This is a site for all women on the road.
I hope each of you finds something she needs here. Let me know
if you don't and I'll try to fix that! This should be your site,
your go-to source for that wild and wonderful backpacking experience!
Why do Women Travel?
There are as many reasons women travel as there are women. Check your own motivations - why do YOU want to leave home?
Solo Travel for Women
How safe is solo travel for women? Will I be lonely? What is the
safest destination? How do I meet people? Let me share a few tried and
true answers from my own years of solo travel.
With so many places to visit, how do you choose a travel
destination? Let me show you some easy ways to go about developing your
If you're a first-time traveler or still shy about solo travel, backpacking Europe is an ideal destination (even if you're not a beginner, actually!)
Safe Travel for Women
Don't be intimidated by dangers on the road - safe travel for women
does exist. All it takes is a bit of preparation and a dash of common
What to take may be one of the most important travel decisions you make. How do you decide what you really need? How do you choose when there's so much on the market? See the pros and cons of what to buy, and what to take along.
Cheap Ways to Travel
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to cheap ways to travel:
low-cost airlines, train passes, local buses, ride sharing, cycling, or
even old-fashioned hitchhiking. How can you save money as you travel?
Budget Hostel Accommodation
Women on the road look for safety, cleanliness and friendliness for
overnight stays. There are plenty of places that fit that bill - some
of them so cheap they are actually free.
You can carry your travel money in may ways - cash, travelers
checks, cards... or a combination. Find out what works best and how to
safeguard your money on the road.
Women's Travel Clothing
Choosing the right clothes can make or break your trip - imagine spending weeks in tight, uncomfortable and sweaty clothing! Find out what to look for when buying your travel wardrobe.
Health Information for Travel
The perfect health planning guide for women: everything you need to know before leaving on your dream voyage.
The perfect travel planning guide for women: everything you need to
know about staying healthy before leaving on your dream voyage.
There are plenty of overseas jobs for women on the road. They may
not pay as much as jobs back home but they will keep you traveling.
Don't let lack of funds be the reason you turn back early!
Teaching English Abroad
Use your native English skills or teaching experience to find a job teaching English abroad - while you're on the road.
Here's you're chance to put something back into society as you
travel. Become a volunteer abroad - from a week to a year or more.
Unusual Travel Destinations
you think you've been everywhere, seen everything, think again. Some
places will still be new to you - and you'll see others through
Most of us want to practice ethical travel but we often don't know
the rules. It's simple: put the shoe on the other foot. How would you
want people to behave when they visit your country?
Women haven't always crowded the world's pilgrimage routes - in
fact, they were downright rare. But all that has changed and today,
women relish their pilgrimages, whatever their faith or interest.
Keep in Touch
Keep in touch with your family and friends while you're on the road - use new technologies or do it the old-fashioned way!
Going Solo: Life on the Road
Most of us who travel going solo for extended periods do it because
we love it - but that doesn't mean we don't miss things or find certain
moments painful. It's all part of life on the road.
You Too Can Become a Travel Writer
Many of us started with a love of travel and a desire to write.
Everything else came later - and it can for you too. Learn to turn your
travels into money and help pay your way as you go.
The world of women travel bloggers and writers is growing. Explore
interviews with talented women who travel for a living, or who simply
love to travel.
Best Travel Books
The best travel books aren't always written by men - despite what many booklists would have us believe.
Share Your Travel Stories!
Do you have a solo travel story to share? Women on the Road would love to hear from you!
Build Your Own Site
Have you ever wondered whether you too could have your own website?
It's not as hard as you think. After all, a non-techie like myself
managed to build this website. You can too.
And when I don't travel or build websites, I live in France, work on renovating my farmhouse and play with my Siamese cats!