The Happy Nomad

The 10 Greatest Female Solo Travellers

In honour of all women adventuring around the globe, here are the inspiring achievements of ten of history’s greatest female solo travellers.

They travelled far, they travelled wide, earning a series of famous firsts and finding their way into the history books and to be acknowledged by people all around the world, for their achievements and for their determination to make a difference.

Enjoy this info-graphic, created by Momondo as part of a celebration of International Women’s Day, about several female pioneers from 1766 to 2011 whose adventures rewrote what it means to be an explorer. Discover the inspiring achievements of these ten adventurous women whose explorations over the last few centuries have blazed a trail for female solo travellers.