Sometimes we want to travel but are intimidated by being by ourselves. We want company, but don’t want to be on a bus load of couples travelling around Europe. We want to explore out of the way places, but are nervous going on our own.
The good news is there are a lots of companies out there who are ready to meet your need. Many of them are offering tours especially focused on the needs of w0men travellers. Women Travel the World has a special Tour Calendar of these tours – you can explore the great cities of Europe, walk through Kenya, barge through the French countryside or travel the Silk Rd…
I just surfed into the site and there are currently these tours on offer:
- Australasia/Pacific (38)
- Europe (47)
- Africa/Middle East (30)
- Asia & Eastern Europe (70)
- Central/South America (13)
- North America + Hawaii (10)
All you have to do is name your dream destination and surf in to find what is on offer from a variety of travel companies. It could not be easier – and there are new tours being added all the time.
Forget about the recession – Book yourself a Pre Xmas getaway with like minded women.
Venus Adventures have had a request by a client to put on a trip to India in November this year. Julie writes:
India is such a treasure-trove of affordable and beautiful handicrafts, for all your shopaholics out there, it would be a great Xmas-shopping trip! But who needs an excuse to shop, that just comes naturally to us women. India is also historically and culturally very interesting – and we all know that Indian food is just the best!
If you are interested please Venus know asap so – they need a minimum of 5 clients for it to run. See the 16 day India trip on the website for February 2010, we would use the same itinerary.
I have had an email from someone looking to share a cabin:
with a likeminded woman on a cruise going from Southampton to Auckland in 2011. It is expensive and as you know, singles are penalised by tour companies, particularly on cruises, where we have to pay excessive supplements. Do you have any idea where I can meet a woman who would like to join me. Perhaps a website, or an organisation I can join?
I found this site had some good ideas of links and advice http://www.women-on-the-road.com/female-travel-companions.html
Does anyone else have suggestions?
Tango Diva is an internet community for women who travel solo, and they have recently come out with the top hotels for women travellers.
To make the Top 50 List, these hotels had to have a few special features. These included:
- An impeccable staff that knows how to treat a girl right
- Ideal locations that are safe and in great parts of town
- Fabulous rooms with thoughtful amenities
- Chic and trendy restaurants or bars located in the hotel or near by
- Attention to details including top-of-the-line bath products
- Special packages created especially for women.