Whether it was hitchhiking throughout Israel’s northern hilltops, taking a bus from Cairo to the Sinai Desert alone, and befriending the expats in Kiev’s bars, I was fearless.
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Through my own adventures, I realized women needed a great resource for traveling abroad.
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On Control Top TV, Pink Pangea writers share their experiences as women travelers throughout the world. Control Top TV is the official YouTube channel for Control Top Productions, a digital media management/production company that specializes in Gen Y female content creators.
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Jaclyn Mishal heard dramatic stories of world travelers from the safety of the travel office where she was employed. Working late one evening, colleagues were joking about the many mysteries of how to travel and what to do when you get where you’re going. She realized that guide books don’t always prepare a traveler adequately for the culture and life on the ground for travelers, especially women travelers. In fact, the running joke among her office staff was ‘Good travel advice is in very short supply’.
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My first book, The Woman’s Travel Guide to New Zealand, created quite a flap.
“Why a guide for women?” interviewers asked suspiciously. Many media mistakenly referred to it as the “single girl’s guide to New Zealand,” which missed the point and really annoyed me. However, the heartwarming feedback I received from readers made it all worthwhile.
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Traveling by yourself can be a bit of a daunting experience. While there are certainly countries where solo female travel is dangerous—if not life threatening—there are plenty of places where this isn’t the case. In fact, if you venture out with common sense, traveling alone as a woman can be an incredibly enriching experience.
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“Many women over-pack,” Phyllis Stoller, founder of the Women’s Travel Club, tells PINK. She says packing light is the secret to saving time, tips and luggage fees.
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It always hits me in the spring: that first tickle that turns into a serious itch of wanderlust. You catch a late-night screening of The Quiet Man, and suddenly Ireland is all you can think about. How beautiful is my ancestral home?! Where would I go? Could I still get a ticket with miles? And would I feel comfortable going it alone?
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MISHICOT – Mollie Munro, a Mishicot High School alumnus, has been living and studying at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Africa, since leaving the United States on July 9 in an exchange student program.
“I signed up for scholarships, sent in for my visa, bought a plane ticket, got six shots and before I knew it I was in the airport waiting for my flight to board,” she said.
Munro, a communications major and African-studies minor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has been writing an online blog about her adventures. Individuals may read her story in her own words at http://mollieinafrica.blogspot.com.
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As part of our ongoing Editor’s Pick series, we are happy and proud to announce Pink Pangea as our Discovering Startups Editor’s Pick for October.
Pink Pangea is simply a great idea. It’s a place for women travelers all over the world to share their experiences. It provides two things: deep, engaging stories from others about extremely unique experiences, and the passing on of knowledge to allow others to emulate those experiences. The DS team simply became swept up in reading all of the great stories from around the world, and because of the simple, straightforward value Pink Pangea provides, we wish congratulate them on being our Editor’s Pick for October. Best of Luck Pink Pangea!
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Pink Pangea is a new site for women who want to travel the world and seek authentic advice from other women travelers.
If you are a woman itching to travel, the world shouldn’t get in your way.
On Pink Pangea, women can share travel concerns, advice, anecdotes and photos, showing that with savvy and spunk, others can see the world too. Covering travels from the Middle East to South America to Southeast Asia to Europe, and more, women give tips and advice for secure and fulfilling adventures throughout the world. Popular topics include foreign men, nightlife, dress, and safety with featured posts covering everything from escaping catcalls in Italy to making it up the Himalayas.
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I’m usually allergic to pastels and anything labeled “women-specific,” but Pink Pangea has won me over. The new women’s travel site was launched in June, by world traveler Rachel Trager and two similar-minded female friends. The trio work for an organization that finds overseas volunteer/internship placements for young adults.
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Meet Rachel, co-founder of Pink Pangea, a woman-specific travel site. Women are encouraged to share their experiences, connect with other adventurers, and prepare their own world travels.
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