Ouwerkerk, our Senior Contributing
Editor, has traveled the world fearlessly but
with prudence for many years.
After years of being
relatively unrepresented, there are now an absolute
plethora of great websites and blogs hosted by
women alone or collaboratively. Articles, posts,
resources, and other advice are offered by women
in all situations around the world—from the
perspective of adventurous single women, professionals,
mothers, digital nomads, LGBT perspectives implicit
and explicit, and generally from as many angles
as can found. Often the websites/blogs are some
of the best for providing information that speaks
to what we call cultural immersion around the world,
but there is absolutely no limit to the angles
Likewise, many women blog hosts speak to all sexes
and do not necessarily define their travels and
travel sites primarily by their gender.
Apologies to all those whom we do not yet list,
as we will be adding more and more websites and
blogs to this rapidly expanding list over time. Please feel free to pass on your recommendations in our comments section,
as it is truly hard to keep up with the tremendous
resources in every form available on every device!
a huge online travel resource for women based in Canada.
The site features eclectic articles, tips for women travelers,
and an online newsletter with a brilliant and generous host.
a website created for international
women travelers to acquire travel information geared specifically
for women. Women can find and share women-focused advice
and experiences through photos, anecdotes, and comments.
They also offer a travel writing courses around the world designed
especially for women.
Lady by Lea Lane, author of Solo Traveler, includes
tips and encouragement for women who are living and traveling
Elaine Lee wrote Go Girl!: The Black Woman's Book
of Travel and Adventure. Her website showcases
writings about African American travel and is an inspirational
site for women of color.
and Lipstick is far more than a companion website to the
Wanderlust and Lipstick guides. It is a website and collaborative
blog filled with tips and information for women travelers,
and includes extensive posts, articles, and advice of
all kinds. The site also includes information on the company’s many
tours to fascinating destinations, women-only and general.
on the Road is a website hosted by a
brilliant woman and designed for women who dare to travel on their
own—and love it! Find sensible safety advice, innovative
travel ideas, health tips, articles on ethical issues,
discussions of extended travels, volunteering, jobs,
information on money matters—and anything else
you will need to know as an independent woman on the
Travel the World is a website dedicated to connecting
women travelers through tour and accommodation listings
that are female-friendly. Includes extensive list of
Travel Tips is the website of travel writer and editor,
Marybeth Bond. This is a good resource for women
travelers and includes tips for business, adventure,
family, and solo travel.