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9 Adventures to have if you're a girl who'd rather catch flights than feelings

Published July 27th, 2017

Here are a few of the incredible adventures you should have if you’re a girl who needs to run free and wild in search of new experiences without having to worry about anyone but yourself.

This story is dedicated to all of the women who want to see the world and don’t have any plans for settling down or slowing down in the near future. This is for anyone who doesn’t have any desire to put a ring on it or be weighed down by waiting around for someone or worrying about a man back home. This is for the girl who stays open to any adventure that comes her way and is 100% content and capable of navigating it on her own. Here’s to the girls who defy expectations.

To loosely reference Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist; For any girl who knows what she wants in life and is willing to go after it wholeheartedly, the universe will conspire in helping you to achieve it.

This is also for anyone who has ever wondered if they could go out and explore the world on their own, and here is my message to you, it only takes a single plane ticket to try.

So what are you waiting for, take your pick, book the ticket there’s literally nothing holding you back when you can book now, pay later:

1.Trek to Everest base camp

Set your sights on the sky and take the adventure of a lifetime by trekking in Nepal to Everest Base Camp. It certainly is no easy feat yet the ultimate reward for any mountaineer or budding mountaineer.


80 miles + 18,000 ft elevation later we made it! Big cheers to Everest Base Camp and my 2 favorite trekking buddies

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2.Go on a surf and yoga retreat in the Philippines

Generally speaking the best months for surfing in the Philippines are from August to the beginning of November on the north-east coast during typhoon season so now would be a great time to get away for a refreshing surf and yoga trip! 


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3.Cruise to Antarctica

It’s gotta be too cold to have any feelings anyway in Antarctica so perfect if you just want to get out there and feel the enormity of being a tiny speck surrounded by mountains of snow at one of the furthest ends of the earth.


An emergency shelter or "Apple" sits half buried is snow in #antarctica @j9.foster @wdmaxwell70 #snow

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4.Take the Shikoku Pilgrimage in Japan

Not only is Japan the perfect place for solo female travel being incredibly safe, there’s also no time for romance cause you’ll be too busy trying to figure out what you’re eating.

The Shikoku Pilgrimage is a Buddhist pilgrimage to visit 88 temples associated with the great priest Kukai known as Kobo Daishi. Pilgrims on this pilgrimage are called Henro (or O-henro san to be polite). The route is a 1,200 km circuit along the coastline of Shikoku Island.

5.Ride the Trans-Siberian Railway

The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East, where you can climb aboard and discover Russia, Mongolia and China on one of the world’s most epic train journeys.

Getting to see these three very different countries on the one overland journey is an incredible once-in-a-lifetime journey that every fearless woman should take on.

6.Mush with huskies in the Yukon

How many people do you know that have conquered the challenges of a dog-sledding tour in one of the most beautiful and wild parts of Canada’s Yukon Territory?

Disconnect from the world for a while with a super cool challenge that if you time your trip right will allow you to see the Aurora Borealis otherwise known as the cool af Northern Lights.


Can't wait to squeeze you both soon! #exploreyukon

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7.Go on safari in Tanzania, East Africa

The only feelings you’re going to have to worry about in the plains of the Serengeti National Park are the ones that come about when your heart is racing on spotting a black rhino in scrubland or spying on a lion prowling through long grass.

You’re definitely going to feel pretty minuscule in comparison to the beautiful beasts of Africa...or see yourself reflected back in them. Here’s to all the fearless lionesses out there.

8.Dive with sharks in Hawaii

The question is, will you stay in the cage or not? Free diving with sharks is, in fact, a thing, whether you decide to go outside the cage will just depend on how lucky you’re feeling hey?

9.Trek the Kokoda Track

Challenge your mind, body and soul in Papua New Guinea with the gruelling Kokoda Track. It was just over 70 years ago that the 96km Kokoda Trail was the site of one of the bloodiest battles for Australian troops in World War II.

Even today the trail requires dedication, courage and mateship, so grab your sisters and put yourself to the test.


Loved meeting these cuties on the #kokoda trail

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Sam Aldenton

Sam Aldenton is a travel writer, digital content creator (read: takes photos/videos with her iphone and sometimes a real camera) and former retail and youth trend forecaster. When she's not off discovering the world’s best pizza (an obsession picked up from her 4-years in New York), she makes her home in Brisbane, Australia. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @samaaldenton.