The Secret’s Out: What Women Truly Desire in Travel Experiences

Solo female travel is a growing trend that reflects the empowerment and independence of women. More and more women are venturing out on their own to explore new destinations, make meaningful connections, and challenge personal boundaries. 

In fact, most solo travelers are women, making up 84% of the demographic. At the same time, men constitute a smaller portion, accounting for just 16%. Why is there an increasing number of women choosing to travel solo? A survey of 83% female respondents revealed that 74% of travelers want to see the world and don’t want to wait for others, 42% want to meet new people, and 40% travel for personal growth.

But traveling solo doesn’t necessarily mean going it alone.

Over the last few years, solo female travel groups have been on the rise. In addition to safety concerns, solo female travelers seek out group travel to avoid worrying about logistics and language barriers. Group tours allow them to focus on enjoying the experience without the stress of planning and navigation. But what exactly do women seek in their travel experiences?

For over two decades, Adventures in Good Company (AGC) has paved the way for thousands of female explorers to journey together in some of the world’s most remote regions! AGC organizes domestic and international trips to destinations around the globe, including places like Greenland, the San Juan Islands, New Zealand, the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Norway, Alaska, and the Appalachian Trail.

CEO Kelly Kimple delves into what women truly desire in travel experiences and how AGC can help them achieve their travel dreams. 

Empowering Connections: Building Lifelong Bonds Across Cultures 

Solo female travel groups create a supportive environment that brings together women from diverse backgrounds, allowing them to explore unfamiliar places as a team. Whether working together to navigate a new city, bonding over a local culinary experience, or supporting one another through a physically demanding adventure, these connections forge friendships long after the journey ends.

“We believe that the heart of every extraordinary journey lies in the power of connections,” Kimple explains. “Our all-female adventures are designed to foster a sense of camaraderie and empowerment, where women from diverse backgrounds come together to form lifelong bonds, supporting and inspiring one another throughout the journey.”

Unforgettable Adventures: Exploring the World with Passion, Purpose, and Perseverance

Solo female travelers, driven by a profound desire for exploration and the understanding of diverse cultures, crave journeys that balance personal discovery with the excitement of experiencing new places. Facing challenges, a passion for authentic encounters, and the quest for growth often result in unforgettable adventures and lifelong memories.

“Our carefully crafted adventures are designed to ignite your sense of wonder, taking you to breathtaking destinations and immersing you in diverse cultures. From thrilling outdoor escapades to immersive cultural encounters, our trips promise to create cherished memories that will be forever treasured,” Kimple adds.

Expertly Curated Itineraries: Meticulously Designed Adventures for the Ultimate Travel Experience

Travelers increasingly seek expertly curated itineraries that promise painstakingly planned and designed adventures, ensuring an optimal travel experience. By eliminating the guesswork through careful planning, curated journeys guarantee enriching travel experiences. 

AGC’s expert guides meticulously figure out every detail, ensuring a perfect blend of excitement and rejuvenation. 

“Our team of passionate explorers and travel experts diligently curates each itinerary, ensuring that every moment is filled with enriching experiences, Kimple explains. “We take pride in providing a seamless journey, allowing you to focus on immersing yourself in the world’s wonders while we take care of the details.”

Safety First: Secure and Worry-Free Adventures

Safety concerns rank high on the list for solo female travelers, often influencing decisions about destinations, accommodations, and modes of transportation. Group travel offers an added layer of safety for women, as there is strength in numbers, and individuals can look out for each other’s well-being.

“At Adventures in Good Company, safety is our top priority, allowing you to confidently venture into the unknown. Our expert guides, well-planned logistics, and thorough risk assessments ensure you can embrace every moment of fabulousness, knowing you are in capable hands,” says Kimple.

Sustainable Travel: Embracing Responsible Exploration

Sustainable travel is a conscientious approach to exploring the world while minimizing the environmental and cultural impact. It involves making responsible choices that promote conservation, support local communities, and preserve destinations’ natural beauty and heritage. According to a recent survey, 74% of travelers want companies to provide more sustainable travel options. 

“We are committed to positively impacting the places we explore. Our sustainable approach emphasizes responsible travel practices, supporting local communities, and protecting the environment. With a touch of sass and a lot of heart, we aim to create adventures that empower both our travelers and the world around us,” says Kimple.

This article originally appeared on Media Decision. Featured Photo Credit: [@lightpoet/DepositPhotos]


Alexandrea Sumuel is a travel writer and founder of the Wander With Alex travel blog, where she provides vacationers with trip ideas, travel guides, and news. She travels to experience, eat, explore, and escape! Alex’s mission is to help you find the perfect vacation destination.