Travelling can be fun, exciting, and inspiring. These specifically female travel tips will help you prepare to have fun, stay safe, and make the most!
Key female travel tips
- Dry shampoo is a good way to keep your hair clean when you don’t have access to a shower, but make sure you don’t put too much on!
- Hostel mixed dorms can be a good option depending where you are in the world, but a good tip is to go for a bigger room so there are more people around.
- If you’re travelling with a significant other, give each other some space and make sure you communicate. Having your own separate adventures gives you more to talk about when you come back together, allows you to explore your own interests, and keeps you from getting sick of each other.
- Ways to deal with period cramps while travelling: natural oils, supplements, hot water bottles or hot water from the hotel, stretching and yoga positions, and Motrin, Advil, or Aleve that you keep in your purse.
- To keep up with hair color while on the road, mix dye into your shampoo once a week. Or have your hairdresser weave your dye in so that it looks natural as it grows out.
- To stay safe while going out at night, travel in a group or find a group in the hostel to go out with. Opting not to drink or having a designated non-drinker can help keep the group safe. Stay aware of your surroundings (stay off your phone!) and make sure you know who’s around you and where you are. Walk confidently and keep your head up! Make a plan before you go out to get home, write your address down, and make sure your phone is fully charged.
Making the most of your trip!
Travelling as a woman can be super rewarding and fun, so it’s important to learn all you can so that your trip is as enjoyable as possible!
Questions about female travel to discuss on Ohlelo:
- What are your best tips for travelling while female?
- Do you make sure to avoid anything while traveling?
- What are your favorite travel stories from your adventures?
- What countries have you had good/bad experiences in?
- Do you prefer to stay in hostels, hotels, or home rentals while traveling? Why?