Security and safety aside, if the thought of feeling lonely while travelling solo worries you and you prefer the company of others to share your travel experiences with, there are several options available. A few that I will highlight are escorted tours, guided self-drive tours, ocean or river cruises or all-inclusive vacations. If you do prefer your own company and you’re not worried about feeling lonely while travelling solo, these options can be for you too.
Below are 14 safety tips for solo female travellers that other women have used when travelling alone, including myself and my sister, who is much younger than me and recently travelled solo in Vietnam and Australia.
So, you’ve been chatting with your best friend about a destination you really want to check off your bucket list or about really needing a short getaway. Your partner has no interest in going with you, or can’t get the time off work, but you really don’t want to go on your own. Turns out your best friend is in the same boat, so you decide it might be a great idea to gather a few more friends and other female family members and arrange a group trip to make it more fun.
But where do you start?
One of the reasons I started my travel business was because I realized, like me, there are many other women around my age, who don’t get to travel as much as they should. They want to travel to exotic countries, check off their bucket list items and experience the world, but for one reason or another, they don’t get to do so.
There are many reasons to travel on escorted tours. If you’re female and have no one to travel with, read this article, to see why an escorted group tour is an ideal option female travellers like yourself.
You’ve been considering travelling on an escorted tour to fulfil your next bucket list item but you’re not 100% sure it’s the right experience for you. Before you decide, you have a bunch of questions. Hopefully the answers below will help you decide whether an escorted tour is right for you.
There are many aspects of an escorted group tour that make it an ideal option for female travellers—especially women looking for immersive and authentic travel experiences—even women who usually prefer to travel solo or who don’t feel the need to travel with a group for safety reasons.
For women who prefer safety in numbers, an escorted group tour is an ideal option.
One of the many reasons why women don’t travel as much as they should, especially women over 50 like me, is because they have no one to travel with for one reason or another. For them, the idea of travelling alone to some parts of the world is, at best, intimidating and, at worst, freaks them out.
If you’re in the same boat, mostly you worry you won’t feel safe travelling alone, especially to exotic destinations half way across the globe where not only don’t you speak the lingo or know the lay of the land, but you’re also not familiar with the culture, traditions and laws, in particular as they apply to women.