Best Countries in South America

Out of the 12 countries in South America, below are our four picks for the best and safest places for women travelers. ———————————- Argentine Republic Argentina is located on the eastern coast of South America stretching from Iguazu Falls in the north to the Patagonian region in the south; and from the Andes Mountains on the west to the Atlantic Ocean on the east. It …

Nellie Bly on Fear of Flying

  Nellie Bly, a noted traveller of the world, was an early pioneer for women’s travel.  Thanks to a warp in the time space continuum and the miracle of the internet, she is our advice columnist.     Dear Nellie: I love to travel but am terrified to fly and am tired of long transatlantic voyages, river barges, and such. Please advise. Yours Truly, Gillian …

2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries For Women Travelers

In recognition that women tourists are nothing if not adventurous, we supply this list so that women can make an informed choice as to which countries they want to risk their necks.  We also do this list because women make about 75% of all travel decisions so our travel decisions are powerful. Some countries are known for their warmth and hospitality while others are tolerated …

2017 Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is ranked #7 of the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers. An estimated 1.85 million women travel to the Kingdom for the Hajj yet terrorism has been increasing dramatically, and the control and harassment of women continue as to guardianship, constant male supervision, prohibition on women driving cars, morality police checking women’s clothing, etc. Thankfully, there were no stampedes …

2017 Turkey

Turkey ranks #1 on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to nearly continual terrorist attacks, a coup that has led to a rather uncertain environment for everyone and continuing harassment of women.  Let’s start with terrorism — in November 2016, there were eight attacks with a combined 22 fatalities, according to the ESRI database.  After an attempted coup in …

2017 Venezuela

Venezuela’s violent crime rate, political instability due to a disintegrating economy and armed insurgent groups has caused this distressed country to bounce back up to #3 on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers. Rating: Dangerous and Obnoxious The UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime) ranks it as the worst in South America for homicides. The US State Department …