Planning the most amazing trip is an experience all its own, and thoughtfully preparing the details will alleviate stress to help you make the most of your time away. There are endless websites and apps to simplify your travel planning and navigation, which is why we have curated a list of the best for female slow travelers!
Whether you’re traveling solo or in a group, these helpful resources will save you time so you can focus on enjoying your trip.
Apps for Planning
- My Travel Tracker: This app recently launched and already has 23k+ users! It’ s designed by a female solo traveler for travelers.
It aims to give you the complete travel experience. You are able to share your adventures, get inspired by tips from other travelers on where to go and where to find hidden gems, and meet new friends. It’s the next generation social and sustainable travel app, and what I love about the app is its heart for eco, sustainable and volunteering projects.
They recently introduced an auto-tracker (currently finishing the testing phase), which is not just valuable for your memories and journaling – but also for your safety when travelling solo. Love it!
This is a growing community and app, that cares about user feedback and is consistently making sure it gives the best experience. Check out their IG too.
- PackPoint: A smart packing app that will keep you organized. Enter the location and duration of your trip and PackPoint will guide you in packing accordingly while also taking into account weather and activities planned.
- Seatguru: An app created to help you find the best seats and amenities for your air travel.
Apps for Female Travelers
- Tourlina: Match with other female solo travelers or locals that have been verified and vetted so you can feel secure meeting up with a new travel buddy.
- GeoSure: A trusted, real-time measurement of personal safety while you are traveling. GeoSure compiles the most accurate safety and security data on the market, with continuously updated ratings right down to individual neighborhoods.
- OZZI: This app is there to help you stay safe on the road. With real-time alerts, safety ranking for areas and destinations. Definitely a must have on your phone.
Sites to Find Volunteer Opportunities
- Worldpackers: Get connected with local hosts to make an impact with a transformative experience in locations around the world.
- Nomads Giving Back: A community of nomads connecting volunteer experiences such as social impact trips, advocacy, culture exchanges, and more!
- Pencils of Promise: Volunteering with a focus on quality education, creating schools and giving them the resources to keep thriving.
- Habitat for Humanity: Experience travel by immersing yourself into the culture and giving back to the community through building homes for those in need.
- Global Water Brigades: A student-led movement for clean water access, volunteers construct custom-designed water systems in rural communities.
- Teach English: There are many opportunities to teach English abroad. If you’re considering this route, get started by earning your TEFL certificate or equivalent.
- Red Cross: Many volunteer opportunities including teaching, and providing relief to those impacted by natural disasters or war.
- Grassroots volunteering: A hub for connecting volunteers to a variety of causes and communities to serve while they travel.
- WWOOF: World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, is a trusted site to link volunteers with host farms. Learn new skills, embrace local culture and new friendships, while advancing the sustainability movement.
- GoEco: From working with exotic wildlife to teaching English to children, GoEco will connect you with a volunteer opportunity that best suits you while you’re traveling.
- Skyscanner: Our favorite airfare booking site because it searches websites around the world and in multiple languages so no deal goes unfound. This should be your starting point when researching and booking all of your flights.
- Hopper: From flights to hotels, this app helps you saving $. It even has a feature that helps you predict prices so you can see when the best time to go somewhere is.
- AirTreks: If you’re planning a round-the-world trip with multiple stops, consider buying an RTW ticket. They’re flexible and can save you a lot of money (and hassle).
I hope you find this list helpful to make your slow travel safe, anxiety free, and connect you with like-minded female travelers.
Where are you planning your next adventure? Let me know in the comments below!
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