Ladies – are you sick of hearing the phrase “It’s a man’s world”? Are you tired of people constantly warning you that it’s dangerous for you to travel on your own? Wouldn’t it be nice to explore the world on your own terms and end the reign of others taking you everywhere they’d like to go? If you answered yes to any of these questions, we’ve got some pristine written inspiration coming your way!
Our travel experts at FlipKey have taken it upon themselves to dig up the most exciting, most informative, and most liberating solo female travel blogs that the cyber-world has to offer. The authors of these travel blogs have discovered much about themselves and their dreams through travel and, luckily for us, they decided to pass their stories along. The narratives found in these blogs have much more to offer than mere storytelling and entertainment (while these components are not lacking); they also have the power to inspire women everywhere to live adventurously and intentionally without feeling sheltered by fear, loneliness, or the pressures of a patriarchal society.
With that said, ladies (and gentlemen alike), check out our list of the Top 25 Solo Female Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2015 and start exploring!
I love inspiring busy Moms to travel more, including planning solo getaways.Solo travel doesn’t have to stop once you become a parent. In fact, it may become even more important. Getting away, even for a day or two, is an important way to maintain balance and mental clarity, as well as have some fun! – Sarah, A Week at the Beach @Aweekatthebeach
I’m a New York native who left my home to explore the world slowly and thoroughly. I’m just a little obsessed with photography, scuba diving, and reading guidebooks to countries I have no immediate plans to visit. – Alex, Alex in Wanderland @wanderlandalex
Anna Everywhere is a blog run by an adventurous female traveling, studying, and living in different places around the world. It’s meant to inspire young women to give them the confidence to go on their own adventures instead of waiting around for someone to go with them. – Anna, Anna Everywhere @AnnaEverywhere_
Breathedreamgo is about travel, travel in India and something more. It’s about getting in touch with long-buried dreams and going after them. The name of the blog is a mantra: “breathe, dream and go.” It’s what I did, following a deep depression, when I was already in my 40s.
Breathedreamgo is largely about travel in India because I feel it is the world’s most transformative travel destination. Seekers have been coming to India since long before “Eat, Pray, Love,” since long before The Beatles. It is said, by some scholars, that Jesus went to India and studied to be a yogi. So if you really want to wake up, really want to change your life — travel in India alone. – Mariellen, BreatheDreamGo @breathedreamgo
I have worked in the media for more than a decade, both on the magazine and guidebook ends of the spectrum, and my travels–both for work and for leisure–run the gamut of Couchsurfing in Iceland and Airbnb vacations in Rome to cruising in the Arctic and luxury resort stays in Tasmania. I cover a little bit of everything on my site, domestic and international, and hope to show that travel is attainable for the masses. – Kristin, Camels and Chocolate @lunaticatlarge
I try to tell it like it is. I’m by no means an expert on anything; I fumble my way around the world, and I have a lot of fun doing it. Honesty in storytelling is the way to go. – Candice, Candice Does the World @candicewalsh
I’m just a small-town Ohio girl trying to balance a “normal” life with a desire to discover the world beyond my Midwest bubble. I’m here to prove to people that traveling (and especially traveling as a woman) doesn’t have to be scary, lonely, or out of anybody’s reach. – Amanda, Dangerous Business @dangerousbiz
Flora the Explorer’ is a place for aspiring travellers, avid volunteers and those who want to explore the world through meaningful interaction with local people and their cultures. Through the site’s stories and photographs about long-term, slow travel experiences, I want to evoke the sense of adventure and curiosity we all have – both for the world itself, and our place within it. – Flora, Flora the Explorer @florabaker
I’m Hannah, a 33-year-old writer, designer and truth seeker originally from England. This blog was born of my dream to live a life less ordinary, one filled with honesty, freedom, creativity, adventure and excitement. – Hannah, Further Bound @furtherbound
GRRR Traveler is a travel survival and solo travel site inspiring others to find their GRRR for travel. – Christine, Grrrl Traveler @grrrltraveler
Heart of a vagabond – Inspiring responsible & ecological global traveling while empowering solo female travelers. Leave your fears at home, the world is out there waiting to be explored. – Yara, Heart of a Vagabond @heartofvagabond
Solo female travel is possible to do safely and stylishly even in my new home of India. My blog has all the tips to help you plan your trip and see all the most adventurous places. – Rachel, Hippie in Heels @hippie_inheels
