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Travel Socks and Travel Underwear: Men and Women

Unlike most of our posts where we’ve given multiple options for our favorite dresses, skirts, hats, and jackets – choosing a favorite pair of travel socks or pair of travel underwear is easy.

Best Travel Underwear

Hands down the answer is Ex Officio underwear . The Ex Officio underwear is perfect for travelers because it dries quickly. Seriously, it is the fastest drying underwear I’ve ever owned so it’s perfect for longer travel where you’re forced to do loads of laundry. With Ex Officio you can just wash it out in the sink and it will be dry by morning. Men’s and women’s  Ex Officio underwear can be bought with free shipping at Zappos. (And if you don’t like them, you can send them back to Zappos  and they’ll refund your money and pay for shipping.)

Best Travel Socks (Generally)

The best travel socks I’ve come across are Thorlos. Yes, they are insanely expensive for socks. But for hiking, walking, and running they have the best support and cushion so that you’re not left with sore feet at the end of the day. Plus unlike other socks I’ve packed on previous travels they don’t wear out. (We had to buy extremely uncomfortable – where that funny toe seam hit just the wrong part of your toes – fake Adidas socks in Argentina because so many of our Target brand socks had worn through from all of the hiking.) If you’re mainly going to be walking, but the Thorlo hiking or walking socks .

Best Travel Socks (for Winter)

If you’re heading somewhere extremely cold and want to pack socks that are warmer than Thorlos, buy Smartwools. For both men and women Smartwools are the best travel socks for winter that you can find. They are insanely warm, cute, durable, and comfortable.

Travel Socks and Travel Underwear

Disposable Underwear

Disposable Underwear: this may be the most un-green traveler thing I have come across in a long time. And it’s just a little too ridiculous not to post about.  I wish I had found them in time for April Fool’s Day (and the joke would have been that they are real.)

Perhaps the commenter/reviewer with the most helpful disposable underwear review on Amazon said this:

These are a life-saver for people going on extended trips. They can be washed and dried several times if you choose to be economical and environmentally conscious. They dry much faster than conventional underwear. Since they are lighter than conventional panties, they save a small but useful amount of energy by making your suitcase lighter. I also find them comfortable. I often find conventional panties chafing; these are very kind to my body.

If you are going somewhere just overnight, you might be able to save the inconvenience of carrying a suitcase simply by tucking a pair in your purse not a discreet option with conventional underwear. They look like a little cotton roll and are wrapped in plastic.

Other reviewers also noted how light they are and that they are better because there are no dyes in them.

Besides for travel, it seems people also buy disposable underwear for maternity and hospital stays.  And men have the option of disposable briefs or disposable boxers. They are relatively inexpensive – $20 for 30 pairs of panties or briefs or $7 for 10 pairs. The cost of the men’s boxers are $20 for 18 pairs.

Given that they are washable, it makes them perhaps an understandable choice for for extended travel. But note that they are made from polypropylene .

What will they think of next?





26/11/2017

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Women s Compression Travel Support Socks. #bermuda #travel

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Compression Socks

    Juzo Dynamic Cotton Support 15-20 mmHg Knee High Moderate Compression Socks 5800AD

$16.79 SmoothToe 15-20 mmHg Closed Toe Knee High Compression Socks with Padded Sole

$27.93 SmoothToe 15-20 mmHg Crew Length Compression Socks

$18.99 Jobst Activewear 15-20 mmHg Knee High Moderate Compression Socks

$33.53 Sigvaris 146C Casual Cotton 15-20 mmHg Calf High Compression Socks





23/11/2017

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The Women s Travel Group, Luxury Tours for Women #travel #to

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www.thewomenstravelgroup.com

“A Welcome Travel Alternative for Women” says Arthur Frommer

The Women’s Travel Group is an award winning tour operator for women. Phyllis Stoller,who founded The Women’s Travel Club, has received many honors in women’s travel, including Top in Women’s Travel from and One of the Most Influential Women in Group Travel. The Women’s Travel Group collaborates on some tours with SITA World Tours who contribute financial guarantees, and excellent service. We are accredited by IATAN , with high industry standards. We offer special discounts for singles as on Gameparks of South Africa cruise and others. We help and hand hold with your first trip solo. We do not sell into others’ tours but customize our own.





