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In the Victorian era, adventurous women who traveled solo or together were looked upon as "unusual."

Thankfully, those days are over, and today, the world of women's travel is wide open.  Some women have found a lot of pleasure in women-only trips, leaving their spouses at home and enjoying the freedom to travel with only women. GoNOMAD has many stories about women-only trips, but the stories below are not only about that but about the experience of traveling as a women. 

You'll find a range of options for travelers in the articles below that appeal to every kind of woman. The possibilities are unlimited and we hope that these stories inspire your next journey! 


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A Girlfriend Getaway in Glacier Country, Montana

A Girlfriend Getaway in Glacier Country, Montana
Kelly Westhoff and her girlfriends go on a getaway to Glacier Country, Montana, where they go horseback riding, kayaking and white water rafting.

The Lost Girl Phenomenon: Finding a Cure for the Quarter-Life Crisis

The Lost Girl Phenomenon: Finding a Cure for the Quarter-Life Crisis
GoNOMAD's Ariel Newman interviews Lost Girl Amanda Pressner about the group's new book and their network of twenty-something travelers.

The Lost Girls and the Wander Year

The Lost Girls and the Wander Year
The Lost Girls and the Wander Year: Three Friends. Four Continents. One Unconventional Detour around the World

A Woman's Life in Jordan: The Joys and the Hassles

A Woman's Life in Jordan: The Joys and the Hassles
Sophia Jones shares a box of chocolates with a Jordanian woman on a park Bench in Amman, and reflects on the lives of women in the Middle East.

Daytripping in Venice Beach Calif

Daytripping in Venice Beach Calif
On a weekend getaway to Venice Beach, California, a middle-aged woman rediscovers her inner hippie artist and explorer.

Women with Wanderlust Pen Exciting, Daring Travel Tales

Women with Wanderlust Pen Exciting, Daring Travel Tales
GoNOMAD Senior Writer Kelly Westhoff writes about exciting, daring, smart travel books by women with wanterlust.

Hiking Palm Spring's Indian Canyon

Hiking Palm Spring's Indian Canyon
Ingrid Hart journeys to the Seven Sisters Waterfall in Palm Springs, California, where she finds herself at one with the spirits of the desert.

A Mass Wedding in Northern Pakistan

A Mass Wedding in Northern Pakistan
Heather Carreiro enjoys the music and dancing at a mass wedding in Gilgit in Northern Pakistan sponsored by the Aga Khan Development Foundation.

South African Safari Tours: The Next Step in Women's Travel

South African Safari Tours: The Next Step in Women's Travel
Stephen Hartshorne writes about a new South Africa safari tour at the Djuma Private Game Reserve, which represents a new direction for women-only tours.

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Why-Women's- Travel-Is-Unique
How Women's Travel Is Unique: GoNOMAD's women's travel articles

Temecula, California: A Girlfriend Getaway Where the Sun Shines Through the Mist - Page Two

Temecula, California: A Girlfriend Getaway Where the Sun Shines Through the Mist - Page Two
The author visits Temecula, California in the Southern California wine growing region for a girlfriend getaway

Temecula, California: A Girlfriend Getaway Where the Sun Shines Through the Mist

Temecula, California: A Girlfriend Getaway Where the Sun Shines Through the Mist
Cathie Arquilla visits Temecula, California in the Southern California wine growing region for a girlfriend getaway with two close friends.

Micro-Lending Programs Help the Forgotten Women of Laos

Micro-Lending Programs Help the Forgotten Women of Laos
Charlotte Halligan visits Ban Hai, a small village in rural Laos, and reports on micro-lending projects that are helping the women of the village weave their way out of poverty.

Las Vegas Spas: Why Gamble When You Can Relax?

Las Vegas Spas: Why Gamble When You Can Relax?
Kelly Westhoff goes to Las Vegas not to gamble but to check out the many exotic treatments at the big hotel spas.

Canada: Montreal Has That Je Ne Sais Quoi

Canada: Montreal Has That Je Ne Sais Quoi
Jennifer Bellenoit visits Montreal and tours the city in a van, aboard a riverboat and on foot, finding lots of scenic spots in the Old City, fine dining, street performers and other attractions.

Cowgirls & Mustangs: Riding the High Desert in California's Surprise Valley

Cowgirls & Mustangs: Riding the High Desert in California's Surprise Valley
Louisa Preston takes a trail ride at the Fandango Ranch in Surprise Valley, California, and meets wild mustangs in the high desert.

A Three-Generation Moms' Getaway on Cape Cod

A Three-Generation Moms' Getaway on Cape Cod
Kate Cosme and her mother visit Wellfleet, Cape Cod, on the off season, finding time for fine dining, seaside walks and a relaxing massage at the Quiet Mind Studio.

Eurynome Journeys: In Search of Ancient Goddesses and Pirate Queens

Eurynome Journeys: In Search of Ancient Goddesses and Pirate Queens
Stephen Hartshorne writes about Eurynome Journeys, a Camden, Maine, tour company specializing in small-group women-only tours that focus on famous women of history like Egypt's female pharoah Hatsheps ...

