Traveling is one of the best parts of life. Not only do we get to roam away from home and familiar routines, but we also have the comfort of knowing that our sanctuary is waiting for us when we return.
Traveling solo as a woman can be a bit scary, but it can also be exhilarating and empowering.
If you’re thinking of venturing solo on your next vacation, we have some tips to make the ride a little easier, whether you’re a newbie or a veteran.
First, travel with intention. Choose a destination that has meaning for you, like a locale you want to immerse yourself in or a long-held dream setting. Setting an intention will ground your experience with meaning and give you a focal point to come back to if things get stressful.
Keep technology to a minimum. Silence your phone, not your inner voice! As you travel, new opportunities are at every turn, to learn, to be in awe, to simply relax. I guarantee you, social media will still be there when you decide to check back in.
Consider your accommodations as your safe place. If you don’t want to tell the people you’ve just met where you’re staying, you don’t have to. You can be vague and still be friendly and social.
Location, location, location! When in Rome or Oahu or Kenya, live like the locals as much as possible. Get off the beaten track by shopping at farmer’s markets, checking out the local zoo, and eating at a mom and pop establishment instead of your favorite go-to chain. Your dollars will benefit the local economy, and you’ll deepen your appreciation of the people around you.
Last but not least, travel smart. Have backups of important documents, keep essential medications on your person, and pack light. Tell someone you trust where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone. If you’re on a longer trip, setting up a couple of check-in times with a buddy back home can give both of you peace of mind.
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