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
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
I’m Alecia Caine and I’ve had a passion for France ever since I’m a little girl when I first heard the French language spoken. I fell in love with this beautiful language and that’s when my love affair with France and all things French began. I guess you could say France is my soul mate. If a place can actually be a soul mate. Read Alecia’s Blog and find out about her tours for women in France
Gadgets and technology can really improve your travel experience by helping you keep in touch with friends and family back home, connect with new friends you meet on the road, find your way in a foreign city, or keep your favourite books and reading material with you in an ultra compact way. But there are definitely some gadgets that are better than others when it comes to choosing what you should take with you for long term travel. So before you rush into your nearest The Good Guys or Apple store, take a look at our top list of recommendations for the best and worst gadgets for women on the go. Read more
Many people head to the major cities like Rome, Florence and Venice when they visit Italy on holiday. Others travel down the Italian coast, which is another popular option. However, I’d like to tell you about the place where I live, which is still unknown to many tourists and can therefore provide you with an experience unlike any of the classic holidays in Italy. Read more
Indigoa was created from my own amazing solo travel experiences to India.
It’s been a fascinating journey suffused with anticipation, meaningful moments, mouth watering cuisine, warmth, friendliness, spirituality and so much more. Read more
A guest post by Sarah Fox Growing up in South Africa, Uganda was one country I had always been eager to explore and getting the chance to do was a dream come true. Read more
I love working with Women and Travel, and I love coming across stories such as that of Alex Hai – First Female Gondolier in Venice. I have just added her to our Women Travel website where we list accommodation, tours, retreats and local guides – mostly they are women, all over a special welcome in some way to women travelers.
Alex offers a special offer for independent single travelers: 70€ 60 min daytime tours – which is great for those of us who travel on her own. She is the only Gondolier to offer this
Guest Post by Enma Carey
If you’re after somewhere different for your next travel adventure, why not consider China? This vast country has huge amounts to offer the adventurous woman traveller and is a real eye opener for anyone looking to experience new cultures.From ancient Buddhist temples to wonders of the world and bustling mega-cities, China is best described as a country of contradictions, and the only way to truly understand it is to visit it yourself.
The Great Wall
If you visit China then the one thing you cannot miss is of course the Great Wall stretching from Shanhaiguan in the East, to Lop Lake in the West, and in total is thought to be around 21,196 km long. As a result, it’s not possible to view the Wall in its entirety (except from space!), but it is possible to view certain sections of it. Make sure you book a tour with a reputable tour guide who can take you to a section with plenty to see. Walking up to the wall might take around 40 minutes, so some people choose to take a mountain chair lift up to it and take in the sights this way. To get back down, a toboggan ride is a really fun option popular with many tourists.
The Forbidden City
Another must-see in China is the Forbidden City in Beijing. Housed behind walls, this ancient city once housed the imperial palace and is now home to the Palace Museum and consists of 980 buildings. Stepping out of modern Beijing and into the ancient Forbidden City is an experience you will be unlikely to forget, and there are never-ending photo opportunities here, with the fabulous Chinese architecture and art well preserved in many of the buildings.
The Spirit of China
As well as the sightseeing opportunities, China has its spiritual side too. Although a communist country, there are several Buddhist temples in China to visit if you are interested in this side of travelling. Perhaps the closest you’ve ever come to spiritualism is psychic tarot reading or consulting an online psychic, in which case this side of China is well worth discovering.
Guest post by Emma Carey
For many of us, some of the best holiday memories from childhood probably include time spent on a beach and on a campsite. And today, it’s still possible to have those kinds of bucket and spade holidays with our own families. The only difference these days is that the facilities are far superior to what they used to be, and for those of us who aren’t that comfortable with sleeping under canvas now, there are plenty of great alternatives on holiday parks such as renting a mobile home, bringing your own touring caravan or staying in a log cabin or holiday lodge.