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In the Land of Invisible Women: Saudi Arabia

 In the Land of Invisible Women: Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia: In the Land of Invisible Women by Qanta A. Ahmed, MD.A female doctor's story.

Jasper, Alberta: Winter Fun with the Girls

Jasper, Alberta: Winter Fun with the Girls
Jasper, Alberta | Bonnie Way and her girlfriends go hiking in Jasper National Park in Alberta.

The Future of Women's Travel: More Adventure, Less Shopping

The Future of Women's Travel: More Adventure, Less Shopping
Isadora Dunne writes about new women-only tours, which she reports are getting more and more adventurous.
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North Wales: From Snowdonia’s Peaks to the Seaside Spa

North Wales: From Snowdonia’s Peaks to the Seaside Spa
Abbey Stirling, a self professed laptop-worshipping London urbanite, climbs Cwm Idwal, one of the most challenging mountains in Wales, and indulges in a seaside spa in the Village of Deganwy.

Argentina: Horseback Riding and Kayaking in Patagonia

Argentina: Horseback Riding and Kayaking in Patagonia
Lauren Axelrod goes on an outdoor adventure in Patagonia, riding horses across the plains, kayaking on crystal lakes and sleeping beneath the southern stars.

British Columbia's Harrison Hot Springs: The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway

British Columbia's Harrison Hot Springs: The Perfect Girlfriend Getaway
Jane Cassie and two of her nursing cohorts find relaxation and entertainment in a girlfriend getaway at the Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa in British Columbia.

Traveling Tokyo Solo: What Every Woman Should Know

Traveling Tokyo Solo: What Every Woman Should Know
Susan Benton offers some tips for women traveling by themselves in the Tokyo area.

Girls on the Go: More Books by Women With Wanderlust

Girls on the Go: More Books by Women With Wanderlust
GoNOMAD's Kelly Westhoff reviews new titles by women travel writers.

Portugal's Silver Coast: The Perfect Women-Only Tour

Portugal's Silver Coast: The Perfect Women-Only Tour
GoNOMAD talks with Yolanta Barnes of Sights and Soul Travel about one of her newest tours to Portugal's Silver Coast.

Birdwatching in West Marin, California: One Woman's Journey to the Edge of the Lagoon

Birdwatching in West Marin, California: One Woman's Journey to the Edge of the Lagoon
Claire Hutkins Seda takes the reader on birding expeditions in West Marin, California.

Q & A With Lisa Lubin

Q & A With Lisa Lubin
GoNOMAD Editor Stephen Hartshorne interviews Lisa Lubin, a former television producer who resigned her job to travel the world.

Rafting Peru's Cotahuasi River: One Woman's Whitewater Adventure

Rafting Peru's Cotahuasi River: One Woman's Whitewater Adventure
Jess Tuerk takes a rafting trip on the Cotahasi River in Peru, through the deepest navigable canyon in the world.

Solo Women's Travel: Auntie Val's Magic Carpet Ride

Solo Women's Travel: Auntie Val's Magic Carpet Ride
Valerie Sartor takes a trip to Kashgar in northern China and acquires a rug that will become a faily heirloom.

A Women-Only Bike Trip in Vietnam

A Women-Only Bike Trip in Vietnam
Lisa Lubin takes a women-only bike trip in Vietnam, where she enjoys the friendly people (especially the children) and the tasty local food.

A Women-Only Bike Trip in Vietnam - Page Two

A Women-Only Bike Trip in Vietnam - Page Two
Lisa Lubin takes a women-only bike trip in Vietnam, where she enjoys the friendly people (especially the children) and the tasty local food.

Learning to Kick Like a Man in Thailand

Learning to Kick Like a Man in Thailand
Leah Welch learns kickboxing in Thailand.

Granny Goes to Greenland

Greenland, a writer takes a vacation to Greenland with her 80-year-old grandmother.

Ten Tips for Wandering Women

Ten Tips for Wandering Women
Ten Tips for Wandering Women:“100 Places Every Woman Should Go”. A new travel book by Stephanie Elizondo Griest.

Women's Tales of Courage and Adventure

Women's Tales of Courage and Adventure
Women's Tales of Courage and Adventure

Arctic Women Expeditions: Enjoying the Beauty of the Wilderness

Arctic Women Expeditions: Enjoying the Beauty of the Wilderness
Arctic Women Expeditions: Enjoying the Beauty of the Wilderness

Yukon Women's Expeditions: Enjoying the Beauty of the Wilderness

Yukon Women's Expeditions: Enjoying the Beauty of the Wilderness
Yukon Women's Expeditions: Enjoying the Beauty of the Wilderness

New Website Offers Travel Tips for Divorced Women

New Website Offers Travel Tips for Divorced Women
New website offers travel tips for divorced women.
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