Why It’s Great to Travel as a Solo Woman

“A girl who travels has relationships that are based not on security, but on sincerity”

lauren klarfeld

Most of the time, I enjoy doing the whole, “travel as a solo woman”. But there are days when the lonely bug bites me. Many times, when someone learns that I travel alone, a worry overflows them. They would act as if I just did something very odd towards them. Many of them can’t even comprehend why I would enjoy traveling alone. Then they would go on and tell me with every fiber in their body that it’s too dangerous for a woman to travel by herself.

When this would happen, I would usually smile sweetly at them and say, “Thank you for the advice.” I have learned that some of these people you can’t reason with. Their mind has been made up on how they believe it is in many countries. It’s sad to be so closed minded and driven by a fear. Life is worth more than letting your fears overcome you.


The Power of Traveling Solo!

Embarking on a journey as a solo woman traveler is an exhilarating and empowering experience. It’s a chance to break free from the constraints of everyday life and explore the world on your own terms. Whether you’re an avid adventurer or a first-time solo traveler, venturing into the unknown as a woman can be both liberating and transformative.

One of the greatest joys of traveling solo as a woman is the freedom to make your own choices. You have the power to craft your itinerary, decide where to go, what to see, and when to do it. Every step you take becomes a declaration of independence and self-discovery. From the bustling streets of vibrant cities to the serenity of remote natural landscapes, the world becomes your playground, and you have the ultimate authority to explore it as you please.

A Helping Hand

Since I have started traveling, I’ve had more people go out of their way to help me. Sure, I’ve had some problems here and there. But would I ever take back my experiences and the places I have traveled to? Heck no! When I was in Peru, I wandered out in the streets to take in the festivities at night. My body was feeling buzzed from the energy in the air.

Once I was ready to head back to my hostel, I couldn’t remember where it was. I must have ventured pretty far from it as I took in the sights of the locals celebrating their holiday. A half an hour passed and I finally caved in and asked a local guy from a store if he knew where it was. He had no clue and barely spoke English. My Spanish skills were still fresh, so our talking skills to one another were only a few words. Even with our language barrier, he was nice enough to help me find the hostel. Eventually, we found it and I profusely thanked the sweet local for his help.

There are nice people throughout the world. If you travel as a solo woman, it should never be a seen as a negative thing. Just don’t put yourself in situations where you feel uncomfortable. While you travel, you can make friends with other travelers. It’s easy talking with others on tours, at hostels, and sometimes even restaurants. This will help you not feel alone as you travel as a solo woman. You might even find your soulmate or a best friend! You never know until you try.

Personal Reflection

I felt more alive than I have in the past since I’ve started traveling on my own. My body feels light and free. Problems lay to the side as I take in all the sights and make new friends. Many tend to look at the bad than the good. When traveling solo, YOU get to decide! Your freedom is as much as you give it. Everyday can be a new adventure or they can just be relaxing days where you focus on yourself. As I travel alone, I get time to reflect on my life and on what I want. It really has helped me find myself and accomplish some of my dreams!

Safety is Important!

But solo travel as a woman also comes with unique considerations. Safety is paramount, and it’s essential to take precautions and be aware of your surroundings. Researching destinations, understanding local customs, and having a well-thought-out plan can go a long way in ensuring a smooth and enjoyable journey.

The beauty of solo travel lies in the connections you make along the way. As a solo woman traveler, you have the opportunity to meet fellow adventurers, locals, and kindred spirits from different walks of life. Embrace these encounters, share stories, and open your heart to new friendships. These connections can enrich your travel experiences and create lifelong memories.

Personal Growth

Traveling solo as a woman allows for introspection and personal growth. It’s a time to challenge yourself, step out of your comfort zone, and discover your inner strength and resilience. Embrace the moments of solitude, revel in the silence, and let the world around you inspire introspection and self-discovery. From navigating foreign landscapes to overcoming language barriers, every obstacle you conquer adds to your personal growth and builds your confidence.

As a solo woman traveler, it’s important to trust your instincts and listen to your inner voice. You have an innate wisdom that will guide you through unfamiliar territories. Embrace the unknown, take calculated risks, and relish the moments of spontaneity that arise. These are the experiences that shape you, fuel your sense of adventure, and ignite your spirit of exploration.

Pulpit Rock in Norway
Pulpit Rock, Norway

Have a Support Group for Travels

While traveling as a solo woman can be a transformative experience, it’s crucial to have a support network in place. Share your travel plans with loved ones, stay connected through technology, and seek advice and insights from fellow female travelers. Engaging with travel communities, both online and offline, can provide a wealth of knowledge, encouragement, and support.

Remember, traveling as a solo woman is a celebration of your independence and strength. It’s an opportunity to see the world through your own lens, to embrace the unknown, and to create memories that are uniquely yours. So pack your bags, step into the unknown, and let your solo travel journey ignite your spirit and empower your soul. The world awaits, and as a solo woman, you’re ready to conquer it with grace and courage. Check out my dear friend, Bag Lady Meredith San Diego for more info regarding solo female travel.

Where to Next?

Start planning for your next trip by checking out the Travel page. I break it down with the important things to look into and do before heading to your destination. Don’t forget to research into a country before heading there. The world is always changing and it’s good to stay up to date.

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About Misfit Wanders

I’ve been traveling for around most of my life since my family is spread across my homeland, USA. So, I’ve grown up traveling there. But as I got older, my curiosity peaked to see more of the world. While I travel, I enjoy telling my tales in this blog or in articles for travel magazines. For over 5 years, I have resided in Sweden with my Swedish husband, our little boy, and my mom surrounded by nature. Learn more on my About me page.

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Misfit Wanders

Misfit Wanders

I´m a kooky girl that likes to travel. I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. Then moved to Northern California for about 5 years. But now, it's going on 5 years living in Sweden with my hubby and our furbabies, plus our little boy and my mom has joined our crew! Over the pandemic time, it has been hard to travel. Thus, my travel blog had been at a stand still. I started going to a University and I had a baby. Now I'm on a different kind of adventure. But my family and I plan on traveling when we can still. Traveling is something I cherish. New adventures is what keeps me moving, that and a stubbornness. I have a weird sense of humor if you haven´t figured that out from my posts. My writing can be perplexing, but I like to tell stories, and the best way is from my own experiences. So sit back and relax, as you take a spin through my hikes or enjoy following my footsteps as I wander in different countries! Most of my writings will be focused on hikes and the outdoors in Sweden.

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