Guest article: Traveling alone as a woman – the most important tips

Guest article: Traveling alone as a woman - the most important tips

Traveling alone as a woman? Of course. I am Evelyn, I have been traveling around the world for 7 months and I would like to share my experiences with you. I am a super spontaneous person and according to the motto Young & Wild & Free I went into the adventure of world travel only with hand luggage and without a plan. In the end there were 14 countries and a whole bunch of unique experiences and unforgettable experiences. I show you my world trip alone as a woman.

How did you get into traveling alone as a woman?

Here's a familiar problem that you probably know too well. Friends have no time, no money or no desire. When I ask them about a vacation together, they think about it until the flight is already booked up. In the beginning I traveled with strangers I met online. Sometimes it went well, sometimes not. We split up and experienced the trip more or less alone. This is how I discovered the benefits of traveling alone. Don't compromise, don't argue and make free decisions. It's not bad that when I wake up early and throw the whole eve planning over the heap, because I'm just way too spontaneous.

What was your best experience alone as a woman in the world?

There is no one perfect experience that I would name as best. The whole trip was an unforgettable and unique experience. Alone the enrichment of getting to know the different nations around the world with their warm and cosmopolitan nature is a lasting experience of a different kind. As well as the many many friendships I have made while traveling with people from all over the world. Not to forget the real adventures and experiences.

Snorkeling with whale sharks in the Philippines, climbing a volcano in Indonesia on your own, walking the Stairway to Heaven in Hawaii once in a lifetime and riding the cable car of the locals over the breathtaking city of MedellIn in Colombia are just a few of them.

Do you have 3 tips you would like to give women who also want to travel alone?

1. Tip – be confident

Don't let people around you ruin your plans. You are determined, have your plans in mind and share it with friends and family. But with each person you introduce, you get more doubts. I've been told many times: how do you imagine that? Alone as a woman that will be nothing! BUT that will be something. Stand over it and stick to your decision.

2. Tip – still do not lose your head

Go through your adventure confidently and with your eyes open – experience whatever you want to experience. Because yes – even alone as a woman everything is possible. But don't stop thinking logically and always have a healthy dose of caution in mind. After all, you don't have to push your luck.

3. Tip – be spontaneous

Travel without planning big. No plan = no expectation = no disappointment. Be ready to experience what the situation offers you and don't get stuck on what you have imagined beforehand.

What are your plans for the future?

Right at the top is the point: Discover the world. I would like to see gorillas in the wild once in my life. In Germany I have the feeling to die like a flower without water. Ideally, travel and work can be combined. But who knows what the future holds. Every new step opens new doors and offers new opportunities. Furthermore, I am busy to share all my experiences. I write down my complete accumulated knowledge in great detail on my blog for women traveling alone and want to share all my tips and experiences with the community. Through deep, detailed insights and a lot of transparency I try to take away uncertainties from other globetrotters, to encourage and inspire them.

What do you think about JoinMyTrip??

When I played with the idea of traveling the world, I thought about traveling with vacation partners. This is how I also ended up at JoinMyTrip. At the time, I unfortunately didn't have a fixed itinerary to upload as a trip for like-minded travel partners to sign up for. Nevertheless, I am very convinced of the concept of JoinMyTrip. The website is a great way to find a travel partner with whom you are a good match.

As a TripLeader you can easily post your trips online for free and find like-minded travel partners. A little bonus – especially well planned trips get a small compensation, the TripLeader fee. I find this really great!

Or maybe you don't have much travel experience yet, as TripMates all doors are open to find an experienced TripLeader. The broad search function makes it super easy to find travel partners by activity, country or location. If you don't have any idea when and where you want to travel, you can also just read through the want ads. When you travel as a tripmate, you will be shown in great detail what to expect. Shared experiences and the well thought out plan of the tripleader is directly apparent. As soon as you have found your dream trip, it's time to get in touch. Very easy via chat, introduce yourself briefly and once you are accepted, the trip can begin!

No matter which way you decide to go, JoinMyTrip offers 24/7 customer service to help you with all your questions and problems around the platform.

In the future I will also take other people with me on my adventures?

If I find cool travel buddies who tick like me and want to discover the world with me, definitely! JoinMyTrip is a great way to do this. If I do not meet these people, I will continue to travel alone. I travel alone as a woman, but I am never lonely. I always get to know a lot of great people with whom I can experience adventures together. You probably know the saying: it's a small world. For backpackers this is 100% true. It is not uncommon that by chance I meet people again somewhere in the world, whom I met in a completely different country. It's like meeting up with old friends again, even though we don't actually know each other, and so it's off to the next adventure together.

If you now feel like discovering the world, either on your own or with a cool travel group, check out our other articles. We are sure that you will find a lot of inspiration. And below you will find Evelyn's travel blog for even more experiences about traveling alone as a woman in the world!

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