Travel Archive

2017 Colombia

Despite a landmark peace deal with FARC, Colombia ranks #9 on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to an unholy combination of homicide, femicide, rape, and sexual assaults. Rating: Dangerous and Obnoxious According to the UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime), Columbia has the worst homicide rate in South America, and is worse than countries in other …

2017 The Russian Federation

Russia ranks #2 in the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers this year because it clocks in at roughly 33 million foreign tourists a year and had a tendency to attack nearby countries, which places any hapless tourist in a potential war zone.  There are significant problems with terrorism, a high rate of crime, and other violence (including violence towards women).  …

2017 Egypt

Regrettably, Egypt retains its #4 spot on the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to a dangerous combination of terrorism, a high rate of rape, sexual harassment, kidnapping, and robbery. Rating: Dangerous and Obnoxious Egypt has a Global Peace Index listing of 142 (out of 163; higher numbers are worse than lower), which puts it in the company of countries …

2017 Kenya

Kenya, sadly, is #8 on the list of the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers due to the level of terrorism and violent crime. US State Department says: Avoid travel to the border area with Somalia due to threats from Al Shabaab. In 2016 there were many terrorist attacks (shootings, grenades or other explosive devices) with 122 fatalities. Terrorist targets have …

2017 India

India is deservedly famous for its culture, art, food, and the many ways a woman traveler can be badly hurt, traumatized for life or killed and that’s not counting the terrorism. You think we’re kidding or perhaps being too harsh? It’s so bad that the Indian Tourism Minister advises female tourists to avoid wearing skirts in India. It is not so much a tribute to …

2017 Mexico

Mexico slipped in the rankings of the 2017 List of 10 Most Dangerous Countries for Women Travelers to #6, not because it’s gotten safer but because other countries have gotten so much worse. Mexico continues to be a problem due to its high levels of crime best described by the travel warnings below. Briefly, sexual assault, carjacking, highway robbery, gun battles between drug lords, air …