Female Travel Advice Articles and Travel Advice
Travelling with your significant other is easier said than done. Luckily for us, Marta Napierala has given her top 5 tips on how to travel with your partner.
What is your travel horoscopes for 2013? Are you going to have the best year of your life and find that special someone or are you going to mix it and change it up?
Four and a half years ago Ben sat at home in England with a bit of a dilemma. He wanted something more from life; the answer suddenly found him - Canada.
Girls have more to think about when it comes to backpacking, so here are some brilliant tips for beautiful travel from some of the gapyear.com ladies.
Working out who to travel with on your gap year can be a nightmare. Do you travel with a boyfriend, with a group of friends or do you travel on your own?
They may say this is a man's world, but there's no reason why us ladies can't conquer the globe, so here are some backpacking tips for girls.
There's a few things I wish I'd known before I went to Thailand. Like don't be afraid to try any method of transport, but make sure you cling on tight! Thai driving is crazy! Driving the wrong way down a street, on the pavement and reversing down an expressway were just some of the experiences we 'enjoyed'!
Heya girls, I'm Pau-Lynn from Malaysia and this is my guide to shopping in Malaysia. These take place in Kuala Lumpur in March, August and December and I tell you, you'll go bonkers seeing those bombarded prices! As I'm born and bred in Malaysia, I thought that I'd help you girls sort out your 'shopping itinerary'.
If bargains and beautiful, unusual things are what you're looking for, then Thailand has to be one of the best places in the world to go shopping. Polish up your haggling skills - vendors actually get offended if you don't barter with them - and get shopping! Shopping in Thailand is so much fun. Here are a few hints and tips.
Egypt is the spiritual home of the hardcore haggler. The meek and mild are advised to stay within the confines of their hostel, as stepping even a foot outside the front door opens up a wealth of shopping opportunities. Haggling is a way of life in Egypt and vendors expect you to knock their initial prices down. The first price quoted to you can be as up to ten times the worth of the piece.
We realise travelling round the world can be a little confusing at times. That's why we devised these series of interviews, to give you some advice and ideas on what you can do on your gap year. In this interview we go to South Africa and we learn all about what a braai is.
We realise travelling round the world can be a little confusing at times. That's why we devised these series of interviews, to give you some advice and ideas on what you can do on your gap year. In this interview we go to the Middle East. Deborah Barnard tells us what it's like travelling as a solo female in a Muslim state.
During my solo trip to Africa I began by climbing to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, then travelled to Zanzibar, and then joined an overland truck for two weeks from Nairobi through Western Kenya, across the whole of Uganda and into Rwanda to see the mountain gorillas. I learnt along the way that there were certain things to take and certain things to wear. Here's my little guide on both.
Solo travelling as a female can be daunting, but it shouldn't be! Travelling on your own can be an amazing experience. After all, you're your own boss!
Some of the gapyear.com girls where asked what it's like travelling as a female. They had a lot to say on the subject and gave their hints and tips. If you're female and about to go travelling on your own, then read this fantastic Q+A guide. It's packed full of information and it's not one to miss.
Do anti-malarials effect the pill? What should you do if you get Thrush or Cystitis whilst travelling? Can you buy tampons and sanitary towels all over the world? When should you take the pill when crossing time-zones? These are all questions asked before travelling. Read this article to find out some of the answers.
This article is one for the girls. It's been written by gapyear.com girls who have travelled and had some experiences on the road. It's packed full of advice that may help you on your adventures in the future. It may also put a smile on your face, so get reading. And remember, be prepared for everything!
There is no combination more ideal for meeting a new partner; sun, beach, cheap alcohol and nothing else to worry about. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are on the rise, not just amongst young people back home, but even more so amongst young travellers. Research has shown that over 50% of travellers have sex with more than two partners whilst out on the road.
Most common serious ailments that affect travellers are contracted either by the bite of an infected animal or insect, by ingestion of contaminated food or water or by close contact with infected individuals. Certain measures can be taken to avoid contracting an illness transmitted by the first two routes. Here's my guide to 'Staying Healthy on Your Travels'.
No matter if your parents are supportive, or unsupportive, or you are 14 or 45, everyone's relationships with their folks are going to be different. The only issue here is reassurance. They want to know that you're going to be all right and that what you're doing is a good thing. Apparently, nearly all parents fear they will never see their child again when they see them off at the airport.
You've had your injections, packed your first aid kid and spent a fortune on sunscreen. You're all ready to head off into the unknown, right? Well not quite. As well as general travel health stuff - women have some special health issues to consider and a little extra preparation will maximise the chance of healthy, worry-free travels.
Travelling by yourself can be the most rewarding way to see the world. You can go where you want, see what you want and meet a million amazing people into the bargain. For many though, it's an incredibly daunting prospect and the solo female traveller will have even more concerns. In this guide, Jodun covers everything from reassuring the parents, to what to take with you and meeting people on the road.
In many parts of the Muslim World is it unusual for native women to travel independently (without their families) so we suggest that you acknowledge the need to be sensitive to local customs and manners. There are certain guidelines you should follow and it's important not to offend the locals, both male and female. Here's a quick guide as to how.
The questions that pop up most frequently on our female travel messageboard involve hair. Should I cut it short, braid it or dread it before I travel, or just shave it all off? Will I survive without products or a hairdryer? And in the number one slot: Should I take my straighteners?
In this guide I cover the basic health issues that you should know about before you travel. However, this guide is not a substitute for a personal consulation with your GP or you local travel clinic. You should seek personal, professional advice about these issues, whether you're at home or whilst travelling.
If you're about to go travelling then stock up on sanitary towels, tampons and oral contraception. Also, bring the morning after pill just in case. After all, you never know what's going to happen on your gap year. Be prepared for anything - if you're prone to motion sickness, nausea and vomiting whilst travelling then make sure you've everything you need.
Don't worry, this isn't the part where we tell you that brown is the new black, or pants are the new pixie boots. However, a knowledge of the standards of appropriate female dress in the countries you visit can make all the difference to the way locals treat you. In my humble opinion, dressing appropriately is really important.