3 Apps Every Woman Traveling Solo Should Have On Her Phone
Getty Images

Being a fearless independent girl on the go comes with its fair share of challenges. Staying safe while traveling solo abroad as a woman, is different than traveling solo as a man.

With solo travel amongst women on the rise, unfortunately, so are the accounts of uncomfortable and downright tragic situations. A recent New York Times article revealed that there is no “clear global picture of the scale of violence against female solo travelers, making it hard to pin down whether attacks are on the rise or people have wider access to the grim news.” Which means, staying safe while globetrotting needs to be a priority. Always.

Article continues after video.

While thousands of women travel solo each year without incident, that doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be prepared for the unexpected. These three apps will help you stay aware, seek community, and get help (if needed) while exploring the world alone.