If you’re starting to travel the world, girl it’s time for you to know all the goodies you have to pack in your bags before heading to your next super fabulous adventure. From safety essentials to innovative lightweight cameras, there are so many items the solo female travelers should have! Here’s our staff picks from items every female solo traveler should have:
Vigilant Personal Alarm
The number one priority for any solo female traveler should be safety. One of the simplest yet most effective gifts you can give to someone is this pocket-sized alarm that blares as loud as a fire truck. It’s great for scaring off attackers — both humans and bears — and alerting people even when you accidentally lock yourself in the bathroom (lol!).
Carrying a purse can be risky for solo female travelers. An easier solution is packing pickpocket-proof garments, which feature hidden pockets so thieves never even know you’re carrying valuables. They offer tank tops, undergarments, t-shirts, hoodies and more!
Nomad Lane Wallet & Organizer
Nomad Lane has great products for solo female travelers. Their All-in-One Passport Wallet has not only card, cash, passport and pen pockets, but a dedicated section for SIM cards. They also have a Tech/Cord Organizer, great for flashpacking solo travelers carrying chargers, pocket cameras, earphones, power banks and other tech gear. No more tangled wires or misplaced phone chargers! A removable pouch is great for storing adapters — or even sunglasses.
Light 16 Camera
When traveling solo, it’s important to pack light — especially if you’ll be moving around a lot. Of course, you still want to take great photos. This small phone-sized camera features 16 camera lenses. At any given time, the camera will utilize up to 10 for a variety of perspectives, all melded together for one amazing shot up to 52 megapixels. Talk about a game changer!
Waterproof Floating Case
Another option for those nervous about leaving valuables unattended at the beach — and who want to take underwater photos — is a Waterproof Floating Case. Not only can you take your phone swimming, but you’ll still be able to use the touchscreen.
Solo female travelers often have to rely on themselves to wake up. A when traveling, coffee isn’t always a given. While packing a coffee maker would take up a lot of space, AWAKE caffeinated chocolate offers a TSA-friendly alternative. It comes in full chocolate bars, chocolate bites and granola bars, each with multiple flavors.
Taking selfies while traveling solo isn’t the easiest thing to do, though the new AirSelfie Drone certainly makes it easier. The pocket-sized flying camera takes high-resolution photos and HD video from a 60-foot range. Solo female travelers who love to pack light will enjoy the two-ounce weight. Pair the gadget to your iOS or Android device to control the drone and the footage it takes.
It’s important for travelers — solo or otherwise — to stay hydrated on the go. Unfortunately, plastic bottles can get expensive and aren’t the best for Mother Nature, while glass bottles and refillable Nalgenes can take up a lot of space. Luckily, collapsible bottles are a good solution for this. When you’re done drinking, simply roll it up to take up almost no space in your pack.
While many women use purse hangers to keep designer bags clean, they’re also great for solo female travelers who want to keep their bags in sight. The truth is, putting your bag on the floor or under your chair at a restaurant means it may not be there when you get up from your meal.
When packing for a solo trip, you always have to think about the essentials to keep you safe. Crossbody Bags are stylish yet practical and very, very beautiful!
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