Not everyone has a supportive community when it comes to their travel plans. Friends and family often don’t understand or have unrealistic concerns about your travels. But don’t worry! There are ways to help bring them abroad and turn them into your travel cheerleaders.
One of the chief concerns for most would-be solo travelers is safety. Can I stay safe on my own? How can I convince my friends and family that I’ll be okay? The good news is: yes, you will be safe on the road. It’s easier than you think because you already have the skills you need — the same methods you use to stay safe at home are relevant abroad as well.
Getting into vehicles with strangers seems dangerous and stupid. In reality, however, it can be a lesson in kindness and communication, while providing an insider’s view to a country. Follow along as Kristin shares her story about hitchhiking solo across China, sharing her tips and tricks along the way!
As Kristin explains, traveling as a solo female traveler can be a liberating experience. However, it does come with a distinct set of challenges, ones that most men do not have to experience. Does that mean you should avoid solo travel as a woman? Not at all! But you just need to take a few things into consideration.
The standard career-house-family path is not for everyone. Neither is traveling in groups or with friends. Some people – including women – yearn for a more adventurous life. As Kristin explains, that’s where solo female travel comes in.
I’ve featured a lot of readers on this website: solo travelers, couples, young and old travelers, Brits, Canadians, and Americans. But there are still a lot of viewpoints I haven’t covered. So today’s reader interview brings some more diversity and perspective to our series. Today we talk to Oneika, a thirty-something, single black traveler from […]