The past few years have witnessed a sudden surge in the number of women taking to travel on their own. These females on the move have very impressively embraced their passion, by setting out unfettered and unchained, in their quest for adventure and daring experiences in far away lands.

In spite of the liberal society we live in today, the fact remains, that the women who opt to venture out solo, are more vulnerable to danger than their male counterparts.

When your usual friends refuse to endorse your ideas for an adventure holiday no matter the destination be Europe or Asia, you have little choice but to set off a solo trip. Many people hastily make travel arrangements, then suddenly realise their limitations.

Their knowledge concerning the more exotic locations of the world could even leave them in peril.

Therefore, to get the most of your next solo leisure trip, it is important to maintain a balance of risk-taking and caution. Choosing a trip that’s specially tailored for a group of solo travellers, and you’ll be ready to experience the adventure holiday of your life also by following these simple safety tips.

The benefits of travelling solo

With an organised trip, you’re presented with all the elements you need for an amazing solo adventure. You’ll have the services of a company that knows exactly what your adventurous spirit needs. Take WeRoad coordinators.

They are highly accomplished at solo group travel. You can travel with confidence as you have plenty of experienced assistance. You’ll never be lonely on a trip for groups. Your companions will share your taste for adventure in amazing destinations like Peru or South Korea.

There’s a good chance that you’ll make new friends who’ll make many future holidays a wonderful adventure.

Exploring Adventurous Locations

Group trips help you fully enjoy a location. For instance, Peru’s Machu Picchu is now one of the world’s most visited tourist spots. On an organised trip, you can usually discover so much more about a location.

Instead of staying in a luxury hotel, you could be welcomed into the homes of local inhabitants. It’s an example of how your adventure holiday helps you appreciate the cultural legacy of the Ancient Inca kingdom.

You can sail across Lake Titicaca, enjoy trekking through Colca Canyon, and gaze in awe at the incredible geological stripes of Vinicunca more commonly known as the Rainbow Mountain.

Discover New Aspects of a Location

Everyone has heard of South Korea being a hub of futuristic technology. On an organised trip for a group of strangers, there is the opportunity to discover the ancient traditions of the country.

While cities such as Seoul are hectic and modern, you can travel to beautifully quiet villages such as Andong, and the ancient temples of Gyeongju. Here, you’ll be amazed to find traditional hanok houses that are still constructed as they were in the fourteenth century.

Join friendly residents and enjoy their traditional meals which could include a delicious, nourishing stew known as Kimchi Jjigae. You may even be able to try your hand at local crafts such as paper colouring.

Flexibility of Adventure Holidays

Joining an organised trip is one of the best ways to enjoy an adventurous holiday. You have reliable organisation, fascinating monuments to explore, and local traditions to appreciate.

Best of all, you’ll never feel lost or lonely. You’ll have great companions who share your love of adventure. There will be fascinating excursions to wonderful locations that you may never have heard of. When travelling solo, always join an organised adventure trip.

Woman selling food at a street stall at chatuchak market on a 4 days itinerary in bangkok

Solo female safety travel tips

1) Do a thorough research about your intended destination.

Proper planning and study of a future trip is as vital as the main trip itself. In between pouring over guide books and internet for advice on the local hot spots, take time out to collect some safety information as well.

Check out the neighbourhood around the place where you intend to stay in order to stay away from undesirable spots. Make a note of the nearest medical help available, just to be on the safe side.

Find out these details, much before the start of your journey.  You’ll also want to check whether there are any vaccinations or Covid test results required at your destination.

2) Keep your valuables on you all the time

The rapid strides that technology has gained in this modern era was quite unimaginable a decade back. People, everywhere, are moving around with expensive electronic gadgets like laptops and tablets especially in colourful places like Marrakech and Bangkok.

The more savvy ones have pricey cameras and lenses, all of which can be deemed to be valuable. Since you are your own security guard, carry a day bag which can accommodate all this costly equipment.

Never let any of these important items out of your sight, else there is a great chance that you will not lay your eyes on them again.

3) Always take travel insurance

Getting insurance while traveling can, in case of any incident, be a virtual life safer. With a plethora of service providers available online, this is the sanest thing to do prior to start of your journey.

Travel insurance safeguards you against theft, being caught in a natural disaster, or in the worst case a fatal accident. This can save your family a monumental cost in the red tape involved in bringing the body back to the family.

Once you have studied the policy in detail, get the travel insurance which suits your needs the most. In short, if you cannot afford to take one, shelve all your travel plans in the first place.

4) Use a reliable service provider for your transfers from the travel terminals

A reliable, comfortable and stress free transportation after a strenuous travel day is important to take you to your destination in a safe way. The most vital part of using a reputed transport agency for your transfer from your arrival point is that you are certain to find a driver, with your name plate waiting for you, no matter what time of the day it is, and that too in a unrecognizable destination.

Next time you plan your solo trip, make sure you book your transfer, whether from the station, airport or any other terminal, well in advance. Traveling alone should never act as a deterrent for you or any woman aspiring to make a journey on her own.

Woman walking in Neuchatel in Switzerland

So long as you take the precautions described above and add a bit of common sense you can have a wonderful time and travel without fear. Just because you are a female, don’t let the fact hold up your next solo travel holiday.

Lavinia Dsouza

Award-winning Analyst, multi-nominated digital content creator and photographer Lavina Dsouza's words capture stories about culture and tradition mainly through its food and people. She has written and contributed to publications such as The Washington Post, Lonely Planet and Matador Network, to name a few. She is the editor of, a non-profit created to share inspiring stories from women of colour who break free from traditions and choose happiness.

She's also a speaker passionate about DEI and champions solo travel. She has collaborated with numerous renowned brands such as Intrepid Travel, TripAdvisor, Travel and Leisure and Adobe, to name a few.

She can be found on Twitter and Instagram.



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