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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 the world for work, rest and play

These six inspirational women have truly gone global. Oh yeah, and they’re also killing it in the workplace. They’ve lived 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 these incredibly inspiring women who are – quite literally …

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:

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 …