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About Us

We are a 220,000+ member community of brave, fearless and independent womxn with a shared passion for traveling solo (that’s not a typo! ‘womxn‘ is the term we use to welcome ALL those who identify as female).

Our Facebook Group is the heart of our community, while this website is our go-to resource for crowd-sourced recommendations, inspiration and tools to make solo travel as a womxn rewarding, enriching and safe.

Our values of inclusion, open-mindedness, courage, positive impact, and the fact that we stand united guide our decisions and are the foundation for the community. We love to travel solo, but we also meet up for women-only tours to travel together.

Our Origins

Created in 2015, Solo Female Travelers was the first Facebook Group for women who travel solo, and in a short 7 years, has become a global movement; an international community of over 220,000 women, from 100 countries around the world (find more detailed demographic information here).

Our website was launched in 2020 to provide a permanent resource for our members and solo female travelers around the world.

As the group grew, we felt the need to have a place where all the fantastic aggregated knowledge could be easily found and referred to for the most commonly asked questions.

We’ve since gone onto launch master courses, women-only tours, and additionally run the largest global survey on Solo Female Travel trends every year, to bridge the gap between decision makers, the travel industry and women traveling solo.

What You’ll Find On Our Website

This website aims to be an unbiased resource for womxn planning solo trips. Start here to find all the resources we have on solo female travel, organized by topic so you can easily find what you are looking for.

Whether this is your first time going alone or your 10th, the articles on this website will provide you the resources you need to have an unforgettable time. Between our pages you will find:

Who is Behind Solo Female Travelers

Our community is managed by a global team spread across four continents; Meg from Australia, Mar from Barcelona, Agustina from Uruguay, Lilian from Mexico and Fatima from Afghanistan.

Co-Founders Mar Pages and Meg Jerrard met at a conference in 2015 and have stayed friends ever since. They are both full time professional travel bloggers with blogs which are read more than 600,000 times every month, and have traveled extensively solo.

Content & Community Managers Lilian and Agustina joined the team in 2021, after long careers in content creation, digital marketing, and visual arts. Fatima joined us in 2022 as a part-time Content Creator.

Combined, the team has visited 160 + countries across all 7 continents (Meg has been to Antarctica – jelly much!). We have a world to discover, and certainly cannot answer most of the questions posed by the community, which is why the strength of this group and website lies in the diversity, depth of experience and knowledge of our 220,000+ members.

About Mar

Co-Founder

Mar is an ex- strategy consultant and Googler turned online entrepreneur.

After a 15 ear career in the corporate world, she started Once in a Lifetime Journey, a luxury and out of the ordinary travel blog that specialises in exclusive hotels, unique destinations and the least visited countries in 2014.

Passionate about female empowerment and the travel industry, Mar can’t sit still; she is a long-term expat who has lived in 8 countries, worked in over 40 and visited more than 115 countries, and is on a quest to visit them all.

When she is not hanging out in the community or curating a new itinerary for our women-only tours, you will find her traveling solo to unknown destinations that are hard to find on a map.

About Meg

Co-Founder

Meg is an Australian Journalist and founder and editor of Mapping Megan, a niche adventure travel blog with a focus on cultural immersion, authentic discovery and incredible journeys. She visits off the beaten path destinations to cover corners of the globe which still remain relatively undiscovered.

Having visited 100+ countries across all seven continents, Megan has accumulated a wealth of knowledge about what the world has to offer. She started traveling solo at 18, and continues to take solo trips, despite now being married (she met her husband Mike on Mt Kilimanjaro in Tanzania).

A professional content creator, Meg’s travel writing has been widely published and acknowledged by publications such as National Geographic, the New York Times, Forbes, and British Airways High Life.

About Agustina

Content & Community Manager

Agustina

Agustina is a content creator and audiovisual artist who has an enormous passion for solo travelling. At 22 years old, right after receiving her bachelor’s degree in Audiovisual Communications, she decided to quit her job and embarked on a 4-year adventure abroad to more than 30 countries.

She has worked and lived abroad in Granada (Spain), Italy, and Barcelona. 

After this journey shaped her profoundly, she decided her goal was to empower other womxn to do the same. Agustina’s professional background includes not only visual arts but also the most diverse work experience including tourism, digital communications, audiovisual productions and even Spanish teaching: she has worked on different international projects, always seeking opportunities that would open her horizons to new mindsets, lifestyles and cultures. 

About Karla

Content & Community Manager

Karla is an integral content creator with Film studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Integral Design. In addition to her professional career, she has had other highly enriching work experiences thanks to traveling, such as working as an adventure tour guide in the Mexican Caribbean, picking cherries in Canada, and as a film teacher for children, to name a few. 

She is a true travel lover who spent a year abroad studying Digital Film and Video in Vancouver, Canada. She’s also lived in several cities in her own country and is passionate about making road trips next to her faithful 4-legged companion, Dharma.

Karla loves nature and adventure sports such as rock climbing and stand-up paddling. She dreams of leaving a positive mark in her passage through the world, inspiring more people through her gifts and talents.  

About Jacobo

IT Guru

Jacobo is a software developer and IT professional, with a passion for travel and for building a better world through impact and legacy.

In his career, he has focused on education, both as a teacher and as a software developer for teachers and students.

In his spare time, he leads Spain’s most important competitive programming organization and co-founded Spain’s girls’ programming olympiad, a dedication that was once highlighted by the country’s president himself.

Jacobo is the brain behind our Solo Female Travel Safety Index and our member’s portal.

SFT Alumni

Our story and achievements are not only that of our current team, we have been privledged and fortunate to have worked closely with the following inspiring women, who contributed to our mission and impact greatly during their time on our team. We wish all of our alumni the best in their future endeavors, and have been enriched from the time we spent with them.

About Lilian

Content & Community Manager

Lilian is a Mexican Digital Marketing Specialist. She has a B.A. in Advertising and Marketing and loves visual culture, art, music and having a positive impact on people’s lives.

A native traveler, Lilian has been to more than 45 countries and had various international experiences like a year abroad in Florence, a semester in Barcelona, an internship in the Mexican Embassy in Tokyo and a summer studying filmmaking in New York. 

She’s passionate about exploring, doing new things, getting to know places and cultures, and letting those experiences enrich her life and widen her perspective on the world.

About Fatima

Content Creator

Born and raised in Afghanistan, Fatima is one of seven siblings and the only one in her family to be educated. Both her sisters were married before the age of 15 but she decided to break the mould and go her own way to fight for her dreams. 

Through much tenacity and hard work, she managed to go to school, learn English and become a journalism student, a radio host and the coordinator for an Educational and Women Empowerment NGO. In 2021, she made the headlines for becoming the first female guide in Afghanistan before the Taliban took over the country and she was forced to flee to Italy.

Fatima is determined to pursue her university degree and become the first Afghan solo female traveler.

Fatima works with the team to create educational and inspiring content to help more women go on their first or next solo trip.

What our members say

Read about what the group means to our members, directly from our members, and the real life impact the support, recommendations, and connections has on their lives. Many additionally transform their online connections into meaningful real life friendships, by meeting up around the globe.

Read more amazing success stories from our group members in our Testimonials page here.

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