The bottom line is that the travel industry is not yet ready for more solo travelers, especially young women traveling alone. Second, more resources for women are needed, including innovative accommodations that are age-appropriate and welcoming to women traveling alone. While the typical woman travels, the average woman traveling alone changes. “The average woman traveling alone changes. But when we talk about hostels and solo travel, the first thing that comes to mind is teenage girls traveling around Europe as backpackers. The travel industry has many ways to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of solo travelers. This series is a series of first-hand anecdotes from an experienced solo traveler who has traveled to 50 countries over the past decade. First, the main characters need to understand who the average solo traveler is. However, the solo travel industry is still geared toward a younger audience. If anyone thinks a solo traveler should be in their 20s, this post should prove that’s not the case at all. Hostels are one of the few places that are really made for solo travelers because of the price and ease of meeting other people. You could stay in a hotel, but their price structure does not favor solo travelers because most rooms are paid for by two adults. This section is designed to give you some tips if you want to travel alone but feel “too old” to do so. There is a preconceived notion that solo travel has to go a certain way. I was too worried that my glass was almost empty to miss “his” quiet expressions. Hera helps connect women traveling the world. You can find women who are in the same place at the same time, so it’s easy to find someone to hang out with.