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Why Every Woman Should Travel Alone

Julietta Jameson | TRAVELLER   in 
September 18, 2014

Every woman should travel solo at least once in their lives, for the sense of empowerment and confidence it brings, writes Julietta Jameson.

Freedom to do what you want when you want is just the start of the benefits of travelling solo. No amount of therapy can give you the sense of empowerment and confidence single travel engenders. There’s no doubt travelling alone as a woman has its ups and downs. But any female who has ventured out into the world solo knows the benefits far outweigh the negatives: like taking that one last ticket to an incredible concert, or meeting a fascinating stranger on a train, or finding the headspace to begin that novel.

Solo travel is something all women should do at least once in their lives. Take Jane Morris, an English doctor who lost her husband when she was 54. Holidaying with her children and their broods, she “felt like an intruder”. But, she adds, “Their father’s death brought the finite nature of life into sharp focus. After about three years I felt strong enough to travel alone.”

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