On her own

To travel is to see, feel, experience and make memories all over the world. Some have even gone so far as to say that to travel is to ‘live’. But as Lao Tzu says, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” And often enough, this first single step can be quite a tangle for women.

With greater independence and bigger disposable incomes, women now want to travel and experience the world even without their partners and families. “When they travel with families, women travel as mothers, grandmothers, daughters or daughter-in-laws and seldom as themselves,” says Sumitra Senapaty, an avid traveller who created a women’s travel group called Women on Wanderlust (WOW) in 2005.

Piya Bose, founder of Girls on the Go, adds that when a holiday is planned with family and friends, the itinerary is not mapped out based on what the women want. Often, therefore, they don’t enjoy the trip as much as they should.

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