10/11/2017

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Alcohol and Drug Recovery: Residential Treatment Programs #alcohol #abuse, #drug #abuse,


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Residential Treatment Programs

R ESIDENTIAL or In-Patient Programs usually require a commitment of at least 30 days and typically include room and board. Through intensive counseling and group interactions, addicts/alcoholics learn how to regain control of their lives using key recovery tools. Most programs follow the 12 steps of AA. Some residential programs are staffed to provide addicts with detoxification services to help through the early stages of withdrawal.

The goal of all recovery programs is to help the addict recover from drug/alcohol abuse by addressing the underlying issues that contribute to addiction. These programs remove the addict from the environment and acquaintances that enabled their addiction allowing the recovering addict to focus on their addictive behavior instead of their drug use.

Most programs are staffed with a team of drug abuse, and alcohol abuse expert professionals in addiction recovery. Programs combine a sober living environment with intensive group counseling that treats each participant with respect, dignity and confidentiality.

THE CAMP
3192 Glen Canyon Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

(831) 438-1868 or
(800) 924-2879

Residential treatment center with medically supervised detox services. Capacity: 53 adult and 17 adolescent beds. Flexible lengths of stay, maximum 30 days for inpatient care. Intensive outpatient services also available. Per diem rates for all levels of care. Private insurance accepted. Lifetime aftercare included. Wheelchair accessible. No bilingual or hearing impaired services.

Contact: Casey McElwee, (831) 438-1868

JANUS OF SANTA CRUZ
200 7th Ave. Suite 150
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
(831) 462-1060
www.janussc.org

516 Chestnut St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 423-9015
(831) 423-9098 FAX
Comun quese con: Jessica Stone

For over 30 years, Janus of Santa Cruz has helped thousands of people find their way out of alcohol and drug addiction and into healthy and productive lives. We offer help, hope and results to individuals and families in need of alcoholism rehabilitation, drug detoxification and opiate addiction treatment. Janus provides a variety of alcohol and drug rehab options designed for individual needs, from Outpatient Services and Short-term Detoxification to Extended Residential Treatment and ongoing medical treatment for opiate addiction at the Janus Community Clinic. Our Perinatal Program offers both residential and day programs for drug and alcohol dependent pregnant women and new mothers. And our two Sober Living Environments provide short-term as well as long-term stays. Insurance accepted. Medi-Cal accepted for Perinatal treatment. Santa Cruz residents may be eligible for no cost services. Wheelchair accessible. Bilingual. Se Habla Espa ol

NARCONON OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
262 Gaffey Rd.
Watsonville, CA 95076

Narconon Vista Bay is a holistic approach to drug and alcohol recovery in a beautiful, serene setting. Clients, called students, will rid their bodies of all harmful chemicals in our unique Sauna Program where our qualified staff carefully monitors their nutrition and exercise. Students will also take ownership of their past transgressions against themselves and others and repair any damage caused by these transgressions. Finally, students will learn a way to remain happy without drugs and alcohol and re-enter society as happy, drug-free individuals. Students graduate our program when they are ready, not after a set amount of time. The average stay is one to 5 months. We are wheelchair accessible. Cost is approximately $33,000.

NEW LIFE CENTER
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROGRAM

707 Fair Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

(831) 427-1007 or
(831) 458-1668
(831) 454-0545 Fax

Residential/Inpatient/Outpatient/Day Treatment services. Twelve step social model. Variable length of stay, six months or more. Clean and sober transitional housing. Relapse prevention, Alcohol and Drug education, case management, and after care. Group, individual and crisis counseling. Emphasis on low income single adults and families. Children may stay with their parents during treatment. Treatment scheduling adjustable to allow programming-residents to keep “outside” jobs. Bilingual/Multi-Cultural. Disabled accessible. Flexible sliding scale fee structure, starting at $21.00 a day. Insurance payees and SSI recipients accepted. Criminal Justice referrals. Se Habla Espa ol

Contact: Emmanuel DeNike.

SANTA CRUZ RESIDENTIAL RECOVERY
125 Rigg St.
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Comprehensive treatment for alcohol and drug abusing adult men and women; 3 to 12 month program; job training; probation referrals. Fee-scale; no one refused services due to lack of ability to pay. Component of the Santa Cruz Community Counseling Center. Disabled Accessibility: Wheelchair (partially), parking. No bilingual services.

