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
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
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
Spring has been slow to arrive this year in the UK, leaving many of us to daydream about getting away from the British weather and taking a holiday. It isn’t difficult to make this dream a reality, and heading online means that this option is affordable too. Great low-cost holiday deals can be found by visiting Ice Lolly, which features foreign destinations to suit all tastes and budgets. Read more
The first question we get asked by people is: What the heck does Earthwatch actually do?
I start off with: “well, we organize these scientific expeditions all over the world, but for people who aren’t scientists . . . it’s like they’re on vacation, but they go to do research on the environment and culture and other stuff . . . it’s really great!”
This summary would always lead to more questions than answers. The people who go on Earthwatch trips aren’t scientists? Then why are they doing research? Who wants to go on a vacation like that?
Risking Everything: coming out in Coffee Land by Elizabeth Worley.
Winner! 2011 Non-fiction Global eBooks Award!
You stand on a hillside , looking up into a coffee plantation. The red berries are gleaming with the promise of a good crop. The air is rich and warm, the bird song louder than you can remember. Below you is the little casita you are staying in. Surely this part of Panama is heaven on earth.
You are curious about the women who own the land and farm the coffee. They also make luscious Cloud Botanicals natural beauty products. What is their story? How did they come to be custodians of such prolific beauty? Read more
Cheryl McCormick writes:
In a few weeks I will take the first of millions of steps to cover 2187 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Well, who knows how far I will get. I am on schedule though, to leave as planned on my 63rd birthday, April 5th. My pack is ready; with winter clothes and 4 days of food it weighs 24 pounds. Read more
The route is signposted and you cross the Channel via the Transmanche Newhaven-Dieppe service, landing in Normandy. WEBSITE
The Avenue Verte London < > Paris makes use of the existing National Cycle Network of cycle routes, leading you south out of London, over the North Downs and through Sussex to the South Downs.
On the French side
The Avenue Verte London < > Paris, you make your way to the French capital via well-signposted small roads and greenways taking you across the following French départements, or counties: Eure, Oise, Val-d’Oise, Yvelines, Hauts-de-Seine and Seine-Saint-Denis.
When you’re planning a weekend or week away with the girls, it can be difficult to choose a destination that suits everyone in the group that’s going. A big consideration is always cost. What might be a little extra for one person might be a big chunk of disposable income for another, so it’s diplomatic if you’re the person planning the trip to budget on the lower side. You don’t want anyone to feel excluded because they can’t afford it.
One big advantage these days is that there are so many cheap flights available around Europe, thanks to the number of budget airlines in operation. So, if you have a rough idea of when you want to travel, you could start off by finding out which destinations have the best deals. Sign up for email news from different airlines and you’ll get to know about any promotions that are happening. Read more