• Posted:Friday, August 21, 2009
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Backpackings for girls

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Backpackings for girls
The times, they are a-changin'. Used to be, men like Indiana Jones were the only ones thought capable of heading off around the world, experiencing the joys of different cultures and seeing sights most people could only dream of. Thankfully, that's no longer the case and it's permissible – even encouraged, particularly now there's a recession on – for anyone to disappear for a year or two to parts unknown. And women are some of the first among them to up sticks and leave. A quick perusal of the internet shows that this is a growing trend, with lots of sites dedicated to the female backpacker.

I found Women on the Road which provides advice and useful resources for girls who want to see the world. It has lots of different sections, including cheap travel, safe travel, an explanation as to why women travel…the list goes on. Apparently, women hop on planes for lots of reasons, ranging from stress, work pressure and relationships that have gone sour to good, old-fashioned wanderlust but, according to Women on the Road, you don't actually need a reason. They say, just go!

The site also offers ideas to those who know they want to get away but who haven't quite decided where. I like their suggestion of ghost tourism, finding different haunted places around the world or searching for a different dimension. They also recommend polar travel which sounds a lot of fun.

If you can't find what you're looking for on Women on the Road, there are plenty of other sites to choose from that might suit your needs better. Wanderlust and Lipstick, which could be just about the best name for anything ever, offers lots of tips and advice and sends out a monthly email so all the hard work is done for you.ADNFCR-2435-ID-19324988-ADNFCR
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