Who doesn’t need a hint of stirring?
Ladies have you been hesitant to take a solo trip? It might appear daunting at first, and well, maybe it is. However, some inspiring ladies not only just travel solo but also inspire others to do the same. As we gear up for International Women’s Day celebrations, we have found nine of the most inspiring women travellers to give you the nudge to step out and #HitTheRoad.
1) Shivya Nath
Instagram handle: @shivya
Shivya Nath, a real inspiration to all the female travel dreamers out there. She’s a wanderer who left the corporate world to make her travel dreams a reality. She has hiked along in northern countryside, lived with a Mayan community and seen the black tip sharks up close on Malaysia’s east coast. One can say, she has probably done it all and yet she’s out there living her travel dreams to the fullest, and her adventures reflect in her Instagram account.
4 years ago, I decided to give up living at a permanent address, sold most of my belongings and made the road my only home. For your Sunday reading – reflecting on four homeless years of life as a digital nomad in my latest blog post. Go read on the-shooting-star.com or at the link in my bio 😇 . . What's life looking like for you these days? . . Photo –> Throwback to an early morning swim in Guatemala 😉 . . #theshootingstar #digitalnomad #workhardanywhere #livingoutofasuitcase #writersofig
2) Jeny Rajkumari (Juju)
instagram handle: @jenygoesplaces
Jeny, a girl from a small town but with big travel dreams. Born and brought up in Imphal, she’s an engineer. A techie by profession but a traveller by desire, she wishes to quit her job to satisfy her hunger for exploration, but that plan is still on hold. She’s currently stationed in Hong Kong and wants to travel and explore
so that she can see the world from a new perspective. And her Instagram account portrays it well as you can see a fresh view of travel through her posts.
~ Perspective ~ Live life dangerously😂 Shot on #goprohero5black #goproin #gopro . . . . . . . . #hongkong #hongkonger #hiking #thegreatoutdoors #wildernessculture #discoverhongkong #hk #losttribemag #sheisnotlost #tripoto #neverstopexploring #fromwhereyoudratherbe #girlswhotravel #mytinyatlas #letsgosomewhere #passionpasport #beautifuldestination #darlingescapes #livingthedream #tripoto #explorerbabes #wildernessculture #ventureout #dametraveler #drifterplanet #currytraveler #girlsmeetglobe #backpackerstory #hikehongkong
3) Jyotsna Ramani
Instagram handle: @wanderwithjo
Jyotsna Ramani is a traveller who believes in rambling alone, a wildlife enthusiast and adventure thrill seeker by nature. She has a keen knack for writing which reflects beautifully in her blogs that cover her alluring experiences. We bet your toes will itch to hit the road when you scroll through her Instagram profile.
After 2.5 months of traveling in Bali and surrounding islands, I am finally at my dream destination – Nusa Penida. Day 1 was super exciting as I drove 4 hours (back and forth) on the worst road I have ever ridden a bike on. In most places it was just like a hill with rocks you had to conquer with your rickety automatic scooter. The blazing sun added to the exhaustion but THIS view made it all worth it. KelingKing beach aka T-Rex (coz of the shape) is one of the most popular attractions of the island…I can see why 🙂 SO much to see and do in this pretty pretty place 😍 I am already smitten. …. …. #nusapenida #kelingkingbeach #kelingking #trex #nusaislands #beachy #ilovebeach #islandlifestyle #islandgirl #wonderfulindonesia #indonesiatrip #femaletravelbloggers #gltlove #passionpassport #dametraveler #ladieswhotravel
Instagram handle: @sam_wanderlust
Samita, a full-time engineer from India lives and works in the UK. She is very passionate about travel and photography. Having visited 41 countries already, she wishes to cover rest of the world as well soon. Her Instagram account images are a delight to your eyes.
Me and my road trip buddy, @chiomze have a ritual to visit the snow clad Alps 🗻each year to bid farewell to the winter…❄️ . So, we booked our flights to the cheapest airport near Alps, picked up a car with no set itinerary in mind… . All I did was searched for places and hashtags in Switzerland on @instagram and looked at the latest stories and pictures to finalise our destinations to find snow covered peaks, and off we went🚘. . [▶️Check out my stories to see all about it!◀️] . And this gorgeous fairytale village of Kandersteg🏡 was not on the list at all! We just found the cheapest accommodation for the night here, and it was enruote our next destination for tomorrow, so we just drove in…. And it turned out to be the highlight spot of our road trip today! 😍😍😍 . And of course I couldn't resist doing a happy twirl!😁 . ❔What do you think about spontaneous roadtrips? Have you discovered totally unplanned places, and felt blessed? . . . . #switzerland #swissalps #ig_switzerland #visitswitzerland #iloveswitzerland #myswitzerland #switzerland_vacations #switzerlandwonderland #switzerlandpictures #swisslife #geneva_switzerland #inlovewithswitzerland #super_switzerland #switzerlandwonderland #sidewalkerdaily #womenwhoexplore #citizenfemme #timeoutsociety #wearetravelgirls #dametraveler #ladiesgoneglobal #tlpicks #mytinyatlas #sheisnotlost #thetravelwomen #globalletravels #femmetravel #girlgetters #agameoftones
5) Archana Singh
Instagram handle: @travelseewrite
Archana Singh is a practical-minded traveller who lives her life of travel along with her full-time job.She is a brand management expert by profession and traveller by passion. She loves to travel to offbeat locations to explore and learn something new. Her Instagram account is a colourful canvas of different stories of unique places.
