5,000 + women took part in the LARGEST EVER Solo Female Travel Survey!
To continue giving a voice to women who travel on their own, and to normalize traveling solo, Solo Female Travelers and SheFari launched the first of an annual survey on Solo Female Travel behaviors and trends.
With a 72,000 member community, this will be the LARGEST survey on the topic of Solo Female Travel ever published!
Believe it or not, despite women booking over 80% of travel, little comprehensive research has been done on solo female travel trends… that means companies are simply offering what they think you want.
So why don’t we tell them what you actually want?!
Solo Female Travelers is one of the first global communities of women who travel solo. We have over 72,000 members from all over the world and are committed to empowering women to travel solo on their own terms.
SheFari connects women through transformative journeys, from unique retreats to unforgettable group adventures. Ideal for solo travelers, SheFari trips offer a variety of activities and styles created for dynamic women.
Congratulations to our Giveaway Winners!!
18 women won more than US $2,000 worth of prizes from our partners for compleying the survey!
What Exactly Were the Prizes?
We have partnered with female owned businesses, and businesses with largely female teams, to promote products that align with our values. Winners were drawn at random from all survey respondents.
Aquila Tote Bag – Amber Brown Vegan Leather
From White Elm
We know that leather provides a luxurious style, but it’s not so great for the environment. This vegan tote gives you the texture, feel, and look of leather!
Use this oversized tote for work, play, and daily errands. Its neutral brown color matches nearly everything, so you can wear it with all of your outfits. Pack it up with your phone, keys, wallet, laptop, and more, and conquer your day with the ultimate combo of fashion and function.
1 x World Mug with Pen Set
1 x USA Mug with Pen Set
1 x World Tote
1 x USA Tote
1 x World Journal
(5 Winners) From Trouvaille
Trouvaille Global is a London-based small business founded by Candelaria and Greg, a couple of creative globetrotters who design unique gifts inspired by their wanderlust and who are committed to creating high-quality products sustainably.
Trouvaille’s products make for a wonderful memento of past adventures and a daily inspiration to keep exploring.
5 winners will each receive one of the above listed gifts from Trouvaille.
From Au Xchange
Au Xchange Fine Gold Jewelry features unique enduring designs created using ethically refined solid gold and conflict-free gemstones.
Their pieces offer incredible value and a steadfast commitment to supporting girls’ education in developing nations, to promote financial independence and leadership in women and thereby help eliminate poverty.
Purple in color, the Amethyst gemstone is symbolic of protection.
The Passport-XL CrossBody Bag
From Alicia Dakteris
Alicia Dakteris’ creations were born out of the need to have a practical handbag solution for international travels as well as something nice for stepping out to dinner – a combination handbag for both business and pleasure.
THE PASSPORT bag is handmade with premium Italian leather in USA. It will keep your glasses, credit cards, keys, phone, make-up and passport protected.
It can be used as a Crossbody bag or around your neck for safety, which makes this bag perfect for airports, concerts, festivals, or a long walk.
PLUS … your name can be drawn again next week, AND the week after!
$100 Gift Card to ourCommonplace
ourCommonplace is an ethical and sustainable marketplace that allows for fashion-forward women to shop by the values that matter to them the most.
The values that you would be able to shop by on site include sustainable, ethical, cruelty-free, woman-owned, bipoc-owned, and toxic-free.
They’re working on creating a world where the standards that they hold our partners accountable for becomes commonplace industry-wide.
Self-care SOUK Skincare Beauty Package
1 x CoQ10 Antioxidant Serum
1 x Cranberry & Turmeric Clay Mask
1 x Timeless Glow Line Fading Elixir
From SOUK Skincare
SOUK believes that skin care should be clean, effective and affordable. Every woman deserves to feel confident in the skin they’re in, so they created products that are all derived from natural ingredients.
SOUK’s mission is to instill confidence in women everywhere through a basic daily activity – our skincare. They were founded through travel and the beauty of the Marrakech Markets, and instill principles of small batch production and utilizing ingredients found in the desert.
3-Month Caramel of the Month Subscription
From McCrae’s Candies
McCrea’s Candies uses the freshest – and fewest – ingredients possible to deliver 16 flavors of luxe, chewy caramels that will delight any palate.
Containing only butter, sugar, cream, and real food flavorings such as fresh ginger, organic, fair trade coffee, and sprigs of rosemary, the caramels are gluten-, nut-, and soy-free.
Each month you will receive three dozen pieces of one flavor of luxe, handcrafted caramels.
DryFoxCo Travel Towels
1 x Travel Towel Set
2 x DryFoxCo Travel Towel XL
(3 winners) From DryFoxCo
DryFoxCo has reinvented the towel with compact travelers in mind making them lightweight, absorbent & quick drying, as well as a pocket for securely concealing your valuables!
Made by a solo female backpacker with the mission to help everyone
travel smart by packing light, one winner will receive a 3 piece travel towel set, and two winners will each receive one XL travel towel.
