The benefits of travelling alone as a woman, and advice from those who’ve done it

Benefits of travelling alone

In 2018, a British Airways Global Solo Travel Study found that 75% of women globally are planning a solo trip in the next few years, and that women under that age of 25 are more likely than men, in the same age bracket, to take a solo trip.

Why do people like to travel solo? BA concluded that for the majority it was the independence and freedom to shape their own trip.

Do you think you could take the plunge and travel solo? Perhaps some female travel inspiration could help encourage your independent wanderlust.

We asked some of the female travellers in our wonderful travel community the benefits of travelling alone, here’s what they said:

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