Looking for solo trips for women? It can be done, and it is done. Most frequently as an empowering pilgrimage for many women. You can change your scene, all on your own, safely.
Single Woman Traveling Alone – Trips for Women
Is this safe? How do women pull this off? Are they part of the “wild bunch” that your mother told you to stay away from?
Some of them are. But many are not. And you don’t have to be one. Doing a little research and preparation is all that it takes.
You’ve heard of Julia Roberts. You’ve probably heard of Bali too. Julia Roberts has been known to play women with questionable ethical practices. OK, enough about Julia Roberts. Check out these real-life-women who travels solo.
Hi, friend, I am guessing that since you’ve clicked on this video you are interested in traveling solo. And I don’t blame you, because it is one of the most impactful experiences you can have in your life. But don’t just take my word for it. I brought 14 of my friends in this video who are going to share with you their top destinations for solo female travel. And these ladies, these strong, powerful women, have traveled to so many countries, so you can definitely take their word for it. They have quite the experience, and I’ll be sharing one of my favorite solo travel destinations as well, so get ready for it, let’s go. (upbeat music) – Hi everyone, it’s Jo, from Damon and Jo, and first of all, solo travel is the best. Like if you haven’t solo traveled in 2019, get your booty on a plane, go to Mexico, go to Greece, those are my two favorite places to solo travel. I love love love Latin American culture, and especially if you’re by yourself, it feels like you’re never alone. You’ve gotta go someplace where people are so friendly that even if you’re alone, it doesn’t feel like you’re alone. Also safety wise, it’s very safe. Like Mexico gets a bad rep for some reason, I’ve never felt in danger in Mexico. And you just gotta go and realize that so many other people are solo traveling, so shut up and go on a trip by yourself. (upbeat music) – Hey everyone, I’m Alyssa Ramos from My Life’s A Travel Movie, and I have traveled solo to over 90 countries, which makes it really hard to pick one to recommend, but I’m gonna go ahead and go with Easter Island. It may seem a little farfetched to do, but it’s one of those epic adventures you can do by yourself. It’s a small island, you can drive around the entire thing by yourself, and go see all of the awesome Moai heads. And it’s also a really cool place to get immersed into a culture. There’s still some original Rapa Nui people there. They’re more than happy to tell you about their history, and just gonna throw it out there that they’re all really cute. (upbeat music) – Hey guys, Glo from theblogabroad.com, and I rank Malta as my favorite solo female travel destination. I’ve been to over 70 countries, and Malta is definitely one of my top five safest destinations. I can explore and get lost at any hour of the day and feel completely safe. There’s over half a million people that live here, but every morning you’ll walk out and see that same old man at the corner cafe and I love that it has a small town feel. Malta is the cutest little island, and the capital city of Valletta is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There’s so much charm and warmth and vibrancy here, I definitely rank it top five safest destinations in the world. (upbeat music) – Hi I’m Hey Nadine and my pick for you ladies is Switzerland. Not only is it my favorite country to visit, it is absolutely perfect for the solo female traveler. You have the Geneva region, which is very french, it is luxurious, it’s beautiful, it’s right on the lake, and then you have the Alps area which is full of little, cute Swiss villages that have amazing hiking trails in and around it so you can explore on your own, no problem, it is totally safe. You can go there in the winter time and go skiing, you can go there in the summer time and do those hiking plus more, and the food. You have delicious delicious chocolate, cheese, and wine. What more could you want ladies? (upbeat music) – Hey guys, my name is Laura Reid. I make travel videos here on YouTube and one of the places I would recommend for solo female travelers is the Philippians. I have been back there many times and I love it for a few reasons. So the first reason being that there are an endless amount of islands that you can visit. The next reason is that they have some of the kindest people I have ever met, and one place in particular I really recommend for solo female travelers is Siargao. And I really love this place because there’s a whole bunch of young people. You can hop on a motor bike, go adventuring, you can go surfing, so definitely try to make it out there, and happy traveling! (upbeat music) – Hi guys, my name is Audrey and I run a YouTube channel called Samuel And Audrey where I travel together with my husband. My first solo trip was to Portugal, more specifically to Lisbon, and I love the destination. Lisbon is beautiful, like the buildings are covered in these colorful tiles. So