Posts Tagged ‘traveling alone’

Safety Tips for the Single Woman Traveler

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Visiting a new place always comes with apprehensions.  Especially when traveling alone, being alert and looking out for yourself and your personal items is imperative to a hazard-free trip.  Though most people are friendly and happy to help tourists, some locals use that vulnerability as an opportunity to take advantage and scheme.  Following these safety tips will help you have the most enjoyable, stress-free trip possible.

The Fanny Pack

Nothing screams tourist like a fanny pack, and outing yourself as such so obviously can make you a major target for pit-pockets.  However, the function of a fanny pack, of keeping your valuables close to you, is very useful.  This is why a money belt is the perfect alternative.  Whereas a fanny pack is perfectly visible at all times, a money belt is thinner and meant to be concealed underneath one’s clothing.  This way, all of your valuables are close to your body, but you don’t give off the overt tourist vibes that could get you into trouble.

Odd Behavior

Obviously kindness from a stranger should not be shocking or alarming, but be aware that suspicious behavior such as unprompted conversations and offers of help can be distractions to a greater goal.  Tourists have reported being bumped into and apologized to, only to realize that while they were bumping into Suspect #1, Suspect #2 was taking the wallet and camera out of their bag.  Being vigilant is the best way to stay safe, and if a situation begins to feel unsafe, you can leave it before anything happens.

Don’t Take Everything

Though you may not have a “home” wherever you’re traveling, leaving some of your valuables in a secure place wherever you’re staying is much better than taking everything important out with you.  It may be scary to leave part of your travel money in a locker at a hostel, but that is undoubtedly a safer choice than taking everything with you all the time and risking a disastrous theft.

Traveling as a single person, especially as a single woman, can feel very vulnerable.  That’s one reason why going on a tour with other similar women wanting a positive travel experience is such a great option for those wanting a safe adventure.  There’s safety, and fun, in numbers.

Top 5 Destinations for Women Traveling Alone on Vacations

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Women traveling alone tend to be more vulnerable than men. Going on a trip alone can be scary for anyone, especially if they are unfamiliar with their surroundings. Women Traveling the World can make a trip happen for any woman and make her feel empowered while still providing her the opportunity to explore unknown territories. Out of all of the exquisite and exotic locations that exist, there are a select number of destinations that are great to explore for single women. Women traveling alone on vacation may hesitate to go out and explore, but what is life if they remain still and don’t expose themselves to their surroundings? So, what are the top 5 the destinations for women traveling alone on vacations?

1. The Caribbean

Caribbean Vacations for solo travel

Traveling to Anguilla, St. Kitts, St. Martin, and St. Bart’s is a dream! It’s no wonder these destinations are as popular as they are. What woman doesn’t love putting her feet in the hot sand, laying to rest on a beach towel, and relaxing by a truly beautiful ocean? The most genuine beach you will ever find is as down south as you can go!

2. Greek Islands

Solo Travel to the Greek Islands

With gorgeous taverns, cathedrals, and “meze,” which is Greek for appetizers, there’s lots of activity for women traveling alone to get involved in. View Acropolis, the legendary site of Zeus, the Olympic stadium, and the New Acropolis Museum! The Greek Islands have their own elegant white sand beaches and a mountainous landscape for nature lovers.

3. Rome & the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Travel to Rome with Women Traveling the World

Women traveling alone must go to Italy! The Amalfi Coast is a sight worth seeing with its indescribable scenic beauty and the unique, colorful houses that line the water. Don’t forget to stop by Rome afterwards. Italy’s historic architecture is an incredible sight to behold. Take a tour in Pompeii to view what’s left of the structure and allow it to tell the tragic historic tale.

4. Napa Valley & San Francisco, California

Napa Valley Vacations for Single Women

San Francisco is an artist’s dream destination. From the wine-tasting to the extravagant restaurants, this is one location you cannot miss out on. With breathtaking rolling hills, the landscape is a major attraction. Take a stroll down the well-known Crooked Street and check out the marina in Sausalito.

5. Montreal, Canada

Women Travel Groups to Montreal Canada

Montreal is an astonishing place to explore because of its history. View a ballet production, take a stroll in Mount Royal Park, and venture off into Montreal’s famous art scene.

The world is full of culture. These top five locations highlight a portion of how diverse yet new, innovative, and exciting our population can be. Women traveling alone on vacations don’t have to wander about feeling vulnerable any longer — not when there is Women Traveling the World. Be sure to check out the site and book your trip at one of the top 5 destinations for women traveling alone on vacations today.

5 Healthy Advantages to Traveling Alone

Friday, July 17th, 2015

Traveling alone has such a bad rap, here we have presented 5 examples as to how traveling alone can be one of the best experiences of anyone’s life!


1. Surprise VIP treatment

What happens when we are the only one to sign up for a group tour or activity? We might inadvertently end up on a private tour despite paying a group tour price!

