Her Host provides safe, budget stays for female travelers looking to explore new areas and meet like-minded friends around the world.
A few weeks ago, I met a Polish woman on a surfing Facebook page. She was looking for a cheap place to stay in Los Angeles near the beach. I offered up my spare bedroom and an air mattress for $22/night. It wasn’t fancy, but she got a great deal, I made some money on an empty bedroom, and we both made a friend.
The idea for Her Host was born.
Entrepreneurship and a desire to travel have always been in my veins. When I was 14, I started a blog, Learn in Color. By 17, I was making a full-time income as an entrepreneur. After graduating both high school and college early, I struggled to figure out what I wanted out of life.
In 2022, at the age of 23, I sold all my stuff and drove from Indiana to California. Since then, I've been to 4 countries, 12 states, and 12 National Parks. Read my full story.
Earlier this year, I took my first solo international trip to Sweden and Denmark.
Travel has helped me gain self-confidence and helped me accomplish things I didn't know I was capable of. I've been able to get out of my comfort zone and expand my frames of reference. I'm thankful for these opportunities and hope to empower other women through safe, affordable travel experiences.
A lot of similar services (ex. Airbnb) started with the intention of being affordable but soon devolved into something much more expensive, inaccessible, and even dangerous for local housing markets. I want to see HerHost launch because it’s built on a foundation of being a safe and affordable option for female travelers and makes interpersonal connections a core tenet rather than just being a cash grab for hosts.
-Victoria, Memphis, TN
I never tried couch surfing; though I had female friends who did no issue there were too many sketchy stories especially in the later years – excited to see this project evolve.
-Alexandra D., El Salvador
With Her Host, I hope that women are able to travel with less anxiety, enjoy their lives like they deserve to, and feel empowered by meeting others who have experiences to share.
-Jessica A. Chino Hills, CA
Check out my FAQs for more information. I'll be looking for hosts in late 2022. (with some bonuses for my first hosts!)
In the meantime, you can get involved by following on Instagram and subscribing for updates.