Contact: Jorge Sanchez

SI SE PUEDE
161 Miles Lane
Watsonville, CA 95076

Residential inpatient services for male adults 18 years and older. Adult program 3-6 months. Treatment for abusive behavior, drugs, and alcohol. Fees based on ability to pay. Bilingual.

Contact: Jorge Gutierrez

SUMMIT ESTATE RECOVERY CENTER
Santa Cruz Mountains
Los Gatos, CA

Summit Estate Recovery Center is a boutique residential program on 23-acres in the Santa Cruz Mountains of Northern California. Our program provides personalized treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders including physician-supervised detox, use of evidence-based treatment modalities (DBT, CBT, Relapse Prevention) and psychiatric consultation. Our team of carefully-selected psychologists, masters-level therapists, and licensed addiction counselors aims to provide our clients with a full continuum of care, including Family Program, Intensive Outpatient Treatment and AfterCare. Our holistic program is based on recovering the mind, body and spirit. Luxury amenities include sauna, Jacuzzi, yoga, fitness training, private chefs, staff nutritionist as well as a lush fish pond, acres of orchards, gardens and trails. Both 12-step and non-12-step models are available. Visit our Website for more information, or call to speak with our Admissions department.

TYLER HOUSE
Corralitos, CA 95076

Tyler house is a voluntary 6-month residential dual diagnosis co-ed treatment program for adolescents aged 14 – 17 residing in Santa Cruz County. This therapeutic program provides the support and guidance needed for the foundational development of ongoing sobriety. Tyler House is supported by Federal, State and County funding.� Families are expected to pay a share of cost based on income and family resources. Cost is generally small and varies by family. Se Habla Espa ol .

Referral resource information on this website is provided as a courtesy to the public and does not imply endorsement of the providers or services by the County or the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission. Full Disclaimer.


07/08/2017

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OBGYN Doctors Dedicated to Women’s Healthcare Needs in Lancaster, PA

Located next to Lancaster Women’s & Babies Hospital in Lancaster, PA, Lancaster Physicians for Women is a unique OBGYN practice dedicated to the healthcare needs of women of all ages.

Our board-certified OBGYN physicians don’t simply treat patients – we understand them. That’s because our physicians aren’t just doctors. We’re women, too!

Our philosophy emphasizes individualized obstetrical and gynecological care with a high regard for our patients’ needs and preferences. Our doctors value open communication with our patients and encourage a team approach to making decisions.

Contact us to schedule your first appointment at our Lancaster, PA office and see the difference we can make for you!

Lancaster Physicians for Women accepts most insurance plans. Please call our office if you wish to verify that we accept your particular coverage. We’re happy to help!

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LANCASTER PHYSICIANS FOR WOMEN
694 Good Drive Suite 203
Lancaster, PA 17601

Phone: (717) 544-3788
Fax: (717) 544-3789

Make an Appointment

If you would like to request an appointment please call our office at (717) 544-3788 and we will be glad to help you. For general practice questions you may call us or fill out the

In a Medical Emergency

If you have a medical concern, please call our office as we cannot offer medical advice via this website. After hour calls will be directed to our answering service and forwarded to our physician on call.

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06/08/2017

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Guide to Women s Travel in Europe #boscov #s #travel

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Women’s Travel in Europe

Europe is one of the most popular continents for backpackers all over the world and it’s not hard to see why – transport links are excellent, there are tons of cheap places to stay – including some fantastic hostels for women in Europe – and most countries are very safe and well-equipped for visitors.

Solo female travelers should not experience the same concerns about safety or overcoming difficult attitudes as when visiting the Middle East or Africa. In this way, Europe is also an excellent choice for girls setting off on their first adventure.

Here’s our guide for women travelers to help get you started:

Attitudes to Women Travelers

Although Europe is made up of a vast number of countries, each with a very individual culture, women traveling here will, as a general rule, feel safe and at home. Female backpackers will typically encounter liberal attitudes towards women and it is not unusual to see local women also on their own, particularly in the north and west.

Women travelers will, however, inevitably be exposed to new rules of dating and flirting actions or conversations can be perceived very differently in some countries, and in Italy it’s not unusual to be subjected to lewd calls or male harassment.

