So, you’re planning a backpacking trip as a solo female. Good for you. Ignore the sideways glances and pestering questions from concerned friends and family, people are always wary of what they don’t know. You got this.
You don’t need to follow the footsteps of Gertrude Bell or Ida Laura Pfeiffer to have a soul-filling backpacking experience. All you need is a week or two off work, a good backpack, comfortable walking shoes and the spirit of adventure to guide you. You’ll find just as many female as male backpackers on the road, but it doesn’t hurt to take a few extra precautions.
If you’re going into a remote area without cell reception, it’s a good idea to carry a fully-charged satellite phone with you. Chances are you won’t ever think about bringing it out, but if you do, you’ll be grateful you have it.
Make Sure Your Hostel is Highly Rated
HostelWorld is a great way to find highly rated hostels with hundreds of reviews for each listing. This way, you’ll ensure you’re staying in safe lodgings with other like-minded travelers.
Your hostel will most likely be able to help you book tours and excursions in group settings. Not to mention, you’ll meet many fellow travelers this way. Tours are ideal for exploring places you may not feel comfortable traveling to on your own.
Have Someone Know Your Whereabouts
Whether this be a boyfriend, friend or family member, it’s a good idea to give someone a heads up of where you will travel. One way to do this is by sharing your location on your phone with that person during your travels, since your plans will likely change and a set schedule is tough to stick to.
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It’s best practice to learn new skills and constantly develop yourself. Making personal goals that might have nothing to do with a career is a good thing to do. These personal goals could be learning a new language, starting a yoga class or learning how to cook. To complete these goals, you need the right tools in place. The tools can be a large variety of different things, from books to movies to apps. The trend for consuming information is to download an app to fulfill those needs. Luckily, there are many apps geared toward teaching new skills.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.