NET BENEFIT Journeywoman.com has everything a woman wants to know about travelling
Women on the move have never had it easier. It’s because they’ve pooled in all their wisdom about travelling and made it available at Journeywoman.com. With a no-fuss design that’s easy to navigate and clear headings, Journeywoman has a quality that only a few websites in its category have: a distinct character. It’s resourceful, has a sense of humour, is aware of cultural differences and is an altruist at heart.
Unlike the average website that simply compiles advice for travellers, this is more than just a storehouse of information. Members are refreshingly candid about their experiences in the ‘Love Stories’ section, talking with ease about cravings for peanut butter in Poland, learning to tango in Buenos Aires and falling in love with a cabin crew member on a flight to Des Moines.
There’s practical advice on travel insurance, making your own first aid kit, managing stress and altitude sickness. Safety tips are particularly specific and deal with an assortment of issues such as jogging alone and avoiding groping strangers.
The Journeywoman’s Guide to Packing tells you what to put in your suitcase, depending on whether you’re headed to Paris or a tropical rainforest. The article on flight attendants’ pet peeves is a must-read for anyone, male or female, who’s about to board an aircraft. There’s also a neatly classified database on travel books, guides and gifts. Separate sections for women who are older, travelling alone or with small children are packed with contributions from those who pulled off these adventures successfully. Their free newsletter delivers travel tips to your inbox within minutes of registration.