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 @1988annalisa
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