Tag: travel tips

How to Pack Your Toiletries (So They Don’t Drive You Nuts)

Toiletries can be the bane of many a female traveler. There are an awful lot of toiletries that we find ourselves using – I sometimes forget just how many, until I try to pack them all into a bag. And, for those female adventurers out there, packing one small toiletry bag so that you can fit everything into a backpack or carry on can be an extremely important task. Who wants to be worried about whether they’ve brought the right toothpaste, or if their hair oil bottle has exploded in their bag, when they’re trying to have an amazing travel experience? (Hint: literally no-one.)

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Choosing the Right Transport for Your Travels

Planes, trains, and automobiles (and a few more options besides.) How do you know which form of transport to pick? And when? You might be heading to the airport, traveling between remote locations, or looking for the most scenic route. There will almost always be more than one type of transport that you need to consider. Here are a few tips to help you choose which mode(s) of transport will be right for you.

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Making Friends on Group Tours

For every person, there are tours that they have always been fascinated by and places they are inspired to visit. Perhaps it’s the vibrancy and colorfulness of Kenya, or a desire to venture through a labyrinth of bazaars and market stalls in Istanbul; perhaps it’s a wish to push themselves physically and attempt a hike or a challenge that will force them to examine their personal limits.

Regardless of specifics, for many people, these dreams remain exactly that – as dreams, since they struggle to find someone (a friend, family member or a partner) who shares the same interest and wishes to join them on this adventure.

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Preparing for Culture Shock in Asia

Vibrant, colorful, exotic, and bustling with activity, Asia makes for an exciting travel destination if you’re looking for something a little different to your typical vacation and you want to give yourself the opportunity to venture outside of your comfort zone.

The important thing about traveling to Asia is to go with an open mind and embrace the new experiences as an opportunity to learn about another culture.

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Packing For Extreme Weather

Your general rule when packing might be to take a few pieces for different weather possibilities. A light rain jacket, a scarf, a pair of sandals. But what will you pack for extreme weather, like  heat and humidity that’s going to make you sweat through anything you put on? How can you plan outfits well when everything’s going to be covered with a raincoat? How will you get all of your sweaters into your backpack for that winter hiking break? Let’s look at how you can approach your packing for extreme weather.

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Group Travel: Better for Women than Travelling Alone

Travelling is a great experience in itself, as it offers you a chance to learn new things and explore the unknown. If you want to better enjoy your trip, you should opt for group travel rather than travelling alone.

There are many women who think that the ultimate way to feel the real experience of travelling is to go out with a group rather than being a solo traveller. Group travelling has a number of benefits that can make any trip extraordinary and memorable.

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How to Plan a Spontaneous Trip

When I was little, I used to go on vacations with my Father. He is an interesting man, and always planned our trips extensively – we would walk for hours, trying to keep up with his rigorously planned schedule. It was a wonderful experience for which I’m very grateful, but I did often find myself growing wistful. I would imagine wandering down mysterious pathways, meeting strangers who would whisk me away to romantic… well. I was young.

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