Some eastern corners of Europe do have a more conservative culture – Bosnia and Turkey, for example, are Muslim countries – so it’s still useful to research local customs in the areas you plan to visit to ensure your trip goes completely smoothly.

It’s also worth remembering that parts of Southern Europe can be fairly conservative in their family values women here tend to be less independent and live at home until marriage, rather then with friends or boyfriends.

Safety Advice

  • The biggest (and most common) problem for female travelers in Europe is usually theft. Be aware of pickpockets. especially on public transport and in crowded areas of major cities. To keep safe, try to avoid wearing jewellery or taking expensive items that might draw attention to you, such an iPhone.
  • Money belts ( or an ingenious way of hiding money in your bra) can be a helpful way to avoid hassle in urban areas.
  • Always keep your ID and cards separate to cash – it’s far harder to replace these items from a foreign country.

  • And don t let your guard down in hostels. Unfortunately, the vibe and attitudes you will find are very different on the European scene to, say, hostels in Asia there’s less of a travel-community feel (especially in the big chain hostels and cities) and you are much more likely to have something stolen from a room or bag here.
  • Carry a padlock and opt for a hostel with lockers in dorms for extra safety or improvise at night by popping your valuables inside a pillowcase or the bottom of a sleeping bag.
  • Be smart about your accommodation pay that little bit extra in exchange for a nicer hostel or a room in a nicer area, and ask the receptionist to show you the room first if you are dubious about quality. You are perfectly within your rights to reject any rooms that feel unsafe, such as one that requires a long walk down an unlit corridor or even crossing outside to another building.
  • Some large hostels have women only dorms or floors which can be safer and more comfortable for female travelers. You’re less likely to be disturbed by snoring roommates, too!
  • Try to arrive during the day when moving to a new destination. If your are in a small town or rural area, it can be quiet or a bit eerie at night, whereas big cities are typically more dangerous after dark too.
  • When you check in, don t advertise the fact that you are female and traveling solo to other visitors. Sign in with an initial and surname rather than a Miss/Mrs to be safe.

Places to Avoid

Although Europe is generally very accessible for female solo travelers, Greece and Italy (and other parts of the Mediterranean) are renowned as being difficult, thanks to harassment and forward propositions from local men. Most of the time, women travelers will just experience cat calls and lewd comments, but it’s best to be on guard when accepting any invitations (such as a guided tour, a lift or a meal) as accepting can be interpreted as agreeing to a sexual relationship!

Turkish men are also known to be quite aggressively amorous, and some local youngsters still see relationships with Western women as a way to solve their problems (with money or visas) a preconception which is not helped by large number of tourists conducting holiday romances around the resorts and offering gifts .

However, in Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia, there have been reports of aggressive behavior and sexual assaults on female travelers, particularly on public transport and overnight trains so exercise particular caution here. If you must take a train at night, try to coincide your journey with fellow backpackers or book a private compartment. In this region, it’s best to look stoic or disinterested whilst walking around as a smile can mean you are interested in the person you make eye contact with.

Best Places for Female Travelers

Although Europe is very welcoming of female travelers as a rule, the Netherlands should be highlighted for the overall helpfulness and respectful attitudes of the locals. It also helps that many people are comfortable speaking English, which can be refreshing during a long, solo trip abroad.

Ireland also gets a good write up – getting to know the generous local people is easy, even as a woman traveler, and Irish culture is very family-orientated. Communities are typically very open and inviting to travelers, and it s a great place for a night out there’s definitely no stigma attached to women drinking here!

Similarly, Scandinavian countries are renowned for their open, friendly culture. Most people speak some English and they are typically proud of their unique culture and happy to share it with visitors.

Finally, France is another great place for female travelers head away from the cities and tourists and discover a true’ country of tight-knit communities, great wine, fresh food and sunshine in Provence.

For help on the most female friendly hostels in Europe. check out our handy guide.

