guide to female solo travel

14 Jun Going it alone: The AA’s guide to female solo travel

Travelling solo can seem daunting from the comfort of your home. What happens if I get stranded somewhere? Will I be safe? Will I make friends? Our infographic is here to provide some practical tips for solo female travellers

 

Over the last few years, travel companies and websites geared toward female travellers have become one of the fastest growing sectors of the tourism industry with more and more updating their packages and facilities to cater for the budding “solo traveller”.

For many, traveling on your own can be a daunting prospect but with the right research, planning and common sense, the sky is the limit for any burgeoning globe-trotters.

What’s more, it can open doors that you may not have ever thought possible.

While some of the most popular destinations for solo travel among women are in Europe, there’s nothing stopping you venturing further afield once your adequately prepared. Why not take a look here at our top 4 destinations for solo travellers to visit.

Admittedly while there is a greater risk for women traveling alone, as often there are many different sets of cultural expectations or experiences around the world geared towards women, solo travel as a whole has potential pitfalls for both genders.

Remember wherever you’re headed don’t simply rely on the internet for recommendations.

Speak to reliable locals, such as your hotel concierge or a local tourism office, to find out exactly which parts of town are safe for solo female travellers.

Similarly, it’s important to be covered by insurance when you travel, especially if you’re traveling solo. Though it’s unlikely you’ll ever need to use it, if you do have an accident, you’ll be glad to have the additional protection.

While solo travel can be intimidating, doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic- a solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and travelling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.

You’ll be all the more inspired and strengthened by the journey.

Check out our infographic below for some practical tips for solo female travellers:

 

guide to female solo travel

Aoife O'Connor
oconnora2@theaa.ie