7 Solo Female Travel Bloggers You Need to be Following

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Traveling solo as a woman is one of the best things that I’ve ever done for myself. It’s thrilling, empowering, sometimes scary but yet absolutely wonderful, all at the same time. When you’re traveling on your own, you are the only one in charge. You call all of the shots, for the better or the worse. But one thing I promise you is that solo female travel will change your life. Traveling solo will help you to grow in so many ways, and is truly an experience that everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. I’ve put together a list of the top solo female travel bloggers that you need to be following.

@tavernatravels, Taylor Taverna, travel blogger

Anna Kloots of @annakloots

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?

My first solo trip was to Rome! I was studying abroad in Paris, and I went to Florence to visit a friend who was studying there. I took the train for a “day trip” and had an incredible day taking in all the sights. But I got confused at the train station, and ended up missing the last one back! I was panicked. This was a time before iPhones, I spoke no Italian, and I was so scared! I panicked a little in the train station, but then I realized – I’m in ROME! 

I went into the bookstore at the station, and found a hotel nearby to walk to. Thankfully they had a room for the night and a toothbrush for me! I spent the rest of the night walking around Rome solo, taking in how beautiful the city looked at night. I got an amazing pizza, and my third (yep, third!) cone of gelato, and then went to sleep, wondering why I hadn’t planned to do this all along! I’ve never been afraid of solo travel since.

Favorite solo travel destination?

Paris, of course, but any European city really. I think there is so much to see and do, and so much life all around that you don’t miss having a companion! I love being able to soak it all up as a solo female travel blogger, and take advantage of spending every second exactly the way I want.


Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?

Not to wait; book the trip. So many people are “waiting” for the perfect person, or reason or moment to take the trip they’ve been wanting to take.You don’t have to wait. The perfect person is YOU, the perfect reason is your desire, and the perfect moment is NOW.

The number one item you never travel without? And why? 

I’ve never traveled without my journal. I write down everything, I glue in ticket stubs, I make notes and drawings. They become like little scrapbooks and time capsules for me! I have one from every trip I’ve ever taken.

You can find Anna Kloots, one of my favorite female travel bloggers, on Instagram at @annakloots.

solo female travel blogger, Anna Kloots

Alessia Tenebruso of @one_girl_travel 

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?

One of my favorite solo female travel memories was on my first trip to Scotland. Scotland has been on my “bucket list” for several years and I always felt a strong pull to visit. My first time in Edinburgh I can recall walking down Princess Street and hearing bagpipes being played in the distance and looking at the Scott Monument ahead of me. Between the sounds, the architecture and the fact that I, alone, made my dream of visiting Scotland a reality, it made me begin to cry tears of joy while walking down the street. I was so grateful for that moment and for the courage I had for taking on this adventure by myself.

Favorite solo travel destination?

My favorite solo travel destination is Edinburgh, Scotland. I find Edinburgh to be very solo travel friendly, especially for females. It is very easy to navigate through the city, and there are many options available for transportation. Edinburgh is full of history, and incredible architecture, but it also has so many terrific restaurants and shops. I highly recommend visiting Edinburgh during December, or for Hogmanay, so you can experience the enchanting Christmas Market and all of the Hogmanay festivities.

Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?

My top tip for solo female travelers for safety, is to stay accountable with family and/or friends. Provide an itinerary of your flight information, the name of the car service picking you up from the airport, where you’re staying, the name of the tour companies you book with, and any other information you can provide. Check in throughout the day or at least, the end of the day, to let them know you are safe. I personally like to utilize the “share my location” feature on my iPhone to allow my family to track my movement while traveling solo. 

The number one item you never travel without? And why? 

The number one item I will never travel without is my travel clothing steamer.  I will always make room to fit my travel steamer into my bag. I personally haven’t discovered a way to fold clothes to make them not wrinkle when packed, and I am not a fan of ironing, so a travel steamer always comes in handy.

You can follow Alessia’s solo female travel adventures on Instagram at @one_girl_travel or on her amazing blog!

Alessia - solo female traveler from NY

Ciara Johnson of @heyciara

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?

I took my first domestic solo trip to San Francisco and my first international solo trip to Costa Rica. These trips truly ignited my passion for solo travel and it made me aware of just how magical solo female travel could be. 

Favorite solo travel destination?

My favorite solo travel destination is Paris! I’ve made lifelong local friends during my trips to Paris, which keeps me returning every year to discover the city in a new way.

Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?

I truly advise solo female travelers to embrace spontaneity. You don’t have to make compromises with your time or interests, so this is the perfect time to ‘do you’! When it comes to safety, do your research ahead of time, share your location with loved ones, carry yourself with confidence, know your limits, and pay what you need for safety.

The number one item you never travel without? And why?

Aside from my phone, I always rock my Birkenstocks. They’re extremely comfortable and they’re the best shoe for everyday wear.

You can find Ciara on Instagram at @hey_ciara or on her blog.

@hey_ciara travel blogger

Jessie Moore of @pocketwanderings

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?


My first solo trip is also my favorite solo travel memory. I was doing a two week tour around Thailand, Malaysia, and Singapore. On the plane to Bangkok, I remember so clearly how I felt: I had this overwhelming feeling of liberation and a huge grin on my face. I hadn’t even got there yet, but sitting on that plane by myself heading to a place I’d never been felt like a real sense of achievement.


To this day, that trip is still one of my best travel experiences. I met the most amazing group of people who I still regularly chat to, even though many of them live on the other side of the world. For me, it was this first solo travel trip that made me realise how incredible solo travel can be. The possibilities it unlocks are endless and the excitement it brings is unbeatable.


