How to plan your first solo female trip
Traveling alone allows you to:
- Discover and begin to believe more in yourself;
- strengthen and increase your self-esteem and organizational skills;
- develop a strong personality by learning to be alone, without being dependent on anyone;
my solo trip in Singapore
my solo trip to Penang in Malesia
START TO INFORM YOURSELF
BOOK YOUR FLIGHT, ACCOMMODATION AND INSURANCE
It’s time to book your flight, nowadays there are really many sites like Skyscanner that can help you in choosing your destination. If you do not feel confident about booking your own flight, you can contact a travel agency.
Book your accommodation at least for the first night, securing a roof over your head in case of inconvenience or unforeseen circumstances. You can choose between hotel, hostel or Airbnb.
- Hostels are cheap and tend to be located in city centres near bus or train terminals. They usually have a kitchen to prepare their own meals. Staying in a hostel is a great way to meet other travellers and participate in group activities during the solo trip. The downside is the lack of privacy and having to share the room with other people, many hostels have dorms only for women.
- Hotels may seem the most expensive option, but this depends on your destination. In some areas of Asia and Africa, a hotel room can cost less than a bed in a hostel. There are plenty of websites to compare different options such as booking.com. Sometimes booking a hotel directly on the hotel website can be cheaper. The important thing is to carefully read the reviews.
- Airbnbhas become a popular choice for travellers in recent years. If you prefer to have a kitchen and your own space to work, then book an apartment on Airbnb. You can also rent a room in the house, which means you will share the space with the host. As with anything, check the reviews and trust your instincts.
Don’t forget your health insurance. Life is unpredictable, so even if you have planned your trip the unexpected can be around the corner. Travel insurance covers not only travel expenses and personal belongings (e.g. flight is cancelled or luggage is stolen), but also health (e.g. hospitalization or repatriation is required). It is therefore always better to be prepared and buy travel insurance. Read through all the various clauses.
COMMUNICATE YOUR DECISION TO RELATIVES AND FRIENDS
in a school in Cambodia to teach English
traveling alone among the tribes of Myanmar