Traveling is a rewarding experience that affords individuals the opportunity for adventure and self-growth. However, women often find themselves discouraged against traveling alone for reasons such as safety and security. While the concern for safety is always greater when traveling abroad, what many women don’t realize is that for every reason against solo traveling there are countless more in favor of it.
1. Break the Stigma
Despite all the breakthroughs women have made in the last century, traveling solo is still regarded as something of a taboo act for women to undertake. Whether it’s a question of “safety” or social conventions, the concern for women traveling solo is significantly greater than that of men. In reality, traveling solo as a female can be just as safe as traveling with a friend as long as you take the necessary precautions. Regardless, the more that women travel solo, the more the stigma regarding solo female travelers will prove to be obsolete.