The most commonly asked questions I get when I tell people about my solo adventures are: "don't you get scared?", and "is that safe?"
And my answer is always the same: I have never felt more confident, strong, brave, bold, and empowered than when I travel alone. Being a woman comes with risk, wherever you are. But why would I let that keep me from doing what I love and seeing this beautiful world?
Traveling as a woman is a feminist act, regardless of whether you consider yourself a feminist or an activist. To take up space in the world, step outside traditional gender roles and expectation, and venture boldly without a man is feminist.
Solo travel taught me that I am a lot stronger and more capable than I gave myself credit for. That I'm not a helpless, fragile damsel and I don't need a prince to save me. Although it is nice when they help you with your luggage now and then ;)