body is your alarm clock -- writes Angela from Minneapolis,
USA -- I know this is possibly the strangest tip you've received
but I think it might be helpful for other travellin' women who find
themselves in this situation. While on a journey I found myself
without an alarm clock but I needed to be up early to catch a train.
A wake-up call was not possible at the hostel I was staying in so
what's a girl to do? I drank two full glasses of water at bedtime.
You bet I woke up on time -- in fact, much earlier than I needed
to be up.
woman-friendly bed and breakfast in Rome -- writes Laura
from Italy -- I live and work in Rome and wanted to pass this
tip along to women travelling to my part of the world. The Pantheon
View Bed and Breakfast is located, smack-dab in Rome's historic
city center within walking distance of its famous namesake as well
as the Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona. All rooms are furnished
with antiques, and each has a balcony facing the Pantheon. Expect
color TVs, ensuite bathrooms and mid-range rates in a multi-floor
elevator building. Address: Via del Seminario 87, 00186 Rome. E-mail:
my favorite bistro in New York -- writes Carmen from
New York City -- Jubilee is a neighborhood restaurant located
on the 1st floor of a brownstone at 347 E. 54th between 1st and
2nd Avenues. It offers delicious French bistro fare, including mussels
(the house specialty), steak frites (the French fries are by far
the best I have ever tasted), fresh fish dishes, pate, tuna tartare,
salads, etc. Many locals frequent Jubilee every week and are always
warmly greeted by the staff. I have eaten here at least 4 dozen
times (both with others and by myself) and have never had a poor
experience or meal. Reservations are strongly encouraged since this
welcoming spot fills up each night. Casual dress (including jeans)
is acceptable. Live jazz is a bonus on Thursday evenings. Tel: 212-888-3569.
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financial assistance for single moms who want to travel
-- writes Evelyn from Toronto, Canada -- Adventures in Good
Company is a U.S.-based organization that offers outdoor adventures
for all women and they encourage single moms to join them. Therefore,
they generously offer a 10 to 50% discount on trip fees, based on
travellers' financial needs. Details and an application form can
be found on their website at http://www.goodadventure.com
or by calling us at 877.439.4042.
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dinner with a Danish family -- writes Virginia from
Atlanta, USA -- This is a very helpful tip especially for women
travelling solo. When in Copenhagen, Denmark, don't miss your chance
to "Meet the Danes." This is a service that arranges home-dinners
with a Danish family or, in our case, a single woman and her friend.
Our home-dinner was timed just right, at the end of our visit to
Denmark. By that time we were filled with questions and the conversation
never lagged -- we talked till quite late. The food (a traditional
Danish meal which we toasted with Danish "aquavit" schnapps), was
really delicious, as well! The cost is DKK360 for adults, about
US$48 (there's also a children's rate if you're travelling with
little ones). Meet the Danes requires at least a week's notice in
order to arrange for a home-dinner host. Check their website: http://www.meetthedanes.dk,
Have fun, everybody!
inexpensive, top rate entertainment in Brooklyn -- writes
Nina from Israel -- When you come to New York City, pry yourself
loose from Manhattan, get on a subway to Brooklyn, and go to the
Brooklyn Academy of Music, which is actually three theatres and
a lovely cafe. They present plays, dance, music that is much less
expensive than Broadway or even Off-Broadway or Off-off-Broadway.
Seniors can phone at midday to find out whether they are giving
senior discounts that evening. If so, you show up one hour before
curtain and you get in for $10.00! Then you can walk around the
very interesting neighborhood, or go up to their cafe and enjoy
the coffee and the atmosphere. I went to see Baryshnikov and asked
if I could bring my daughter (who is far from senior age) and they
said OK and sold me two tickets for a total of $20.00. Try it, you'
might really like it. For more information on programs, how to get
there, the BAMbus and more, visit their website, www.bam.org.