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Solo woman traveler Lies Ouwerkerk also travel with groups
Lies Ouwerkerk has traveled the world fearlessly solo for many years as a woman, in small groups, with private guides, always using her common sense.

"My own view is that there is a pernicious mythology surrounding the lone female traveler, whether it be as a hitchhiker around Britain or a traveler in Southeast Asia. Many people instantly exaggerate the perils and dwell on a single woman’s vulnerability. Often this doom-ridden response is just an excuse for their own timidity of spirit. In fact, traveling around most of Asia is far safer, and more pleasant, than traveling on the Lexington Avenue line in New York City." —Susan Griffith from Traveling Solo as a Woman in Asia.

 Women Travel Advisor
Travel Myths and Realities Solo Travel: Myths and Realities by Lies Ouwerkerk
As if my sometimes off-limits travel destinations are not frowned upon enough already, my preference for solo travel seems even more reason to doubt my sanity. The truth is that when I travel on my own, I am hardly ever alone...
Solo Women Travel Safety Safety Tips for the Solo Woman Traveler by Beth Whitman
Practical safety tips for solo women travelers based upon extensive experience traveling alone and leading tours in India.
Women Travel Health Health on the Road for Women by Beth Whitman
All travelers must deal with health issues at some point or another while on the road. However, there are a number of conditions and problems specific to women...
Women Group Travel Women Group Travel: Wandering Women Enjoy Traveling Together by Beth Whitman
In recent years it has become more and more acceptable for women to travel without their husbands, significant others, or children. However, this trend does not mean that women are all traveling solo. While I have enjoyed my solo travels tremendously and I am a big advocate of women hitting the road on their own, I have also experienced the immense joy of traveling with other women...
What to expect on women only tour What to Expect in a Women Only Tour by Phyllis Stoller
The host of an award-winning operator of women’s smart tours describes what to expect.
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Four Ways You Are Already An Explorer by Amy Gigi Alexander
"Exploration today is about our own human potential—whether it is an inner journey or one based on discovery outside of ourselves."
Solo woman at sunset
10 Rules for Safe, Solo Woman Travel by Lisa McCallum
Practical tips to enjoy safe solo woman travel abroad, for both the body and spirit.
Finding Inner Strength Traveling as a Solo Woman by Beth Whitman
Safety Issues for Women by Zahara Heckscher
Women Traveling: Looking Back We See Ourselves by Phyllis Stoller
How to Find Freedom and Friendship as a Solo Woman Traveler by Kerry O'Brien
Traveling Solo as a Young Woman by Isabel Eva Bohrer
Chasing Away the Travel Burnout Blues by Leyla Giray
5 Keys for a Great Women-Only Tour by Larissa C. Kulczycky
Women Studying Abroad by Susan Gass
Women and International Jobs: Don't Let Gender Get in the Way by Leslie Strazzullo
An Interview with Jen Leo: Women's Travel Writing with a Large Dash of Humor by Jessica Hayden
Sex and Love Abroad by Marina Wolf
Solo Woman Travel: A Simple Formula by Joanne Paul
 Women Travel Reports
Solo Travel in Japan Solo Travel in Japan by Lies Ouwerkerk
When my plane touches down on Tokyo's Narita airport, I sense a split-second of panic: will I be able to survive in this totally unknown territory without one word of Japanese or the ability to decipher Japanese characters?...
Women travel in India 10 Ways Women Can Stay Safe in India by Beth Whitman
The author provides inside tips based upon her vast experience traveling in the vast and unique land of India.
Solo woman travel in europe Solo Woman Travel in Europe for the Adventurous by Rick Steves
Every year, thousands of women, young and old, travel to Europe on their own. To do a trip like this is to be part of a grand group of adventurers. Traveling alone, you’ll have the chance to make your own discoveries and the freedom to do what you like. It becomes habit-forming. Here are some tips—assembled with the help of female travelers on my staff—on meeting people, dealing with men, and traveling smart.
Tour of Bhutan Women Touring Bhutan by Beth Whitman
We were 17 strong. Making our way into each hotel, restaurant and dzong (monastery), we received plenty of attention, in the best possible way. We were on a journey through Bhutan, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom nestled between Northeast India and Tibet. While small groups of women are not uncommon, our large group was an unusual sight for the locals.
Solo women travel in South America Tips for Solo Woman Travel in South America by Amy Stix Miller
Useful tips for the solo traveler in South America by a woman who found it far more safe and hospitable than initially imagined.
Solo women travel in Asia Traveling Solo as a Woman in Asia by Susan Griffith
The people of India, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan were mystified by the ideal of a single woman traveling for pleasure. The women were especially dumbfounded. This is not surprising in view of the fact that they would not dream of traveling further than the local market without an escort.
Solo woman traveling in Malaysia Solo Woman Travel in Malaysia by Nikki Maija Meyer
Visiting solo would seem an unlikely choice at first, but the author discovers a very rich culture that rewards her many times over.
Mother India for Women Travelers by Beth Whitman
For Women Traveling to India: Preparing for Safe and Culturally Respectful Immersion by Beth Whitman
Art That Makes a Difference: Women Helping Women in Mexico by Michelle Peterson
Solo Woman Travel in India: Train Safety Tips and Advisories by Jessica Tuerk
Solo Travel Hiking the Pyrenees by Beth Kohn
How To Enjoy Your Life Long-Term as a Single Woman in Asia by Sarah Maurer
Solo Woman Travel in Africa by Terrie Chilvers
Volunteer as a Woman at a Kibbutz in Israel by Rachel Trager
Jordan's Ancient Wonder: Experience the Country as a Solo Woman Traveler by Meryl Sargent
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