Citing reasons like independence and wanting to challenge themselves, more women are opting for solo travel than ever before.
In a survey on Booking.com, it was reported that 65 percent of their female users were traveling alone. According to Google Trends, web searches for “solo female travel” have been steadily rising in the past five years.
Wanderful, a Boston-based lifestyle company, aims to create a community for solo women travelers. The startup began as a travel blog in 2009, and has since expanded to include a home-sharing platform, local chapters, and conferences.