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Cheap and Chic: How To Travel For Less in Europe

posted by: Nina Sarmiento

Europe is expensive, and in touristy cities like Paris and London, prices shoot up during the peak summer season. But there are cheap ways to go around Europe and still have a fun and fab time: (read more here)

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Safe and Solo in Europe: Travel Safety Tips

posted by: Nina Sarmiento

It is safe for women to travel alone through Europe. Key European cities such as Paris, London, Berlin,Vienna and Geneva are among the cities in the world that provide the best quality of living to its residents, according to the Mercer 2010 Quality of Living Survey. Cities included in this list are noted , among other things, for their low crime rates and political and economic stability. (read more here)

Traveling is a career investment

Some people can’t understand why I spend most of my money traveling instead of say, saving for a new model of cellphone (WHY?) or a car (ok that might be a necessity, given that Manila doesn’t have a very efficient public transport system. But then again why?). (read more here)

Going Solo: Best Way To Travel in Europe

text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

(It’s summer and this is the perfect time to visit Europe! So every week, from today until September, Gypsygals Tales is publishing a blog post that will help solo female travelers enjoy Europe in style without breaking the bank.)

The green green grass of Ireland: Ahh summer, the best time to visit Europe

I like traveling solo around Europe. I can wander around at my own pace, in my own time. I don’t have to compromise. I don’t ask for someone else’s permission.I can do all the things that I want – visiting museums, shopping for gifts, taking photos of churches, castles and bridges. At night, I can relax in my room and read a book, no one forcing me to get sauced in a bar. Hellooo…I live in Ireland where I spend most nights drinking with my friends in a pub. Why bother going overseas just to get some alcohol, duh! (read more here)

A Cheap but Chic Guide for Solo Women Travellers in London

text and photos by Nina Sarmiento

I enjoy going to London, if only because I can’t get enough of the museums, galleries and taking photos of the London Eye. But it can be hard on the budget, this being one of the world’s most expensive cities. (read more here)

 

Women and Health: Five tips for staying fit while on the road

posted by Prime Sarmiento

I was sick the past few days. Must be the El Nino. The weather here in Manila is hitting as much as 35.8 degrees Celsius and everyone – from farmers to urbanites – are suffering from the heat wave. (read more here)

Seven Ways to a Stress-Free Holiday Travel

posted by: Gypsygal Prime

I don’t usually travel during the holidays as I don’t see the point of paying for peak season (i.e. overpriced) tickets/accommodations, or jostling for seats and space in crowded places. A holiday for me means relaxing in my own space, without having to deal with noise and nosy people. (read more here)

Christmas Gift Guide for Independent Women Travellers

Art of Losing Yourself pampering kit by Leyende

Art of Losing Yourself pampering kit by Leyende

Muni Travel Journal

Muni Travel Journal

Posted by: Gypsygal Prime

Traveling light is a must for independent women travellers like me. We want to seek and experience both new and familiar places with all the essentials, none of the heavy baggage.

Listed below are some Christmas gift ideas for that travelling girl who likes to go solo. They’re all stylish and portable that you might end up buying Christmas gifts for yourself. Happy shopping! (read more here)