I feel blessed to have been born in the new-age, where the world for women is changing, perpetually and optimistically. Women, in today’s world, are go-getters, liberated and motivated; needless to say, they are exploring themselves more and more every day. But, no matter how ambitious and liberated they have become, whenever a woman talks about travelling alone (solo adventure) and exploring the world, she has to deal with a few raised eyebrows and criticism.
The age-old “world is not a safe place for solo women travellers” reason is honestly not working out with modern day women anymore. And if you think rationally, there is no safe place for women anyway. So why not get over your fears, take a leap of faith and embark on solo adventures. You should certainly be cautious about your safety when you are out and about to explore the world, but stopping yourself from being an adventurer would a step back from true liberation.
Whilst the society is still in the process of empowering women, it is important for each of one of us to understand that the real empowerment comes when you do something your way and on your own.
This Women’s Day I urge every woman (working and homemaker) to go out there and travel around the world. And I will give you a lot of good enough reasons as to why you should do this.
You need a break
Since you manage to juggle between personal and professional life and make every effort to maintain a work-life balance, you deserve a break from your daily routine. A break from work does not always mean a fancy holiday in Switzerland. There are so many weekend getaways that you can explore and get that much-needed seclusion. You can spend your weekends exploring the historical sites, relaxing in the lap of nature, or trying your hand at outdoor activities like trekking, rafting and camping.
Check out some of the famous weekend getaways from Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Pune.
Go nomadic and spoil yourself
“The real work of an expedition begins when you return.” – Louise Arner Boyd
Break cultural stereotypes that dictate women should not travel alone. If not always, all women should go on a solo adventure, at least once in their lifetime. Travelling alone instils you with unbounded confidence and gives you a chance to revel in solitude. So, if you are the type, who can travel alone, choose a less explored place, and embark on that adventurous journey. I can bet your solo adventure trip will make you fall in love with yourself. And once you are back, you will never be the same person.
Some of the most famous adventure destinations include Ladakh, Andaman, Dubai, New Zealand, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and Bali.
Plan a trip to a foreign country
If not far beyond the seven seas, travel to foreign countries like Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Indonesia and explore what these beautiful destinations have in store for you. While Bhutan holidays may help find your spirituality, Sri Lanka and Indonesia will unleash your adventurous side. When you are back from your foreign trip, you will be much more self-reliant and your self-belief will be on cloud nine.
Read “Eat, Pray, Love” to spark your wanderlust!
Come out of your shell
When men travel and explore adventurous places, they are always admired for their bravery and explorations. However, most women seem to be complacent with their career and jobs. I respect every woman, who has busted gender stereotypes or has even made the slightest attempt to explore herself. It is important to understand that there is a life beyond professional achievements. Thus, women should also embark on adventure expeditions and get rid of the fear associated with it.
I am not advising you to ditch your careers, but a little of adventure does not harm. Instead, it boosts your moral and helps you believe that you can hit great milestones alone.
To start with, you opt for Ladakh holidays and hit those rough and untrodden pathways. Travel to Manali and take those challenging trekking and camping routes.
This Women’s Day, hop on the travel bandwagon and plan to explore the world.
Weekend getaway destinations
Delhi – Agra, Dehradun, Rishikesh, Jaipur, Mussoorie and Dhanulti
Mumbai – Karnala, Igatpuri, Kolad, Malshej Ghat
Top destinations in Asia
If you wish to get an insight into the vibrant and exuberant cultures of Asia, plan a trip to the most recommended travel hotspots by avid travellers. Singapore, Bali, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand and Mauritius are the most frequented travel hotspots.
Top travel destinations in Europe
Travelling to Europe is every traveller’s long-cherished dream. A potpourri of cultures, the continent features an endless variety of destinations to explore. Top destinations in Europe include France, Germany, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Italy and Netherlands.
We wish you a very happy woman’s day and lots of pleasant journeys ahead.
Reward Yourself This Women’s Day and Embark on a Solo Adventure
This Women’s Day go for a solo adventure trip. If you are wondering why you should do this? then here are good enough reasons.