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Women solo travel

What Lies Over the Wall? – A Profound Sense of Hope

“Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.” Thich Nhat Hanh. His small, chubby, brown hands were dirty and he smiled a cheeky grin, as he wiped them quickly on his red T-shirt, which was … Continue reading »

Categories: Adventure Travel, Anthropology, Asia, Asia, Destination, Health, Myanmar, Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma), Myanmar (Burma), Spiritual, Uncategorized, Women solo travel | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

Why Donald Trump’s Words & Actions Affect Us All.

Isn’t it interesting that so many women have suddenly come forward, after all these years, to tell their stories and in just the last few weeks of the US election? I hear people asking: “Why now?” “What do these women hope to gain from digging up something which “supposedly” happened in the past?” Whether you … Continue reading »

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Don’t Delay – Make Myanmar Your Next Travel Destination.

Four years ago, in 2012, my travel partner suggested we start planning a photographic trip to Myanmar. He sent me endless newspaper articles regarding civil unrest and the impact of the military government which suggested the need for caution in planning our travel itinerary. I booked my ticket but unfortunately, my travel partner changed his mind! … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Asia, Myanmar, Women solo travel | 1 Comment

“Stepping Outside My Comfort Zone”

Recently I was interviewed by the editor of Battleface –  WORDS AND IMAGES FOR PEOPLE WHO GO TO DANGEROUS PLACES.https://www.battleface.com/blog/traveller-and-explorer-penny-frederiksen/ My name is Penny Frederiksen and I live on a cattle property in Australia. I am a farmer, school teacher, travel-writer and photographer. I am in my 50s with four independent children who live and … Continue reading »

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Postcard from Penny – Putting On A Face In Myanmar

Like women all over the world, cosmetic makeup plays an important part in preparing for my day whether I am heading off to work in the city, traveling internationally or just gardening at home. Let’s face it – none of us want to look one day older than we already are! With the use of … Continue reading »

Categories: Asia, Asia, Cosmetics, Destination, Myanmar, Myanmar (Burma), Photography, Women solo travel | 2 Comments

Strangers Now Sleep In My Bed – How My Travels Influenced My Decision To Become A Home-Stay Host

  I travel for pleasure…a lot. I travel to new cities, countries and continents each year. When people ask me about my experiences, I tell them about the wonderful people I have met and connected with, not the man-made structures I have photographed or climbed over. The same goes for accommodation. I have stayed in … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Australia, Australia, Destination, Home Stay, Women solo travel | 2 Comments

Not Just Another Tourist – Volunteering with Animals

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead. Could you imagine your life without the love and companionships of animals? I couldn’t. Animals have always played a huge part in my life; best friend, companion, accomplice and confident. Growing … Continue reading »

Categories: Animals, Asia, Chiang Mai, Destination, Philanthropy, Thailand, Volunteerism, Women solo travel | 7 Comments

Saying Goodbye – Final Farewells

From a distance I could see the tears welling up in her eyes, and as they began to roll down her cheeks he leant closer and stroked her hair, whispering softly, “I love you, mum. Be strong. Remember, it’s not a final goodbye, goodbye. I will miss you, but have a wonderful time.” As mother and … Continue reading »

Categories: Advice, Airports, Planning, relaxation, Women solo travel | 12 Comments

“So Little Time, So Much To Do” – Dust Off Your Backpack!

Do you remember those travel dreams you had when you were young? Hopefully, you were able to fulfil many of them and have some wonderful memories of holidaying on the Greek Islands or shopping at Harrods in London. For many women they think their travel dreams are over, just because they hit the “magic 60 … Continue reading »

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