Best Places in Oceania

Oceania is made up of thousands of islands, numerous cultures, various languages, and astounding natural beauty. You can explore giant coral reefs, relax on sandy beaches, walk through sophisticated cities for world-class art, sample gourmet food, swim in wilderness pools, hike mountain trails, and learn about indigenous cultures. Oceania has it all! Really. Cover Photo description: Watsons Bay, New South Wales, Australia It is a …

Question regarding Cambodia and Vietnam

Dear Nellie Bly, My husband and I are planning a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia in January, our first trip to Asia. While we are excited, we do have a question. Neither of us speaks an Asian language, and we have read that many Vietnamese shopkeepers badger and take advantage of tourists. We like to travel independently, but wonder if it is better to work …

What to Do in a Terrorist Attack or Mass Shooting

Over the last several years, we have watched in horror the various mass shootings and terrorist attacks involving tourists. The attacks have shattered lives in many cities and countries, such as, London, Madrid, Mumbai, USA, Tunisia, Egypt, Tel-Aviv, and Paris, to name only a few. And the attacks continue. Slow and ineffective responses, sadly, increased the carnage. Although travel is supposed to be fun—and it …

Best Countries in Africa

How do we select the best countries for women to travel?  We have several criteria: Amazing things to see and do (many sources) Number of dead or badly mangled tourists, particularly women. We do this by reviewing US State Department statistics and Great Britain’s data for how often they have to rescue tourists. The winning countries don’t have many or any for the most recent …

Best Food in the World

Have you ever arrived home from your holidays and discovered that over half your photos are of food? Glistening scallops, the rich reds of freshly sliced prosciutto, the beauty of a fruit and vegetable stand, and the textures of tiramisu just beg to be photographed, right? Of course, you stand up at the table in fine restaurants to get the best lighting and angle of …