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Travel Insurance

Sights and Soul Travels values you as a tour guest, and we want your experience with us to be stress-free and enjoyable. Therefore, we strongly and emphatically encourage all tour guests to obtain the broadest available individual comprehensive Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance for the duration of the tour. Comprehensive travel insurance should cover trip delay, interruption and cancellation, flight delays and cancellations, airline tickets, baggage loss and delay, foreign medical expenses, personal accident/life, medical evacuation, repatriation and other expenses that might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or any inconvenience occurring to you.

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Travel Documents
Women Travel
  • Journeywoman Electronic travel magazine for women who love to travel. Includes tips, stories and advice by women for women around the world.
  • Hermail Free email-based service that allows women to connect with other females who love to travel.
  • Femina Sites for, by and about women (a comprehensive, searchable directory of links to female friendly sites and information on the World Wide Web).
  • Women History Women's History, Biographies, Picture Gallery, Women's Voices, Women's Suffrage and more.
  • Womens Calendar Women's Calendar lists women related events in US and Canada
  • Active Women Active Women is an online magazine covering travel, fitness, health and careers
Travel Magazines
  • Timeout Online version of the travel magazines covering cities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and the U.S.
  • Transitions Abroad Magazine Bimonthly guide to practical information on affordable alternatives to mass tourism.
  • Go World Travel Online travel magazine with an extensive list of articles on destinations throughout the world
  • ITN International Travel News Magazine
Popular On-Line Guides
  • Arthur Frommer Online Multi-layer website full of bargain tips, message boards, online magazines and information about his guidebook series.
  • Lonely Planet Down-to-earth travel guides for worldwide destinations. Also offers maps, books, online forums, feature articles, and travel services.
  • Travel Guide Information | World Travel Guide Travel Guide Information, travel articles and features. Also event guides, world clock, weather guides, and travel news.
General Travel Websites

  • The Globetrotters Club An international network for independent travelers from around the world.
  • International Travel News An invaluable aid to high-frequency overseas travelers, covering budget to luxury travel for both independent adventurers and group tour takers.
  • International Travel Directory Comprehensive directory for travel related web sites. Destination guides, travel news and travelogues.
  • TripAdvisor Unbiased hotel reviews, photos and travel advice for hotels and vacations - Compare prices with just one click.
  • BootsnAll is the ultimate resource to the independent traveller. Travel Community, Travel Stories, Cheap Tickets, Youth Hostels and all your travel needs.
Travel Health
  • The International Society of Travel Medicine An organization dedicated to the advancement of the specialty of travel medicine. Has a directory of worldwide clinics.
  • Travel Health The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention's web site: a comprehensive resource for healthy travel. Includes special sections for women, special needs, families, students and others.
  • World Health Organisation / Travel Advice All individuals planning travel should seek advice on the potential hazards in their chosen destinations and understand how best to protect their health and minimize the risk of acquiring disease.
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How to Travel Practically - Recommended Books 

How to Travel Practically Anywhere by Susan Stellin (2006) An essential guide for today's traveler: timesaving tips to navigate, book, and troubleshoot your travel planning, on and off the Web. If you? ve ever tried to find a sale fare you saw advertised for a flight, only to turn up much higher prices, or discovered that the hotel you booked wasn? t exactly "steps away from the ocean," you know that the do-it-yourself era of travel can mean something else entirely: you? re on your own. Now Susan Stellin, a regular contributor to the New York Times, offers the ultimate guide to the sometimes overwhelming logistics of travel, from researching trip plans to avoiding pitfalls on the road. This comprehensive guidebook presents practical advice on the most useful Web sites, strategies for finding the best deals, and resources to help you decide where and when to go. It also provides crucial tips to ensure your trip doesn? t disappoint, including - what you should research before you book your hotel - how to avoid hidden fees and expensive change penalties - what your credit card covers when you rent a car - whom to call if you need a doctor far from home No matter what type of trip you're planning -- business or pleasure, domestic or international, budget or splurge, exotic getaway or family visit -- How to Travel Practically Anywhere will be an indispensable resource.

Safety and Security for Women Who Travel (Travelers' Tales) by Sheila Swan (2004) Through their own stories and tips and the entertaining and insightful anecdotes of traveling women, Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer show you how to take care of yourself and feel as good on your journeys as you do at home. Personal safety is a prime concern for women on the road, and this collection of tips and wisdom gives women the tools they need to be secure, confident travelers. The authors are expert world travelers whohelp lay to rest fears and provide guidance for women to travel securely anywhere in the world. From concrete advice about how to plan for a trip to inspirational and informative accounts of experiences on the road, this book will inform and entertain both inexperienced and new travelers. The book includes entertaining and exciting anecdotes of other women. Learn how to protect yourself in any situation and how to avoid trouble when it appears.

Basic Essentials Women in the Outdoors by Judith Niemi (1999) For a generation the Basic Essentials series has been as much a part of the outdoors experience as backpacks and hiking boots. Information-packed tools for the novice or handy references for the veteran, these volumes distill years of knowledge into affordable and portable books. Whether you're planning a trip or thumbing for facts in the field, Basic Essentials books tell you what you need to know. Discover how to join a women's program, overcome fear and gain confidence, split wood, sharpen a knife, tie knots, and gain other skills, pack food and cook meals outdoors, stay healthy and maintain good hygiene and dress appropriately and layer up for protection.