Sure, some group travel companies might have minimum quotas to meet before running a tour, and some will charge you a bit more if you’re the only one, but occasionally we’ll get to enjoy a group tour as the sole customer.
That means that if it’s a surfing or rock-climbing lesson, we will have 100% of the instructor’s attention — we can learn so much faster. On a history  or art-oriented tour, we will be able to have an in-depth conversation with our guide instead of getting a group lecture. If it’s a one-person-at-a-time activity like zip-lining, we’ll be able to hop from line to line without waiting for everyone else to go!


2. Reading Voraciously

If a traveler doesn’t read as much as they used to but wish they could pick up the habit again, solo travel is the perfect opportunity!

When you travel with a companion, naturally, you will always be talking. When you are traveling solo, you’ll have a lot of time to fill. You could spend that time engrossed on your phone, scrolling through Facebook  posts, or reading a good book.


3. Time for Reflection and Self-Knowledge

The beauty of solo travel is time. Time to be alone; time to reflect; time to test one’s self. Granted, sometimes that’s uncomfortable. Sometimes, we simply feel lonely and awkward, but recognizing those feelings and learning to overcome them is all part of the process. We get to know ourselves in a new way, test ourselves in new situations. After weeks of camping in remote places, we feel serene in peaceful silence. We feel refreshed. How often do most of us allow ourselves to spend quality time alone?


4. Confidence

The more we challenge ourselves; the more we stretch ourselves and the bigger our world becomes. We can learn how to navigate in a strange city, build a campfire, learn a language. Overcome one obstacle, and we meet the next more confidently. Now, when seeds of self-doubt spring up, one needs to remind themselves, “Well, we have come this far, what’s the big deal?”


5. Encountering New People

Traveling alone doesn’t mean that we will stay in solitude, not by any means. In fact, solo travelers tend to meet more new people when they are on their own, rather than when they travel with somebody.

We are free! We are not bound to spend time with certain people because we happen to have come to this place with each other. We are free like a bird and can mingle, find new dance partners, sit next to new people, interact and start conversations with whomever we want.

Women who are interested in traveling, but do not have a partner can take advantage of the wonderful group tours offered through Women Traveling the World. Find out more by calling 866-753-1552 or visiting

5 Benefits Of Traveling When You’re Single

Sunday, May 17th, 2015

Although being single may cause some to get down on themselves, there’s no reason for it because there are so many great opportunities to take advantage of while you’re single that just aren’t the same when you have a partner. One of the greatest things you can do while you’re single is to travel. There are so many benefits that come out of traveling alone rather than traveling with your significant other. There’s a different level of freedom that you feel when you’re single and traveling to other countries, and when you’re traveling with your partner, you’re expected to sightsee together. However, if you’re giving solo travel a try, find yourself a travel group.

Traveling with a Group

When you travel with a group of single women like us at Women Traveling the World, your whole itinerary is mapped out for you. All you need to do is bring your camera, money for souvenirs, and show up to the airport on time. We’ve visited some truly remarkable places in our time as a travel group, and we have even more destinations ahead of us. If you’re interested in traveling with our group, visit our Women Traveling the World website to see if any of our upcoming trips spark your interest.

5 Reasons to Travel When You’re Single

  1. The activities are different. When you’re traveling with your significant other, romantic sunsets over the Adriatic Sea may be wonderful, but so is touring and participating at wine tastings at historic vineyards. Also, when you’re venturing out for these different solo activities, you’ll meet more people because when you’re with your love, you’ll be socializing with them and solely sharing the experience with them. When you’re alone or with a group of other individuals, you’ll be more inclined to socialize with many different people.
  2. You’ll learn more about yourself. Even if we don’t realize it while we’re in a relationship, we inevitably spend more time caring about the other person rather than ourselves. Anytime you go through a break up, take advantage of being single. There’s no better way than to kick the lonesome feeling than to take advantage of all the opportunities your relationship was preventing you from having. Traveling is an extremely lively hobby, and you’d be amazed at all the extraordinary people you’ll meet in the world that you may not have otherwise.
  3. Less Worrying. When you’re traveling with someone you deeply care for, you’re going to have anxiety during the trip because you’re constantly wondering if they’re really having a good time. Aside from the regular traveling stresses, traveling while you’re single should be worry free.
  4. You’ll build confidence. Befriending strangers and figuring things out for you is a HUGE confidence boost for anyone. When you return from your solo travels, you’ll have more confidence than ever before, and you’ll have photos to show those who didn’t accompany you how boldly you’re living life. Also, when you travel while you’re single, you’ll be more observant of your surroundings, which will ultimately give you more knowledge about the world.
  5. You’ll enjoy it. Bottom line, when you travel while you’re single, you’ll never forget the experience, and we mean that in the most positive way possible. When you travel around the world, you’ll realize that there’s more to life than finding that person to spend the rest of your life with. There’s nothing wrong with you if you enjoy being single, in fact you probably feel like a more empowered person because of it. So liberate yourself from your daily routine and go see what the world has to offer you.


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