experience. There are also several travel destinations perfect for solo female travelers! Let’s explore them.
Choose Your Destination Mindfully
Choosing your destination is the foundation of your experience. If you feel drawn to a place, explore why you feel drawn. Do your research and find out what you hope to gain from visiting. When you have a clear intention for going, you are more likely to get what you expected. When choosing a destination, research the area to understand the culture you’re dropping into. Most importantly, keep an open mind. What may seem strange to you may be a way of life for those who live there. Embrace the differences you find, and you will come away with a more enriching travel experience.
Where to Go
Turkey is an underrated travel destination filled with surprises. Turkish culture is very welcoming, so expect to get the full cultural experience in your travel there. It’s super easy to get around by bus, train, or uber. From the natural beauty to the historical landmarks, There are so many wonderful things to experience in Turkey, especially if it’s your first visit!
Protect Your Paperwork
When you travel abroad, it’s important to keep your passport, ID, and insurance paperwork with you at all times. You want to make sure you are protecting this information while you travel.
Keep your paperwork in different luggage. You can keep your passport in your purse and your ID in your backpack. Doing this will ensure you don’t lose all of your ID if one of your bags disappears. It’s a smart idea to do this with money, as well.
Where to Go
Moab is the holy grail of outdoor activities. Climbers, campers, and mountain bikers flock to Moab because of the amazing outdoor options available. Here you can find Arches National Park, Canyonlands, and Dead Horse State Park.
There is also a huge number of free campsites in Moab. This paired with the abundance of nature makes it popular for other travelers to connect with while you’re there.
Talk to Those Around You
Traveling solo may seem lonely to some, but it’s the opposite if you aren’t afraid to talk to those around you. Talk to the person next to you on the bus, your campsite neighbor, or the people staying in your hostile home.
Don’t be afraid to speak to the locals. Connecting with people who live at your destination will open up a world of new experiences. Plus, when you travel alone, it’s nice to familiarize yourself with those around you. You never know when you may need someone to have your back.
Document Your Trip
When traveling, things can pass by in a whirl and be over before you know it. Make sure you document your travels by writing in a journal, keeping a blog, or taking photos and for a scrapbook.
Solo travel can be so rewarding, and having something to look back on makes it even better. Whether you make a travel diary or a designated Instagram account, make sure you’re treasuring your experience.