Posts Tagged ‘women traveling alone’

Beautiful Bali

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Looking for an exciting fall excursion with a group of fun and adventurous women? At Women Traveling The World, we can take you to parts of the world that you’d never dream of going to, at a price you’d never dream of getting away with. In October, come away with us to the stunning coasts of Bali, Indonesia.

Housing Accommodations

Our housing accommodations for this trip are, in and of themselves, a once in a lifetime experience. For our first two nights in Bali, we’ll be staying at the gorgeous Pan Pacific Nirwana Bali Resort. This resort is not only nestled in Bali’s southwest coast, but it’s area is so large that there are 13 temples located on its grounds. Next up, we have the Puri Lumbung cottages. This is a real treat, as you will be able to stay on your own cottage, located on stilts just above the water’s edge. This little getaway bungalow on the sea is nothing short of paradise. Once we depart for Ubud, we will come to the Tjampuhan hotel, which we can feel lucky to call home for four nights. When we’re not going on our elephant excursions and exploring the local crafts markets, you can feel free to relax to your heart’s content at the hotel’s incredibly relaxing stream-side spa, or clear blue pool.


All costs for excursions, cultural events, and entrance fees to sights and museums are all covered under the trip fee, and you will be amazed at how much you get for so little. Throughout our journey, we will get to enjoy a wide variety of wild life. Snorkeling off the coast of Menjangan Island, riding elephants in Ubud, and feeding monkeys in the Belimbing village will allow you to get up close and personal with the thousands of species of animals that call Bali home. You’ll also get to experience the more spiritual side of Bali as we explore the island’s virtually ancient wonders of the world: their temples. In addition to their breathtaking temples, you will have the opportunity to meet with an authentic Balinese healer, an experience you’ll surely never have the opportunity to have again.

For the single woman traveler, it can be unappealing to imagine experiencing so many exciting new things alone. That’s why so many women have begun traveling with women just like them, who want the most out of life and who want to experience the trip of a lifetime. To book your spot on our fabulous trip to the island of Bali, contact Women Traveling The World Today!

Barcelona’s Breathtaking Architecture

Monday, July 11th, 2016

Barcelona is one of the most heavily trafficked cities in the world. Its bustling city, pristine beaches, and unique arts scene makes it a must-see destination for anyone traveling the world. Barcelona has some of the most beautiful and inspired architecture in the Western world, due largely to its pride and joy Antoni Gaudi who is famous namely for Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and the Sagrada Familia. Gaudi was inspired by natural forms and that shines through in all of his work. To get a closer look at this man’s work, travel to beautiful Barcelona.

Park Güell

Park Güell, completed in 1914, is a public park that consists of a series of gardens and interesting yet playful architectonic forms. The park was commissioned by Eusebi Güell, who delegated the design of the park to Gaudi who employed his signature style of twisted, natural forms and crushed tile. The park is located in the La Salut neighborhood in the Gràcia district of Barcelona and qualifies as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Casa Batlló

An apartment building located in the heart of Barcelona, Gaudi redesigned the building in 1904 and it has been consistently refurbished and maintained ever since. Locals refer to Casa Batlló as Casa dels Ossos, or House of Bones, due to its organic look and how it mimics an animal’s skeletal form. A very devout man, Gaudi believed in intelligent design, and thus that God designed the world perfectly. To design anything that was not inspired by natural forms, and thus by God, showed tremendous pride, asserting, presumably, that you think you can create something more perfect than the creator himself. Casa Batlló takes inspiration from natural forms in the curved hump at its top (often compared to a dragon), and its gill-inspired rain shutters on the upper level. Allowing for a lot of natural light to shine through it, the building conveys a sense of oneness with the other natural beings on our planet and is a must see for women traveling the world.

Sagrada Familia

Gaudi’s great unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia, a gorgeous basilica whose groundbreaking ceremonies took place all the way back in 1882, is an absolutely necessary site to see for women traveling alone. Though constant construction is being done on the building, the dripping towers and stunning stain glass windows make the massive structure seem even more powerful and godly than it is. A testament to Gaudi’s faith and to his art, the Sagrada Familia is the ultimate in Modernist architecture.

For your next trip, consider traveling with us all around Spain. Barcelona is just one part of the vacation, and if you’re looking to travel with a group of women that you can have a great time with, contact Women Traveling The World to find out more information today!

Safety Tips for the Single Woman Traveler

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Visiting a new place always comes with apprehensions.  Especially when traveling alone, being alert and looking out for yourself and your personal items is imperative to a hazard-free trip.  Though most people are friendly and happy to help tourists, some locals use that vulnerability as an opportunity to take advantage and scheme.  Following these safety tips will help you have the most enjoyable, stress-free trip possible.

The Fanny Pack

Nothing screams tourist like a fanny pack, and outing yourself as such so obviously can make you a major target for pit-pockets.  However, the function of a fanny pack, of keeping your valuables close to you, is very useful.  This is why a money belt is the perfect alternative.  Whereas a fanny pack is perfectly visible at all times, a money belt is thinner and meant to be concealed underneath one’s clothing.  This way, all of your valuables are close to your body, but you don’t give off the overt tourist vibes that could get you into trouble.

Odd Behavior

Obviously kindness from a stranger should not be shocking or alarming, but be aware that suspicious behavior such as unprompted conversations and offers of help can be distractions to a greater goal.  Tourists have reported being bumped into and apologized to, only to realize that while they were bumping into Suspect #1, Suspect #2 was taking the wallet and camera out of their bag.  Being vigilant is the best way to stay safe, and if a situation begins to feel unsafe, you can leave it before anything happens.

