A big thanks to Rachael for publishing this article. With practical tips and brilliant anecdotes, this site is an amazing inspiration for anyone looking to leave the safety of their comfort zone and explore the world! After reading this, be sure to check out the post on staying healthy while traveling.
Last week I sat down with Masha and Rob Glanville of the soon-to-be Dancing Pandas [travel blog]. Masha and Rob have an interesting travel history, from touring through Central America in an old ’79 Volkswagen Westfalia to extreme adventure racing across the remote wilderness of Patagonia! Recently they learned to master the miles and points game–and haven’t paid for a flight since.
There is no denying the safety issues that women face when traveling in India. The recent media coverage of the brutality, rape, and violence against women has left many female travelers changing their plans and scratching India off the list.
After just returning from a solo trip to India, I will say this: if you can arrange your plans to travel with someone else, by all means do it. But if you do find yourself on your own, it is still 100% possible to enjoy the beauty of India while staying safe as a solo female traveler.
When I call this a travel and fashion blog, I take the “fashion” part lightly. My sense of style is very basic, and I value comfort above all. Especially when traveling – aint nobody got time for that!
As a rule of thumb, any trip 2 weeks or less is carry-on only. Read more for 5 tips on packing light while still looking great!