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The Friday Souk* 
Special Travel Deals for Women

Women on the Road

75% off nomadic matt travel writing courses (only until september)

Have you ever had a secret dream of becoming a travel writer or blogger? My friend Nomadic Matt is overhauling his excellent series of courses so he's slashed all prices by 75% - all courses are now US$99. That means ALL courses - travel writing, the business of blogging, travel photography and vlogging. I've worked through the travel writing course and it's fabulous. This deal runs out in September (no date set yet) and all courses will be replaced by bundles of mini-courses. You will not have another opportunity to get these at this price again.

50% off with rei (ends 22 august)

Get up to 50% off your favorite brands with REI on past-season clothes and outerwear from brands you love!

40% discount on Arc'teryx (ends 22 August) is offering up to 40% off select Arc'teryx styles if you hurry - summer sale only.

perfect little smart bag (while they last)

Freedom Travel Gear is offering free shipping on this multifunctional travel bag (I took the same one in turquoise to West Africa this trip and I find it incredibly useful!)

win a trip to peru! (ends 17 september)

This is a major team-up - Exodus Travels has joined with Tilley Hats (my favorite hat!) to launch a dreamy contest that could take you and a partner on the Inca Trail for 9 days. This is limited to US and Canadian residents. Enter the contest here!

up to 50% off baggallini (still going!)

Save up to 40% on some great Baggallini handbags - Baggallini's Summer Sale is on so run and see what's going - 40% on some gorgeous bags. And we can never have too many...

up to 70% off on your car rentals (ONGOING)

Two million cars in 150+ countries means there's always going to be a good deal for you at Discover Car Hire, which compares prices of all major car rental companies worldwide. Some deals are up to 70% off! Don't pay more than you have to when you rent a car for your travels.

12 amazing hotel deals (summer only!)

It's time to book those hotel rooms if you want to keep prices down! HotelsCombined has some fabulous deals today - click here to see all the deals! has also thrown itself head first the season with special summer deals that start at 15% off. See them here!

get 3 LP guides for the price of 2 (ongoing)

If you've been wanting to refresh your guidebook collection, this is the time to do it. Lonely Planet has brought back its incredibly popular 3 for 2 sale - buy two guides (books, ebooks and PDF chapters) and get the third one free. Go on... you know how badly you want to browse!

luggage DEALS FROM AMAZON (ongoing)

Did you know Amazon regularly has special deals? You can get your hands on some outstanding items at a really low price if you catch them in time - like travel luggage. Here's where to go! 

€200 ($220) off self-guided cinque terre hike (limited time only)

Italy? Hiking? Cinque Terre? This self-guided six-day tour will take you to the five UNESCO villages that make up Cinque Terre on Italy's stunning Ligurian coast. You'll also hike exceptionally beautiful trails that most visitors don't even know about and avoid the crowds, with plenty of time built in to indulge in gelato and delicious Italian food - espcially the seafood the area is so famous for. Book now! Travel anytime between 16 September and 16 November to get your €200 discount (that's around US$ 220) and don't forget to use the code "WOMENONTHEROAD".

unique places to stay (ongoing)

When you book with, it's usually to find a hotel, at least it is for me. Turns out they also have listings for unusual accommodations. Did you know you could also book boats, ryokans and riads?

Luxury cashmere TRAVEL shawls (revolving sale)

You know that feeling... the soft warmth of an exquisite Scottish cashmere shawl... normally I couldn't afford one of these but - there's a sale over at The Travel Wrap Company! They ship worldwide and if you're looking for the silkiest of travel shawls for those air-conditioned hotels or for the plane, go for it. It's a splurge, but a quality cashmere lasts a lifetime.

get two free audiobooks when you join! (ongoing)

Just by joining Amazon's Audible. Two free books! I joined two years ago "just for a month" and now I can't stop - I've more than doubled my reading by listening to audiobooks when I walk, exercise, do housework or the best - stand in line at the supermarket. Oh, and in the car, of course.

ex officio 50%-60% off (while stocks last)

Who doesn't want some of Ex Officio's fantastic travel clothes at a massive discount?

Get 40%-60% off last year's range while supplies last (and they won't for long!) Click here to see the discount.

the great getaway hotel sale - 15% off  (31 August)

From now until 31 August, take advantage of some great discounts on selected hotels. If you're planning a getaway, this is the time to book - why pay more if you don't have to?

amazing low-priced 30-day unlimited tours  (ONGOING)

Planning an extended trip to Europe, Asia or North America? Want unlimited local adventures for one low price? This may well be one of the best passes ever - get 30 days of unlimited tours with Urban Adventures at one flat discounted price.

35% off teaching english courses  (ONGOING)

If you're considering taking a TEFL - Teaching English as a Foreign Language - course, then the top-rated school, My TEFL, has a 35% discount for you! Just use the promo code SCRIBE35 to get your discount.

up to 60% off tickets and attractions  (ONGOING)

Klook is a relatively new but slick platform that books tours, attractions and tickets across the world for you - with discounts of up to 60% and a best price guarantee. Why pay more if you don't have to? Definitely worth a look if you're traveling soon.

eurail global pass discounts if you're 60+ (ONGOING)

If you're over 60 and considering train travel, check out Eurail's Global Pass discounts for over 60s. When you reserve your pass, make sure you click on the "Senior" box to grab your discount.

$50 off cultural tour of northern spain (ONGOING)

If you've been keen to discover a different side of Spain, Asturias and Galicia are perfect: the country's greenest provinces, with spectacular culture and history and (I can personally vouch for this) extraordinary food. Click here to reserve and don't forget to quote coupon tapas50 to claim your discount!

free shipping on selected travel gear (ongoing)

Freedom Travel Gear is offering free shipping on these selected items - limited time only!

exclusive small group tour of paris - €100 off! (ongoing)

With Paris Personally, there's no single supplement, everyone gets a private room, and you have the best of both worlds with daily group activities and time on your own. Check out seven exclusive small group tours (each limited to 10 people) and tell them Women on the Road sent you to get your € 100 discount.  Go for it!

rei introduces PRE-LOVED GEAR (ongoing)

Sometimes, people return things, but they're still new - or almost. What a waste to throw them away! So REI has decided to pick the very best, and resell them. Recycling is cool, I'm all for it - and of course, you get to save.

* A souq or souk (according to Wikipedia) is a marketplace or commercial quarter in Western Asian, North African and some Horn African cities. And if you've ever visited one, you know how fun they are!

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