Travelling solo offers a level of independence and adventure that can be hard to find on group trips. It puts me in situations - normally hilarious, sometimes precarious - that I wouldn’t otherwise enter. I'm also a woman living in a society in which many people still think it's 'brave' to travel alone. I've never liked stereotypes. But these days social media means that researching potential adventures is easier than ever before. Here's a list of 7 useful resources for solo female travellers to learn from, socialise in, join, or just be aware of. Because we're not necessarily brave, and we're not boring. We're part of this massive, adventurous community. And as Caitlin Moran writes in 'How to Be a Woman,' we're really just some of 'The Guys', just humans, 'in this together.' We shouldn't need gender-specific travel advice - but until society dispels the fears we're told to have, and until all cultures treat women equally, it helps to have a few tips and tricks from the other guys.