Solo Women Travel Egypt

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By Nicole Anderson

The dream

Famous the world over for its ancient history, Egypt has long been a country many desire to experience.  The mystery of the Pyramids, sailing down the waters of the Nile, seeing the mighty Sahara, visiting the majestic Karnak and other temples and monuments, wandering the Egyptian Museum, exploring the Valley of the Kings and swimming in the crystal waters off the Red Sea Riviera.  These are just some of the treasures that makes Egypt such a ‘bucket list’ destination.

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7 Solo Camping Safety Tips for Women

By Ester Banuchyan

Camping is always fun when you are with a crowd. Here’s a confession though: I love camping alone. It gives me some much-needed time by myself that I don’t usually get at work or home. Besides, it makes me feel quite brave.

As thrilling as solo camping can be for women, it also presents unique safety concerns. Here are several camping safety tips based on my personal experience that would make most women feel safer on solo camping adventures.

1.     Stay Warm In Your Tent

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Set Your Inner Adventure Junkie Free

Set Your Inner Adventure Junkie Free:

How to Cope With Setbacks, Fear, and Anxiety

By Caitlin Evans

The word adventure has a jolly good ring to it, doesn’t it?

There you are, climbing a mountain, struggling through the fast-melting snow, the weight of your backpack pinning you down to the face of the cliff.

Or there you are again, riding the perfect wave as the sun sets over the peaks of a dormant volcano.

There you are again, walking into Santiago de Compostela, having just trekked over read more

You Go by Yourself? What if Something Happens?

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By Jessica Shouse

What if? What if? What if?  As a mom, wife and female that loves to hike alone, I am often asked, what if something happens? Aren’t you scared? What if you see a bear? (I have, and lived to tell about it).  I’ve had people tell me I am crazy & insane.  I’ve had people ask, “your husband lets you go alone?”  Yes, yes, he does. More on that in a minute.  People politely inform me of all that could go wrong. Wrong turns, read more

Understanding the “Open Road of Life”

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My findings on the Open Road of Life

by Meghan McHugh, under the advisement of Dr Lorie A. Tuma

Hi!  My name is Meghan. I am a senior at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) and I am getting ready to graduate. Look out world, here I come! My last year at GVSU took place around the same time that our new Recreation emphasis was approved. As such, I was fortunate enough to take a few classes in recreation and learn more about the industry’s contributions and challenges. I also had time to focus read more

Women Travelling Alone in Motorhomes

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Women Travelling Alone in Motorhomes – it’s not as hard as you might think.

By Fleurine Tideman

Ever dreamed of hitting the open road? No planning, no booking, just you behind the wheel. Well, then it sounds like you’d enjoy motorhome travel! Women are often warned against solo travel or camping alone, but with motorhome travel, you can make any journey in comfort, safety and style! So read on to find out why you should make your next holiday a motorhome trip, tips for doing so and read more

Dear Natalie: Oregon Lessons Part 2

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By Natalie McCarthy

Dear Natalie,

Do you think we can learn from places?  Anything worth mentioning for an Oregon Lessons, Part 2?


Those who wander


Dear Friends,

Right. I left you hanging last month with the first five-and-a-half lessons I learned from living in Oregon. We have a few more to go.  So let’s dive into Oregon Lessons, Part 2…

  1. There is hardly ever a need to hurry. If I have the presence of mind to wonder, “Should I hurry?” then the answer is no.


Prior to my west coast life, I was an Easterner. read more

Dear Natalie: Oregon Lessons Part 1

Oregon Lessons Part 1 - 2


By Natalie McCarthy

Dear Natalie,

Do you think we can learn from places?


Those who wander


Dear Wanderers,

I do.

In fact, I have Facebook evidence (we all know that if it’s on Facebook, it’s true). A little over a year ago, I had spiraled quite high into the Siskiyou Mountain Range along a rustic mountain road, and I noticed read more

Dear Natalie: Who else does this?

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By Natalie McCarthy

Dear Natalie,

Do other women solo adventure?


A small voice in your brain

Dear Self,

Check out this video featuring Marinel de Jesus (Brown Gal Trekker):


PS: Some background info on Marinel de Jesus is included below:

Brown Gal Trekker (Marinel de Jesus) didn’t discover hiking until much later on when she started her career as a lawyer. She’s a first generation Filipina who moved to the U.S. when she was in her teens.  Her read more

Dear Natalie You’re in Danger

Dear Natalie: You're in Danger

By Natalie McCarthy

Dear Natalie,

Don’t you know it’s risky out there?


Yourself, and society


Dear everyone,

At first, I would have answered this question in one, easy, short, simple word: No.

I started hiking in Ohio. For my friends from outside the U.S., or those geographically challenged Americans, Ohio is flat and fairly developed. There are virtually no bears in read more

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