What to Pack

  • Pack light. especially if you’re interrailing or moving around frequently you might be visiting stylish cities, but you ll feel the strain of all those clothes and shoes when you re traipsing around with a backpack from train to train and station to hostel.
  • If you re flying on a budget airline (the majority of internal flights in Europe will be), it’s also a good idea to bear in mind that there are stringent weight limits on baggage.
  • Launderettes and laundry facilities are very easy to find in Europe – many hostels will have them – so it’s not a challenge to wash a small selection of clothes on a long trip.
  • Try to take one item for a night out that folds up small (a little black dress perhaps it could also be slipped on over a bikini during the day) and some sparkly flip flops (or similar) that can double as beach wear, for a little instant glamour in chic destinations.
  • Avoid taking hairdryers and straighteners and lots of make-up; it s another unnecessary weight. Try a frizz ease serum to help your hair dry naturally and basics like mascara that won t melt in the heat. For more tips, see here.
  • You’ll be able to pick up cosmetic supplies in most countries if you ve forgotten something or run out along the way, so there’s no need to stock up too much.
  • Take contraceptive supplies and tampons, though these can be harder to get hold of in some areas and it s best to be prepared.
  • Tie a ribbon or small token to your backpack to help identify it easily Europe is on the busy backpacking trail so there are bound to be tons of other travelers with the same bag wherever you go!
  • Leave out bulky sleeping bags unless it’s the depths of winter or you plan to do a lot of camping instead take a small, easy to pack sleeping bag liner which can be used as a sheet/covering in hostels which do not provide free bed linen.
  • Take a big scarf which can double up as a sarong on the beach, a head scarf when visiting conservative or religious monuments, a wrap in the cold and act a pillow on long rail journeys.




25/07/2017

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Women Rehab Programs and Addiction treatment centers in America #women #drug


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Men and women abuse the same drugs, but not always in the same ways. When women smoke cigarettes, they take shorter and fewer puffs and experience improvements in mood that men do not. Women generally are less successful in quitting. To the UC Irvine study team, these behavioral and experiential differences suggested that nicotine might affect men’s and women’s brains differently.

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“Some effects of nicotine on brain metabolism was not due to the effects of chronic smoking, but rather a fundamental biological difference between men and women in their response to nicotine,” Dr. Potkin says. “Everyone knew that there were differences in male and female smoking behavior and smoking rates, but assumed they were just cultural. Based on our findings, a more likely explanation is an interplay of cultural and biological differences. That provides an interesting starting point for devising gender specific interventions.”


14/06/2017

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Women Travel New Zealand – tours, accommodation and stories. #cheap #hotel

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Ladies Week in Norfolk Island

Safe – Scenic – Special Norfolk Island is a perfect getaway for girlfriends – swimming, golf, walking, history, fishing. Experience the island life. Two Bedroom, two bathroom executive Ladies Only Cottage for 7 Nights at Shiralee Executive .

Golden Bay off the beaten track in New Zealand

Nelson is at the top of the South Island, it is the gateway to the amazing Abel Tasman National Park. and the wonderful and productive hinterland of Tasman – great cycling here Northwest of Nelson is Golden Bay – a huge bay sheltered by the long .

I have flown into Auckland What now?

Auckland Airport is the gateway to New Zealand, it is about 40 minutes from Downtown Auckland, and it is easy to get an airport bus directly to the city if you are going to spend a few days there.  Like many great cities, you do not need a car to get .

Kakahi Taumarunui Accommodation stay off the beaten Track in New Zealand

FigJam Retreats in Bali

The Gables living between Italy and New Zealand

Ubud Bali Making the Most of a Day

New Zealand Awaits a new travel company introducing NZ to the world

Queen Charlotte Sound by Water

Kia Ora Women Travellers

Offering women travellers a warm kiwi welcome plus lots of local colour through the stories women have shared here.





19/05/2017

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Guide to Women s Travel in Europe #cheap #airline #deals

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Women’s Travel in Europe

Europe is one of the most popular continents for backpackers all over the world and it’s not hard to see why – transport links are excellent, there are tons of cheap places to stay – including some fantastic hostels for women in Europe – and most countries are very safe and well-equipped for visitors.

Solo female travelers should not experience the same concerns about safety or overcoming difficult attitudes as when visiting the Middle East or Africa. In this way, Europe is also an excellent choice for girls setting off on their first adventure.

Here’s our guide for women travelers to help get you started:

Attitudes to Women Travelers

Although Europe is made up of a vast number of countries, each with a very individual culture, women traveling here will, as a general rule, feel safe and at home. Female backpackers will typically encounter liberal attitudes towards women and it is not unusual to see local women also on their own, particularly in the north and west.

