Women Preparing to Travel Again?
returned from Australia...
Hello Journeywoman. I just returned from Australia
after ten weeks. The security at Sydney and L.A. Ex
was very tight and line ups were long but the flight
was without incident. The airports are pretty quiet
in comparison to what used to be normal travel. Allow
lots of extra time . I love your web site. I do have
an orange ribbon on my luggage. Keep up the good work.
All the best.
Carolyn, a Journeywoman in Canada
trying to overcome my fear of flying...
I have enjoyed your website for a long while now.
What would be so very helpful to someone such as
myself that has travelled far and wide, is now how
to over come the fear of getting on the plane -
overcoming the fear. How do we begin to break it
down into manageable pieces and being able to again
enjoy travelling. I am actually quite surprised
at myself since I have always prided myself at being
a "leader" with my friends and family, encouraging
them to take every trip and discover new place,
have adventures, etc. I can imagine there are others
out there who could use a boost to again rediscover
travel without terror.
Michelle, an American Journeywoman
Anybody who has advice for Michelle, can
send her an e-mail via our office and we will forward
it to her. Put Michelle's name in the subject line.
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must move on...
We are all saddened, as you say, but we must not
be so frightened that we cannot or will not continue
our lives. The terrorist attack in New York was
truly awful and we should not forget that, but we
do have to move on because that is what life is
all about - moving on... We truly do have nothing
to fear but fear itself. Let us not forget, but
let us move on, let us travel.
Linda, a Canadian Journeywoman
I'm a Canadian currently based in London, England
but travelling every chance I get.
a Canadian Journeywoman
must visit New York...
Hello. I live in the Washington area, just a mile
from the Pentagon. I now feel drawn to New York,
perhaps as a part of my own need for mourning as
I know several people who are still listed as missing
there and so many people here are affected as well.
I think others might want to visit soon too. But
New York is a big place and pretty expensive. I'd
like to suggest a newsletter on some tips for New
Edrie, an American Journeywoman
Ed. note: There's
some very interesting NY tips in our article, 'Women
Tell Women About New York' at: http://www.journeywoman.com/gfc/new_york.html
Take a look. I think you'll appreciate the information.
Travel is enriching...
Naturally everyone is reeling from the recent horrendous
events but I hope people will continue to travel
as keenly as ever because nothing is so useful and
enriching as firsthand knowledge of other cultures,
and ultimately (let's hope) the way to peace. Warm
Sue, a Journeywoman in Britain
to American West...
I have not traveled since the disaster but will be
going on my next trip in October. I wish to congratulate
American West on their efficient use of email. They
have kept me informed of what they are doing, new
procedures and what to expect when travelling. Since
this service is not standard and the information was
timely and appreciated, I figured it was worth a comment.
Dolores, a Journeywoman in Alice Springs,
note from a tour operator...
Evelyn, I wanted to say well done for your last email
newsletter. All tips were such excellent advice under
these new travel conditions and the idea about the
orange ribbon is brilliant. I'm happy to report no
cancellations at all for my tour company. On my September
22 Arizona Spectacular, all 8 showed up with a couple
of them muttering that no bunch of crazed zealots
was going to stop them seeing the West! Mother Nature
came thru as a wonderful healer (including a Toronto
gal who works on the trading floor in the bond market
and knew traders who perished in the September 11
tragedy). By the end of our adventure, the 'girls'
were physically tired but refreshed mentally from
the magic of the land.
Cheryl, Canyon Calling
cancelled my trip...
Thank you for your most recent newsletter. Always
interesting to read. I had planned a trip to Morocco
however cancelled it this week.
Elecia, an American Journeywoman
am not afraid at all...
Am I afraid? Returned Friday from Easter Island and
Santiago. Will depart this Thursday for a week on
the Escargot cruising Burgundy, France's canals and
another week with friends in Wiesbaden and Frankfurt.
Dorothy, an American Journeywoman
I'm a little afraid...
I don't want to be too far away from home so I'm
choosing to travel in the USA. I'm not flying right
now. I've returned to train travel. Good to read
your nice comments about Amtrak.
Zelda, a Journeywoman in Chicago, USA
is safer now than ever...
It would be safer to travel now as security tightens
world-wide, or at least in most countries. Some friends
of mine left last week to visit the Mediteranean and
Middle-East. It should be interesting to hear how
they manage. Will keep you posted if anything of interest
Lise, a Journeywoman in Toronto,
can be examples to other women...
We need a vital community of women travellers more
than ever. We can lead the way for the rest of the
world as we move on from our grief. I don't believe
"fearful" is a word that describes your JW subscribers.
Pamela, a Journeywoman in Philadelphia,
Women's words on surveys
woman ever looks at the world with pristine eyes.
She sees it edited by a definite set of customs
and institutions and ways of thinking.
(Ruth Benedict, Patterns of Culture, 1934)
What I believe
in is a process rather than a finality. Finalities
are for gods and not for the human intellect.
(Emma Goldman,What I Believe, The New York World,
God ever made is the same thing to more than one
(Zora N. Hurton, Dust Tracks on a Road, 1942)
There are no
atheists on turbulent airplanes.
(Erica Jong, Fear of Flying, 1973)