Travelling alone as a woman can be a great experience that will fill you with the best memories. You’ll see new places, make new friends and best of all, you’ll get to discover more about yourself. Not forgetting that travelling while on your period can be a tricky situation to navigate. Luckily, we’re here to give you a few period hacks while travelling.
What will my next destination be?
The first and most important thing will be to pick the destination you want to visit. This could be a tropical paradise with beautiful beaches, a scenic countryside destination, or even a buzzing city. Start by researching the destination and the activities you may want to get into. Then get into the culture, language and weather of that destination to give yourself a better idea of what your adventure may look like. It’s always best to scan the internet for reviews and other opinions on the destination from people who’ve travelled there before.
Should I bring a large or small suitcase?
Next would be looking at the dates. When would you like to travel? How long do you plan on staying? Once you can answer these questions, you’ll be able to estimate whether you need a large or small suitcase. You’ll also know whether to pack that daring swimsuit or a warm coat. Also consider a suitcase size that you’ll be able to carry alone. Remember to pack a period travel kit with Kotex tampons, pads and pantiliners. It’s always better to be safe than sorry.
- Pro-tip on traveling during your periods: Download the Kotex Period Calculator to get a better idea of your cycle and a better way to plan your travels around your period.
Should I organize an itinerary?
This is completely up to you. We recommend having a basic idea of the type of activities you’d like to experience or the places you’d like to explore. A detailed itinerary isn’t all that necessary, but a basic idea will help you make better use of your time while you travel.
The best thing that can happen to you when you travel alone is meeting more people who, like you, are venturing out to explore the world. Dare to go out with them and open yourself to having more friends around the world.
Always remember to insure your money and documents. Never forget your Kotex tampons, pads and pantyliners so you can feel protected throughout your cycle and the duration of your travels. Don't let your period change your plans and enjoy this wonderful experience to the fullest. Have a good trip and never stop discovering how amazing the world is.
The advice provided in this material is general in nature and is not intended as medical advice. If you need medical advice, please consult your health care professional.