On our 69th Republic Day, let's take a moment to think how much of a Republic we have really been in the last 69 years? Do all citizens of India have equal rights?⠀ ⠀ I don't think so. On paper, we might have but in reality, we discriminate people on the basis of their looks, geography, language, food, and culture. This discrimination is even more pronounced in the North Eastern States of India. North East is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and the people there have a heart of gold. Yet, we neither try to explore it nor give those people the attention they deserve.⠀ ⠀ Let's leave our biases behind and start afresh to explore our truly #IncredibleIndia.⠀ ⠀ I would love to hear your thoughts on any Indian state you recently travelled and saw your myths being dispelled.⠀ ⠀ Join us in the #OneIndiaOnePhoto campaign initiated by the Ministry of Tourism in collaboration with Instagram to promote tourism within the country. Post your best videos and photographs of the tourist destinations you have visited in India and share your awesome experiences with us! Your information-rich, personalized posts will inspire more people to travel and experience the country like never before. The campaign would be held from January 23-26, 2018. Rush your entries now!⠀ ⠀ #nationaltourismday #travel #blogging #India #india_undiscovered #creativeimagemagazine #instagram #indiaphotoproject #_soi #indiapictures #reportagespotlight #ig_world #photographers_of_india #visualsoflife #ourplanetdaily #beautifuldestinations #artofvisuals #shotzdelight #moodygrams #passionpassport #photoftheday #abmlifeiscolorful #travelgram #igtravel #travelphotography #travelling #dametraveler
6) Lakshmi Sharath
Instagram handle: @lakshmisharath
Lakshmi Sharath was in media profession for 15 years but left her job to pursue her travel dreams. She has visited five continents and 25 countries and she beautifully narrates these experiences through her keyboard and camera. The Instagram account says it all.
As the new year dawns it's time to catch the wave of opportunity now. Personally for me this year is important as my travel blog turns into a restless, moody, cranky teenager. 13 years of travel blogging and I am on a quest. Travelling and travel blogging is not just a profession for me but it's my passion as well. I don't have any goals as yet but I just want to take one day at a time and get back to storytelling. New on the blog.. 13 years of travel blogging. Link on profile What would you like to read on my travel blog?
7) Ankita Kumar
Instagram handle: @monkey.inc
Ankita Kumar is a full-time traveller, and she has recently returned from 4 months long backpacking trip across South America. While she comes from a small town in Orissa, she seems to belong everywhere. Before this, Ankita was working with a media house but left her job for travel. Her Instagram account looks as colourful as she is.
Yayyy! The trip has finally officially started. 😎 The engine gives up a million times, battery drains, fuel pipe spills fuel all over,screws keep falling off… 10 days of hardcore slogging later, we have a revamped Matador that starts haha. Yay! But yeah wouldn't be doing it if it were just that simple. Adventure taaaaime. First stop – the first camper van park of India. Thanks to @campmonk our camping partners. 😁 . . . . . #caravaningindia #caravanchronicles #caravan #vanlife #caravanning #caravanlife #caravanity #exploremore #homeiswhereyouparkit #campmonk #campervan #camplife #campinglife #projectvanlife #livetoexplore #neverstopexploring #campervanlife #vanlove #hippybus #campvibes #lifeontheroad #nomadiclife #roadtrippin #freedomlifestyle #vanlifediaries #vanlifedreams #liveyouradventure #vanlifeproject #keepitwild #campeveryday
8) Renuka Singh
Instagram handle: @voyager_for_life
Renuka Singh is a writer by profession and loves to travel and click photographs. She’s a solo traveller by nature and loves to explore the world without restrictions but also enjoys the company of like-minded individuals who are just as curious as her. She’s an amazing writer and an even better photographer, almost to a point where her photos make you feel that you are missing out on a lot in life. Check out her Instagram account to get a taste of her travel experience.
ONE MORNING IN DUDHWA NATIONAL PARK ☀️ “Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be on Earth.” – Roman Payne . . #voyagerforlife #upbirdfestival2018 #nature #jungle #forest #offbeatindia #travel #travelingwoman #travelgram #instagood #naturallightphoto #Lucknow #dudhwanationalpark #CNTGiveItAShot #uttarpradesh
9) Neelima Vallangi
Neelima Vallangi is a full-time travel writer and photographer, sharing the treasures of travel with the world through her words and pictures. Giving up on her seven-year-long job as a software engineer, she began her life as a traveller. She loves to trek and travel to unique locations for extraordinary stories which she shares with the rest of the world, showing them the flavours they are missing. Visit her Instagram account to get a glimpse of her adventures.
The only silver lining of this phenomenally disastrous first week of a new year is that I have a renewed appreciation of all the good times last year! 🤷🏽♀️ . Throwback to the surprise package that turned out to be offbeat Thailand. That's me at a private island enjoying the wrath of monsoon in July 2017. Also helped that I was there on a major assignment for Thailand Tourism Board that not only paid well but also threw an interesting challenge at me to deliver a whole lot of images despite less than perfect weather conditions. . P.S – I’m fully aware that my recent rant was about this exact Instagram trend. But my vendetta is against overusing this trope rather than the occasional indulgence in it. So I hope you will pardon my slight transgression. 😅
We are sure there are many other adventurers out there inspiring people and impacting lives but then this list would have been endless! We would love to know about the women who inspire you to #HitTheRoad and go further!