10 Worst Countries

2016 List of 10 Worst Countries For Women Travelers Much as we love and encourage travel, we don’t agree with travel industry websites that seek to convince you that any country is great for women so long as you have the right heels and lipstick.  In fact, we believe some countries are far more dangerous than others and have unique hazards that should be understood …

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 …

Question re Iran

Dear Nellie Bly, I am an American woman who was invited by a friend to join a tour to Iran. I am concerned about news reports of Americans getting arrested in Iran. What do you think? Should I consider going on this trip? Concerned — Dear Concerned, Iran has amazing things to see, including numerous world heritage sites, ancient buildings, stunning deserts, mountains with ski …