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When I started traveling on my own, the web didn't exist, and women rarely traveled solo.
There were few travel resources for women. I had to dredge existing guidebooks that dedicated a paragraph or two to women's travel, no more.
But today things are different.
We have the web, and it's crowded with information and advice for us. Sometimes too much advice, so I'll try to simplify things by sharing the travel resources I personally use to plan my travels. (I've also added some travel blogging and writing resources at the bottom if you're so inclined.)
Deciding where to start planning can be complicated - there's so much out there. Start by exploring these initial pages and branch out from here.
Whatever your travel plans or concerns, staying healthy and safe should be at the very top of your list. Don't fall prey to the "it won't happen to me" syndrome - it doesn't have to, if you take a few precautions.
We never seem to have enough money to travel as much as we'd like - that's a fact. Here are some ways to save money, or to earn more to travel more.
Dreaming of becoming a travel writer or blogger to pay for travel is nothing new. It used to be difficult to break into travel writing jobs, all those brilliant bylines on glossy magazines or high-circulation newspapers. It's still difficult, but some new possibilities also make it easier.
It's harder because there are ever fewer jobs for travel writers - but it's easier because the Internet has opened up many opportunities, both in travel writing and in jobs related to writing or blogging.
These travel writing resources will help jumpstart your efforts to write about travel for a living.