Favorite solo travel destination?


Oh this is difficult because there are so many amazing solo travel destinations! It’s an obvious one but I really fell in love with Thailand. Maybe because it was my first solo trip, but also because the people are so incredibly friendly. I felt welcomed from the moment I set foot in Bangkok. I’ll never forget the kindness of the locals, who made me feel at home and at ease.


Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?


My top tip – especially for aspiring solo female travelers – is not to be scaremongered when it comes to traveling alone as a woman. There are so many unhelpful click-bait articles out there about the dangers of solo female travel. Of course safety is a very important consideration – I’m not for one second suggesting that it should be overlooked. But we need to stop the scaremongering that so often comes hand in hand with it.
Society loves to tell women that we shouldn’t do things. Don’t walk alone at night, don’t get too drunk, don’t wear that, don’t go there – it goes on. It’s exhausting and unnecessary. Educate yourself on the safety elements of solo female travel but then immerse yourself in the amazing benefits and positive experiences of other women. I’m on a mission to inspire women across the world to travel with confidence!


The number one item you never travel without? And why?


It has to be my power bank! Personally for me, I feel more confident traveling alone when I know that my mobile phone is fully charged and accessible. As well as being helpful for getting in touch with people if I need to, it also serves multiple other functions.


One of my biggest weaknesses is navigation. I have a pretty poor sense of direction, so Google Maps is my best friend when traveling. Although I always take my camera, I love having my phone on hand to snap quick pictures. Again, this would not be possible with a dead battery, so my power bank is a real lifesaver!

Follow along Jessie’s incredible adventures on Instagram at @pocketwanderings or on her blog.

Jessie Moore, solo female travel blogger

Biliana of @bilianabg

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?

My first solo trip was straight out of university in 2016. I found a cheap one-way ticket to Europe so I bought it that same night with no plans. That was probably my best decision; it changed a lot in the way I travel but also in what I wanted to do career wise and even the way I appreciated myself and my own company! I ended up spending 8 months in Europe with no solid plans and going with the flow depending on where I wanted to go, how the weather turned out, who I met along the way, or whatever cheap ticket I found!

Favorite solo travel destination?

Most recently it has to be Tulum! I took my first trip there after the new years in 2019 and somehow ended up returning and spending half of the year there working remotely. Tulum has so much to offer outside of how tourists normally experience it within a week’s vacation! It’s a magical little corner of Mexico.

Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?

It can be scary but don’t overthink it! It’ll help you grow so much. To ease off the stress you can plan out major aspects but leave room or be open to new experiences because you WILL meet lots of people along the way. The times I have ditched my plans for new ones with new friends have always left positive memories! Safety wise – be conscious of your surroundings and never show you are lost (I always download maps offline and if I’m lost I’ll stop and go off to the side or go into a shop to check the maps!)

The number one item you never travel without? And why? 

Travel insurance. Haha! Not as adventurous of a response but I don’t mess with safety and security when it comes to this. It costs so little even when I’ve used it internationally for months at a time and has saved me thousands of dollars when things go downhill. I am the most rock solid person in terms of health but even then, you just never know! 

Follow Biliana on @bilianabg for beautiful solo female photography and solo travel tales.

travel photographer and solo traveler

Cassie Bailey of @cassiethehag

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?

I began solo traveling at age 27 in 2018, when I caught my one-way flight to Tokyo. After backpacking through Asia, I’ve been on Working Holiday Visas in Australia and now New Zealand. Working full-time in another country is a great way to slow travel and experience a new environment, without breaking the bank. 

Favorite solo travel destination?

My favorite solo travel destination so far is probably Java in Indonesia, though I also have a soft spot for Malaysia. Java just had so many amazing gems – Mount Bromo, Ijen, Karimunjawa, Borobudur… seriously, it was an adventure.

Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?


My top tip for solo female travelers is probably to plan your trip around your personal needs, and not just what other people do. This more goes for people who are introverts or who deal with health issues (whether that means physical or mental health issues). I learned the hard way that I do need rest days and time to deal with burnout. Listen to your body and mind and remember this is YOUR trip, so do what makes you feel happy and comfortable. 

The number one item you never travel without? And why? 

And the items I never travel without are my earphones (with pre-downloaded music) and my comfortable sleep mask – travelling can be overstimulating and I love that these items can help me zone out! I’d love to travel with a Kindle in the future too.

You can follow along with Cassie’s adventure at @cassiethehag or on her website.

solo female travel bloggers, Cassiethehag

Abena of @travellingtuesdays

First solo trip or favorite solo travel memory?

I took my first solo trip when I was living in France to Lille. It was close and also a real hub for international travellers coming to France from the Netherlands, Belgium and the UK. All these factors made me feel a bit more safe and secure. I went close to Christmas so I was able to explore the Christmas market, eat some local delicacies and enjoy their festive ferris wheel! I only got one full photo of myself though as I was too scared to ask people to take a picture of me all the time.

Favorite solo travel destination?

I really loved travelling around Bali solo. There’s a real digital nomad/expat community there so everyone in my hostel and in town were so open to making friends. The locals were also really kind to me, and I had a good balance between the buzzing beach clubs in the south of the island and the quiet natural wonders in the north.

Top tip for other solo female travelers (or aspiring solo female travelers)?

Always have a book! Whether it be a notepad to journal all the things you learn about yourself, or a book to feel less awkward dining out alone – it will definitely come in handy.

The number one item you never travel without? And why?

I always travel with two bank cards. Always. Because I’ve lost bank cards abroad SO many times! These things happen.

You can keep up-to-date with Abena at @travellingtuesdays or on TikTok 

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