Planning to travel alone? Here’s a guide for solo millennial travelers

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Planning to travel alone? Here’s a guide for solo millennial travelers - The Columbus Dispatch

As a Millennial who had never traveled by myself until my recent Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line trip, I experienced the stigma surrounding solo female travelers. I was met with an onslaught of gasps and questions while venturing the sea. And everyone wanted to know one thing: Is it safe for young women to travel alone?

I’m not the only woman who’s been asked this question. The idea of women traveling independently is still considered taboo yet millennial women are traveling alone more than ever before.

A solo travel study by Booking.com in 2014 showed 72 percent of American women have embraced solo trips after being inspired by social media. HostelWorld reported female solo bookings have increased 45 percent between 2015 and 2017.

Millennial women are grabbing their gear and hitting the road without waiting to find a spouse or group of friends to tag along.
 
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