7 Travel Resources With A Female Perspective
It can be exhausting sorting through travel websites looking for information, when all you really want is someone who shares your perspective and who you know you can trust. For female voices on world travel, look no further than these seven sources, offering everything from packing tips to curated tours abroad. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.
7 Helpful Female-Centric Travel Resources
|Packs Light||Travel and lifestyle blog created by Gabby Beckford centered on youth travel with a particular expertise in grant and scholarship-funded opportunities|
|The Pink Backpack||Stephanie Huff offers tips and stories about unique experiences like sandboarding in Namibia, swimming with turtles in Mexico, and other bucket-list adventures|
|Ghoomophiro||Curates corporate tours, organizes team-building activities, and operates all-women trips in places like India, Thailand, and the Maldives|
|Girlswanderlust||Blog with guides to destinations on all seven continents and advice on backpacking, travel technology, and life before and after your big trip|
|The Women's Travel Group||Women's small group tours to places like Italy, Egypt, South America, Mexico, and Dubai, including speakers, home visits, and unusual experiences|
|JoAnna E||NYC-based travel and lifestyle content creator focusing on the balance between travel and life while working full-time, with tips on travel, food, natural hair, beauty, and affordable style inspiration for women|
|Maple Leopard||Canadian writer based in Washington inspiring women in their "middle years" to experience all life has to offer by traveling often, with an emphasis on fashion, theme parks, and cruise ship travel|
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Things to Bring on Your Next Vacation
- Travel size toiletries that won't take up too much space
- Keep your dirty clothes separate from the clean ones with a laundry bag
- A money belt for easy access to cash & cards
- If you're traveling with kids, you might want to bring along some games
- Depending on your preference, either a backpack or some nice luggage
- Cozy pillows can improve any long flight or car trip
- If you're going to a country where you don't know the language, a translator can be a big help
- A travel mug for your coffee or tea
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|Traveling with Ghosts||Shannon Leone Fowler||Eastern Europe, Israel, and more|
|The Temporary Bride||Jennifer Klinec||Iran|
|Almost Anywhere||Krista Schlyer||America|
|Border||Kapka Kassabova||The border between Bulgaria, Turkey, & Greece|
|Reckless Traveler||Walter Rhein||South America|
|Between River and Sea||Dervla Murphy||Israel & Palestine|
|Tell Them To Get Lost||Brian Thacker||Southeast Asia|
|Adventures of a Railway Nomad||Karen McCann||Several countries across Europe|
|Vroom with a View||Peter Moore||Italy|
Get to Know The Pink Backpack
Exploring the world is both an enticing and exhilarating prospect. However, traveling with large groups is often overwhelming, and taking trips alone can seem daunting. This is especially true for women, who have different concerns than men when deciding where to go and where to stay. In no particular order, here are several sources of information on travel that prominently feature a woman's perspective and expertise.
First up, #1 is Packs Light, a travel and lifestyle blog created by Gabby Beckford. Inspired by her own experiences studying abroad in college with the help of scholarships, Beckford created Packs Light in order to help send other young adults on pre-funded abroad opportunities. Her blog is a one-stop shop for informative articles on various countries and applications for trips to these places.
The website compiles a list of applications directed towards high school and college-aged individuals. These applications are for a plethora of experiences, from Adventure Trips to Switzerland to Youth Conferences in Abu Dhabi. Each travel opportunity involves some kind of grant or scholarship, making these educational experiences free of charge.
Each travel opportunity involves some kind of grant or scholarship, making these educational experiences free of charge.
Next, #2 is The Pink Backpack. This blog is from the perspective of Steph, a solo female backpacker who documents her travels throughout the world. Steph's writing is a mix of storytelling and authentic information on destinations across the globe. The Pink Backpack has sections for both tales and tips about the dozens of countries she has explored.
The goal of The Pink Backpack is to provide readers with accurate information and honest representations of destinations, so her audience has access to the information needed to travel safely. The more personal goal behind Steph's solo female travel is to challenge the narrative on what women can and can't do, and to inspire other women to take risks.
#3 on this list is Ghoomophiro, an organization that curates corporate tours. This company initiates and organizes various team building activities, as well as corporate engagement programs that help employees work with peers in an informal environment. Ghoomophiro is an organization run by and for women, offering all-female tours as well as business-centered ones.
Ghoomophiro is an organization run by and for women, offering all-female tours as well as business-centered ones.
The trips offered are scattered across countries in Asia, with the majority centered in India. This organization creates opportunities for solo women who are hesitant to travel alone, as it provides a safe, all-female community to explore with. Ghoomophiro organizes food and shelter for the traveler, making accommodations and resources affordable and convenient.
Coming in at #4 is Girlswanderlust, a blog about traveling created by writers Tamara and Daphne. The two Dutch girls combine their worldly experiences and photography skills to curate articles about unique destinations, hotel reviews, backpacking, and more. The website has advice for all aspects of a trip, from the preparation stage to after one has returned home.
The Europe-based duo have visited all seven continents during their journeys, including Antarctica, and utilize their first-hand experience to answer any questions that readers may have about international travel. The perspective offered is especially useful for women considering travel, as the advice is centered towards a female readership.
The perspective offered is especially useful for women considering travel, as the advice is centered towards a female readership.
Up next, #5 is The Women's Travel Group, boasting decades of affordable small group trips for women. This organization is the only women's travel business in a strategic partnership with a major tour company, and the destinations are places where the founders possess expertise and high-level connections. Many women embark on these tours by themselves, and the guides specialize in helping those first-time solo travelers.
The Women's Travel Group supports clients from airport departure to the final destination, and there is always a 24/7 number to call if needed. As this group arranges every aspect of a trip, guides are specifically chosen for their knowledge. The itineraries avoid tourist traps and bus tour restaurants, instead seeking out authentic experiences and unusual attractions.
The #6 resource is Joanna E, who runs a travel, beauty, and lifestyle blog. Her platform is noted as a top Black Travel Blog, where she shares methods of balancing global exploration and life while working full time. Joanna provides advice for millennial-aged professionals who are interested in affordable luxury excursions around the world.
Her platform is noted as a top Black Travel Blog, where she shares methods of balancing global exploration and life while working full time.
Whether it be tips on places to see and things to do on a girls weekend, guides on how to take photos while traveling solo, or reviews about whether popular destinations are worth visiting, this blog offers guidance on many common travel questions. Additionally, as a Caribbean American, Joanna is a strong advocate for Caribbean tourism and exploration.
Last, but not least, #7 is Maple Leopard. This blog is written by Valerie, a professional travel writer based in the Seattle-Tacoma area. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, and writes about places to visit in the United States and Canada, with the goal of inspiring women to explore the continent's cities, beaches, and natural landscape.
In addition to sections detailing North America's top attractions, the blog contains a fashion section that shares what to pack and wear for optimal comfort and style in a plethora of places. Valerie is also a cruise connoisseur, and has reviewed multiple cruise lines and destinations, as well as common mistakes made when planning and packing.