It’s International Women’s Day, a day to honor and celebrate the multifaceted achievements of women, from cultural to social to economic to artistic. It’s a day to remind ourselves why we are so special! 

And what can be better than planning a trip to our favorite destination on this auspicious day? Don’t wait for your girlfriend,  family, or partner. Let’s make the first breakaway trip happen for you and mark this year’s celebration with the #YouCanTravelAlone campaign.

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Almost every time I go for a trip, People ask with a confused facial expression, “Just you?”

I always smile back with the biggest grin and respond, “Yes, just me ready for another feat!”

Traveling is one of the most liberating feeling ever! It sets you free amidst all the chaos life has to offer you. Yet concerns still exist on the safety, especially for women. So, here are the tips for traveling solo or in a women’s only group-

  1. Stay connected via social media: Be it Twitter, Instagram or Facebook, let these digital giants give peace of mind to others while you are traveling. Make sure you have emergency contact information with you at all times, and not just on your phone.
  2. Trust your instincts: If you feel something is not right, it probably is. So, be aware of your surroundings and trust your gut feelings
  3. Blend in and talk to locals: Locals can give you a great idea of where to go and what to avoid, plus, if they show you around that’s even better!
  4. Be cautious with your belongings: We all travel with a smartphone, camera and even laptops. Keep all these items in your reach including the key documents like hotel key, passport and Id proofs
  5. You are never alone. The world is full of friends waiting to get you know. Also, never let the words out of your mouth that you are alone. It’s always best to use caution and to not make yourself seem vulnerable.

Now, pack your bags; it’s time to set out!
Some of my favorite women’s treks organized by Gio adventures are –

Nag Tibba – Nag Tibba Trek, Uttarakhand – Women Only Tours – All Women Adventures | GIO Adventures

Har Ki Dun – Har ki Dun Trek – Women Only Tours – All Women Adventures | GIO Adventures

Valley of Flowers – Valley of Flowers Trek, Uttarakhand – Women Only Tours – All Women Adventures | GIO Adventures

Set yourself free from whatever that is bringing you down, meet new people along the way, miss your home a little, trust yourself more and learn a lot. There isn’t an adjective or a word found in the dictionary…. it is a feeling of liberation. Of self-discovery.

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman” (Margaret Thatcher)

Don’t forget to wish all those special ladies in our life with hearty and delightful messages. Btw, Happy Women’s Day!! 😉 Mind you, let the zeal not die after the 24 hours.

#InternatioalWomen’sDay #TravelSolo #TravelTips #YesIcanTravelAlone #Girlstrip #Nainital #Auli #TravelMore #SafetyTipsforSoloTravelers #SpecialLadiesofmyLife 

 

Written by

Swati Kurra