Don’t Take Everything

Though you may not have a “home” wherever you’re traveling, leaving some of your valuables in a secure place wherever you’re staying is much better than taking everything important out with you.  It may be scary to leave part of your travel money in a locker at a hostel, but that is undoubtedly a safer choice than taking everything with you all the time and risking a disastrous theft.

Traveling as a single person, especially as a single woman, can feel very vulnerable.  That’s one reason why going on a tour with other similar women wanting a positive travel experience is such a great option for those wanting a safe adventure.  There’s safety, and fun, in numbers.

Top 5 Destinations for Women Traveling Alone on Vacations

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Women traveling alone tend to be more vulnerable than men. Going on a trip alone can be scary for anyone, especially if they are unfamiliar with their surroundings. Women Traveling the World can make a trip happen for any woman and make her feel empowered while still providing her the opportunity to explore unknown territories. Out of all of the exquisite and exotic locations that exist, there are a select number of destinations that are great to explore for single women. Women traveling alone on vacation may hesitate to go out and explore, but what is life if they remain still and don’t expose themselves to their surroundings? So, what are the top 5 the destinations for women traveling alone on vacations?

1. The Caribbean

Caribbean Vacations for solo travel

Traveling to Anguilla, St. Kitts, St. Martin, and St. Bart’s is a dream! It’s no wonder these destinations are as popular as they are. What woman doesn’t love putting her feet in the hot sand, laying to rest on a beach towel, and relaxing by a truly beautiful ocean? The most genuine beach you will ever find is as down south as you can go!

2. Greek Islands

Solo Travel to the Greek Islands

With gorgeous taverns, cathedrals, and “meze,” which is Greek for appetizers, there’s lots of activity for women traveling alone to get involved in. View Acropolis, the legendary site of Zeus, the Olympic stadium, and the New Acropolis Museum! The Greek Islands have their own elegant white sand beaches and a mountainous landscape for nature lovers.

3. Rome & the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Travel to Rome with Women Traveling the World

Women traveling alone must go to Italy! The Amalfi Coast is a sight worth seeing with its indescribable scenic beauty and the unique, colorful houses that line the water. Don’t forget to stop by Rome afterwards. Italy’s historic architecture is an incredible sight to behold. Take a tour in Pompeii to view what’s left of the structure and allow it to tell the tragic historic tale.

4. Napa Valley & San Francisco, California

Napa Valley Vacations for Single Women

San Francisco is an artist’s dream destination. From the wine-tasting to the extravagant restaurants, this is one location you cannot miss out on. With breathtaking rolling hills, the landscape is a major attraction. Take a stroll down the well-known Crooked Street and check out the marina in Sausalito.

5. Montreal, Canada

Women Travel Groups to Montreal Canada

Montreal is an astonishing place to explore because of its history. View a ballet production, take a stroll in Mount Royal Park, and venture off into Montreal’s famous art scene.

The world is full of culture. These top five locations highlight a portion of how diverse yet new, innovative, and exciting our population can be. Women traveling alone on vacations don’t have to wander about feeling vulnerable any longer — not when there is Women Traveling the World. Be sure to check out the site and book your trip at one of the top 5 destinations for women traveling alone on vacations today.

5 Simple Hacks That Make Flying Easier

Friday, June 19th, 2015

Beat the Hassle of Traveling with these 5 Simple Hacks that Make Flying Easier

Many who stress over traveling (especially for international flights), often resort to Xanax or Ambient to get through the anxiety of it all, but there are actually plenty of travel hacks out there that make the whole experience infinitely easier. From finding the cheapest flights to getting through the flight itself with no worries, the hacks are infinite.

At Women Traveling the World, we’ve been on our fair share of adventures around the world, and with that in mind, we’ve decided to put together some quick hacks you may want to adopt for your next trip.

5 Simple Travel Tips for Your Next Adventure

  1. Check online for tickets on Tuesday’s around 3pm. If you travel with our group vacations at Women Traveling the World, the booking isn’t anything you have to worry about because we will handle that for you. With several years of experience working as travel agents, we can book any flight, no problem. However if you’re not traveling with our group, you’ll want to follow this travel tip. Airlines like JetBlue and Southwest often lower their prices weekly around 3pm on Tuesdays. If you check after 3pm, the larger airlines usually lower their prices as well.
  2. Try and get a workout in before your flight. Just like Elle Woods said in Legally Blond, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make your happy.” With that being said, trying to get in a quick workout before your trip will help your body relax once you’re finally on the flight, which means it’ll be far easier for you to fall asleep (without a Xanax).
  3. Splurge on a lounge pass. If you don’t have time to work out before your flight, indulge in one of the airlines first class lounges. Many will offer “one day” passes, but that depends on both the airline as well as the airport you’re flying out of.
  4. The time of day you fly affects the turbulence. No one likes to fly on a plane that experiences turbulence because you’re essentially in a tin can 30,000 feet above the ground and shaking. So, if turbulence is something you want to avoid, try to book your flight early in the morning. Thunderstorms usually don’t begin to form until the afternoon, making morning flights a smoother ride. Plus, people don’t like flying extremely early in the morning, so the flights may be cheaper, and you may even be able to snag your own row on the plane to really relax. If you can’t snag a morning flight, try and book your seat in the middle of the plane. Since planes are kind of like seesaws, you’ll feel less turbulence near the wings.
  5. Make your luggage a quick find. Whether you have a bright colored suitcase, or a colorful name tag, you want to make sure you luggage is easy to spot once you reach your destination. More often than not, the luggage carousels are just one continuous line of black and brown bags that all look the same. So, get yourself a bright purple one so you can spot it right away and beat the crowd on your way out.

Learn other great traveling tips and opportunities for women traveling alone to safely reach wonderful destinations all around the world by visiting Women Traveling the World.

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