HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY!
Ladies, this one's for you! To celebrate this year's International Women’s Day, we thought what better than to chat about the beauty of empowering solo female travelling because who runs the world? Girls! Living life on the edge, and going on trips for you and nobody else is the most rewarding feeling a gal could get. Yet, for some, there's often doubts and worries about jetting off on a solo adventure. Hey, it happens to all of us! But TRUST us when we say travelling solo will be life-changing for yourself, can positively impact others around you and not to be cliche or anything but can really change you as a person. Treat yo' self to a solo trip, self-care is important, and heck, you deserve it. Just call yourself, Mrs. Worldwide.
YOU'RE NEVER ALONE
First things first (Im the realest! Sorry we had to), although the word ‘solo’ travelling can lead you to feel you'll be lonely when travelling, think again because, in fact, you'll hardly ever be. Instead, you’ll find yourself naturally making more of an effort to talk to people along the way, whether it's about which cocktail to drink or the best sunset viewpoint. From meeting all sorts of characters in hostels (if you know, you know), on tours, or a night out, you’ll soon realise that you are hardly ever alone, and there is no doubt it won’t take you long to make best friends for life. You'll never Tru-ly be alone!
Alexa, play Freedom! by George Michael. What better feeling than being able to do whatever you want, whenever you want, at any time of day?! Dunno about you, but it sounds like PURE bliss to me. Having no one telling you to get out of bed in the morning or to do your laundry, while making YOUR own plans for the day will leave you feeling completely stress-free, and most importantly, happy! Having the freedom to do what you want is one beautiful feeling about solo female travelling. It's pretty damn addicting, too, so count this as your warning! Read here for our 17 Backpacking Secrets to Happiness on the Road.
We’re sure everyone has felt nervous when jetting off for that first adventure - but you know what, that’s completely normal! As mentioned in our advice for solo travellers, the thought of the ‘unknown’ can make you feel anxious and worried; however, once you get the gist of things and get comfortable with your surroundings, say Hasta La Vista, baby, to that anxious feeling and HELLO to your confidence coming in hottttt. It can seem hard to believe at first, but as soon as you believe in your fabulous self, it’s amazing how confidence boosting travelling solo can be. Lemme tell you, it's 0-100 real quick.
YOU DA BOSS
Be a boss lady & be proud! You can be in charge of your travels and purely do things for you on your trip, and no one can tell ya different. If you want to spend the day getting a massage, go for it, or if you want to be a beach bum, why the hell not, and if you want to enjoy 2-4-1 cocktails from start to finish, heck yeah, mojito or margarita?! Enjoy yourself and enjoy being your boss. You do you, boo!
IT REALLY IS EMPOWERING
And last but not least, solo travelling is incredibly empowering. It brings out the best of you, and although you won’t always have an easy ride with hurdles along the way, being on your own and having to overcome them is seriously damn empowering. Because YES, you did that! Crack open a beer or that bottle of wine you've been saving, and cheers to that, girlfriend!
Finally, we hope this International Women's Day you reflect on how awesome, empowering and bad-ass you are, but most importantly, don't let other people put you off going on a solo travel trip for yourself. It's your life, and not to be that person, but you only live once! You take charge and live out your best life. If you're already an experienced solo traveller, why not inspire others to go on a trip for themselves and spread the love. After 2020, we need all the love & positivity we can get. So enjoy your day, ladies & girl power always. See you at the beach!