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Snowshoeing Basics

What are snowshoes? What is a hut? And what is wilderness? A young man from California I met while traveling, learned that I live in Colorado and asked what I like to do there. I replied that in the winter, I enjoy snowshoeing to huts in the wilderness. I was met with a puzzled look. Then he asked, What are snowshoes? What is a hut? …

Emergencies: What to Do If You Are In Trouble Abroad

If you are reading this and are in trouble here’s who you contact depending on your emergency If you are the victim of a crime Call the local police if you are fairly certain that is safe and productive; then call your embassy. If you’re not sure about local law enforcement, call your embassy.  Even if it’s not during standard office hours, most have emergency …

Solo Doesn’t Have To Mean Alone

By Lisa Eldridge, Girl About The Globe Travelling solo can be a challenge; looking for your accommodations, figuring out transport, the currency, and having to navigate your way around a new city can be exhausting. So when you meet a like-minded person to share it all with, it can make travel so much more enjoyable.Meeting other travellers means that there’s someone to look after your …

Outdoors Woman’s Daypack – Checklist

The outdoors is always trying to lure us out.  Blue skies, sunshine,  and great views can suck you out of doors before you know it.  Just for a little while, not for long.  Except that we know that can often turn into a few hours or a day out. And, on rare occasions, the night out because mistakes were made on directions.  Because the unexpected …

Little-Known Places in New York City that Everyone Should See

Dark gritty places, weird stories, women’s art, protest sites, street art. These are some of the little known and less trumpeted places that make New York City special, places that are a bit off the beaten track, but important to see.  Here are six of my favorites. 1. HERE Arts Center The HERE Arts Center, a space for innovative and cutting edge art performances, is …

Best Travel Socks & Tights

I am a huge fan of Merino wool as it makes the best socks and tights. I use these items summer and winter and consider them travel necessities. Why? Merino wool is soft, durable, resists odors, wicks moisture away from the body and can dry with your own body heat while you are wearing it. Merino wool is touted as keeping you warm when it …