Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Top 10 Travel Safety Tips for Women

Is it possible for a woman to travel the world and stay safe? Absolutely. Even if you steer clear of resorts. Even if you go to developing countries. Even if you don’t speak the local language. Even if you’re traveling alone. I created this site so I could help women travel safely and independently around the […]

How to Travel Solo to a Party Destination

Imagine walking into a bar and knowing nobody inside. Everyone is laughing and drinking and seems to have been best friends for ages. Do you find that as terrifying as I do? God, it’s the stuff of nightmares! I’ve talked a lot about how to make friends while traveling solo. But party destinations are a special case […]

Ask Kate: How Do I Meet People When Traveling Alone?

Welcome to our new weekly segment — Ask Kate!  Email your travel questions to kate [at] adventurouskate [dot com] with the subject “Ask Kate.” Hi Kate, I’m looking to go to Europe in the spring and do not have anyone to go with me so I decided that I should go alone. I’m a little […]

Why Iceland is Perfect for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

Today I finished my first trip to Iceland: five fantastic days that I enjoyed immensely.  I can’t wait to tell you about all the amazing experiences I had and show you the unbelievable landscapes. Many women email me telling me that they’re thinking of traveling solo for the first time.  I always tell them to […]

How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

One of the questions I get asked most often is how I make so many friends while traveling on my own. A lot of people think that if you travel solo, you’re alone nearly all of the time.  Well, that couldn’t be more untrue — I’m hardly ever alone! One of the nice things about […]

Why Retreats are Great for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

Months ago, I wrote a post on great trips for first-time solo female travelers. I highlighted three kinds of trips: outdoor group adventures, city breaks, and organized trips where you learn a skill — like surfing. Then I found myself enjoying Sayulita, Mexico, on a fitness retreat with Nourish Retreats. It was exactly the kind […]

Dear Ladies: This Can Be Your Life, Too.

Every now and then, I receive an email or a Facebook comment from one of my girlfriends that contains the following phrase: “You’re so lucky, Kate.” I appreciate their words, but I disagree wholeheartedly. I’m not lucky at all. I’m in the same boat as all of you — I just made travel a priority […]

“Why You No Have Boyfriend?”

“Why you no have boyfriend?” The first time I’m asked this question, I’m on the overnight train from Bangkok to Ubon Ratchathani, the only foreigner in the car.  I’m taken aback by the older woman’s question and simply smile and giggle.  Thankfully, this is a very Thai answer, and it suffices. I knew this question […]

Great Trips for First-Time Solo Female Travelers

If you’re a girl who hasn’t traveled alone before, you might have no idea where to begin!  That’s okay — there are so many options for you. The ideal first solo trip for female travelers is easy, fun, and low-stress.  Give yourself some structure, but don’t plan out every minute of every day.  You don’t […]

Should Solo Women Travelers Pretend to be Married?

There are hundreds upon hundreds of guides for women’s travel safety abroad, and many of them have conflicting advice. One of the more controversial rules surrounding solo women travelers is whether or not they should pretend to be married or wear a fake wedding ring. Some women interpret this advice by announcing that they’re married […]