Women travelers will, however, inevitably be exposed to new rules of dating and flirting actions or conversations can be perceived very differently in some countries, and in Italy it’s not unusual to be subjected to lewd calls or male harassment.

Some eastern corners of Europe do have a more conservative culture – Bosnia and Turkey, for example, are Muslim countries – so it’s still useful to research local customs in the areas you plan to visit to ensure your trip goes completely smoothly.

It’s also worth remembering that parts of Southern Europe can be fairly conservative in their family values women here tend to be less independent and live at home until marriage, rather then with friends or boyfriends.

Safety Advice

  • The biggest (and most common) problem for female travelers in Europe is usually theft. Be aware of pickpockets. especially on public transport and in crowded areas of major cities. To keep safe, try to avoid wearing jewellery or taking expensive items that might draw attention to you, such an iPhone.
  • Money belts ( or an ingenious way of hiding money in your bra) can be a helpful way to avoid hassle in urban areas.
  • Always keep your ID and cards separate to cash – it’s far harder to replace these items from a foreign country.

  • And don t let your guard down in hostels. Unfortunately, the vibe and attitudes you will find are very different on the European scene to, say, hostels in Asia there’s less of a travel-community feel (especially in the big chain hostels and cities) and you are much more likely to have something stolen from a room or bag here.
  • Carry a padlock and opt for a hostel with lockers in dorms for extra safety or improvise at night by popping your valuables inside a pillowcase or the bottom of a sleeping bag.
  • Be smart about your accommodation pay that little bit extra in exchange for a nicer hostel or a room in a nicer area, and ask the receptionist to show you the room first if you are dubious about quality. You are perfectly within your rights to reject any rooms that feel unsafe, such as one that requires a long walk down an unlit corridor or even crossing outside to another building.
  • Some large hostels have women only dorms or floors which can be safer and more comfortable for female travelers. You’re less likely to be disturbed by snoring roommates, too!
  • Try to arrive during the day when moving to a new destination. If your are in a small town or rural area, it can be quiet or a bit eerie at night, whereas big cities are typically more dangerous after dark too.
  • When you check in, don t advertise the fact that you are female and traveling solo to other visitors. Sign in with an initial and surname rather than a Miss/Mrs to be safe.

Places to Avoid

Although Europe is generally very accessible for female solo travelers, Greece and Italy (and other parts of the Mediterranean) are renowned as being difficult, thanks to harassment and forward propositions from local men. Most of the time, women travelers will just experience cat calls and lewd comments, but it’s best to be on guard when accepting any invitations (such as a guided tour, a lift or a meal) as accepting can be interpreted as agreeing to a sexual relationship!

Turkish men are also known to be quite aggressively amorous, and some local youngsters still see relationships with Western women as a way to solve their problems (with money or visas) a preconception which is not helped by large number of tourists conducting holiday romances around the resorts and offering gifts .

However, in Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine and Russia, there have been reports of aggressive behavior and sexual assaults on female travelers, particularly on public transport and overnight trains so exercise particular caution here. If you must take a train at night, try to coincide your journey with fellow backpackers or book a private compartment. In this region, it’s best to look stoic or disinterested whilst walking around as a smile can mean you are interested in the person you make eye contact with.

Best Places for Female Travelers

Although Europe is very welcoming of female travelers as a rule, the Netherlands should be highlighted for the overall helpfulness and respectful attitudes of the locals. It also helps that many people are comfortable speaking English, which can be refreshing during a long, solo trip abroad.

Ireland also gets a good write up – getting to know the generous local people is easy, even as a woman traveler, and Irish culture is very family-orientated. Communities are typically very open and inviting to travelers, and it s a great place for a night out there’s definitely no stigma attached to women drinking here!

Similarly, Scandinavian countries are renowned for their open, friendly culture. Most people speak some English and they are typically proud of their unique culture and happy to share it with visitors.

Finally, France is another great place for female travelers head away from the cities and tourists and discover a true’ country of tight-knit communities, great wine, fresh food and sunshine in Provence.

For help on the most female friendly hostels in Europe. check out our handy guide.

