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Why Women Love France

Marcia DeSanctis | Posted 11.24.2014 | Travel
Marcia DeSanctis

Often -- when I stood on the beach at Bidart, or sampled Calvados in the middle of an apple orchard in Normandy -- I ran out of power. The emotions caused my wiring to short out. This is what France will do. Confront you with the eternal so gently and so forcefully.

A Vegabond's 2014 U.S. Travel

Carly Cylinder | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Carly Cylinder

From about this time last year until the present, this year has been insanely good. I count my blessings daily. That came from an insanely bad year-- funny how that works, right?

6 Travel Tips You Should Ignore

Ashley Hardaway | Posted 11.17.2014 | Travel
Ashley Hardaway

While I question the legality of some, I tend to agree with most of the tidbits I hear from strangers and friends. However, occasionally, I'll hear travel advice that is simply bad.

Why I've Been Consumed By Wanderlust Since Turning 50

Deborah Gaines | Posted 08.15.2014 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

While I don't yet have the freedom to spend several months a year writing in Belize or exploring the hill towns of Sicily, my goal is to make it happen within the next six to eight years.

21 #TravelGirlProblems

Stephanie Be | Posted 07.15.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Just because we love traveling, doesn't mean it's always the perfect trip. Remember friends, it's worth it! But honestly, tell me you've never experienced at least one of these?

Travel Is Booming for Boomer Women: Tips to Plan Your Next Trip

Judi Freedman | Posted 06.14.2014 | Fifty
Judi Freedman

Listening to all the talk about travel made me want to pack my suitcase and go, go, go. I would love to go around the world during my life after 50.

#StopMuploads -- Stop Posting Live Updates and Checking in on Social Media

Stephanie Be | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

How to Say Safe Online and Why You Don't Realize It's a Problem. This message isn't just for travel bloggers, bloggers, journalists, and models. It's...

21 Tips to Staying Safe Abroad

Stephanie Be | Posted 04.07.2014 | Travel
Stephanie Be

Don't get too drunk. It seems obvious, but you're in a foreign country, so you're a target for all types of crimes just by being a tourist; being drunk just multiplies that risk by like a 1,000 (not actual statistic).

3 Reasons This American Will Never Leave Italy

Lisa Condie | Posted 03.31.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Condie

The title is probably an exaggeration. I most likely will live in the United States again. Statistically, very few expats live out their lives in a foreign country. Most, eventually, find their way back to the land of their birth. So let me just say that these are the top three reasons that I can't imagine leaving Italy... today.

Sexual Assault & Traveling: How to Overcome

Kelly Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

Our mission is to empower women to travel the world, and to give them the tools they need to stay safe. People are mostly good, and experiences abroad are mostly positive. Be aware while traveling, but don't forget to enjoy all of the beauty and wonder that comes with taking on the world.

How to Take Better Travel Photos

Elevate Destinations | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

As a professional travel photographer, I have had the privilege to travel and work in over 48 countries. The circumstances are often stressful, and time is always limited. To ensure a successful shoot, I always follow these five steps.

5 Women Who Changed the Way We Look at Travel

Kelly Lewis | Posted 09.25.2013 | Travel
Kelly Lewis

The world is full of powerful women who change things for the better each and every day. Here are some influential women who have impacted the way we look at traveling.

Are Women Empowered to Travel Alone?

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 08.04.2013 | Impact
Sucheta Rawal

Recently the death of American traveler, Sarai Sierra in Turkey made headlines and started a global conversation about whether or not women should travel solo.

Help Friends Stay Safe

Jacqueline Washington | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Jacqueline Washington

LadiesintheCity.com is an exciting user-driven social justice app and networking site focused on personal safety. From ensuring that friends get home...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Trailblazing Women Travelers

Cheapflights | Posted 05.08.2012 | Travel
Cheapflights

In honor of International Women's Day, we're celebrating 10 of the top trailblazing women travelers.

What Women Want: Single Sex Hotel Floors

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.14.2011 | Travel

Women may have fought long and hard for equality, but now hotels are returning to another era by offering floors exclusively for female guests, report...

The Single Traveler

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Fifty
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

The over 50 crowd in the U.S. is growing exponentially, and the singles who inhabit this universe announce that they are making themselves the citizens of the world that their parents never were.

The Gender Gap in Travel: Myths and Revelations

New York Times | Posted 11.06.2011 | Women

Readers often write in to remark that I am a man, a fact of which I am generally aware. But then they point out something that often slips my mind: my...

From Devils to Zebras: Riccardo Orizio's Safari in Kenya

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Karin Badt

The politics of Africa is all about the elephant.

Christmas in Cairo: A 48 Hour Story

Karin Badt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Karin Badt

Surprisingly, neither of the two taxi drivers I asked to take me to the pyramids understood my destination -- despite the fact that I would think these large stone edifices are a mainstay of Cairo tourism.

The King of Morocco and a Little Girl in Bombay (xvii)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

The waiter was very concerned that I liked the food -- that it was not too spicy for me -- and he came and offered me, as a treat, a handful of three Chinese fortune cookies.

A Clean Karma Bath in the Muck of the Ganges (xvi)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Only in India do people comment on the experience of getting there ("this was fresher," said Vivek) rather than the destination itself.

Child Photography in Varanasi: Pooja with Puja (xiv)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

I sat on a curb in the dark, the sun not yet lifted, watching dozens and dozens of people sleeping on the concrete, some beginning to rise, the breeze fresh from the Ganges.

Varanasi: The City of the Dead (xi)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

Varanasi, the holy city of the dead, is a blast of life. Right from the train station, the roads are dense in clanking bicycles, women in black veils...

Taj Mahal and Love (x)

Karin Badt | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karin Badt

I enjoyed walking freely, by myself, along the long balustrade to the marble dome.