Thelma and Louise: women travelling solo.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking feminist road trip movie, Thelma and Louise, arguably the first film about an adventurous road trip undertaken by independent female buddies. Although we’re now in the twenty-first century, twenty years on it’s still not easy for women who decide to go solo when travelling. So if, for whatever reason, you’re a lady thinking of striking out alone on your next holiday, why not take a look at www.ThelmaandLouise.com?

This fun and practical website offers you the chance to hook up with a dinner partner in your destination so you don’t have to eat alone. Chatting to a local female can give you a mine of information that will help you avoid dodgy bars and insalubrious areas, not to mention the places where a single girl can have a good time.

And if you prefer company, Thelma and Louise style, the website gives you the chance to meet a travel buddy online. You can also find destination ideas on the site, guides and useful accounts of personal experiences.

Christine Davies, one of the co-founders of ThelmaandLouise.com, also advises hiring a personal GPS tracking device before taking off which will regularly send your co-ordinates back to a chosen friend or relative. Most come with an SOS button should you get in trouble. You can rent from www.traakit.co.uk from £60 per month. Have a safe trip!

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