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Deciding Where to Go Next and How to Take the First Steps Towards Getting There

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Oh, the places you can go. It can be overwhelming to think about how much world there is to explore. If you are lucky enough to be in a position where you have time and funds set aside for travel, it can be tricky to figure out how and where you should use them. And […]

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4 Decades of Inspirational Female Travelers

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Growing up, I was exposed to both mainstream American and Ghanaian attitudes on aging. It was hard to wrap my head around the American focus on living longer combined with an obsession with being eternally youthful in appearance. Then, at Ghanaian functions I was always surrounded by fun-loving animated adults who always tried to pull […]

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The Art of Squatting: A Guide to Using Squat Toilets

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I remember the beginning of my first squat toilet experience vividly. I was 17 and visiting Ghana for the first time in 15 years. Ghanaians love formalities, and because we’d been away for so long as a family, there were many welcome home rituals to take care of. A trip to my mom’s home village […]

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7 Songs by Women to Empower You For Your Journey

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I know there is no shortage of travel song playlists out there, but the bulk of them are comprised of rock music by men. So I’ve come up with a list of a songs by women that can inspire you for every part of traveling, from the first sparks of a trip idea to the […]

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5 Travel Memoirs by Women

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The air is getting chilly and the rainy season has begun. My typical urge to fly south for the winter has kicked in. Unfortunately, travel is not an option for me at the moment, so I will hibernate instead. To me, that means curling up with a hot beverage and a travel memoir so I […]

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A Money Belt Made for Women

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A money belt can be important to wear when you’re visiting a place where tourists are often the victims of theft. While it may not help you in extreme situations, it is handy to have for the more common pickpocketing and grab-and-runs that travelers encounter. It can give you peace of mind that your passport, […]

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