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Planning Your First Solo Backpacking Trip and Best Places For Solo Female Travel With Gemma Thompson

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Release Date: 11/04/2021

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Gemma Thompson hosts A Girl's Guide To Travelling Alone, a top travel podcast dedicated to solo female travelers. Growing up in Durham, in the North-East of England, Gemma did not have a lot of experience traveling before booking her first solo backpacking trip. In 2002, she quit her job, gave up her apartment, and left her boyfriend to travel independently. She went on to spend three months backpacking across South East Asia and Australia. 

In this episode, Gemma Thompson shares how to plan your first solo backpacking trip and the most important lessons learned. She also shares tips for female solo travelers, first-time female solo travel destinations, and how her travel style has changed now that she's expanded her family.

In the extended interview, Gemma shares some of her favorite day trips from London. Get access to our archive of bonus podcast episodes by joining The Thought Card Club, a private podcast feed for supporters. 

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Link to episode: https://podcast.thoughtcard.com/solo-backpacking-trip-gemma-thompson/