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Jessica Nabongo - The first black woman to visit every country in the world

Visit every country in the world. Meet Jessica Nabongo; the first black woman to do just that.

To visit every country in the world is quite a feat. Jessica Nabongo (@thecatchmeifyoucan on Instagram) set upon a mission to become the first black woman documented to do just that. And at age 35, she achieved it. We interviewed Jessica whilst on her mission to to visit every country in the world. At the …

Girls gone global: 6 inspiring women travel for work, rest and play

These six girls gone global are inspirational women who are killing it in the workplace. Between them they’ve lived in and worked all over the world in high-profile jobs with companies including Instagram, Nike and United Nations to name a few. What does travel mean to fearless females who are, quite literally, conquering the world? …

Is this the Philippines’ best beach?

Welcome to the Philippines’ best beach… Or as I remember it, the week I simply stopped. I’m usually an active traveller; checking out the newest restaurants or trekking out of big cities to discover local landscapes. Partying it up in the coolest clubs in town, or visiting local places of historic or religious significance. But …

Benefits of travelling alone

The benefits of travelling alone as a woman, and advice from those who’ve done it

In 2018, a British Airways Global Solo Travel Study found that 75% of women globally are planning a solo trip in the next few years, and that women under that age of 25 are more likely than men, in the same age bracket, to take a solo trip.

Why do people like to travel solo? BA concluded that for the majority it was the independence and freedom to shape their own trip.

Do you think you could take the plunge and travel solo? Perhaps some female travel inspiration could help encourage your independent wanderlust.

We asked some of the female travellers in our wonderful travel community the benefits of travelling alone, here’s what they said:

Inspirational Traveller: Linda Malys Yore

Linda Malys Yore is the 67 year old travel blogger making waves on Instagram They say 60 is the new 40 and Linda Malys Yore couldn’t agree more. When you think of a travel influencer, you probably picture a millennial digital nomad sat in a hammock on a Balinese beach. Instead, consider the ‘retirement gap …

Interview with the owner: Anchalika Kijkanakorn. Founder & Managing Director of AKARYN Hotel Group

Ex financier turned hotelier, Anchalika Kijkanakorn, founded Thailand’s AKARYN Hotel Group with a mission to do things differently. She’s turned hospitality on its head in Thailand, introducing the country’s first boutique resort, Aleenta Hua Hin-Pranburi. Since then she has blazed an eco-friendly trail throughout Asia, launching the continent’s first single-use plastic-free hotel, akyra Tas Sukhumvit …