I basically had my camera in hand the whole time. I stayed at a hostel that had female dorms so I felt very comfortable and they also had group tours if you wanted to go walk around or enjoy some nightlife. And also the food was delicious, I basically feasted on Egg Tarts and seafood, and I had a great time. So if girls are looking for a destination out there I would recommend Portugal. (upbeat music) – Howdy everyone, I am Oneika, otherwise known as Oneika The Traveller. And if I had to recommend one destination for women traveling by themselves to go to, I would recommend the gulf nation of Qatar. It’s extremely beautiful, and as well, middle eastern culture is extremely interesting to navigate. As a solo female traveler, I always felt completely safe. The food is absolutely excellent and Qatar is really easy to get to thanks to it being an airline hub. I would definitely advise you to go, you will not regret it, and you will have the best time. (upbeat music) – Hi, It’s Raya from Raya Was Here, and my number one destination for solo travel has got to be Bali, it’s one of my favorite places in the whole world, and I just love it because you can have an incredible cultural experience, you can hike up volcanoes, you can go to a rice field, it’s so so beautiful, but its also because there’s so many tourist, there’s tons of amazing restaurants and there’s so many people that you can meet. It’s the perfect place to go alone and if you wanna make friends you can definitely make friends and if you don’t, if you just wanna stay in your villa for very cheap, eat really well for very cheap, and just have an amazing vacation by yourself, you could do that too! (upbeat music) – Hey guys, my name Angelique and my country of choice is Italy. There’s just something about Italy that is so magical that I think everybody needs to experience. Everything from the culture, the art, the food, the streets, everything was picture perfect and I just think it’s a great place to go solo because I felt like I found myself there. And I know that kinda sounds cheesy but when you go somewhere that exceeds your expectations, you’re able to be in the moment and enjoy every minute of the trip. Like, hands down my favorite trip I have ever taken. I did not feel unsafe in the parts of Italy I was in. So, if you find yourself in that area, definitely go and stay for a long time. (upbeat music) – My top pick for traveling solo is Ireland. Ireland is such a welcoming and friendly country and you feel very safe traveling it alone. There’s a really strong tourism infrastructure there so getting around is very easy by renting a car, or taking the bus, there’s BnB’s and hostels all over the place. And, I suggest when traveling for the first time going somewhere where they speak the language that you speak. Ireland does speak English but it also has a very different culture so it feels very exotic, like I’m going somewhere exciting. So that, is my reason for choosing Ireland to travel solo. (upbeat music) – One of my favorite places to visit in the world is Chiang Mai, Thailand for so many reasons. I really love the vibe of the city. It attracts a lot of health conscious travelers and the locals are super friendly and playful. The city as a whole is really safe and easy to get around. Also just a little bit outside the city you can hike to waterfalls and temples up mountains. There’s tons of Buddhist temples everywhere. Also, probably my very favorite thing to do there is to indulge in the six dollar Thai massages. It’s super affordable and just a super enjoyable place to explore on your own, or with friends. (upbeat music) – Hey everyone, it’s Kristin of Vacation Couple, and I’m excited to share with you my favorite place to travel solo: The Dominican Republic. This country’s known for its beautiful beaches, but it also has scenic, cultural, and adventure based activities to indulge in too. Some of my favorites include visiting Paradise Island, going zip lining, rum tasting, and enjoying roadside activities like sweet almonds and cigar rolling. This is the place to take your time wandering through towns, chatting with locals, and traveling at your own pace. Which is why I think you should visit the Dominican Republic on your next solo travel adventure. (upbeat music) – Hey guys, I’m Julianne Broste, Traveling Jules, I’m a travel filmmaker and host so I get to see a lot of the world for work and for fun. Solo female travelers, you’ve gotta check out Korea. It’s such an interesting place. One thing everybody loves about Korea, the food, the food! Eating is one of my favorite things about going back to Korea. You got the traditional culture, and then also there’s a lot of urban things, and also nightlife, there’s dance clubs, you’re gonna find yourself having too much fun to go to sleep, I promise. Solo female travelers, I think you’re gonna love Korea. (upbeat music) – Hi everyone I’m Erin, also known as Erin Outdoors on the internet, I’m a travel photographer and blogger, and I’m super passionate about solo travel. My top pick would probably be New Zealand, especially if