What to Pack

  • Pack light. especially if you’re interrailing or moving around frequently you might be visiting stylish cities, but you ll feel the strain of all those clothes and shoes when you re traipsing around with a backpack from train to train and station to hostel.
  • If you re flying on a budget airline (the majority of internal flights in Europe will be), it’s also a good idea to bear in mind that there are stringent weight limits on baggage.
  • Launderettes and laundry facilities are very easy to find in Europe – many hostels will have them – so it’s not a challenge to wash a small selection of clothes on a long trip.
  • Try to take one item for a night out that folds up small (a little black dress perhaps it could also be slipped on over a bikini during the day) and some sparkly flip flops (or similar) that can double as beach wear, for a little instant glamour in chic destinations.
  • Avoid taking hairdryers and straighteners and lots of make-up; it s another unnecessary weight. Try a frizz ease serum to help your hair dry naturally and basics like mascara that won t melt in the heat. For more tips, see here.
  • You’ll be able to pick up cosmetic supplies in most countries if you ve forgotten something or run out along the way, so there’s no need to stock up too much.
  • Take contraceptive supplies and tampons, though these can be harder to get hold of in some areas and it s best to be prepared.
  • Tie a ribbon or small token to your backpack to help identify it easily Europe is on the busy backpacking trail so there are bound to be tons of other travelers with the same bag wherever you go!
  • Leave out bulky sleeping bags unless it’s the depths of winter or you plan to do a lot of camping instead take a small, easy to pack sleeping bag liner which can be used as a sheet/covering in hostels which do not provide free bed linen.
  • Take a big scarf which can double up as a sarong on the beach, a head scarf when visiting conservative or religious monuments, a wrap in the cold and act a pillow on long rail journeys.




21/04/2017

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Solo Travel: Why Women Should Travel Alone #graco #travel #system

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Why Every Woman Should Travel Alone

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Traveling solo doesn’t always mean you’ll be lonely

When I started telling people I was going to Mexico for a week, everybody s first question was the same: Who are you going with? When I said I was going on my own, their reactions were all very similar. Wow, that is very brave of you! Aren t you scared? Will it be safe? Alone? I could never do that.

It s 2015. Women have made strides in politics, in business, in tech, in culture. But even those friends I considered forward-thinking questioned my decision to travel by myself.

My trip wasn t even as courageous as it could have been after all, I wasn t truly by myself, at least not once I arrived in the small town of Puerto Morelos. I booked a weeklong yoga retreat through The Travel Yogi. a company that creates adventurous albeit relaxing yoga retreats all over the world. I didn t have the typical concerns of finding a hostel or making friends, but still people who learned my plans seemed baffled.

As a single 26-year-old living in New York, I was sick of seeing my friends with significant others post photos of incredible journeys. And any time I tried to get a group together for an exotic trip, it was too difficult to nail down a date and especially a price that worked for everyone. So when I found this trip, where I d stay in a beachside boutique hotel that held daily yoga classes and served delicious vegetarian food, I didn t check with anyone, I just booked it.

I ve been quite a champion at being independent: I live by myself in a studio, I ll go to Broadway shows by myself, I ll see movies at times that work for me even if they don t work for others. But taking this leap felt much different. And my friends reactions made me feel like they felt bad for me, like I had no one to travel with.

I think people are afraid of looking like a loser, says Kristin Newman, a TV writer and author of the travel memoir What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding . It s the same how people don t want to eat dinner alone. I think people are afraid of being lonely, of being scared, of looking like they didn t have anybody.

She s right a thousand questions weighed on me when I landed. Even after I met the people at my hotel who I d be spending time with, I went to bed thinking, What am I going to do with myself all week?

Well, I d be meeting locals and eating dollar vegan tacos, watching men chop open coconuts with machetes to make fresh coconut water, getting massages on the beach, snorkeling with barracudas and lobsters and eels, diving into freshwater caves, spotting spider monkeys in trees, reading in a rooftop hammock, sipping micheladas on a regular basis and making incredible new friends. Despite all my fears, I ve never felt less alone than when I was traveling alone.

Jennifer Hoddevik, one of the Travel Yogi founders, says about 80 percent of the people who sign up for their trips are going solo and 85 percent of them are women. Hoddevik traveled by herself for years while working as a travel agent before she founded Travel Yogi and had plenty of experience with safety, a big concern among solo female travelers. She and her team scout the locations where retreats are held when they are traveling as women who are alone.

