You could peruse these travel sites for hours learning all each woman’s personal motivations and experiences, but I’ve compiled a short list of the top reasons why women are traveling solo.
1. Traveling solo gives you a chance to reflect.
Do you need a change? Are you going through midlife? Embarking on a solo vacation allows you a chance to take a step back from daily life, and reflect. You can explore and analyze your future possibilities without any outside advice or pressure.
Has your job or relationship become stagnant and tiring? Your solo trip is about you having fun, exploring, and most importantly, relaxing. You’ll return home to your career and family feeling completely refreshed.
3. It’s a confidence booster.
Women who have decided to travel after suffering a loss, or post divorce, say that the solo experience helped them regain a level of confidence and security in themselves.
4. It beats the heck out of boredom.
Kids left the nest? Did you retire earlier than your spouse and friends? Don’t sit around, waiting for other people to live your life. What better time is there for a journey of re-self discovery than right now?
It’s natural to be hesitant about the idea of traveling solo. What if something happens? Well, what if you let your fear of the unknown hold you back from something great? If you’re interested in planning a solo trip, there’s a lot more great websites full of travel tips like the ones listed above. Try budgettravel.com and fodors.com. If you’re up for meeting more women like you on your journey, book a tour through Women Traveling Together (women-traveling.com). This group is dedicated to bringing together solo women travelers for fun and fantastic tours.
Written by Nichole Celauro