Gals if you aren't a member you should be, welcome to Girls Love Travel (GLT) - the travel community with a focus on all things girl power.
Girls Love Travel (GLT) is a Facebook community that was started by Hayley Woods in 2015 and has since skyrocketed, now boasting 664k members, not to mention their 130k followers on Instagram. As a go-to resource for female travellers it provides inspiration and empowerment to women worldwide by providing support, safety and socialisation.
A stand out trait of this group is the generosity of each and every member. Yes, these girls use the GLT platform to post their own travel photos and stories, but they also contribute travel inspiration and news, share their wisdom when others are seeking recommendations and act as heroes when a member is alone in a foreign city, feels unsafe, or is simply in need of a helping hand.
It is through this community that these girls have formed strong bonds both on and offline. Success stories are regularly posted on the page of girls who have found lifelong friends and travel companions through the group. With plenty of opportunities to come together through GLT meet ups in your home town, organised international group trips (their next planned trips are to Antarctica and Finland… sign me up) or by taking a leap of faith and meeting up in a shared travel destination.
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Have you been to all 7 continents? ❤️???❤️ . Girls LOVE Travel has over 120 GLTers heading to Antarctica ?? in November and December! . ?? There is ONE SPOT REMAINING!! ?? Nov 28 – Dec 9 boat has one Twin Porthole bed in a private cabin with one other GLTer. We are going with @oceanwideexp – and this boat has over 40 other GLTers joining you on this boat! ?? Cost is $8,850 – includes food, lodging, AND ACTIVITIES! Activities include: kayaking, mountaineering, snowshoeing, photography with a guide, zodiac boat ride, polar plunge into the icy water – and CAMPING on a glacier!! ?? Hope you can make it!! – email: gltTrips@gmail.com for more information and registration details!
With inclusion being a priority, they describe themselves as accepting of all ‘female-ish’ women and boast members aged 13 – 92 each with a different background and walk of life. Travel doesn’t discriminate and neither do these women. With this being said, they have gone an extra step and created subgroups for those looking to connect further. The list is vast and includes groups for: GLT Adventure, GLT Curvy, GLT Fitness, GLT Moms, GLT Pride and GLT Foodies… just to name a few.
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“The more I travel, the more my confidence increases. A year, you would think I was a different person. It doesn’t matter what part of the world I’m in, my beauty will travel everywhere. . . P.S You wouldn’t be able to tell, but there are hundreds of people walking around me. I have a thing about strangers in my photos; it’s all about the angles ladies.” . . GLTer @allenyashley
Girls Love Travel is a perfect example of girls supporting other girls and provides endless opportunities for like-minded gals to form lasting connections. It is this kind of positive platform that highlights the amazing power of the online world.