Three and a Half Days in Sydney, NSW

There is a bit of pressure when you have only three and a half days to visit one of the great cities of the world, which is all the time we had to explore Sydney. How to decide what to see? Recently, we met an American woman whose travel philosophy is to see as much as she can squeeze into the allotted time each day, …

Vancouver, BC–Two Views

  In the last six months, we visited Vancouver twice and had vastly different experiences—one we call the Cheery View and the other the Curmudgeon’s. Cheery View of Vancouver Pulling on my sweater and tying the knitted scarf around my neck, I step outside under the autumn leaves glowing in Vancouver’s morning sunshine. The list of places I plan to explore that day include Gastown, …

Brisbane, Coasts, and Hinterlands

This subtropical city is too sophisticated to be considered off the beaten track, but Brisbane is not overrun with hordes of tourists either.  As the third largest city in Australia, it has all the amenities of a major city, but manages to stay relaxed.  The Brisbane River snakes back and forth through the city which helps geographically define the numerous neighborhoods, each with its own …

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 …