Travelling solo is a liberating experience
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Travelling Solo As A Woman? Find A Travel Buddy On These Apps

Travelling solo might often seem like a daunting task, especially if you are a woman. To make your solitary journey easier, here is a list of apps you can use to find travel buddies on your trips

Travelling solo is often a much-needed escape for people. Wanting a break from people and the mundane routine of life sometimes makes us all want to go at it on our own. However, as liberating as solo travel is, it is also lonely sometimes. And especially for women, the matter of safety comes into play as well. It is an experience that every avid traveller, regardless of their gender, should have at least once in their lives. If you are a woman planning your solo trip but are somewhat apprehensive about it, perhaps a little company would nudge you in the right direction.

Here is a list of some handy apps where you can find like-minded travel companions to make your solitary journey more memorable.

NomadHer

NomadHer interface
NomadHer interfaceNomadHer

This one is specifically for the ladies. The slogan "She Can Travel Anywhere" embodies NomadHer's commitment to supporting safe solo travel for women. NomadHer is used by female travellers from 190 countries. The app incorporates a proprietary identity verification algorithm, ensuring a safe solo travel experience for women. It provides services such as finding female travel companions, travel guidebooks, and travel camps. The app is available for free download on IOS/Android.

Highlight: Women travelling solo can connect with fellow travellers to find companions and gather insights and tips from those who've already ventured into solo travel.

Tourlina

Tourlina allows you to find interesting female companions on your solo travels. You can meet like-minded women through this app before your trip or while you are already in the middle of the trip. You can meet locals from the city you are travelling to and have them guide you through the best and most interesting places around. The app is great for backpacking individuals looking for a travel buddy with similar interests.

Highlight: The app verifies whether a user is a woman or not, making it safe from users with fake profiles.

Trotter It

This app provides a platform to connect with numerous female travellers effortlessly. Trotter It not only assists in identifying ideal trip locations but also suggests the best activities to indulge in during your journey. Users can make their own travel journals, which can be shared with fellow travellers, and you can explore the journals of others to ideate for your own trip. You can use bookmarked trips for reference when planning your journey. 

Highlight: Access to the journals of fellow travellers is a handy tool that acts as a comprehensive guide when planning your trip.

CouchSurfing

The app lets you zero in on travel buddies based on age, gender and mutual interests
The app lets you zero in on travel buddies based on age, gender and mutual interestsShutterstock

With their witty tagline that says, "You have friends all over the world, you just haven't met them yet," Couchsurfing is an app that works with a global community of travellers. As its name suggests, the app offers services such as finding a place to stay in a new city and lets users open their homes to travellers from around the world. The app works for Android and iOS users and was founded in 2004 by Casey Fenton, Daniel Hoffer, Sebastian Le Tuan, and Leonardo Bassani da Silveira.

Highlight: The algorithm of this app lets you zero in on travel buddies based on age, gender and mutual interests. 

Travello

This app is active with users in over 180 countries. The platform has dedicated travel groups for solo travellers, backpackers, digital nomads, and more, which makes it easier to filter out people based on your requirements. Women travellers can utilise the 'only female travellers' group to find travel buddies on the app. It works much like a social media platform with a feed where you can share your travel ideas and travel photographs with 'like,' 'comment,' and 'share' options. 

Highlight: The dedicated groups on the platform make the streamlining process much easier.

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