“The world is your oyster” is a phrase commonly used to inspire travellers around the world to keep their so-called wanderlust up and running. But, it is easier said than done for solo women travellers. Somehow, there are major safety issues involved when it comes to women travelling solo, not to mention how the world still keeps thinking, that travelling without anyone else (especially any other male) other than yourself for an independent, adult woman is a call for trouble.
Though this is a completely outrageous notion, the fact remains that the world has never made itself easier for women for anything, and travelling is just one of them. However, it would be great, if we can pack up our bags and set out on a trip with only ourselves, breaking stereotypes. However, the safety issues are not a warning to throw away from the window of our flight. It is important to be responsive and alert, no matter wherever you are going. Here are some of the best places where you can travel to if you are a solo female traveller.
Girls, you can totally pamper yourselves with a proper outing in The Bahamas. You can be put up in one of those rental homes in the Bahamas and enjoy the sun, the sea and the sand while discovering yourself and having fun. The gorgeous shorelines and the rich and plush stays are seducing enough to lure you away for your next outing.
However, more importantly, The Bahamas is a safe place to travel to. You can take a break and sunbathe yourselves for as long as you want while taking sips from a perfectly refreshing glass of “Bahama Mama”. You can go indulge in water sports like Snorkelling and Scuba Diving if adventure is your cup of tea. You can go visit most of the 700 islands and cays that the coral archipelago consists of if you want to connect with the nature lover inside you. You can dig into the Bahaman cuisine and go for a leisurely stroll along the gorgeous shorelines. You can do and entertain yourselves quite a bit and thus the Bahamas can be one of your indulgent, solo trips that you want to gift yourself, especially if you are a sea lover.
Europe is also with its share of surprises when you are going to discover it bit by bit in a solo trip you rewarded yourself bit. It is again one of the safest places to travel to. If you are a woman with amazing fashion senses and a taste for refined food and music, Rome should definitely be on your bucket list. Famous for its fashion stops, its beautiful people and its delicious food, walking around the city of Rome will make you feel empowered without a doubt. The rich history of the city also provides an opportunity to explore and cultivate the various legends that are intertwined with the backstory of Rome. Though there are a lot of other must-see destinations in Europe, Rome is what you are looking for if you are a female traveller travelling solo.
New York City
For most of us girls who have grown up watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S. on television, walking down a Manhattan street with dreams in our eyes have been a goal. And ladies, it is time we make that happen. New York has a lot of biggies and must-see places to visit when you are travelling there. However, the most beautiful part about travelling to New York and walking around its street is realising that so many people from so many different cultures and so many different backgrounds gather here with their dreams and try to make a future for themselves.
The classic sights here never disappoint. From Central Park to Times Square, from the Big Apple’s outer boroughs to the all so familiar Manhattan streets, New York is truly a dream to discover. Being one of the most famous travel destinations around the world, you can be assured that if you find yourself in any kind of trouble here, the police will be more than ready to help you and make your visit a better one. New York has a proactive police system and all you have to do to get them to you is dial their emergency helpline number.
One of the safest choice to travel alone for female solo travellers would be Reykjavik in Iceland. The place is ranked at the numero uno position in the Global Peace though it is seemingly an offbeat choice. However, it is not the only reason why you should travel to Reykjavik. The city is the heart of the Icelandic culture and you would surely want to go and explore that. It is also the country’s focal point for every tourist outing. It is quite eclectic and quite laid back in itself and is a perfect retreat for a solo trip. It is also home to picturesque attractions like the Blue Lagoon and the Northern Lights. All in all, if you are looking for a peaceful and tranquil getaway, Reykjavik should definitely move up your bucket list.
Apart from these, there are a lot of places you might travel to if you are invested in your wanderlust. Let being alone never stop you from visiting your dream destination. You can go by yourself to any place you like anywhere in the world, all you need is just a bit of guidance and some safety check. It is time that we women put the phrase “The World is your Oyster” to good use.