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Tips for First Time Solo Female Travellers

Tips for First Time Solo Female Travelers

First of all – congratulations! The world of solo travel may seem a bit scary at first, so well done for taking the leap! You are soon to find out that travelling on your own is one of the most incredible and rewarding experiences. Before that happens though, you might be feeling a bit unsure so I’ve put together a list of essential tips for first time solo female travellers. They are based on my personal experience as a digital nomad and solo traveller. I hope you ladies find them useful! Getting Started If you’re feeling confident and want to start your solo adventure by throwing yourself at the deep end and choosing an exotic or remote destination – go for it! My first solo trip was to Beijing and while I was definitely in for a culture shock, I loved the experience that came with it. However, first time solo travellers tend to be a bit more cautious; if that’s the case with you, then it’s best to: Choose a destination that will be …

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Why Every Woman Should Travel Solo

Have you been wanting to travel solo but keep coming up with excuses not to? It’s not an exaggeration to say that solo travel is one of the most incredible, life-changing experiences, and it would be a great shame to let it slip without even trying. With the New Year coming up, you couldn’t ask for a better time to  make a few changes in your life and try something new. Here’s why I think every woman should travel solo and how solo travel can help you become a stronger, more self-assured and loving person. Redesign Yourself Arriving at a new place where no one knows you, where you’re free from the influence of your friends, your family’s expectations and your usual day-to-day schedule, gives you the perfect chance to truly concentrate on yourself. Sometimes we lose ourselves, living the life we never really wanted just because someone, somewhere along the way told us that it would be good for us. Ask yourself: what is it that you really want? What would you do if you didn’t …

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Girl Guide to Saving for Long Term Travel

If you’re serious about making your dream of long-term travel a reality, then its best to start putting your pennies aside! While it’s the most obvious way of funding your travels, saving up is not always as easy as it sounds. Here’s a quick guide to saving money for long-term travel. Know your goal The more specific your goal, the easier it will be to save up and make it a reality. Instead of planning your trip some time next year, set a date, or even better, book a flight! This way, you will turn your trip from a dream to an achievable, realistic goal which will make you more determined to save. Set monthly savings goals Once you know when you’re setting off, another important part is figuring out how much money you need and how long it will take you to save. Set yourself monthly savings goals and make sure you stick to them. Monitor your spending Monitoring your daily spending will help you figure out where your money goes (you’ll be surprised how much …

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Travel Beauty Tips for the Holiday Season

Are you spending most of the holiday season on the road and want to look great without having to bring a lot of products? I’ve put together a list of tips for beauty-conscious travellers to help you look fab while travelling, with a minimum effort! I’ll be travelling to four countries over Christmas and New Year and I will definitely be following these myself. PS: Let’s be honest – when travelling, more often than not, I end up wearing minimal to no makeup and stick my hair up in a bun. I’m pretty sure that most of you do the same, but it’s the holiday season, so let’s have some fun and glam up our travel game! Hair Your hair is one of the first things that others notice about you, but who has the time to fuss over it when you’re constantly on the go? Use these simple tricks to keep your hair looking fresh and pretty: Use a dry shampoo It’ll keep your hair looking and smelling fresh while instantly adding volume to the roots. A few sprays and …

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Girl Guide: Solo Female Travel in India

Everything you’ve ever heard about India is probably true. It’s chaotic. It’s dirty.  It’s colourful. It’s in your face. But it’s also one of the most incredible, eclectically wonderful places I’ve ever visited, full of contrasts, nature of an overwhelming beauty, fairy-tale like palaces and temples, and an incredibly rich culture which will amaze you whether you’re sleeping on a desert in Rajasthan, shopping in Bombay or trekking through tea plantations in Tamil Nadu. During my travels, the locals would often tell me with a smile: “It’s India! Anything is possible!” And it’s true – there’s not just “one” India – there’s many faces of this beautiful country, all of them waiting to be experienced differently. Is it safe for a woman to travel alone in India? The issue of safety is usually the first thing that comes to mind before setting off on a solo trip, whether it’s to India or anywhere else in the world. Speaking from a strictly personal point of view, while travelling in India can definitely be challenging, it’s also very safe. …