Journeywomen

In 1984 when I first started traveling solo I had no one to mentor me. If there were other women around my age doing what I was doing I had no way of finding them. After all, we hadn’t yet gotten to a point in cyber history where most people had computers in their homes. The terms ‘blog’ and ‘bloggers’…

Not the straight and narrow

Mapping the Gay Guides visualizes local queer spaces’ evolution between 1965 and 1980 At first glance, Bob Damron’s Address Book reads like any other travel guide. Bars, restaurants, hotels and businesses are grouped by city and state, their names and addresses listed in alphabetical order. An introductory note reassures readers that the information contained within the volume is up-to-date, while classifications written in…

Mexigo-go-go!

Mexico is as vast as it is diverse. Its 761,600 square miles of land range from arid coastal regions in the west to verdant Rousseau-esque jungles in the south. Long known for its cultural roots in plant medicines and healing temazcal (or sweat lodge) ceremonies, Mexico has always been a wellness haven—a place of ritualized healing on sacred lands. Whatever…

Vancouver maneuvers

Vancouver – a city regularly voted “the World’s most livable”. With breezes that carry the scents of nature and aromas of all the urban delights you’d expect from a city, it’s easy to understand why visitors flock to this Canadian city. When ready, browse vacation packages to Vancouver: https://www.expedia.com/Vancouver.d17…   Please rotate on mobile devices

Canada is nice. Move there.

Looking for a new place to live?  Interested in tolerance, low crime and healthcare for all?  Then Canada may be the place for you. This article discusses what’s involved. For info, Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic…

Mujer-BnB

(Say it out loud) If you’ve ever felt unsafe while traveling, you’re not alone. According to a recent SAP Concur survey, over 50% of women polled said they’ve changed their travel arrangements because they felt unsafe. But now there’s a rental platform aiming to change the status quo for women seeking to travel without fear of risky accommodations. Read more courtesy of refinery29.com…

Eight days in Kyoto, Japan for $2,000

Wander or Bust is an Elite Daily travel series that follows young women/femme-identifying travelers all over the globe to record their journeys as they experience the thrill of the far-flung and unknown. They’ll track their budgets, where they stay, where they eat and drink, and where they took that amazing Instagram that got them ~maximum exposure~. The internet is full…

What’s new, New Brunswick?

Saint John is the biggest city in the province of New Brunswick. It’s a quaint, lively town with an interesting history as one of the first places those loyal to the British fled during the American Revolution. It sits on the picturesque Bay of Fundy, full of sailing boats bobbing around on the highest tides in the world. Read more…

The Armory Show

After The Armory Show kicked off at Piers 90 and 94 in Manhattan on Thursday, March 5, organizers of the contemporary art fair announced that starting in 2021 the event will move to Manhattan’s Hudson Yards neighborhood, which was recently transformed by one of the largest mixed-use private real estate ventures in America and is now home to luxury apartments,…

The notorious Spring Break

Parents, look away now. Spring break is one of America’s most notorious travel periods. It’s the prize you win for surviving a long, dark, cold winter. It’s a time that encourages running off to somewhere warm to let loose after spending a season chapped, bundled up and longing for the sun’s healing rays. To make the most out of your…

Happy Buddymoon!

The honeymoon alternative for non-traditional couples. If you’re a social butterfly who’s planning to get married this year, here’s an idea: consider forgoing a standard honeymoon and trade it in for a group trip with your partner and close friends, a.k.a. a buddymoon. On a buddymoon, married couples aren’t expected to pay for the whole vacation, and can essentially decide…

Intrepid women

Intrepid’s Women’s Expeditions reveal sides of daily life that travelers don’t usually see in countries where forms of gender separation are still culturally prevalent. Women travelers to various parts of the Middle East quickly become familiar with gender separation in certain elements of the culture—from hammam baths to mosques to transportation. The experience for female tourists can feel restrictive and…

Rock the cashbar

The Belgian capital swings to jazz, dance and the avant garde, as well as pleasing rock fans, at multi-stage venues and intimate clubs Ancienne Belgique More than a century old, AB, as the locals call it, is a medium-size venue for rock, electronic, jazz, global, experimental and pop acts and is in the city centre, close to the Bourse (stock…

California

California is the largest state of the United States by population, and the third largest by area, located on its coast to the Pacific Ocean. California has natural attractions as well as theme-parks and bustling city life: Southern California is home to such popular attractions as Disneyland, Hollywood and the beaches in Malibu that inspired the television show Baywatch, while…

Germany

Germany, (officially: the Federal Republic of Germany; German: Bundesrepublik Deutschland) is the largest country in Central Europe. It is bordered to the north by Denmark, to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic, to the south by Austria and Switzerland, and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands. Germany is a federation of 16 states, roughly…

Florida

Florida is the southernmost state on the USA mainland. Known as “The Sunshine State”, it became a popular winter destination for the well-to-do from colder climates over a century ago, as well as the center for citrus production in North America. Its roots in agriculture are still present, with tropical fruits being a chief export. Today, Florida is home to…

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