PLUS … your name can be drawn again for more prizes next week!
Violet Clean Kit (UV-C Sanitizer Bag w/Tray)
P.MAI is a California-based brand that creates sophisticated, functional bags for work, play, and travel. They believe everyone should be comfortable and confident—without sacrificing style.
This new Violet Clean Kit is designed to protect you from the invisible germs and bacteria that live on everyday objects. We might wash our hands often, but what about our phones, keys, wallets, and facemasks? Did you know your phone has 18 times more bacteria than a public restroom? Ouf.
Tasmanian Made Jewellery Prize Pack!
4 x Leaf Earrings Set
1 x Pink Mirror Monster Coasters
1 x Ring Mountain
1 x Jewelry Dish
Two female-owned Tasmanian small businesses have joined forces to bring us this beautiful prize pack, with 4 sets of stunning leaf earrings from Creations and Co, Pink Mirror Monstera Coasters, and concrete Ring Mountain and Dish from Simone + Co Design.
Handmade in Hobart Tasmania, and thoughtfully designed by makers Nadia and Ange.
Simone + Co Design are a permanent fixture at Hobart’s famous Salamanca Markets every Saturday at stall 229.
The Pakt Coffee Kit (for Travel)
Tired of terrible coffee while on the go? The Pakt Coffee Kit is everything you need to make barista-quality coffee in one sleek, portable package.
Use anywhere you have access to water and electricity.
At Pakt, we like to keep travel simple so you can experience more. Our mission is to create unique and refined, responsibly-sourced travel accessories for our growing community of environmentally-conscious travelers.
The Strand Wrap Eco Friendly Travel Essential
From Noble Sands
Noble Sands is the first travel, earth, and heart friendly resort wear brand. Its signature product, The Strand Wrap, can be styled 15+ ways as a dress, skirt, top, coverup, set or accessory.
Made in Los Angeles with custom Repreve® recycled fabric, a portion of all sales go towards women’s heart health research.
It is practical, versatile, and takes up very little space when traveling.
Remember to share tagging #SoloFemaleTravelSurvey on social for extra entries!
Thank you to Our Media Partners For Spreading the Word!
The following female-empowering publications and media partners have been instrumental in helping us spread the word about this survey. Because of their support, this truly will be the largest Solo Female Traveler Survey ever!!
About Our Media Partners
Girls Fight Back teaches the basics of personal safety and empowerment self-defense to women, girls, and people of all genders worldwide through interactive live seminars and online workshops.
They believe that you are worth fighting for and when we are empowered to live our lives confidently and freely, there is no limit to what we can do!
Wanderful is a global lifestyle brand and community that helps all women travel the world by connecting them to their biggest asset – each other.
Their online membership community connects women who love to travel while also providing expert learning for travel creators to build healthy, thriving businesses and change the travel industry for the better.
Travel Play Live is a magazine and digital platform with a mission to build, empower and inspire a healthy, active community of women with a passion to dream big, challenge yourselves and expand your horizons no matter your preferred type of adventure.
It is the only travel, adventure and lifestyle magazine in Australia written entirely for, and by women.
Travelistas United is a community of women entrepreneurs in the travel industry. They talk about how they want to impact the industry, support each other, and meet for events and retreats!
Curious Campers is a resource by Natalie and Steve, who have been travelling Australia for over ten years and have plenty of firsthand experience on a range of destinations, tours and activities.
From daytrips and wildlife tours to accommodation reviews and local sights, they share their experiences so you can put together the perfect itinerary.
FLIK is a platform & community hub connecting female founders/leaders and students across the world via meaningful apprenticeships.
Founders get helping hands on their businesses and a network of powerful leaders, and students gain career-relevant experience, skills training, mentorship, and peer learning.
The Boutique Adventurer focuses on Hidden Gems and Unexplored Areas in Destinations both Emerging & Known.
What they all have in common is that end they end the day in a hotel with a high thread count on its sheets – and tend to involve some fabulous food and wine!
Be My Travel Muse is a travel community geared towards the adventurous, off the beaten path-loving traveler.
Kristin’s vision of a better world is one where more women are empowered and living out their dreams. Solo travel is the best method she’s found to become the best, bravest version of herself.
Women’s Entrepreneur Network was founded in May, 2015 to create a supportive environment for women entrepreneurs.
It has grown exponentially, and has become a movement, and a group of over 70,000 members today.
My Adventures Across the World is a blog by Claudia Tavani; a former human rights lawyer who abandoned her academic career to pursue a life of travel.
Through her writing she wishes to inspire others to travel more and better.
Limitless Secrets follows Ophelie, an avid traveller, photographer and foodista from Paris, who shares her limitless secrets from exploring the globe.
Follow for her best addresses around the world, and her travel and lifestyle tips.
Can Travel Will Travel follows Tanya and Andy on their journey to travel live and work abroad (both solo and as a couple).
They focus on natural and cultural highlights, must-do activities, and anything ‘off the beaten track’ that visitors don’t normally do.