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7 top tips for planning your first solo female travel adventure

Are you a woman over 40 dreaming of embarking on your first solo travel adventure? You're not alone! Solo female travel is on the rise, and it's never too late to explore the world on your own terms. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation or personal growth, planning your first solo trip can be an empowering and exhilarating experience.


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Here are some tips to help you make the most of your journey:


  1. Start with Research Before diving into planning, take some time to research potential destinations. Consider factors such as safety, climate, culture and activities available. Look for destinations that align with your interests and preferences, whether it's exploring historical sites, relaxing on a beach, or immersing yourself in nature.

  2. Choose Your Comfort Level When planning your first solo trip, it's essential to consider your comfort level and travel style. Some women may feel more comfortable starting with a familiar destination or opting for a group tour or guided experience. Others may be ready to dive into a more adventurous solo journey. Trust your instincts and choose an option that feels right for you.

  3. Safety First Safety should always be a top priority when traveling solo. Research the safety of your chosen destination and take precautions to protect yourself while on the road. This may include staying in well-reviewed accommodations, avoiding unsafe areas, and keeping your belongings secure. Additionally, consider investing in travel insurance for added peace of mind.

  4. Pack Smart Packing can make or break your travel experience, so be sure to pack smartly and efficiently. Stick to the essentials, including versatile clothing, comfortable shoes, and any necessary medications or documents. Consider packing items that will enhance your safety and comfort, such as a portable charger, reusable water bottle, and a first-aid kit. Heading to Bali? Check out our tips on what to take and what to leave behind.

  5. Embrace Flexibility One of the joys of solo travel is the freedom to go with the flow and embrace spontaneity. While it's essential to have a rough itinerary and plan ahead for major activities or accommodation, leave room for flexibility in your schedule. Allow yourself the freedom to explore unplanned opportunities, meet new people and discover hidden gems along the way.

  6. Connect with Other Solo Travellers Traveling solo doesn't mean you have to be alone! Connect with other solo female travellers through online forums, social media groups, or local meetups. Sharing experiences, tips, and advice with fellow travellers can help alleviate any concerns and enhance your journey.

  7. Trust Yourself Finally, trust yourself and your abilities as a solo female traveler. Remember that you are capable, resourceful and resilient. Embrace the challenges and rewards of solo travel, and allow yourself to grow and thrive through the experience.


Planning your first solo travel adventure as a woman over 40 can be an empowering and transformative experience. By taking the time to research, prioritise safety, pack smart, embrace flexibility, connect with other travellers, and trust yourself, you can create a memorable and fulfilling journey that leaves you feeling empowered and inspired.


So go ahead, take that first step, and embark on the adventure of a lifetime! Or better yet, do it with us on one of our upcoming retreats.

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