Tips Archive

Anxiety, Panic, PTSD, and Travel – Coping Strategies for the Adventurous

It’d be great if we lived in a world that acknowledged that many of us have moments when we feel completely overwhelmed, on the verge of meltdown, and don’t know what to do.  It would help if we admit to ourselves this can happen anywhere, even when we travel. Maybe it’s the unfamiliar, the unexpected, and the occasional dangers, but there’s nothing like having an …

New to Travel? Tips for Planning your Trip

“I would love to travel, but I don’t know how to start. Where do I begin?” This is your practical planning guide so your future can hold many travel adventures. Below are the how to’s and tips from experienced women travelers. At some point, we all were first time travelers; and we have lots of advice to help you make your first trip successful. Get …

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 …

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 …

12 Questions to Ask a Potential Traveling Companion

Who hasn’t thought up a trip and then looked around for a companion to join them?  You quickly discard one person because she can’t take off from work, then another because he just had surgery and then hit up on someone who can possibly go and immediately start lobbying them about what a great trip this will be!  Or you’re the person being lobbied.  But …