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Oct 09, 2020

2020's Perfect Travel Gifts for Women for Under $30

The best travel gifts for women are practical, original and attractive - and cost under $30. Here's my list for 2020.

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Oct 06, 2020

Senior Volunteering Abroad Over 50

Have you considered senior volunteering abroad? This step-by-step guide shows you how to ask the right questions and find the right program.

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Aug 02, 2020

Virtual Tours Around the World: Experiences to Enjoy from Home

Maybe we can't travel physically, but we can still enjoy hundreds of virtual tours around the world.

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May 13, 2020

Ancestry Travel: How to Trace Your Roots and Origins

Traveling back to the country of your ancestors to trace your roots? Here's what you need to know before you go.

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Apr 27, 2020

Carbon Offset Flights: How to Fly Without Harming the Environment

How to carbon offset flights and help protect the environment whenever you get on a plane.

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Jan 27, 2020

Driving in a Foreign Country: What You Need to Know

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.

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Dec 31, 2019

Tunis Travel Guide for Independent Women

This Tunis travel guide for women unveils the secrets of Tunisia's capital city, from twisted souks to white-domed villages to Roman ruins.

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Dec 27, 2019

23 Remarkable Train Stations and Their Fascinating Secrets

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.

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Dec 22, 2019

How to Stay Healthy on Vacation in Any Country

Traveling abroad can be hard on our system - here are some common-sense tips on how to stay healthy on vacation.

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Dec 14, 2019

These Are the Best Countries to Teach English Abroad

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.

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Oct 30, 2019

What to Wear on a Long Haul Flight, 2020 Edition

Here's what to wear on a long haul flight in 2020 - stylish, simple and above all, comfortable.

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Oct 29, 2019

The Perfect Winter Travel Packing List for Women

Deciding what to pack for the cold is challenging - this winter travel packing list for women should help!

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Oct 21, 2019

The Best Personal Item Bag for Travel (2020)

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!)

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Sep 30, 2019

Discover 8 Unmissable Northern France Cities (Paris day trips!)

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.

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Sep 25, 2019

Places to See in Austria for Solo Women Travelers

Insider tips - how to beat the crowds in popular places to see in Austria (and make sure you add them to your Austria itinerary!)

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Sep 23, 2019

Choosing the Very Best Women’s Pants for Travel (that are comfortable)

The best women's pants for travel should be comfortable, stylish and practical. Click here for my recommendations.

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Sep 17, 2019

Best VPN for Travel: Stop Thieves From Stealing Your Data

Traveling? Prevent criminals from stealing your passwords or identity - get the the right VPN for travel.

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Aug 26, 2019

East Timor Travel: Why Go to a Country So Few People Ever Visit?

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.

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Aug 18, 2019

The Best Anti-Theft Backpack for Women? (Here are my top 4)

Choosing the best anti-theft backpack is a challenge - so I've narrowed it down to my top 4 for you.

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Aug 17, 2019

How to Find the Best Cooking Vacations - Italy, France and Beyond

Cooking vacations - Italy, France, Thailand - sounds fun? Here's how to find the best food holidays.

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Aug 15, 2019

Indispensable Travel Accessories for the Discerning Woman

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.

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Jul 25, 2019

Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse: The Lyon Food Market of Your Dreams

There is food, and there is FOOD. You'll find the latter at Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse. Lyon's premier food market.

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May 28, 2019

A Brief and Whimsical Kotor Travel Guide for Solo Women

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.

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Apr 09, 2019

Eating Chocolate and Ham (separately) are THE things to do in Bayonne

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.

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Mar 24, 2019

A Bilbao Travel Guide (especially for foodies and history buffs)

The independent woman's Bilbao travel guide for the discerning foodie and culturally curious traveler.

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Mar 21, 2019

8 Steps to Animal-Friendly Tourism

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.

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Mar 05, 2019

24 Intriguing Facts About Malawi (you'll add it to your bucket list!)

These 24 fascinating facts about Malawi will make you want to go, now - whether this is your first visit to Africa, or your tenth.

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Mar 03, 2019

Best Walking Sandals for Travel: 15 Features to Consider

Know exactly what to look for when buying the best walking sandals for travel (for women).

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Jan 29, 2019

Urban European Travel: Packing List for Europe and Her Cities

First trip to Europe? What to pack? Here's the perfect urban packing list for Europe.

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Jan 29, 2019

Responsible Travel, Ethical Tourism and Other Essential Travel Issues

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.

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Jan 07, 2019

17 Memorable Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

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.

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Dec 14, 2018

The Complete Tropical Vacation Packing List for Women

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!

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Nov 11, 2018

18 Special Events and Winter Festivals - Europe and Beyond

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.

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Oct 23, 2018

7 Offbeat Things To Do In Chisinau, Moldova

The essential Chisinau travel guide for the solo traveler, including Moldova travel advice for Transnistria and Moldova's famous wineries.

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Oct 17, 2018

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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Oct 17, 2018

Sitemap for Women on the Road

Women on the Road, the travel site for independent international women

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Aug 21, 2018

Should We Boycott Destinations With Evil Regimes?

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?

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Jul 25, 2018

Best Places in Europe to Travel Alone (for women travelers)

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.

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Jun 06, 2018

Staying in a Hostel for the First Time (If You're Not 20-Something)

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.

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May 02, 2018

Dark Tourism: Should Tragedy Become a Tourist Draw?

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?

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Apr 15, 2018

How Giving Money to Child Street Beggars Can Hurt, Not Help

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.

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Apr 05, 2018

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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Apr 03, 2018

How to Find the Safest Places To Travel Alone (hint: it's an app!)

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.

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Mar 27, 2018

Local Living (or how to stake out your corner of paradise)

Tired of being on the go-go-go? Local living - just slowing down for a bit - may be the answer.

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Feb 23, 2018

One Day in Madrid: Is It Even Worth Trying?

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.

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Dec 20, 2017

Wear A Travel Skirt? You Can't Be Serious!

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.

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Dec 09, 2017

Asia Travel Destinations for Women

Asia travel destinations for women who travel independently - a great continent for women who travel solo.

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Dec 05, 2017

Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas is celebrated around the world, in one way or another - some traditions are heartwarming, others funny, others plain strange.

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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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