Being a solo traveler is already challenging, let alone being a female solo traveler. It is not about the strength stereotype or independency. It is also about safety risk and threats during travel that women receive more than men. Female travelers are often put in more vulnerable situation during their travel especially when they travel solo. There is nothing wrong from travelling solo for women. If you are also woman who want to start solo travelling, don’t feel discourage by the rumors especially those saying that it is not safe for women to go for solo travelling. You can do it safely as long as you know what you are getting into.
How female solo travelers can truly enjoy their adventure
There are many female solo travelers out there who have proved themselves to be capable of taking care of themselves during their vacation even though they are alone throughout the journey. Of course, it is not easy for the first-timer because travelling alone can be intimidating. There are many unwanted thoughts usually seeped in mind that can make you hesitant to do it. Here are several tips for first-time female solo travelers who are going to enjoy venturing the world alone:
Flexible and spontenous
Be more flexible and spontaneous. Women have tendencies to be super meticulous in preparing for their travel. Sometimes, they eve stress themselves by going into details. However, it doesn’t have to be like that. You can leave room for spontaneity and flexibility. No matter how meticulous you are, there are things you cannot predict such as who you are going to meet during the travel, etc. give yourself a chance to truly embrace the surprise and decide it yourself after whether or not it is worth your time.
Trust your guts
Have faith in yourself. Yes, you are women and most often than not people underestimate your power and energy. However, you have to believe in yourself. Don’t worry of getting lost during your first time travelling solo. Problems are inevitable sometimes. Instead of worrying about them even before they happen, believe in yourself that every one of the hassle you encounter has solution.
Exude your confidence because it is important key for you to truly enjoy your solo travel agenda. When you are too nervous or too awkward, it shows. It will only make you look more vulnerable. Some people like to take advantage of those who look hesitant and unconfident. Thus, just act like you know everything during your travel. Try to walk with purpose. Enjoy your time, smile, and greet the locals confidently.
Being scared is ok
Feeling scared and nervous is normal for the first time experience for you to travel solo. However, don’t let it discourage your spirit to enjoy your journey. Feeling nervous usually happens in the initial. The more you let yourself go, the more power you get. You will have newfound freedom by being able to overcome your nervous and fear. Travelling solo is not scary things. There are also wonderful people and things you will encounter so give yourself a chance.