The women of Her Packing List are a different breed of traveler.
They trek the Annapurna Circuit, teach English in South Korea, scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef and explore India by train. They aren’t afraid to get dirt underneath their fingernails. They don’t worry if their top clashes with their pants.
They are, above all, outgoing, adventurous and intelligent women setting an example for their peers. They don’t wait until their career calms down to travel because they understand that life is for the taking TODAY.
There is no “good time” to travel. Every time is the right time.
You already know you want to see the world, so do it. Take the plunge. And remember the words of the female travel manifesto along the way.
Wander outside your comfort zone. Boldly go somewhere, near or far. Leave your footprint in the dirt. Be scared to travel, but don’t let it stop you.
Overlook stereotypes. Shape your opinion through experience. Keep an open mind. Represent your homeland in a positive light.
Do something spontaneous. Go after what you want without hesitation. Forge a new path.
Be a responsible traveler. Be kind to nature. Give back as often as you can.
Pack smartly and be prepared for the unexpected. Never take more than you can carry. Less is more.
Be aware of your surroundings. Use common sense in regards to your safety. Stay confident.
Don’t waste time wallowing or comparing things to home. Remain present and in the moment. Accept that it’s okay to be alone or homesick at times.
Do what you want to do. Do the “touristy” thing. Take a vacation from your vacation when needed.
Not everyone suits the travel lifestyle. Most people won’t understand your desire to explore. Live a lifestyle you love. Value constructive opinions and ignore the negativity.
You are ready to see the world.