In any role, whether as a mother, sister, grandmother, wife, daughter, and so on, society has always considered women as nurturers. Women possess qualities such as compassion, sensitivity, gentleness, and calmness, which biologically make them appropriate for the role and are associated with nature. Let us break some myths here, including the notion that solo female travel goes against these qualities. There is no such thing as possessing these qualities biologically. The patriarchy typically imposes all these qualities upon women. They tell the majority of women to be gentle, to behave, walk, talk, and sit like a girl, and not to behave like a boy or be rough and tough. We hear it from our parents, neighbors, relatives, favorite actors in serials and movies, advertisements, and everywhere.
This is not about equal rights or the feminism versus anti-feminism debate. It’s about women who have a nurturing nature, often neglecting their own self-care. We also desire to take a break from responsibilities and daily life and have some “Me” time occasionally.
“Travelling Alone” raises eyebrows and prompts questions about safety and wisdom. However, let’s focus on the benefits that solo travel offers for women.
The greatest advantage is independence. Traveling alone means making decisions without relying on anyone else. The female traveler becomes the captain of her own ship, embracing the freedom to choose her path.
These timeless moments of being alone and traveling make her learn about herself and what she can do. Her strength and her confidence level give her an ultimate boost which cannot achieve if her actions and decisions somewhat depend totally on others.
Some of the most beautiful experiences come from unexpected and even accidental. It will learn to loosen up and make the most of any situation. You have the choices in your hand and resolve the hurdles within and beyond as if you loosen the knots. Moreover, you do not put the fear of vulnerability at stake as you merely observe and grow with other cultures. How can one be so fearful when she is the best version of herself, with freedom of expression and heightened senses?
Coming up to personal choices, making compromises is a natural part of trips, as she will have to choose a route to suit herself. Finding experiences that suit everyone in the travel party means compromise is predictable. However, if she is traveling solo, then these compromises are entirely up to her, whether she wants a shorter holiday staying in hotels or if she prefers budget accommodation so that she can travel for an extended period. Solo travel lets you prioritize on what are your preferences.
If we talk about the recent #WeGoSolo movement, female travel is popular and a hot topic right now. Women are traveling solo, with significant others, and in groups worldwide. This means they are living it right as it will make them more robust and appreciating towards themselves. These experiences shape and define them because they have experienced it and its lessons in any form solely belong to them.
While traveling as a solo female has its cons, as they get unwanted attention and are considered weaklings, the pro side of it is people are always looking out for them whether male or female, and they help out in luggage, telling directions, guiding, etc and it feels encouraging.
Traveling can help her reinvent herself. Additionally, traveling provides the perfect chance for her to be herself without societal expectations. Moreover, with frequent movement and new encounters, she can freely showcase her true personality. Furthermore, there’s no judgment in meeting new people on the road; they’re part of the adventure, sharing stories and enjoying themselves.
Travel solo for a woman is great for building confidence and ability to survive independently. She will become more confident and more self-sufficient; the purpose is served. She will challenge herself, overcome fears, and become a better version. It is one of the BEST things about traveling solo.
All have different boundaries and comfort zones, and none of this should stop any girl from traveling. This world should be a safe place,
and being a solo traveler teaches her to trust others. But also to trust one’s intuition. As a woman, one has to watch out for certain things, but the rewards of being a solo female traveler outweigh all. They are just part of the road bumpy, yet it is the reinvention of oneself that matters the most.
Often females with creative careers need the boost they wanted as they have quite a time to think and ponder upon their qualities. Has she been dying to look into a creative project? Whether it’s writing poetry, developing a new business plan or playing the guitar, traveling alone provides the opportunity not to forget inspiration – to tap into these desires. When she is not bothered by the demands of others. She probably finds it more comfortable to nurture her creative flair.
In the end, if she wants that trip badly, go for it, as sometimes. It is necessary to tap out inner selves and earn that reward for her.