Combining a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with the opportunity to help educate girls in the developing world, Edge of Seven, a nonprofit based in Denver, Colo., is excited to announce our 21-day Trek with a Purpose to Everest Base Camp departing in October 2013. Read more
Guest blog By Megan Claire – her Blog is Where in the World is Megan Claire?
While I now travel with my husband, I have spent the last 7 years travelling alone, and as a woman I am a huge advocate for travelling solo. I was never willing to forgo a trip just because friends didn’t want to come along, and the experiences I gained from travelling solo have done wonders for my confidence and really shaped who I am today. Not only does travelling alone completely push you out of your comfort zone, it forces you to interact with those who you wouldn’t normally interact with. You’re free to wander at your own will, and don’t have to compromise your bucket list or itinerary to suit the needs of others!
While travelling alone as a single woman may have been a strange concept in the past, today it is very normal and quite common – everybody’s doing it! I have honestly never really found myself in a position where my gender made it harder or more inconvenient for me to travel; however challenges do still exist in some countries despite the world generally being more open to women who choose to travel alone. One such country is the The United Arab Emirates. Read more
Guest post by Liv Luget – follow her travels on her Blog
Traveling alone to a country, you ain’t had the chance of visiting before sounds thrilling and mystique yet if not careful enough it can end up in a disaster. When alone you have no responsibility whatsoever towards others coz simply there aren’t any, you are free to come up with a schedule and change it according to your mood not having anyone to accuse you of being selfish, you can go to sleep and wake up late…or not wake up at all, take a break once in a while and enjoy some peace and quiet.
There is no one around to blame so you start enjoying the mess in your room, the hangover a morning after, and the new gang you befriended accidentally on purpose yet the next day you decide to ditch them and move on to the next upcoming eventuality served on your plate. Read more
Every now and again a website gets set up that provides the answer to a kew question you can never easily find the answer to. Such is GatwickParkingQuotes.com
If you have ever tried to park at Gatwick, this site is for you – bookmark it now! Read more
Visitors to the Middle East often wander through spice markets with curious noses and dawdle their way through meals wondering, “What is that flavour?” Food in Dubai is reminiscent of the flavours and aromas of the spice market.
When searching out a good restaurant to sample some of the dishes and flavours mentioned here, find Dubai hotels or restaurants that are well reviewed and ask for the waiters’ recommendations. Read on for a description of some of the spices commonly used in Emirati cuisine and some of the favourite dishes of Dubai cooks. Read more
Miyuki Baker is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist, she is happiest when working with people who embrace intersectionality. She recently graduated from Swarthmore College, where she was involved in queer Asian activism and making art.
She is the founder of Asian, Gay and Proud and is currently traveling to a dozen countries on The Watson Fellowship to join the movement in creating a worldwide network of queer artists.
Guest Post by Jane V. Blanchard who is author of Women of the Way Embracing the Camino. You can purchase the book on Amazon or the e-book . To view the book trailer or purchase an autographed copy, visit Woman of the Way 2011
I am a 62-year-old modern-day pilgrim. In 2011, I and approximately 300,000 people trekked a network of ancient pilgrimage routes leading to Santiago de Compostela. In 1987, the Council of Europe proclaimed these Ways or Caminos to be the first European Cultural Itinerary.
I hiked 500+ miles across northern Spain on the most popular route, the Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago). Many pilgrims start in St.-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a small French town on the border with Spain, summit the majestic Pyrenees, traverse the high central plateau known as the Meseta, and then proceed westward to the cathedral in Santiago. Read more
Guest Post by Sara Moses of He Travel
Start a new love affair with the American Redrock desert, the wild Colorado River, the moonlit mountains, and the tenacious cactus and wildflowers. Our Women-Only expedition gives lesbian travelers a new perspective on the Grand Canyon: awe-inspiring, exhilarating, and profound week in the wilderness. It is an empowering adventure on so many levels. Read more
Guest post by Carlo Roberts, owner of The Blue Walk
Imagine coming back from your vacation feeling lighter, energized, stronger, relaxed and on top of the world. Isn’t that what vacations are supposed to do?
They can. Meet The Blue Walk, unique one-week guided walking tours along the gorgeous French Riviera. Our walks extend along the Blue Mediterranean coast from the Italian border on the east to just beyond Cannes on the west.
No hiking boots or packs required, they’re designed to bring you to the Cote d’Azur’s best-loved spots – from Antibes to Italy, Menton to Monte Carlo – around lunchtime, and give you the Riviera as your playground each afternoon. Read more
Guest post by Dee Farrell of Rainbow Tourism Asia covers Lesbian and Gay Travel in Asia.
Spending a day at the world-heritage Royal Elephant Kraal and village in the ancient Siam capital of Ayutthaya is a fantastic way to get hands-on experience with Thailand’s national animal. If you’re lucky, you may even get to ride an Asian elephant to the river so you can check that off your bucket list. And the special treat -Elephantstay is run by two amazing women. Read more