“Travelling solo shapes you defines you and leaves a trail of inspiration behind you. The strength is in every one of us.”
Are you ready to travel solo or looking for inspiration and confidence to go? If you care about the world and are a solo traveller (or want to be), then you’ve come to the right place. Girl about the Globe is an award-winning solo female travel blog and resource for socially conscious travellers; empowering women to travel solo and impacting the lives of vulnerable girls about the globe.
Girl about the Globe is run by Lisa Imogen Eldridge, a solo travel addict who has been to 147 countries and 115 of these solo. (read my story here).
Girl about the Globe (GatG) aims to create 100,000 conscious travellers and to raise £100,000 to impact the lives of vulnerable girls about the globe by the year 2025. I believe that every girl should have access to shelter, education, water, love, and protection, and I aim to empower and help those who don’t. I've even started a non-profit called the Girl about the Globe Foundation to bring hope to girls around the world. (see our impact and how you can help).
I believe that as travellers, we have a duty to give back to the communities of the countries that we visit, and to empower the lives of the children that we meet.
GatG aims to:
- To empower women to travel alone and show the personal transformation that it brings.
- To show that solo travel is easier than you may think.
- To promote conscious travel and reduce the impact on our planet.
- To help local projects all over the world and support sustainability.
- To give an unbiased view of what the world is really like and highlight local issues to raise awareness of the reality of a destination and how we can help.
How Girl about the Globe can help you
With so much travel advice out there it can be overwhelming to know how to travel solo or even where to begin. You may be seeking reassurance that you can travel alone and need some inspiration and support to do it. Maybe you're feeling fearful or anxious and looking for empowerment to take that first step.
If you’ve travelled before and are a seasoned solo you may be looking for emerging destinations, new ideas or advice on how to stay safe in more challenging countries. Maybe you have a desire to travel consciously but are unsure how to do it (or even what that really means).
What makes GatG different is that I tell you how it really is to travel alone, beyond the pretty Instagram pictures. I show you what to expect as a woman travelling alone to a destination and equip you with all the knowledge and confidence you need to go solo.
The content on this site will help you to:
- Feel empowered and inspired to travel to new destinations.
- Overcome any fear of travelling solo and know what to expect as a woman travelling alone.
- Know exactly where to travel to and how to do it safely and consciously.
- Discover solo female-friendly companies to ensure you have the best trip.
- Know how to make a positive impact on a destination and enhance the lives of the people who live there.
The Solo Travel Journey
Having travelled solo for more than 20 years, I understand the solo travel journey and have designed this site to make it easier for you at every stage of your journey. Whether you're dreaming of travelling somewhere new, ready to plan and book your trip, looking for inspiration and advice when you're on the road or wanting to make an impact when you travel, there's an article for you.
Get Empowered & Inspired – Are you dreaming of travelling but unsure where to go? Maybe you want to travel solo but need some extra encouragement to do it? Here’s all the inspiration you need.
How To Travel Solo – From how to deal with culture shock and travel fatigue to dining alone plus help and advice if things go wrong. Discover how to travel alone.
Solo Female Friendly – From tours to accommodations and products discover solo female friendly brands as recommended by solo female travellers.
Make a Difference – From conscious travel to responsible and ethical travel, find out how to become a conscious female traveller and make a difference on your solo trip.
Plan Your Dream Trip – Travelling solo empowers you and when you’ve done it once there will be no stopping you. Here’s everything you need to know before you plan your trip…
Girl about the Globe partners with The Code.org, to protect children from sex tourism, and help sustainable projects across the world. As one of the Travel Aware partners with the UK Foreign Office, we can provide the most current advice on staying safe abroad.
In addition to being a member of the Sustainable Travel International, Girl about the Globe has signed the Sustainable Tourism 2030 Pledge, to demonstrate our commitment to improving the sustainability performance of our business between now and 2030. The UN World Tourism Organization defines sustainable tourism as “tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry, the environment and host communities.” Each year, we commit to creating more conscious travellers.
Girl about the Globe empowers women to travel solo, showing them how they can make an impact when they travel, and donates to organisations protecting vulnerable girls about the globe.
Solo Destination Guides – Our Solo Destination Guides will help you feel more informed to make your own choices as to where to go, what to do, how to travel around, and how to make a difference in the countries that you visit.
Content – Our articles will help you to choose your perfect destination, show you the best websites to book through, and inspire you with tales of others who have gone solo. Discover how to travel consciously, where to volunteer and the best products to use. All tour companies and accommodation are recommended by solo female travellers so they come with our solo female friendly guarantee.
GatG Blog – This site is all about you but if you want to follow the solo adventures of a 40-something divorcee (yes, that’s me), read the blog section where I share my solo adventures including my itineraries, costs, and experiences for solo female travellers.
Facebook Group – Our Facebook group provides a supportive community of solo female travellers with all the inspiration, advice and reassurance you need to travel solo. You’ll be supported throughout your travels and can connect and share experiences. You may even meet up with another girl about the globe during your trip.
Girl about the Globe products – Our specially-designed products help you to overcome any emotional barriers you may have about travelling solo and keep you feeling organised, confident and upbeat during your trips.
Connect on Social Media – Connect with GatG on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Youtube for motivating quotes, weekly travel tips, travel solo articles, and inspiration for your solo trips.
You’ll leave Girl about the Globe feeling supported, empowered and inspired to travel solo and know how to help vulnerable girls in the countries that you travel to.
Plus, by just booking through this site you are making a difference. Girl about the Globe donates 10% of all sales to organisations helping vulnerable girls about the globe. Thanks for helping. Lisa x
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