for all your kind words regarding the Journeywoman Tip of
the Day I've posted on Twitter
for the last little while. Many women have written to ask if I've
compiled a list of these tweets. I really hadn't but your queries
prompted me to create this list which I hope will inspire readers
worldwide to travel safely and well. Enjoy, everybody and forward
this advice to all your female friends and relatives. I hope they'll
follow me on Twitter as well and ReTweet (RT) the tips they like
keep adding to this list on a weekly basis. If you miss me on Twitter
you can find the tips right here and on other sections of this website.
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P.S. To my Journeywoman readers,
you might wonder at some of my shorthand spelling. Don't worry;
I haven't forgotten my spelling or my grammar. Twitter rules dictate
that each message I tweet can only use 140 spaces. These bits of
advice are my shorthand versions in order for me to say as much
as possible in each tip.
a cardboard tube cut to fit your bag. Use it to protect artwork
you're bringing home.
rehydration remedy easily available as U travel - bananas (potassium)
cola (sugar) dry chips (salt).
solo? Carry newspaper from home. Keep it in view. It's invite to
those who speak your language.
emergency $ in old vitamin bottle with few pills in it. Thieves
not interested in your Vitamin C.
out women born & raised where u plan 2 travel. They're great
guides 2 behavior & dress in that culture.
with kids? Let them wear their pj's, comfortable & easy to sleep
in. Change 2 street clothes at destination.
down, not up. You travel to observe not to be observed.
printing personalized pens will give away misspelt orders.You can
donate these to 3rd world schools.
about quality of restaurant or food, order poached eggs. Eggs won't
poach if they're rotten.
about dining solo in India? Ask if resto has family room where women
& children are served.
must not forget a few main items - suit jacket with matching skirt
+ pants, 2 pairs of shoes, one fabulous lipstick.
light in airplane washrooms is perfect for plucking your eyebrows.
hot water bottle. Takes little room but so helpful. Fill with hot
or ice water depending on your needs.
service by women for women in Mumbai, India. Priyadarshini Taxi
Service Tel. 9323208277
a pre-travel test with your bag. Pack, walk round a block+up 2 flights
of stairs. Now bet u'll take less stuff.
regular packs of biscuits+teas in foreign groceries.Take them home+they're
now 'imported'+make great gifts
c.c. yourself when emailing on the road. These notes become your
journal at trip's end.
out local universities for moderately priced cafeterias, clean washrooms
& fun gift shops.
wanting more info about U than U want to give? Tell him you're a
policewoman on holiday.
t-shirts @ garage sales. Pack them/wear them/give them away as U
travel. Leaves room for stuff U buy on the road.
duct tape round+round your travel shampoo bottle. Tape is there
when you need it.
carry daily spending $ wear small shoulder purse across chest +under
sweater. Pickpockets will hate U.
laser photocopies of your passport pix. They can be used for ID
passes you need on the road.
with kids. Photograph them before entering crowded events. U have
ID record should they get lost.
birthday gifts U buy abroad in local newspaper. Add foreign BD card=
original when you bring it back.
like a local.Use grocery shopping bag bought at your destination
to carry camera+stuff.
put the MAKE UP MY ROOM sign on ur hotel door. It's also a sign
to thieves that ur room is empty.
small cards with UR 1st name,city+email address.These R safe 2 give
2 strangers U meet on the road.
water not drinkable? Tie a bow on UR toothbrush to remind U not
2 brush with that water.
more grungy & threadbare your backpack the better. Thieves will
not be attracted to it first.
with a pal? Carry 50% of her things in UR bag + vice versa. If 1
bag is lost,UR both still OK.
Be sure travel insurance covers possible pregnancy-related conditions+nursery
care 4 premature infants.
attendants fly 2 the same cities often. Ask them 4 their experienced