Are you concerned about falling prey to scams or about being robbed or harassed when traveling solo? Do you worry about something bad happening to you? Or about feeling overwhelmed, scared or anxious in a foreign land?
You are not alone.
73% of women worry about their safety when traveling solo. This number only decreases to 64% for women who have traveled solo more than 10 times.
Mental and physical safety and wellbeing are a major concern for women traveling solo. But confidence builds competence and knowledge is power!
*Statistics from the 2020 Solo Female Travel Trends Survey.
Meg started traveling solo at 18, falling so in love with travel that she worked three jobs while studying at university, so she could travel in every spare moment. At 22 she met her husband at the base of Kilimanjaro, but even though they've been married now for 10 years, it’s still important to her to take time to travel solo.
Meg's very supportive parents were told by extended family that they were irresponsible parents when she started traveling alone. But what her aunts and uncles failed to realize, was that the world experience she gained from traveling solo was more valuable to her personal growth, to her confidence, to her sense of self worth, and to her understanding and perceptions of the world than any experience she could have ever had at home.
Meg started traveling at 18. Now she's 33. She's married, but solo female travel will never stop being part of her identity, and it’s still one of the most empowering experiences she knows. Read more about Meg on Mappingmegan.com.
Solo Female Travelers is a community of 79,000 + women, managed and led by co-founders Mar Pages and Meg Jerrard; experienced travel bloggers and online publishers who have had their toes in the travel industry since 2013/14, and have traveled extensively solo. Combined, they have visited 150+ countries across all 7 continents, and their individual blogs are read more than 600,000 times every month.
The community was founded to inspire, connect, and empower female travelers who love / want to travel solo, and despite a huge cross section of age, nationality, ethnicity, and travel experience, 79,000 women now proudly unite behind a shared love of solo female travel.
In building the community both Mar and Meg envisaged a space which would thrive on a diverse range of world views, perceptions, and opinions. After almost 6 years, the group has become a supportive and empowering community where respect and tolerance prevail. Womxn from all walks of life come to Solo Female Travelers for inspiration, travel advice, safety tips, education and to robustly discuss current issues, share stories and experiences, and connect with other fearless females. But don't just take our word for it ...