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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 21, 2018

Best Travel Insurance Reviews for Seniors: Travel Insurance Over 65

There's tons of travel insurance out there - until you pass the age limit and suddenly you don't quality. These reviews of senior-friendly travel insurers will make sure you're protected when you travel.

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May 16, 2018

Solo Europe: Travel Tips for Women

The beauty of Europe is its diversity - drive for an hour and you're in a different country. Here is a look at some great solo Europe destinations.

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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 18, 2018

Seeking Unusual Travel Destinations? Avoid Routine, Take a Chance!

Bored with ho-hum holiday ideas? Here's some great inspiration for unusual travel destinations - places you wouldn't always think of and unique travel experiences you've probably never tried.

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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 27, 2018

How to Turn Your Long Layover Flights into Memorable Adventures

Turn your long layover flights into exciting discoveries by taking advantage of city tours put on by airlines and airports that want to make connecting flights less tedious.

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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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Feb 02, 2018

Become a Housesitter: How to Live Luxuriously for Free

Sound too good to be true? Well, it's not. Spend weeks or months housesitting luxury homes in some of the world's most dazzling destinations.

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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 the skirt type, you might change your mind after you read this page.

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Dec 18, 2017

Travel Daypacks for Women: How Really Useful Are They?

Pretty useful, actually. Travel daypacks for women are designed to help you carry less, leave your hands free and (usually) discourage thieves.

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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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Nov 24, 2017

What to Do in Nairobi, Kenya (in a few short days)

Planning on Kenya travel but don't have enough time? Here's what to do in Nairobi - in a day or two.

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Sep 04, 2017

How to Fund Your Travels with Overseas Jobs

There's never enough money for travel: here are some overseas jobs for women travelers.

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Jul 31, 2017

Senior Women Travel: Am I too old to travel solo?

If you want to travel and are worried about age - don't be. Thousands of senior women travel solo, and here are some of their questions - and answers.

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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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May 04, 2017

The Ideal Two-Week Korea Itinerary for Solo Women

Traveling solo? Here's a great 14-day Korea itinerary if you're traveling on your own.

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Dec 22, 2016

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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Nov 28, 2016

Solo Female Travel to China

Choosing a destination when you're traveling on your own can be tricky so we look at solo female travel to China - is it a good idea?

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Nov 17, 2016

A Portugal Travel Guide for Women

If you're a woman headed for Portugal, this overview will tell you what to expect.

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Oct 16, 2016

Women's Walking Shoes: What it Takes to Travel in Comfort

Women's walking shoes - usually the bulkiest travel items we pack. How do we get away with just one pair?

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