Solo female travel has been a talking point since the dawn of the gap year. You’re a young, unconstrained female who knows her Bangkok from her Bangladesh, so there’s nothing stopping you. Independent female travel has become more and more popular over the last decade due to women generally wanting to settle down later in life instead of rushing into marriage.
In this day and age, nothing is stopping you from following your solo female travel dreams and roaming the globe. Just be sure to be careful. There are places that will require you to look and act differently because of your gender; make sure you know which countries they are. What if you’re living it up, island hopping the Pacific Islands and you notice you’ve run out of the Pill? What do you do next? You’ve just travelled from north to south Vietnam where there has been a radical climate change. It’s time to change out of your trousers and into shorts but you don’t have any razors and the locals don’t generally stock up on them in the village shop. How do you take care of any hair removal?
Female travel can be the best adventure of your life. It’s something you’ll always look back on with pride; just make sure you’ve done your research. To help you, we have a selection of female travel advice articles we’ve collated throughout the years. Read up and enjoy!
Venezuela is well known for its natural wonders, beauty queens and parties, but now it seems famous for violence and riots, Sarah has hope for the future though.
Rebecca Root offers up her tips on how not to look stupid trying surfing for the first time, half the gap year team could've done with this guide a while back.
Love backpacking, but hate the backpack? Gapper Anna Claeys shows how little people can travel without the pain of a huge rucksack.
Travelling with your significant other is easier said than done. Luckily for us, Marta Napierala has given her top 5 tips on how to travel with your partner.
Girls have more to think about when it comes to backpacking, so here are some brilliant tips for beautiful travel from some of the gapyear.com ladies.
Travelling with a partner is like having a child. You're with the person 24/7, and unless you're finely tuned in, there's no 'me', there's only 'us'.
One continent, far too many languages and countless places to go. Where do you start as a female rail traveller in Europe? Joanne Vasey sheds some light!
Working out who to travel with on your gap year can be a nightmare. Do you travel with a boyfriend, with a group of friends or do you travel on your own?
They may say this is a man's world, but there's no reason why us ladies can't conquer the globe, so here are some backpacking tips for girls.
Girls, it's time to take a masterclass in shopping in Malaysia from a local who knows all the shops and all the deals. Prepare to come home with a whole new wardrobe!
Egypt is the spiritual home of the hardcore haggler, but you can end up spending your whole backpacking budget if you're not careful. Here's how to bag a bargain.
The Middle East can be intimidating for women travellers, but it can offer them an incredible backpacking experience. Here are some tips for female travellers in the Middle East
Iran is painted as a land of nuclear crisis and fundamental Islam. But it's more about beautiful mosques, amazing history, and breathtaking scenery. Here's our complete guide.
Advice for female travellers going to India can be mixed, but our writer had a great time by herself. Here are some tips to make sure you stay safe and enjoy it.
Africa is amazing, but can prove a daunting gap year destination, especially for women. Here's a guide to make sure you're prepared for the wildest continent on Earth.
Solo travelling as a female can be daunting, but it shouldn't be! Travelling on your own can be an amazing experience. After all, you're your own boss!
Some of the gapyear.com girls where asked what it's like travelling as a female. They had a lot to say on the subject and gave their hints and tips. If you're female and about to go travelling on your own, then read this fantastic Q+A guide. It's packed full of information and it's not one to miss.
Do anti-malarials effect the pill? What should you do if you get Thrush or Cystitis whilst travelling? Can you buy tampons and sanitary towels all over the world? When should you take the pill when crossing time-zones? These are all questions asked before travelling. Read this article to find out some of the answers.
This article is one for the girls. It's been written by gapyear.com girls who have travelled and had some experiences on the road. It's packed full of advice that may help you on your adventures in the future. It may also put a smile on your face, so get reading. And remember, be prepared for everything!
There is no combination more ideal for meeting a new partner; sun, beach, cheap alcohol and nothing else to worry about. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise, not just amongst young people back home, but even more so amongst young travellers. Research has shown that over 50% of travellers have sex with more than two partners whilst out on the road.