Hints for Women Travelers- #4 Beginnings are Hard but Keep Going

I remember when I first learned to ride a two wheeler, I just couldn't seem to get the hang of it.¬† I remember finally building up some momentum and crashing into the back of my family's red and white Chevy station wagon. I persisted and finally learned. I gave up on piano lessons, however. I …

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Hints for Women Travelers-#3 Yes, Things Might Go Wrong. Go Anyway!

Doubts.¬† Especially the night before a trip.¬† Will my car or the plane have mechanical problem?¬† What if I lose my passport or someone steals my wallet?¬† What if I get injured half way through the trip?¬† What if no one understands English? What if I get lost and nobody helps me? My adult children …

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Resiliency for Traveling through Life! And How to Get It

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† ¬†When I was an elementary teacher, I heard about a summer class, something about making kids stronger. The course description said the class was taught by a guidance counselor who had helped students find their inner strength. I …

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Hints for Women Travelers- #2 Don’t Go Down Dark Alleys at 2:00 in the Morning

Use common sense and listen to your mother or, in my case, to my grown daughter who made me promise before my solo camping trip across the US and Canada not get into a car or boat with anyone I didn't know. When I travel, I get up early to take advantage of the best …

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Hints for Women Travelers #1- Protect Your Spirit from Violent Media

We live in a culture where violence is considered entertainment. I won't watch dark TV shows or movies anymore. If I did, I'd see the world as a hostile place and probably would not travel alone. I would lose my trust in the goodness of humanity,believing everyone had the potential to hurt me. In 2001, …

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Can We Exist without Lists? Tell Me about Yours …

In the next few weeks, I will be posting a list of important points for solo women travelers. I use lists a lot because they help me stay me focused and organized. They allow me to record tasks that I might forget later, especially when getting ready for a trip. I'm not so overwhelmed with …

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