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The best travel gifts for women are practical, original and attractive - and cost under $30. Here's my list for 2020.
Have you considered senior volunteering abroad? This step-by-step guide shows you how to ask the right questions and find the right program.
Maybe we can't travel physically, but we can still enjoy hundreds of virtual tours around the world.
Traveling back to the country of your ancestors to trace your roots? Here's what you need to know before you go.
How to carbon offset flights and help protect the environment whenever you get on a plane.
Driving in a foreign country can be tricky - you need to be attentive to road safety abroad, new rules, and making sure you have the right paperwork.
This Tunis travel guide for women unveils the secrets of Tunisia's capital city, from twisted souks to white-domed villages to Roman ruins.
The world is full of remarkable train stations - because of history, architecture, size or sheer beauty. Here are 23 of the world's best railway stations.
Traveling abroad can be hard on our system - here are some common-sense tips on how to stay healthy on vacation.
The best countries to teach English are the ones that combine decent pay, good vacations, liberal hiring policies and pleasant living conditions. Here they are.
Here's what to wear on a long haul flight in 2020 - stylish, simple and above all, comfortable.
Deciding what to pack for the cold is challenging - this winter travel packing list for women should help!
Airlines have distinct rules and limits for what you can bring on the plane. Here's the best personal item bag for travel - (not the same as your carry-on!)
These 8 northern France cities are easily reachable from Paris on a day trip - they're gorgeous, fascinating and you'll be beating the crowds.
Insider tips - how to beat the crowds in popular places to see in Austria (and make sure you add them to your Austria itinerary!)
The best women's pants for travel should be comfortable, stylish and practical. Click here for my recommendations.
Traveling? Prevent criminals from stealing your passwords or identity - get the the right VPN for travel.
Few people experience East Timor travel - it's one of the world's least visited countries. Here you'll read about why you should go.
Choosing the best anti-theft backpack is a challenge - so I've narrowed it down to my top 4 for you.
Cooking vacations - Italy, France, Thailand - sounds fun? Here's how to find the best food holidays.
Choosing the right travel accessories for women can be like walking into a pastry shop: so much choice! Here's a breakdown of what you need - and don't.
There is food, and there is FOOD. You'll find the latter at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Lyon's premier food market.
This Kotor Travel Guide is perfect if you're traveling solo and spending a day or two in Kotor, Montenegro, a jewel on the Mediterranean.
Delving into the history of chocolate is only one of many things to do in Bayonne. It's not called the "Capital of Chocolate" for nothing.
The independent woman's Bilbao travel guide for the discerning foodie and culturally curious traveler.
We may be harming animals when we travel - by petting tigers or riding elephants. Here's why. And here's what we can do to engage in animal-friendly tourism.
These 24 fascinating facts about Malawi will make you want to go, now - whether this is your first visit to Africa, or your tenth.
Know exactly what to look for when buying the best walking sandals for travel (for women).
First trip to Europe? What to pack? Here's the perfect urban packing list for Europe.
Ethical and controversial travel issues are easy to ignore, but by doing so we endanger much more than ourselves. It's so easy to travel right - here are some basic rules.
There are plenty of unforgettable things to do in Hanoi but these 17 are unparalleled when it comes to discovering the city's essence, culture and history.
Heading for the hot, humid tropics? This tropical vacation packing list will save you tons of time and legwork - everything you need is on it!
The best winter festivals - Europe has plenty but so do other parts of the world - are fun, colorful and different. Here are 18 of the most popular.
The essential Chisinau travel guide for the solo traveler, including Moldova travel advice for Transnistria and Moldova's famous wineries.
It's a huge country but plenty of solo women travel to Australia - and love it. Find out more.
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If a country promotes discrimination and ignores human rights, is a travel boycott the answer? Should we stay away, or are we doing more harm than good?
Europe is safe, easy to get around, and diverse. Click through for the best places in Europe to travel alone if you're a woman.
Staying in a hostel for the first time could be daunting, especially if you're past your 40s or 50s or more. But it doesn't have to be. Here's a first-timer's guide to walk you every step of the way.
Dark tourism, or grief tourism, is on the rise as tourists visit places associated with tragedy and death. Why do we do it - and should we?
Giving money to child street beggars when you travel can hurt more than help them. Here are some alternatives to giving money that can have a positive impact.
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?
It's not always easy to figure out the safest places to travel alone - but there's an app for that. It's free, and is the only one to look at women's safety.
Tired of being on the go-go-go? Local living - just slowing down for a bit - may be the answer.
Is one day in Madrid enough to see the city? You’ll be amazed at how much of Spain’s capital you can see in a single day, especially with this thorough one-day Madrid itinerary. Yes, Madrid in one day.
If you think a travel skirt sounds like a nutty item to take on your trip, think again. Even if you're not usually into women's travel skirts, you might change your mind after reading this.
Asia travel destinations for women who travel independently - a great continent for women who travel solo.
Christmas is celebrated around the world, in one way or another - some traditions are heartwarming, others funny, others plain strange.
Dream of visiting Central Asia? Uzbekistan tourism is booming - explore the heart of the Silk Road by following my footsteps.