• 5 Easy Destinations for New International Travelers

    Five Easiest Destination Areas for the New Woman Traveler

    Please share this email with friends afraid to travel.

    Some destinations are culturally hard, difficult to get to, involve a lot of jet lag or are challenging geographically. Others sound scary or are in too many headlines.

    Here are our five recommended trips for new international travelers.

    English speaking areas like England and Ireland are easier for new travelers. Besides being able to ask questions,read road signs, and museum signage,  women in English speaking areas are less lonely.

  • Fighting with New Electronic Devices While Traveling

    I just spent a wonderful holiday weekend, perfect until I tried to use a new computer. I kept getting messages about keychain passwords  and messages crowded the screen. So what is to be learned from an admittedly electronic novice about this nightmare?

    The easy stuff i

    s that you only need an adaptor  out of the US.  Electronic devices are manufactured to charge on different types of electricity. DC is stronger than what we are used to in the US, so your device will charge faster.…

  • Stopover NY before a flight?

    Stopover NY before a flight?

    Consider a stopover NY. Spending a night at JFK or in town, before a transAtlantic flight is a good idea for two reasons: 1- airfares broken in two might be cheaper and 2- you will have less jetlag and more time to relax. Oh yes there is a 3- a visit to New York City for a day.

    We can book both flights for you if you decide to spend a night in NY. 

    There is excellent subway service directly from JFK to midtown Manhattan, safe, cheap, fast, air conditioned and somewhat wifi activated.…

  • A Three Act Play for Widows and Others on a first Solo Trip

    A Three Act Play for Widows and Others on a first Solo Trip

    www.thewomenstravelgroup.com  has written a Three Act Play for widows and Others who lost a partner. There is no travel niche called widows travel so here we go.

    Please share this three act play for widows, with your friends; you might be doing them a great favor. 

    Act One

    A first solo trip: are you not interested, worried about finances, unable to concentrate on one own’s needs. Want to get away from friends, who look with care and underlying pity. Need a vacation from paperwork and loneliness.…

  • Free stuff in New York City from The Women’s Travel Group

    I was born in New York City, went to elementary/junior and high school in New York City, did grad school at New York University and a first job at The New York Times. After years abroad then Miami, we moved to New York.

    Every day there is something to discover, to try out, to eat,to learn, or just to breathe in for shere enjoyment. The Women’s Travel Group  www.thewomenstravelgroup.com  added New York to its tours calendar again October 12-16 2017. Behind its image as elite and expensive, NY can be affordable.

  • A Day at Ixtapan Spa in Cool Mountain Air: May 28-June 4

    A Day at Ixtapan Spa in Cool Mountain Air: May 28-June 4

    Do some, do none, or do it all.  May 28-June 4, a guaranteed budget at $1425 double and $1609 single. Come alone, we take care of you.  The Women’s Travel Group.

    6:30AM Fresh oj, coffee and a banana.





    7AM Walk with either fast or slow group with our guide. Walks are around the properties or on mountain paths. Lovely views as the sun rises. It is chilly even in May.

    8AM Stretch in warm natural mineral springs with our instructor.  …

  • Five Things to Unplug in Your Hotel

    Five Things to Unplug in Your Hotel


    We live in a world of beeps and bings and alarms and sirens. When you are on vacation in a hotel, what you need is silence.  Getting a good night’s sleep is a big factor in enjoying your trip. Being a solo in a hotel room and interrupted by one of these noises is even more disconcerting.

    Here are some of the things you should unplug:

    1 The hotel room alarm clock!!!! This is the worst surprise, when the prior guest has used the alarm to catch a 1AM flight and the clock is still programmed.…

  • Why are Solo Women Afraid to Travel Part 4

    Part 1 was a general introduction.

    Part 2 covered  Find the trip you want, we’ll walk through the itinerary to identify scary parts. 1- Did the luggage arrive? 2-Is someone there to meet me? 3-If my plane is delayed, should I get hysterical?

    Part 3  Can you sleep in this hotel? Will you be ok in a room alone?… Will you be ok in a room alone? What if you can’t do something on the trip? What if you get sick?…

  • Why Are Solo Women Scared to Travel?

    Everyday we get calls and emails, some are to book trips and some are to say you are scared to book a trip. Some have booked trips and call to say they are still scared and nervous. Lets take apart a trip and try to experience it ahead of time to take the scared part away.

    First here is Phyllis’ first trip alone. I flew to London, made it to the apartment where I was staying. Hungry and nervous about going out for dinner alone at night time, I went a nearby restaurant.…

  • Organize a Private Travel Group With The Women’s Travel Group

    We are often asked to arrange trips for private groups: clubs, women’s political organizations, charities, and more often now, women’s organizations which support entities losing federal money.

    Here is what you need to organize a private group:

    10 minimun

    Budget for the trip

    goal: funding a scholarship? donating to an organization? awarding top donors? tightening relationships? just having fun?

    duration of trip

    age of participants

    coed or all women


    pre and post trip extra travel for those with more time

    want an escort to work with the guide so everyone is on a real vacation, just ask.…

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