An International Journey

Let's be brave and head abraod

Exciting news, Adventure Seeker!

Girl, you are ready! Your solo journey awaits you on an International Adventure, promising a thrilling exploration of diverse cultures and landscapes. Read on for more info and ideas.

International travel can feel daunting. The logistical aspects like planning, budgeting, navigating unfamiliar languages, and working through unexpected situations in a foreign country add to the intimidation factor. But fear not!

Whether you’re wandering through bustling markets, hiking iconic trails, or sampling local cuisine, the possibilities are endless. Research destinations that pique your interest, considering factors like cultural events, festivals, and local experiences. To prepare, check visa requirements, create a flexible itinerary, and embrace the spontaneity that comes with international travel.

As you begin planning, choose accommodations that align with what you’re looking for—hostels for social vibes, boutique hotels for a touch of luxury, or even unique stays like treehouses or houseboats.

I like to have at least 8 days for international trips to adjust to the time difference and get situated. Keep in mind that two of those days will be designated travel days spent getting there and back.

Pack light, but efficiently, ensuring you have essentials like a universal adapter, comfortable walking shoes, and a daytime backpack. Consider joining group tours or activities to meet like-minded individuals and create unforgettable memories.

For your first trip, you may want to choose a country that speaks a language you know fluently. Your language may be English, something you speak at home, or a language you studied in school. Whatever language you feel confident speaking to order food, get directions, or ask for help is an option here. (You don’t have to choose a country that speaks your language, but that makes your first trip considerably easier).

An international trip offers the chance to step out of your comfort zone, embrace cultural diversity, and make your mark on the world map. Get ready to broaden your horizons and immerse yourself in a solo journey that promises excitement, growth, and a lifetime of stories to share.

My favorite country in the world is England. If London excites you, it would make for an incredible first trip abroad. Here are my top recs:

StayThe Buxton or Artist Residence

EatDishoom (Indian food) and Curled Leaf (homemade vegetarian)

DoTate Modern Museum, Brick Lane Vintage Market, Hamstead Heath, Colombia Road Flower Market

Getting Around – The easiest and most popular way to get around in London is by using the city’s public transport system, which includes the London Underground (also known as the Tube), buses, trams, overground trains, and river buses. Google Maps makes it easy to navigate.

image by Veerle Evens

Other safe destinations for solo female travelers:

Iceland, Bali, Singapore, Australia, Canada, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Italy