We really do want people to pay attention to their intuition when traveling, but knowing what it s like personally, at night in Reykjavik or Guayaquil, is something our travelers count on, she says. Safety when traveling solo is a fair concern, but traveling solo doesn t always mean alone .

Yoga, or any other active focus of a trip, will have you bonding with people instantly, which I found on my trip specifically when we worked on partner poses in class. If your yoga or fitness studio doesn t advertise its own trips, there are plenty of options to find more. Yogascapes. similar to The Travel Yogi. hosts a trove of wellness retreats that include yoga, surfing and, sometimes, even wine. Eat.Pray.Move puts works with a handful of retreats in places like Marrakesh, Croatia, Tuscany and Iceland, some of which include Give-Back retreats, where 10% of the profits are donated to charity. And, if you keep your eye on websites like Groupon and Gilt, you might even find a retreat offered at a discount.

Newman, whose travels include Patagonia, Buenos Aires, Israel, Iceland, and many others, says for safety, you have to be smart but also lucky. I feel so safe everywhere I go now because I trust my instincts and because I think being able to maneuver all those places is such a powerful thing to give yourself as a woman.

If being lonely while traveling solo is part of your concern, Newman has expert advice on how to handle. Night life is the hard part, she says. Always sign up for a day tour to do something adventurey so you can meet a buddy on a day excursion. She also advises against certain countries that can make you feel more devastated and secluded. Italy is pretty rough both from the fact that people are going to be on a lot of romantic holidays and Italian men can be difficult to deal with.

My own advice is to take the plunge. Once you land wherever you decide to go, you ll feel empowered enough that all your concerns about feeling lonely will wash away. I channel the zen from my trip whenever I feel stressed out and it s true that wanderlust is contagious. I ve already booked my next trip.

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15/04/2017

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Travel in Style with Sugama Travels Women – s Kingdom #international

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Travel in Style with Sugama Travels

Tourists and locals alike prefer to ride with Sugama Travels when they want to go on a comfortable bus journey. Its professional staff members are known for their high quality services. It operates in south India and covers major destinations in Karnataka and the nearby states. It has more than 53 luxury buses with 20 routes each day. Some of its popular routes include Sirsi to Bangalore, Bangalore to Mangalore, Bangalore to Kumta, Gokarna to Bangalore, and Sonda to Bangalore.

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Most of the popular routes of Sugama Travels are long distance ones. It allows people to see the real India and meet the locals. Here are some tips on how to travel by bus in India. These are applicable whether you opt to go with Sugama Travels or any other bus company.

The first thing to keep in mind is to book directly with Sugama Travels. It will be cheaper because you don’t need to pay a travel agent’s commission. It also allows you to inspect the type of buses available for the trip.

When going on an overnight trip on air conditioned sleeper buses, bring a blanket and pillow. These items are not provided by Sugama Travels, and sleeper compartments are usually two reclining seats inside a private box.

When you opt for a non-air conditioned bus, you should bring a respirator mask. The buses will be very hot, especially during the summer months and opening the window will expose you to dust and air pollution. This is why it is recommended to take an air conditioned bus, especially for long distance travels.….READ MORE ON THE NEXT PAGE





03/04/2017

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The 10 Safest (and Coolest) Cities for Women to Travel Alone

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The 10 Safest (and Coolest) Cities for Women to Travel Alone

It can be incredibly dangerous for a woman to travel alone. Every year we hear news about sexual assaults on women who have been vacationing. It’s not only the physical attacks that make traveling alone as a female dangerous. Some places will try and take advantage of the lone traveler, charging them more money than other people. Hotel room theft and pickpocketing are also easier if the person is alone.

There are many places in the world where it may be unsafe for a woman to travel alone. Consider all the aspects of the trip Will you be walking alone at night? Will you have a tour guide or be exploring the city on your own? Do you have friends or family there that can provide safety when you need it?

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We came up with a list of 10 cities where women should be safe travelling alone. Anyone traveling to a new city should be knowledgeable about the dangers and how to get help if they need it. To choose the cities, we looked at the rights and wages of women in the particular countries, along with crimes against women statistics.

Here are our top picks for cities to visit if you are a lone female traveler.

1. Copenhagen, Denmark





01/04/2017

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