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How did I become a Travel Expert for women and land on Oprah? My career has been dedicated to travel and writing about women. To support my travel lifestyle (90+ countries so far), I created a brand (GutsyTraveler), wrote 12 books . Getting on Oprah? I did it...read more
A Woman's Passion for Travel: More Stories from a Woman's World "Passion": any kind of feeling or emotion -- hope, fear, joy, grief, anger, love, desire-when vehement, overwhelming or of compelling force. In this follow-up to the award-winning A Woman's World, meet...read more
In stories close to home and far away, from Peru to Kenya and New York City to Ukraine, mothers recount adventures and experiences traveling with their small children, their grown children, and their own parents. They travel to find their adopted children, they become...read more
A Woman's Europe captures the magic of the Swiss Alps, the French countryside, the streets of Moscow, the isles of Greece, the country roads of Ireland, and much more with a uniquely female perspective. Some women travel solo, others with friends, family, or partners,...read more
Even the best organized trips can become tiring if you don’t take a few days off, so I’m chilling in a remote location hidden in the dripping rain forests on Puyuhaipi Sound. Five hours of cruising through the green labyrinth of the fjords led us to the area some call...read more
I'm on the edge of beyond in Northern Patagonia, where the wind howls down the plunging valleys and ricochets between the imposing mountains, forests, rivers, and endless, barren steppes. Traveling through Patagonia is no small undertaking. Today I flew two...read more
I arrived safely after a 21-hour trip and stop in Lima, Peru. Only 4 hours of sleep in the past 24. I am enjoying the people watching in the lobby of the ultra chic W Hotel in the downtown financial area of beautiful Santiago. It is the first W in South America. The...read more
The leftovers from Tante Marie's cooking class are donated to Food Runners serving the hungry in San Francisco www.foodrunners.org Meet Cooking Teacher and Humanitarian of the Year Today at Tante Marie's Cooking School I met an extraordinary woman and culinary...read more
Last weekend I visited the Big Apple for the New York Times Travel Show, where I spoke on a panel about Women Travel; how to get started, save money and stay safe. The moderator of the panel was April Merenda, President of Gutsy Women Travel who talked about organized...read more
We know that "girls' night out" is fun--we love to confess, confide and laugh together. A short trip together-- even better. One of the questions I get most often: "How do you plan a girlfriends' reunion or women's getaway?" First, consider your budgets and the amount...read more
What small town recently won the "Great American Main Street Award" from the National Trust for Historic Preservation? I visited it last week....yes it's picturesque Greenville, located at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in northwestern South Carolina. This...read more
Starting May 5th, 2008, United Airlines will charge passengers $25 to check a second bag. Is there a way to get around the fee? You'll be exempt if you buy a ticket that isn't domestic nonrefundable or if you have Premier status of higher in United's Mielage Plus...read more