Solo Female Travel
Posted on: December 25, 2017, by Jill Murwin
In his TED Talk, Luis Vargas explains that traveling the world has never been safer or more affordable than it is now. Heinous crimes are at a record low (believe it or not) and plane tickets are becoming increasingly cheaper.
However, traveling as a woman comes with extra precautions, no matter what these comforting statistics reveal.
As female travelers, we’ve realized the likelihood of feeling uncomfortable while intermingling with different cultures. However, there is a movement happening. Women are changing the way we travel by creating safer environments for ourselves. We are finding our way around the discomforts of gender discrimination and continuing on the path of enlightenment via travel.
We’ve all heard the travel horror stories, and while these situations don’t always happen, they aren’t easily forgotten. Nonetheless, we pack our bags and leave home feeling both nervous and ready for challenge, not realizing just how easy our travels can be.
Using these 5 simple guidelines will surely keep your mind as ease.
- Never walk alone at night.
- Always take public transportation or use apps like Uber when available. Taxis can be unpredictable.
- Hold your purse/bag on the front side of your body & keep the strap over your shoulder at all times.
- Do not give out any personal info.
- Never accept a drink from a stranger, ever. Period.
We’d like to add that all female dorm rooms and hostels are available in many locations throughout Asia and India. So sit back and relax while feeling safer, and unsurprisingly, cleaner (sorry guys).
Sounds pretty great, right ladies? Well, it gets better…
3 Sisters Adventure Trek is a team of three female professional guides that lead all-female trekking groups through the Himalayas in Nepal. They, like many other female guides, have changed backpacking forever. I mean, reducing the chances of being hit-on while scaling an enormous mountain face seems like a relief, right?
Traveling alone as a female is safe, but if you’d rather go with a group, we completely understand. Our female dominated staff keeps our clients happy and safe, because not only are we a travel company, we are world travelers too.
Here at Chasing Atlas, we’re keeping female-travel-empowerment rolling by spontaneously scheduling all-girls trips to various locations around the world. Check out our trips or follow us on instagram for more travel inspiration.
And because we love you, we’ve compiled a short list of our favorite, female friendly hostels in Southeast Asia & India:
Onederz Hostel in Siem Reap, Cambodia
168 Hostel in Bangkok, Thailand
Moustache Hostel in Rishikesh, India
Also check out Hostel Booker’s Top 10 Women’s Hostels post.
We wish you all the best on your adventures and would love to hear from you. Visit us anytime at https://chasingatlas.com/ and let us know if we can help you with any of your exploration needs.
Ciao for now!
Written by Randee Lee, Travel Blogger & Writer for Chasing Atlas