If you're a solo female traveler, you must visit OROXY.com. You'll love this resource for essential advice and inspiring products; life-savers, space-savers, and must-haves that have been personally tested by experienced global travelers.
OROXY is for women who have passion and wanderlust, but who still need a helpful catalyst. It’s also a platform for those who’ve already been exploring the world and want to share their experiences. Launched in November, 2017, OROXY is producing destination-specific travel guides for solo female travelers based on personal experiences, and providing advice, travel tips and answers to your questions, all of which will inspire and support you as you start out, and along the way.
OROXY: A Brand Founded From Love
OROXY founders Kendra (a different Kendra, not me ;) and Bryan met in the summer of 2015. She was Outreach Coordinator and Director of Oxford Study Abroad for the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University and Bryan was a U.S Navy veteran, pursuing his degree at ASU to become an English teacher. But it wasn’t until they were both overseas in Oxford, UK that they truly met and fell in love, finding their own path off the beaten one, and becoming expats.
After returning home, Kendra continued working long hours at ASU, and Bryan started teaching at a local public school. They enjoyed their work, but were frustrated by long hours, sub-standard pay, and inability to progress in their careers. “We both felt like there should be something more to our lives, and we were simply missing it.”They longed for change and were looking everywhere to find an escape.
“We looked for jobs in Hawaii and Guam, and Bryan considered going back into the military, all for some way to break the cycle of going to work, coming home, and going to bed. We wracked our brains for a year and finally decided that we were going to travel and see the world, even if it killed us!”
Kendra and Bryan sold or donated everything they owned: books, furniture, clothes, everything. They only kept some mementos and keepsakes with sentimental value. And then they moved to Vietnam. Although Bryan’s father lived there, neither had ever been. It was a leap of faith, but with their savings, English-teaching jobs plentiful and low cost of living, they felt they could make it 3 months without work. Soon after they arrived, though, they realized they could make it closer to a full year! And they’ve been exploring ever since.
While in Thailand, they met and befriended other travelers, mostly solo females, who amazed them with their wonderful stories. This was the seed that birthed OROXY.com: a space, guide, community and store as well as a place for support and recognition. It's your one-stop-shop for solo female travelers everywhere.
Kendra and Bryan met, lived, worked, and fell in love while traveling abroad, which truly changed their lives. Now they’d love to share their stories with you, and, most importantly, help you make your own.
Travel solo, but never alone.