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How to Travel With a Social Consciousness by Becki Enright

Social Consciousness

Social consciousness is travelling with awareness and thought.

It’s about knowing and trying to understand the country, (socially, politically, culturally and historically) and not dismissing it for its faults or limitations but understanding why it has them.

It’s also about wanting to be a responsible traveler – impacting positively on local communities. It’s not about selfishly ‘doing’ something but working out the best way to go about it, and questioning if it justifiable to do it at all.

Becki Enright is a socially conscious traveler and shares her insider tips on how you can become one too in this interview…


15 Must-Read Tips for All Road Trips

Road trips are BIG in the U.S.

Just how BIG?

According to a survey by Scout GPS, roughly 90% of Americans take holiday road trips, with 35% clocking in over 100 miles!

So chances are you’ll hit the road sometime in the near future.

But before you explore far and away lands, be prepared by following these practical road trip tips…


125 Best Travel Books for Women

Love to read? Then, you’ll love this quote by Anne Lamott…

What a miracle it is that out of these small, flat, rigid squares of paper unfolds world after world after world, worlds that sing to you, comfort and quiet or excite you. Books help us understand who we are and how we are to behave. They show us what community and friendship mean; they show us how to live and die.” — Anne Lamott

And while we explore the world, what better way to explore ourselves than with a great book?

This list of travel books was either written by a woman OR features a strong female character and is organized alphabetically by book title.

So without further ado, here’s the 125 best travel books for women… Continue

Comfortable Travel Gear for Women…

I love to travel.

But let’s face it ladies, packing can be a challenge.

Picture it:

All your clothing, shoes, travel gear, and documents sprawled out on the bed.  Then having to narrow down that HUGE pile to just a few essentials.

And the worst part…

Having to leave those sexy heels behind for the boring, but comfortable shoes that you know won’t destroy your feet.

Don’t stress.

I’ve compiled a list of nine essential travel gear items that works no matter where you travel and keep you comfortable too…


100+ Travel Tips for Women

Us girls gotta stick together, right?

So I’m sharing my ULTIMATE list of travel tips for women.

I’ve traveled the world consecutively for over two years (and counting) and have learned some valuable and hard lessons along the way.

For instance, I’ve

  • nearly burned down a hotel in France when my curling iron caught fire,
  • duck-taped my shoes together because a size 10 is unheard of in Asia, and
  • started blankly at a squat toilet wondering what to do with the bucket and cup?!?!

Believe me, it’s been an educational journey.

So to help keep you safe, healthy, beautiful, and traveling here’s a list of over 100 travel tips for women…

Oh, and if I missed something please leave a comment below.  I’ll add it to the list to help fellow women travelers.