9 tips for female solo travelers for the best trip in 2023

Girl solo traveler

If you are about to do your first trip on your own you might be very excited. This is the adventure of your life and you have to get ready for it. As a woman solo traveler, you probably have some concerns about your safety during the trip. Well, that’s normal but there is nothing to be worried about.

The number of female solo travelers is increasing every year and according to a statistic already, 70% of American women did a solo trip. This means the safety levels are good and you can chill out.

Of course, there are some tips that will help you to have an unforgettable trip without any worries. Here we share the top 9 tips women traveling alone should follow to get the best out of their solo experience.

1. Stay in a hostel or Couchsurfing

Girl in a hostelThe best place to stay during your solo trip is a hostel. These are very social places where you can meet many solo travelers. Most hostels have only female rooms where you will be only with other women. Another great thing about hostels is that some of them organize events you can join and socialize with other guests.

Couchsurfing is also a very popular hosting option. On the website, you can join the network of people providing accommodation for free. This is a perfect way to get to know more about local culture and find new friends.

2. Pack smartly

Using a backpack instead of a suitcase is more comfortable, especially if you will do a road trip. We know is hard to decide which are the best outfits to take, but also keep in mind that you have to carry this luggage.

We advise you to take only the most important stuff and clothes. Always leave some place for a jacket and second pair of shoes. It’s also important to choose the outfits according to weather conditions at the destination you go.

3. Read about the destination you go

Traveling without a plan is cool, but this can bring you some stress as well. There is information that is a must to know before you take the road to your next trip. For example, always check if there is good transportation in the city and how you will travel around. The crime rate is another important thing to know.

What is the local currency? Do the locals speak English? What is the season there? These are just part of the questions you have to find answers to before you start the trip.

4. Be spontaneous

Even though we advise you to make some small research we are also fen of the spontaneous trips. What we mean about spontaneous trips is not to make a schedule where you should be at a certain hour. Be open to any ideas and events that can come up during your solo trip.

Take as much time as you wish to explore an area in the city or to travel to a destination around. This will bring you the feeling of freedom and independence.

5. Connect with other female solo travelers

Finding someone with the same desire for solo trips is not difficult. There are a lot of Facebook groups for female travelers where you can find a buddy. This is the easiest way to connect with other women travelers around. It sounds like a great way to start new friendships, isn’t it?

6. Explore the local culture

There are many differences between the cultures and making small research about the culture you’re about to explore is a good idea. This will prepare you for what to expect and how to behave during your visit.

Every culture is unique and can offer you new experiences. If you know what to search for you can have an amazing time.

7. Don’t overshare

This is the most important piece of advice that will help you to stay safe. When you make new friends never overshare personal information about your bank account and address for example. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable by asking personal questions you better stop speaking with this person.

Another good idea that will help you to stay safe is to post photos from your trip only you go back home.

8. Keep eye on your personal belongings

Even though one destination is safe there is always a chance someone to steal your personal belongings. That’s why keep them always with you or in a safe locker in your hostel. If you lose your ID card you have to go to the American embassy as soon as possible and ask for help.

9. Make a travel insurance

Travel insuranceWe advise you to don’t travel without travel insurance.

You probably think you will never need it, but you can’t predict this.

There are many travels insurance agencies that provide good options.

Always choose the option that includes lost luggage coverage and health insurance.


Brittany Robertson

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