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Welcome to Women on the Road, the incredibly practical and hands-on resource for women who travel solo - or who would like to but don't quite know how to go about it. Please click around and visit - you'll probably find what you need and if you don't, please email me!

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Why Women Travel the Way We Do

My Round the World Travel Adventure
10 Telltale Signs You've Caught the Wanderlust Bug
Empowerment Through Travel
Women's Adventure Travel
11 Excellent Reasons to Study a Language Abroad
Travel to Trace Family Roots
Attend Cooking Schools in Europe
Travel Art - and how it can tell you about place
Street Art: Love It or Hate It?

Solo Travel: It Doesn't Have to be Traumatic

Solo Travel for Women: How it Will Change You
Cultural Etiquette
Travel Destinations
Unrecognized Countries
The Benefits of Slow Travel
Female Travel Companions
Are you Backpacking or Flashpacking?
International Travel Tips for First-Time Backpackers
Reverse Culture Shock
Avoiding Travel Burnout
Putting Down Roots
How to Cope with Cultural Differences
17 Ways to Avoid Paying a Single Supplement
How to Visit Any City in One Day

Travel Planning

A Few Backpacking Tips Before You Go
How to Tell Your Friends About your RTW
Should you Quit Your Job to Travel?
Research the Best Travel Forums
Best Solo Travel Blogs for Women
Travel Packing List
When is the Best Time to Visit?
Using a Travel Checklist to Plan Your Trip
Cheap Worldwide Travel Insurance
Budget Travel Insurance
International Travel Visa
Beginners' Tips: How to Learn a Language
The Pros and Cons of Organized Tours

Travel Destinations

Top 10 Travel Destinations
My 3 Best-Kept Travel Secrets
Great Railway Journeys
Best African Safaris
Safest Destinations for Women
Dangerous Places
Cheap Paris Travel
Backpacking Europe
My 7 Best Flea Markets (and other markets)
What Every Woman Should Know About Travel to Italy
A Woman's Guide to Morocco Travel
South Africa Vacation - What You Need to Know Before You Go
Brazil Tourism - A Woman's Guide
Safe Travel to Doha, Qatar

Unusual Travel Destinations

Dark Tourism: Where Tragedy Becomes a Tourist Draw
Poverty or Slum Tourism
Disaster Tourism
Frightening Ghost Tourism
Movie Tourism: Chasing the Stars
Star Gazing Tourism
Space Tourism
Food Tourism

Safe Travel for Women

Hotel Room Safety
Hotel Safety
Natural Disaster Survival
Road Safety Abroad
Travel Talismans and Amulets
How to Avoid Crime Abroad
Self Defense for Women
Off to a remote area? You need a personal locator beacon!

Going Solo: Life on the Road

Managing Travel Loneliness
Coping with Culture Shock
The Art of Haggling
Bargaining Tips
Hate Solo Dining? Here's How You Can Make It Fun!
Street Beggars
Travel Scams
Unwanted Male Attention
International Pet Travel
Stereotypes When We Travel
How to Make Travel New Year Resolutions

Budget Hostel Accommodation

Cheap Hostel Beds
Couch Surfing
Become a Housesitter
Stay in a Monastery
Homestay Accommodation: How to Live Like a Local
What is Airbnb and why should you use it?

Women's Travel Clothing

The Travel Skirt
Travel Pants
Women's Travel Hats
Travel Underwear
Women's Hiking Sandals
Women's Hiking Boots
Travel Bras
Cold Weather Clothes
When to Dress Like a Local - or Not

Travel Accessories for Women

The Art of Choosing Travel Handbags You Will Actually Use
Backpacking Gear
Electronic Translation Devices
Best Flashlight for Travel
How Really Useful Are Travel Daypacks?
How to Choose a Women's Backpack
The Best Travel Laptop
Travel Mosquito Net
The Perfect Travel Pouch
Choosing the Right Travel Blanket
Why Would You Take a Travel Towel with You?

Health Information for Travel

How to Stay Healthy Traveling
Travel for Health: Finding an Ayurvedic Clinic
Beating Your Worst Travel Phobias
International Travel Vaccinations
Avoiding Malaria
Travel Fitness Tips
Drinking Water Safety
First Aid Kit Checklist
How to Treat Motion Sickness
Are You Scared of Flying?
Avoiding Jet Lag
Preventing Heat Exhaustion
Travel Personal Hygiene Tips
Diva Cup or Tampon?
Birth Control Travel Tips

Your Travel Money Matters

How to Plan Your Travel Budget
Money Saving Travel Tips Before You Go
How to Travel When Broke
Travel Money BeltWaterproof Money BeltBra PurseNeck Wallet or Leg Wallet
Planning your Trip: Travel Advice on Money
Travel Tips on Money
Prepaid Credit Cards
Travelers Checks
Money Transfer Overseas

Getting Around: Cheap Ways to Travel

Yes, There Is Such a Thing as Cheap Train Travel
Driving Abroad: The International Drivers Licence
Take Advantage of Very Cheap International Flights
Enjoy the Scenery: Travel by Bus
Travel on Foot - the Ultimate Slow Travel
Women Sailing Around the World
Female Hitchhikers: A Disappearing Breed?
Round the World Tickets
Unusual Transportation

Overseas Jobs

Become a Travel Writer
Free Travel Writing Course
Non-Profit Jobs Abroad
Not-for-Profit Jobs Overseas
Teaching English Abroad
     - Teach English Overseas - A Personal Story
     - Teaching English in France
     - Teaching English in Spain
     - Teaching English in China
     - Teaching English in Taiwan
     - Teaching English in Japan
International Travel Nursing
Employment on Cruise Ships
Yacht Jobs
Ski Resort Jobs
Au Pair Positions
Working on a Farm
Build Your Own Site

Volunteer Work Overseas: Do You Have What It Takes?

The Ethics of International Volunteering
Why Should You Volunteer?
International Volunteer Mission
Volunteer with WWOOF on an Organic Farm
Long-Term Charity Volunteer Work
Christian Volunteer Work
Faith Based Volunteering
Volunteering in Africa
Senior Volunteering
Volunteer Vacation
And Why Not Voluntourism

Ethical Travel

How to Engage in Animal-Friendly Tourism
Pro-Poor Tourism
Benefits of Ecotourism
Climate Change Travel

Pilgrimage Routes

Travel to Sacred Sites
Pilgrimage to Santiago
Music Pilgrimages

Keeping in Touch

Create a Travel Blog
Keep a Travel Journal
How to Use Google Maps for Sightseeing

Become a Travel Writer

Take my Free Travel Writing Course!
Travel Writing Jobs

Travel Book Reviews
Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, World

Best Travel Books

Women Travel Writers
Travel Guidebook Reviews
Travel Guidebooks for Women
Solo Travel Books for Women
The Art of Solo Travel: How to Plan a Solo Trip

Travel Interviews

Interview with Beth Whitman
MyKugelhopf: An Interview with Kerrin Rousset
Lisa Lubin: From Television to Travel Muse
Hilary Bradt Interview: Bradt Guides to Unusual Places
Wildwriting with Kim Wildman
Solo to Santiago - Wilna Wilkinson in winter
The Nerdy Nomad
Women Travel with Disabilities: Candy Harrington
Amanda Kendle: Not A Ballerina
Women Travel the World
A Carla King Interview: Around the World on a Motorcycle Machine
Helen Tirebuck: Clearing Landmines and Saving Lives
Whalewatching in BC with Susan MacKay

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