Safety, boredom, sometimes not knowing where to go. Traveling alone is fun but it can also be daunting especially for first-time female travellers. Before you go on that solo trip, download the apps that will help you get by easily.
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Bumble first started as a female-lead dating app, but after multiple requests for a friend-finding feature, it began to offer a platform for those seeking friendship. You may just find the that female buddy.
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This is designed as a free travel list organiser that allows you to choose the activities you’ll be doing. If you intend to go swimming or hiking, you need to pack gym clothes, but if you are having a smart dinner, you want to pack accordingly.
It also lets you put in the duration of your stay and the number of items you will need and checks the weather of your destination, so you will know exactly what to bring.
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SoloTraveller helps you to connect with like-minded folks who are traveling to the same destination. The app is great for creating a traveller community and is useful for people who may not usually feel like traveling alone. It is also one way for female travellers to connect with other females, and offers them the opportunity to meet up while abroad.
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The Redzone Map
When you’re in a new city the easiest way to experience it is on foot, it’s also a great way to find hidden gems that you may otherwise miss on public transport. But, as with every city, there are certain areas that are much safer than others, and RedZone Map App wants to ensure that you miss the ones that are high crime areas.
The app works using data from government agencies and displays a map for users that shows the major crimes in certain areas and colour coordinates these crimes using different colours on the map. It also uses this information to navigate the safest travel route.
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Tourlina will help you find a female travel buddy with similar interests. It’s like Tinder without romance and hook-ups. The app only allows only verified users. The plus: it allows users to choose from many destination countries around the world.