F5 Escapes is a wonderful Bangalore based alternative travel company, specializing in all-women travel experiences especially for Indian women.
They are a part of a new growth in Women Travel in places like India, offering unforgettable travel experiences, not just sight seeing tours. See more at Women Travel India
An article in their latest newsletter is “Why Women Travel” articulates why it is important to them…
We all travel for different purposes. To experience new place, new food or culture, connect with people, escape from routine or to dwell into a new life. Reasons are many! But why do women travel? is a question that everyone loves to ask & debate. Malini Gowrishankar, founder of F5 Escapes writes about the need, impact of women travel in India & everywhere else.
As the founder of F5 Escapes, I have been asked this question directly or indirectly many times. In the initial days of F5, it was incredibly hard to make people understand this and I guess this post must have been written then. Better late than never! People who come across F5 for the first time still ask this.
By women travel, I mean both solo as well as group travel. I embrace everything as long as women pack their bags and take time out for themselves once in a while. At F5, we have not only conducted group tours but also enabled quite a few women travel by themselves. Here are a few factors that I’ve noticed during my pre-F5 and F5 days that makes me think that this is a dream worth pursuing:
1. Initiation into travel
2. Friendship and support system
3. Inclination towards social causes
4. Unheard stories
5. Acceptance of people different from oneself
6. The power of a group
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