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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 …

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 …

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 …

Support Women

In celebration of International Women’s Day, support women. Here’s how. The International Women’s Travel Center focuses on making the world better for women — both for traveling women and women living in destination countries. We encourage you to support women when you travel by going to women-owned businesses, women-led cooperatives, and buying art and products made by women.  Additionally, we hope you will support NGOs …

10 Worst Countries

2015 List of 10 Worst Countries For Women Travelers The 2015 List is not the latest version. For the 2016 List of 10 Worst Countries click here. We began writing this article in 2014 as an antidote for the many tourist sites that insist that travel to virtually any country is fine with a few commonsense precautions.  We felt it was poor advice and ignored the fact …

10 Best Countries

2015 List of Safest Countries for Women Travelers Not much has changed since 2014, when we last analyzed the best and safest countries.  Our favored countries remain safe, mercifully and sadly, no other countries improved enough to rival them.   Our ranking is created according to the rankings by the Global Peace Index and World Economic Forum in the categories of tourism, as well as analysis of …