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How to travel like a woman: Interviews with fellow light travellers

How to travel like a woman: Interviews with fellow light travellers

How to get Sidetracked

Elisabeth is a Canadian travel writer, photographer, and culture blogger. I was struck by her beautiful images as well as the variety of places she has visited. She writes about food, venues and experiences as a woman travelling alone. 

Elisabeth wearing a Tradlands shirt

Elisabeth wearing a Tradlands shirt

Adventures with Sarah

It's hard to buttonhole Sarah. Is she a blogger? A travel writer? A travel guide? An architect? An artist? A mother? In fact she's all of these and I'm in awe of her achievements. She graciously agreed to answer my questions - in between writing a book and flying from Seattle to Italy and back. I so appreciate learning from her many years' experience as a light traveler.

Sarah, at right, in Thailand with one of her group tours

Sarah, at right, in Thailand with one of her group tours

Cruise control

Ahh! The romance of big ship cruising: you can cruise anywhere in the world: Antarctica; the Baltic Sea; Scandinavia, Canada, the Mediterranean - and closer to home - Papua New Guinea, Fiji and beyond. To find out what modern-day cruises are like, I chatted to my friend Bridget. She's enjoyed a couple of cruises lately - and this is what she has to say.

Papua New Guinea cruise

Papua New Guinea cruise

Pack like a professional; arrive like a celebrity

I chatted to Roslyn Russell, Director, Roslyn Russell Museum Services; Chair, UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Committee, author of many books on the significance of museum artefacts and most recently of High Seas & High Teas: Voyaging to Australia, published by the National Library of Australia. I was lucky to catch up with Roslyn between one of her many trips.

Arrive like a rock star!

Arrive like a rock star!

Cave explorer and Lady Light Traveller

“Why can’t a woman be more like a man?” This is the whine of Henry Higgins, as well as many travel sites. If only women would dress like men, bring less shoes, and abandon their makeup.  Then they could travel lightly! Well, women are not men. We want our shoes, and yes, it is possible to travel lightly with makeup.  Lady Light Travel wants women to know that they can travel with a single carry on bag and still keep their femininity."
Lady Light Travel: bags got smaller over time

Lady Light Travel: bags got smaller over time

Dancing with colour and Stylebook

Of course there's an app for it! Stylebook seems like the perfect packing planner: photograph your wardrobe and pick what works for your next trip:

Import your actual clothes, create magazine-style outfits, plan what to wear, create packing lists and learn more about your wardrobe with statistics like cost per wear - in this totally customizable app!

Rather than try it myself, I asked Meissoun, Switzerland's Oriental and Bollywood dance expert to tell us how she uses Stylebook to sort her dance and travel costumes.

Cooler weather? No problem travelling light

Old school ties are strong! Forty-five years ago I was at school with Lynda. Who would have thought then that in 2017 we'd be chatting about light travel! I'm interested to hear how Lynda has persuaded others to travel lightly with her. Lynda gives us some insights into travelling during cooler weather. 

 

'En plein air' painting outback Australia

'En plein air' painting outback Australia

Planepack packing lists: clothes and toiletries for light and easy travel

Planepack packing lists: clothes and toiletries for light and easy travel

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