Category Archives Women’s Health and Safety

Solo travel is one of the most rewarding things you can do; it provides the opportunity to learn about yourself, other cultures, and leaves you with stories and memories you will carry with you throughout your life. However, I always thought traveling alone as a female would be difficult, dangerous, and lonely. The reality is that solo female travel is…

Rome Nightlife

Whether you are studying abroad or just passing through, Rome is home to many tourist hotspots, from the Trevi Fountain to Vatican City. One popular attraction that always seems to reel people in is the exciting nightlife. From American bars to discotheques, there is a different local bar around every corner where you can dance and meet new people from…

[caption id="attachment_13010" align="aligncenter" width="710"]Susan Eckert with a male silverback gorilla on a gorilla trek in Uganda. Susan Eckert with a male silverback gorilla on a gorilla trek in Uganda.[/caption]

“Lions on the runway!” a voice yelled over the speakers on Susan Eckert’s plane. She was finally about to land in Kenya for her African Safari adventure. But, when the plane approached the airstrip, they saw them – lions lying on the airstrip. As the pilot pulled the plane back up, he told her and the 16 others on the plane that the lions loved to lie on the warm sand of the runway.

For as long as she can remember, Eckert was fascinated with Africa. It was something about the exotic animals and the people there – she wanted to go to Africa.

Solo

Some people enjoy traveling for the leisurely lifestyle. Others enjoy the opportunities to try something new. And then there are those who travel as a way to renew and rediscover themselves. For Barbara McNally, author of Unbridled: A Memoir and founder of the Mother, Lover, Fighter, Sage Foundation, that was her exact motivation when she set off to Ireland alone…

Traveling While Pregnant

The moment a woman discovers she’s pregnant, her life immediately changes forever. Not only do you have to prepare for your new baby’s arrival, but you must also take the necessary steps and precautions to ensure he develops safely and properly. And if you’re the type who loves to travel and doesn’t plan on stopping until absolutely necessary (or as…

Traveling solo and traveling alone are two very different things. As a solo traveler, sure, you’re traveling on your own, but you’ve done your research on the areas you’re visiting, and you’re keeping in touch with friends and family at home. Traveling alone means feeling alone, an overwhelming feeling that can leave you constantly checking behind your back and cutting…

When CBS news correspondent Lara Logan was sexually attacked last month in Cairo, it made global headlines. But whether it is cat calling or something much worse, sexual harassment in public is the norm for women worldwide. Numerous surveys find women cannot escape verbal abuse, and a shockingly high percentage has suffered physical abuse in trains, buses or other crowded…

At the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO)  annual conference in Boston earlier this month, Paula Lucas, the founder of one of the local chapters,  told her personal story of trying to escape domestic violence while abroad in an interview aired on National Public Radio’s Here and Now saying “You have the perception that your (American) freedoms travel with…

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