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This 'What's New' page keeps you updated with what's happening at Women on the Road.

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Sep 20, 2017

Loving Australia

Cynthia Clampitt spent six months criss-crossing Australia solo and wrote a book about it - which won an award. She shares some of her Australian impressions with us.

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Sep 04, 2017

How to Fund Your Travels with Overseas Jobs

There's never enough money for travel: here are some overseas jobs for women travelers.

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Sep 02, 2017

Is a Travel Money Belt the Best Way to Protect Your Cash?

Explore the safest way to travel with your money. Is a travel money belt your best bet?

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Aug 24, 2017

Cheap Worldwide Travel Insurance

Cheap worldwide travel insurance saved me $25,000. Can you really afford to travel without it?

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Aug 15, 2017

Is Rio Safe? (A lot more than you think!)

Is Rio safe is the first question solo women travelers ask before deciding to go. The answer may surprise you.

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Aug 10, 2017

A Woman's Perfect Visit to an Ayurvedic Clinic

Trying something new can be daunting so if it's your first time, choosing the right ayurvedic clinic is important. Here's how I did it.

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Aug 04, 2017

The Pros and Cons of Slum Tourism

Should you indulge in slum tourism? Some people say it is crass voyeurism, while others argue it helps support communities. Which is it?

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Jul 31, 2017

Senior Women Travel: Am I too old to travel solo?

If you want to travel and are worried about age - don't be. Thousands of senior women travel solo, and here are some of their questions - and answers.

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Jul 17, 2017

Uzbekistan Tourism: Solo Secrets of the Silk Road

Dream of visiting Central Asia? Uzbekistan tourism is booming - explore the heart of the Silk Road by following my footsteps.

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Jul 12, 2017

Female Travel to Turkey: 7 Enticing Cities for First-Time Solo Travelers

Solo female travel to Turkey - here are 7 cities that deserve your attention if you're new to Turkey.

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Jul 11, 2017

Mosquito Repellent Clothing: Helping Avoid Malaria, Dengue and Zika

If you travel, you know bugs can kill you. Mosquito repellent clothing can help keep flying critters off you.

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Jul 03, 2017

Leech Socks - Or How to Keep Leeches From Sucking Up All Your Blood

Heading to Borneo or Brazil? If hot and humid travel is around the corner, you need leech socks - and don't let anyone tell you otherwise.

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May 23, 2017

Jamaica Facts for Solo Women Travelers: How Safe Is It, Really?

Worried about safety or solo travel? These Jamaica facts will tell it like it is.

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May 04, 2017

The Ideal Two-Week Korea Itinerary for Solo Women

Traveling solo? Here's a great 14-day Korea itinerary if you're traveling on your own.

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Mar 18, 2017

Things to Do in Annecy, France: A Woman's Guide

Annecy France has been called the prettiest town in the country. With good reason.

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Feb 21, 2017

Frying Empanadas in a Guatemalan Home: An Unexpected Experience

My guidebook says there should be a Spanish school in the nearby village: San Andrés. Perfect, because I need to get out of Flores, the town where I am

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Feb 21, 2017

Building Walls Isn't the Solution

Let me tell you about one of my many adventures. My great West Texas adventure. Both of Texas's National Parks, a hike to the highest point in Texas,

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Jan 17, 2017

A Cuba Travel Guide for Independent Women

Your Cuba travel guide: essential travel tips for exploring the treasures of Cuba

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Dec 22, 2016

Solo Female Travel to Australia

It's a huge country but plenty of solo women travel to Australia - and love it. Find out more.

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Dec 13, 2016

Traveling Solo: Why Women Should Travel Alone More Often

Traveling the world is probably the one thing that’s on every person’s bucket list. But for some people, traveling isn’t just about going on vacation,

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Dec 01, 2016

Why Indulging in Disaster Tourism Could Be a Tragic Mistake

Disaster tourism - or traveling to disaster sites. Should you?

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Nov 28, 2016

Solo Female Travel to China

Choosing a destination when you're traveling on your own can be tricky so we look at solo female travel to China - is it a good idea?

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Nov 17, 2016

A Portugal Travel Guide for Women

If you're a woman headed for Portugal, this overview will tell you what to expect.

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Nov 14, 2016

Travel Gifts for Women for Under $30

The best travel gifts for women are practical, original and attractive - and cost under $30.

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Nov 10, 2016

Eating with Locals: The Ultimate Guide to Social Dining

Solo travel is great but sometimes, you want to share a meal. There's an app for that. (Or entire networks.)

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