One of the biggest reasons people, and women especially, don’t travel solo, or in many cases don’t travel at all is that they are worried about how to stay safe.
When I was planning to travel after university one of my friends kept on trying to be positive and talk about all the good things she’d heard about Beijing.
Then the fear would get the better of her and she’d go back to saying “please please be careful Zoe.”
It is a huge mental block for many people.
I think the main drivers behind this are our universal fear of the unknown and media bias.
It is such a common category 1 excuse not to travel.