3 Travel-friendly Dresses for Petite Women Who Prefer Flat Shoes

I used to wear heels all the time. Now I avoid it if I can. Even though I’m only 4’11” the pain isn’t worth the price. This Orange County girl’s motto is now, function over fashion. And while traveling, in particular, going with flats makes sense – traversing uneven sidewalks, walking uphill and downhill, etc. I think everyone has received the memo by now…flats don’t … Continue reading 3 Travel-friendly Dresses for Petite Women Who Prefer Flat Shoes

Staying Safe Rules for Solo Female Travelers

As a woman and a petite woman at that, frankly I’m an easy target for beggars, thieves and other horrible things. I know that. So I keep my guard up and try to avoid areas where there are few people around. I also have some specific rules that I’ve made for myself when I travel alone and in over 15 years I haven’t had anything … Continue reading Staying Safe Rules for Solo Female Travelers

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Simple Step-by-Step Guide To Plan Your Next Holiday

I was at a party over the weekend and some friends were expressing interest in visiting South Africa this December. It’s mid-September and they haven’t started planning and they didn’t realize December in-between Christmas and new year is peak season. I was tacitly surprised that they wanted to go on such a big trip (San Francisco to Kruger is far and not cheap!) but hadn’t … Continue reading Simple Step-by-Step Guide To Plan Your Next Holiday

Dealing With Beggars and Theft While Traveling; for Women

Like most people, pretty much every time I travel abroad I’ve experienced someone coming up to me begging for money. Whether in India, Thailand, Zimbabwe, Cape Town, Brasil, London, Paris, San Francisco, and Sydney, just to name a few. I always try to be nice and either give something or politely decline. This article isn’t really about whether or not to give – that’s so … Continue reading Dealing With Beggars and Theft While Traveling; for Women