you’re adventurous and you’re an English speaker. There’s a lot of backpacking you can do in New Zealand, a lot of hiking, a lot of camping, it’s just the adventurers paradise. So if you’re feeling adventurous and you would like to try it out solo I can’t think of a better place to do it. (upbeat music) – One of my favorite places to travel solo is Belize. I have been twice, I’ve traveled both times solo and I absolutely loved it. First of all, it’s one of the most beautiful places. The color of the water is like no other place I’ve ever seen in my life, the turquoise color holy mind blowing. But lets talk about why its good for solo female travel. I felt safe there 100%, specifically in the keys. That is where I hung out, I felt safe walking around by myself, the people were super friendly, super laid-back, it’s the island life, chill vibes, I could hang out on the beach and not be bothered. I could go for a swim and feel safe, not be bothered. Do so many different activities, and there was also a great traveler community on the islands so I could meet other solo travelers if I wanted to hook up and hang out with them, and party with them, it was an incredible experience and there’s also like the yoga, retreat life that you can get involved with there, which I love. So you can be solo and not do anything and be by yourself or you can join groups of other solo travelers and have a good time, it’s a great place to be. I hope that you feel inspired. And I hope that if you’ve been thinking about traveling solo that this video has helped you make that decision. For me, solo travel has been one of the best gifts I could have given myself and I will continue to travel solo throughout my life, and you can see there are tons of other females doing it. Tons of them were in this video, and speaking of the wonderful women, powerful women travelers in this video, I have linked all of their YouTubes, Instagrams, Blogs, all in the video description below. Be sure to check them out, go subscribe to them, cause they are awesome. And subscribe to this channel if you haven’t already, and I’ll see you next time. Bye!
Solo Female Travel Group
Do I have to do this all alone?
No. You can do it partially alone.
There is such a thing as women travel groups. The emphasis is still on you, as a solo woman travelling. It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but it solves an issue. If you’re interested, check out the different groups below. Each has their own feel.
How do you find other women that can give you good, accurate information?
The best way to know what you’re walking into, is to talk to women who are at your destination. Preferably women who have lived there for some time and know the area. As well as perspective experiences of other first-timers.
A great way to get this insights is through expatriate communities. Often called expat groups. I’ve had most luck with facebook. There’s no shortage of responses and resources thrown your way, and almost always for free. Here you go.
Best Places for Solo Female Travel 2019
Where do you go that is safe and worth your while? Especially if you’re not a frequent flier.
There are so many options (the whole world, ya know), but I’ve got some ideas for you.
First, you might think about what you want? What kind of experience are you looking for? Want to coast it from 5-star hotel to 5-star hotel? Are you cool with hostels or a total lack of air conditioning? On that note, are you planning on climbing the highest mountain you can find just to wind-suit off the summit?
If you’re like me, you may be more interested in amazing food, gorgeous beaches, and friendly people.
Here’s a short curated list of destinations that report low crime. Also know, crime is not the same in every country. It’s often more centralized or “pocketed”. Mexico is a good example. Most of it is gorgeous and perfectly safe, except in the cartel areas. Again, do your research as to where the tourist areas are, and the not-so-savory spots are too. A city with an overall low crime rate might have very few dangerous areas, but if they’re concentrated, you don’t want to stroll into them.
Best Places to Travel Alone as a Female in the US – Trips for Women
Don’t want to go outside of the US?
It’s a big country, and there are many excellent destinations.
Here’s a short list of popular and safe-to-travel destinations, as well as descriptions.
First Time Solo Female Travel Destinations – Trips for Women
It’s your first time, and you want to make the most of it. Where to go?
Here we’ll target safety, ease of travel, and tourist-friendly locales. Try not to give into FOMO (fear of missing out). Analysis paralysis doesn’t make you mobile.
Here’s my top 10. Spin around 5 times, blind-folded, and pick one. (I’m not responsible for what happens to you or your equipment)
Kota Bharu Malaysia
Siem Reap Cambodia
Cape Town South Africa
Solo Female Travel Blog
Want a more personal perspective?
Here are some great blogs. Vibrant reports of personal experiences can work to excite and arm you with great info.
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