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This What's New? page keeps you updated on new information on solo travel for backpacking women. How?

  • It alerts you when new Web pages appear on my Women on the Road website
  • It provides you with information and resources on solo travel for women as these become available
  • It highlights essential information you might have missed - about money, safety, health or backpacking in general

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Cultural Differences

Cultural differences - don't let them get you into trouble when you travel!

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Why Cultural Etiquette Matters

Why cultural etiquette is important to travelers, especially to women traveling solo.

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A Real Education

It was sometime after dark when I stepped off the train in Pamplona, Spain. Somewhere during the 4-hour journey between Barcelona and Pamplona I had completely

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Travel Art

Did you know travel art can teach you plenty about a destination? Find out how art - in the street or on the walls - can tell you about a place and its people.

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The Ethics of International Volunteering

International volunteering is a worthwhile activity - but only if you do it right. Become aware of the ethics surrounding volunteers and make an even larger contribution.

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Women Travel with Disabilities

Travel with disabilities is a challenge but, according to expert Candy Harrington, one that can be overcome with the right preparation.

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Travel Resources for Solo Women Travelers

Are you a woman heading off to see the world? These travel resources should be your first stop.

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Overseas Jobs for Women Who Travel

If you're traveling for a few months or more, overseas jobs might stretch your travel dollars and help travel longer.

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Keeping a Travel Journal

Keeping a travel journal the traditional way - with pen and paper - can still a wonderful way to preserving those memories long after you've come home

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The Pros and Cons of Organized Tours

Solo travelers often avoid organized tours because... it's about being solo, right? Sometimes though, a tour is the perfect way to travel.

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Best Time to Visit the World

When is the best time to visit a destination? When it's neither too hot nor too cold, too wet nor too dry? When the air is crisp and clear and the colors bright enough to touch?

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Cheap Ways to Travel

Finding cheap ways to travel can be a challenge - but it can be done: the most obvious is often also the most expensive.

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Round the World Tickets

Buying round the world tickets can be confusing - let's try to simplify it for you.

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Travel Packing List for Women

My ridiculously practical women's travel packing list - if you're going away for more than a weekend.

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Women's Travel Hats: Back in Style?

Women's travel hats - all hats - are making a comeback, not only because they're useful (they are) but... they look cool.

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Are Travelers' Checks... Dead?

Once upon a time, you would never leave home without them. Now, although still occasionally used, you'll be hard-pressed to even find someone to cash them.

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How Do You Tell Your Friends and Family... you're off to see the world, solo?

A woman alone? Traveling to far-off places? How do you tell your friends, and will they be thrilled? Jealous? Indifferent?

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Why Travel to Dangerous Places?

Travel to dangerous places is not a great idea but if you must, at least think it through and take some basic precautions.

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Solo Travel for Women

16 ways solo travel will change the way you see yourself - and the world.

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How to Choose the Best Flashlight for Travel

Why you should always travel with a flashlight - and how to choose the best flashlight around.

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Women's Hiking Boots

Hiking boots are essential for certain types of travel: do you need to take a pair with you?

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The Making of Travel New Year Resolutions

When winter solstice rolls around and you dream of seeing the world, making travel New Year resolutions might help you get on the road.

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50+ of my Best Travel Blogs for Women

50+ of the best travel blogs for women - based on readership and popularity.

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Countdown to Solo Travel

As the day drew near my fears intensified, pushing me into worsening meltdowns. I was afraid of going, yet I was terrified of not being able to go. I

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Whalewatching in BC

How one woman on her own spends her life at sea whalewatching in BC.

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