Should You Travel To The USA As A Solo Female Traveller?
Before I travelled to the USA, the only things I knew about this huge country came from Friends, How I Met Your Mother, South Park and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
My trip wasn’t perfect. From Airbnb’s dented with bullet holes in the wall, super Christian hostels that made me dust lamps for my (expensive) keep and getting stranded in a long, dusty street in LA with a dead phone and no idea where I was hours before my flight home, there was plenty of stress, fear and confusion along the way.
Despite all that, I wouldn’t change a thing about my trip. I stayed in a musicians commune in Chicago and hung out with the cities up-and-coming musicians. I took the California Zephyr and admired the mountains with a 34-year-old record producer who was recovering from a slipped disk which nearly killed him.
I went on Mormon walking tours in Salt Lake City and went to clubs in Las Vegas. I gazed up at huge skyscrapers in New York and stared across fast, swampy countryside in Mississipi. I only caught a glimpse of America during my five weeks in the USA, but I’ll never forget a single day that I spent there.
Would I recommend travelling solo to the USA as a woman who can’t drive? Absolutely. The USA is so much more than New York, LA and Donald Trump. It is such a diverse, beautiful country which has to be seen to be believed.
Where Should I Visit In The USA?
I only saw a fraction of what I wanted to see in the USA, but this itinerary is a good starting point if you don’t drive and you want to see a variety of cities.
If you want to travel from New York to LA and you don’t plan on taking a traditional road trip, take a look at this video for inspiration.
Want to find out more about travelling through the USA without driving? Check out my handy itinerary, complete with prices and accommodation tips.