This article was written by Atiqa.
Going on a solo trip as a woman can be very empowering. As women, we are expected to fit into the nurturing role of our societies. However, just because we can do that, doesn’t mean we have to bury our desires and only take care of the people around us. A woman’s needs are just as important as the needs of the people around her. Going on a solo trip means it's just about you. You do what you want and when you want to do it. Once you create that itinerary and pick up that heavy backpack just by yourself, you realize how self-sufficient and independent you actually are. So, we interviewed some women who often travel solo, and created some posts about the benefits of female solo traveling, solo female travel safety concerns and tips, and the safest destinations for solo traveling for women, to help inspire you too. So go ahead and read this post about why you should travel alone as a woman and the benefits it has to offer you!
Who are you away from home, when you are not an employee or a boss, a mother, a wife, a daughter, or a sister? When you travel solo, you get time to reflect and reconnect with yourself. You get to focus on who you are and what you want. When you travel from place to place, you can allow your mind to wander. You can think about your goals, what you have achieved and what you’re grateful for. You can give importance to all the little things in life. You can pause being a wonder woman, and just relax for a change. You can enjoy the present and connect not only with yourself but nature too. You realize what you actually enjoy, whether it’s museums, mountains, beaches or all and most importantly, you learn to enjoy your own company. You don’t have to go anywhere you don’t want to. You get to leave your comfort zone, and once you are able to do that, you learn a lot about yourself.
Meet New People
When you travel with friends or family, you’re more likely to stay within the group, and hardly interact with strangers. If you travel solo, you are more likely to interact with the people around you, whether it’s because you need recommendations or directions, or simply because you are lonely and crave human interaction. If you travel solo, you can collect friends from all over the world. Who knows? Maybe they’ll invite you to their home country and you will have one more place to visit for your next destination!
You can also connect with travelers using GAFFL. It’s built for travelers to find a travel buddy, travel partner or a travel companion. You can connect with travelers planning trips to the same locations at the same time as you, plan, meet up, and split costs with them. You can check it out below.