What's New at Women on the Road?


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

It alerts you when new Web pages appear on my Women on the Road website (for my blog, go here).

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A Historical Afternoon at the House of Sharing

A couple of months ago I spent the afternoon at the House of Sharing learning more about Japan's use of women during World War II. Located south of Seoul

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The Making of Travel New Year Resolutions

Making travel New Year resolutions - or any resolutions - requires some thought and planning. There are ways to making them, and keeping them.

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The Travel Mosquito Net

Avoid small bites that have big consequences. Travel with a mosquito net if you're headed for Africa, Latin America or Asia.

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Flashpacking, the Stylish Side of Backpacking

Flashpacking - it’s backpacking with flash, with style and panache. Backpacking yes, but with cool hardware and a bit of luxury thrown in.

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The Best Travel Forums

When researching your travels the best travel forums online can help you by crowdsourcing information.

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Voluntourism, Where Volunteering and Tourism Meet

Signing up for voluntourism? Here are the essential questions to ask before you sign up.

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Ginger and Generosity

South Korea is known for many healthy foods: kimchi, rice and seaweed to name a few. However, ginger is one health item that is often overlooked. Ginger

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Food Tourism and Culinary Travel

How to get the most out of your food tourism experience if experiencing a country's foods is one of the main reasons you travel.

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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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