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Writing from the road! Next stop is Japan where I will be enjoying time with Overseas Adventure Travel in the company of 14 other travellers. Our 13-day itinerary called Japan's Cultural Treasures will be filled with sightseeing delights and lots of people-to-people experiences. I've also added three days on to my experience to visit Hiroshima and it's important Peace Memorial Park. As you know, for me no journey is complete without photos of the people I've met and the places I've seen. I promise you there will be plenty of 'juicy stuff' to share on my return.

Japan

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Evenlyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman.com

1. HOT TRIP PICKS are always such fun to read! Whether you're actively looking for your next big adventure or you're simply a daydreaming armchair traveller, check out the following opportunities. You never know where that next click will lead ...

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CULTURAL IMMERSION, RELAX & REJUVENATE IN BALI, NOV 9-18! -- Beat the winter blues and join Sacred Earth Journeys on a "Bali Bliss Retreat" which includes cultural immersion experiences, visits to temples, bike rides through rice paddy fields, Bali music & dance, sharing circles & ceremonies, yoga & meditation, and more! Led by expert local and international guides, this Nov 9-18 journey is sure to relax & renew! www.sacredearthjourneys.ca, info@sacredearthjourneys.ca, 1-877-874-7922

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EVER DREAMT OF SLEEPING IN A MAHAJARAH'S PALACE -- Or riding camels in the desert? Practicing yoga or learning Indian cooking? Join us in North India this February or March and sail down the Ganges at dawn, watch the sunrise over the Taj Mahal and trawl the markets for the perfect souvenir. To book, visit www.incredibleindiatours.com or email info@incredibleindiatours.com

WOMEN TRAVELING THE WORLD -- Offers customized boutique tours for women from all walks, ages and interest. Enjoy small group travel, meet new friends, and explore unique sites and destinations. We provide the travel companions and roomates if needed. Choose a Spa wknd, Safari, Europe, wine tastings, wknd getaways and more. www.womentravelingtheworld.com Tel: 866-753-1552

OFF THE BEATEN TRACK INDIA ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?-- Textiles, Desert Tribals, Kite and Jaipur Lit Fest to Gujarat, Kutch, and Rajasthan. Small group led by superb textile experts. Workshops in ancient textile techniques in artisan villages. Exquisite monuments and heritage accommodations. Past 2 trips sold out! January 11-27, 2015. http://bit.ly/1AnHDap or www.eyhotours.com. Contact: shila@eyhotours.com

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SINGLE TRAVELLER SAVINGS WITH TRAFALGAR -- Interested in visiting Europe on a guided vacation as a single traveller, but don't fancy paying for single supplement? Trafalgar is now offering singles accommodation discounts on many of our most popular itineraries. Call 1800-352-4444 to find out more or visit www.trafalgar.com. And for Egypt, in 2015, there will be no single supplement on any Trafalgar itinerary! www.trafalgar.com/can/destinations/africa/egypt

NATIONAL WOMEN'S SHOW IN TORONTO -- Join the Women's Travel Network at Booth #112. The show runs from November 7-9. Website: www.nationalwomenshow.com/en/toronto/visitor

WOMEN IN TRAVEL SUMMIT BY GO GIRL TRAVEL NETWORK -- The premiere conference connecting female travelers, bloggers and entrepreneurs together with travel industries worldwide. Join us in Boston for our second annual event on 27-29 March, 2015 and be part of our global sisterhood! Registration is now open. Register here or see how WITS '14 went last March.

2. CHECK OUT THE 12 BEST TRAVEL TIPS FOR OCTOBER 2014 -- These excellent pieces of advice arrived from JourneyWomen readers all around the world. I was especially taken with the wonderfully diverse bits that came in this month. Click here!

3. OH, OH! ALL THE AIRLINES ARE ADDING FEES FOR CHECKED BAGGAGE -- Fight back! Editor Evelyn Hannon shows you how to 'Pack Light- Pack Right' as she explains what goes into her own bag. Click here.

4. ARE YOU THE PERFECT TRAVEL PARTNER? -- We surveyed over 75 travelling women and these are the important traits they are looking for in the women they travel with. Click here.

5. DON'T FORGET TO USE OUR JOURNEYWOMAN SEARCH ENGINE -- Looking for advice about a specific country? Doing research on a particular city? Click here!

6. THESE ARE NOT TRAVEL STORIES -- But they are easy, fun recipes courtesy of the women of the yummymummyclub.ca. There's everything from Carmelized Apple Cake to Smoky Sweet Potato Wedges to Cranberry Orange Loaf for Breakfast. Enjoy everybody!

7. STAY CONNECTED DURING THE MONTH VIA FACEBOOK -- We've reached our 11,384th Journeywoman Community member and Facebook will allow us to stay connected to all of you. We'll post photos, lots of links to new travel material and we'll try to find answers to your travel questions. C'mon and LIKE us, join the conversation or just observe. Our welcome mat is always out! Click here. P.S. If you are a Twitter user, please join our 36,100 followers. We post under the handle @journeywoman.

8. PAST LINKS -- If you didn't read Best Tips for September, click here and Best Tips for July/August, click here.

9. BLAST FROM THE PAST -- Tiny heart Have you ever noticed the way photographers pose when they are taking their photos of others? Click!

FINALLY, WE CAN'T LET YOU GO WITHOUT REMINDING YOU. We'd love to publish your travel tip. Simply send it in an email (along with your first name and the city you are writing from) to: editor@journeywoman.com. Put the words: 'October 2014 travel tip' in the subject line. We await your 'wise travel words', ladies.

UNTIL OUR NEXT MAILING -- I wish you fun reading, lots of laughter and safe, wonderful, exciting journeys. You definitely deserve it!

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Evelyn Hannon, Editor
Website: http://www.journeywoman.com
E-mail: editor@journeywoman.com
Tel: 416.929.7654