17. -- She Expects
a Weight Loss
Whenever I am travelling rough, I now pack a belt for usually I
lose weight and my trousers are in danger of falling down by the
time I get home.
Dr. Jane Wilson Howarth, author of Bugs, Bites and Bowels, United
18. -- What's in Her Bag?
Before you leave on a trip ( not matter how long you'll be away)
list the complete contents of your bag (that's everything...including
make-up, books and medications) Carry a photo of your suitcase as
well as a description of it (make, type, etc.). Should your bag
be lost or stolen, you'll have everything you need with you in order
to expedite a claim.
Mary C. Clarke, editor, Smart Woman Traveler, Utah, USA
19. -- Mary, Mary, How Does Your
If you've got a green thumb or simply love flowers, check out the
B&B Guide for Garden Lovers featuring over 80 B&Bs in England, Scotland,
Wales and northern France. These B&B owners all share a passion
for gardens and love to share this with their guests. Members also
pass on information about gardens and nurseries in their areas.
Homes vary from cottages and farmhouses to rectories and manors.
Send an SASE 22cm x 11 cm envelope with 4 first class UK stamps
or 3 International Reply Coupons (available from your local Post
Office) to BBGL Handywater Farm, Sibford Gower, Banbury, Oxton,
England, OX 15 5AE.
Susan M. Boyce, editor of Travel Impulse, British Colombia, Canada
20. -- Sun, Sand and Sex
Females beware! Crowded tourist beaches are notorious pick-up joints.
In Jamaica, the Gambia, Aegean Turkey and Brazil a well-developed
gigolo culture has emerged. Women arriving alone are assumed to
be on the lookout for a holiday boyfriend, someone to share a good
time and holiday cash with. Don't be fooled by the lyrical sweet-talk,
your replacement is probably arriving on the next plane.
Natania Jansz, editor of Rough Guide's More Women Travel, London,
21. -- Solo Travel Security
When you're travelling be selective about whom you tell you're alone.
Normally, you can trust people with this information but, when in
doubt, say you're with friends or a tour group.
Sharon Wingler, author of Travel Alone and Love It; A Flight
Attendant's Guide to Solo Travel, Chicago, USA
22. -- China -- Her Summer Dress
Travelling in China? Please understand that Chinese women consider
shorts very casual. So, if you plan to wear them, make sure that
they are the "walking type" that reach at least to your knees. The
same goes for the length of your skirts. Sandals are perfectly acceptable
in Beijing but be sure to wear sandals with a heel strap. Those
without are classified shower sandals or bedroom slippers and the
Chinese will consider them rude.
Jan Wong, author of Red China Blues, Toronto, Canada
23. -- 99 Travel Tips For Mature
This free publication is designed especially for the older adventuress
and adventurer. Expect ninety-nine bits of good advice on everything
from how best to research a destination to correct insurance coverage
to maintaining a healthy diet and staying fit while travelling.
If you're too young to qualify for this 50 plus advice, order a
booklet for your mom and grandmom. They'll love you for it! Call:
Vantage Deluxe World Travel at 1-800-784-0935
Evelyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman Online
24. -- Her Own Way -- Lots More
Good Free Practical Advice
Hot off the press and very helpful! Make sure to order your free
copy of "Her Own Way" -- a smart-looking 23 page pocket-size booklet
brimming with up-to-the-minute practical advice for women travellers
of all ages and at all stages of their lives. Published by the Department
of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, this publication
covers a wide range of topics including The Pregnant Traveller,
The Older Traveller, Alone After Sundown and Coping With Foreign
Bathrooms. Call: 1-800-267-8376 (ex.5) in Canada. Outside Canada?
Not a problem! It's posted on the internet at http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca
Evelyn Hannon, Editor, Journeywoman Online, Canada
Editor's Note: P.S. Why not
e-mail this list to one other travelling woman somewhere in the
world? Invite them to join the Journeywoman
Network at http://www.journeywoman.com. It's free, it's fun and
the more members the merrier! Already over 100,000 women have come