New travel company offers life-changing trips for solo women

Girls on Travel

A new travel company promises off-the-beaten track adventures and life-long friendships for solo women with a thirst for travel.

Girls on Travel, which launched this year, was born of a determination to help women follow their dreams and see the world and was inspired by the stories of women in their 30s and 40s who yearned to travel but lacked the confidence to go alone.

Their first trips set off this winter and include a 12-day horse-riding adventure in Rajhastan, India, a five-day city break encompassing New Year’s Eve in Paris, an 11-day trip over New Year to Thailand, or a three-day trip to the Lake District this October.

The company, recently selected for Natwest’s Entrepreneurial Accelerator Programme, is run by Belgian Gaëlle De Vriendt who quit her job in events one grey November day to follow her passion for travel.

Gaëlle De Vriendt