Whether your a seasoned traveller or have dreams of one day seeing the world, Hopscotch the Globe is your resource for everything internationally inspired. From travel tips and advice to destination guides to food adventures, Kristen and Siya won’t just teach you about the world, but will make you laugh along the way with their very likably en humorous personalities. – Kristen, Hopscotch the Globe @HTGlobe
My Travel Affairs is a blog run by a Crazy Polish Girl Marysia, as well known as The Luckiest Girl in the World. Marysia’s site is a unique mix of jet-setting and off the beaten path affairs with travels. One day you follow her on crazy adventures while hitch-hiking in Iran and few months later she is sailing in Bonifacio. Read for inspiration and for a very original style of writing with a specific sense of humour. – Marysia, My Travel Affairs @mytravelaffairs
I named my blog “Runaway Juno” after my name, but I am not actually ‘runaway’ from anything. Since I took a first step into the world of ‘backpacking’, I knew this is going to be a big part of my life. And, I was right. If you are meant to be with something, there’s a sign you can’t describe it by words. That is travel to me. – Juno, Runaway Juno @runawayjuno
Gray Cargill of SoloFriendly.com has been happily traveling alone since 1998 and writing about it since 2008. A long-time advocate of solo travel, she hopes that reading about her experiences will encourage other women to stop waiting for a travel partner and pursue their own travel dreams now. – Gray, Solo Friendly @solofriendly
A love of travel, personal loss and an empty nest all conspired for me to begin Solo Traveler in 2009. Resonating with thousands of readers, the blog quickly went from personal to public and the Solo Traveler Project began. – Janice, Solo Traveler Blog @solotraveler
The Blonde Abroad is an award-winning travel and lifestyle blog featuring female travel, fashion, food, festivals and photography from around the world. – Kiersten, The Blonde Abroad @theblondeabroad
If your dreams don’t scare you, maybe they’re not big enough? Torre DeRoche from fearfuladventurer.com travels the world following her curiosities, while looking for ways to step outside of her comfort zone in order to see how they move and change her perceptions of the world, it’s people, and what it means to be alive. Bravery, she believes, is not the absence of fear but a willingness to confront it, and it’s this bravery that unlocks rich experiences. – Torre, Fearful Adventurer @fearfulgirl
The central themes of this site are:
– Independent Budget Travel
– Consuming Less
– Living Simply
– New Experiences and Challenges
I will post about how to do it, why to do it, my experiences doing it – the good and the bad. And I hope you will share your thoughts on these topics as well. I hope to introduce you to new places and experiences, inspire you to go out and explore the world, and perhaps provide a little entertainment. – Stephanie, The Travel Chica @thetravelchica
The Travel Hack is one of the UK’s top 10 travel blogs and focuses on stylish yet affordable travel. Monica seeks out unique and adventurous trips in the UK and around the world. She shares her top tips on how to travel safely, pack light, stick to your budget and make the most out of each trip you take. – Monica, The Travel Hack @thetravelhack
Brenna of This Battered Suitcase blogs mostly long-form narratives, weaving together stories and photography from her solo adventures around the world in order to inspire and inform. She tries to focus not only on the what and the how of travel, but the who and the why – Brenna, This Battered Suitcase @suitcasebrenna
Sally doesn’t just talk about conquering fear. She talks about embracing your fears, and having adventures despite your insecurities and worries. And she also talks a lot about her cat and cookies. – Sally, Unbrave Girl @unbravegirl
Wanderlust and Lipstick is an independent website by and for women travelers. It includes tips, information and 25 bloggers all specializing in their own niche area of travel. – Beth, Wanderlust and Lipstick @wanderluster
I’m a girl who loves adventure and craves adrenaline rushes. Since I’ve turned 21 and cut the umbilical cord I’ve traveled to over 11 countries and 30 US states. Now I’m in the process of selling everything I own to live out of a backpack as I travel the world indefinitely. I’m able to do this with my Location Independent graphic design business that allows me to work anywhere in the world with an internet connection.This site is not only a journal of my thoughts and travels but a resource for location independent working, remarkable living, around the world travel, backpacking, and solo travel. I hope that this site can assist and inspire others to lead a more fulfilling life. I only write from my own experiences and direct observations. – Jenny, Where is Jenny @whereisjenny
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