50 Places Women Should Never Travel Alone

Buffalo, NY

Right next to Niagara Falls is Buffalo, coming in at one of the worst places for women to travel alone. Although Buffalo is currently amidst a rebirth and revival of their downtown scene, including new restaurants, breweries, and waterfront attractions, women planning to walk the streets alone may want to reconsider.

With a poverty rate over 30% and an unemployment rate over 7%, there is still a ton of friction within the city itself. Non-violent crimes in the city soar high above national averages, including burglary, arson, larceny, and motor vehicle theft.

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Kansas City, MO

Missouri has a tough time with keeping their cities safe for female travelers. Part of this is due to high population levels, high poverty, and high unemployment.

While national averages decreased for violent crimes and assaults, Kansas City averages have continued to increase. With assault and violent crime increasing every year, women certainly should avoid walking through Kansas City on their own.

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Of course, all of this isn’t to say that there aren’t certain dangers to be aware of when taking trips at home. Women are certainly at risk for the same type of violence, sexual harassment, and assault in their hometown as they are while traveling. Still, there are places in the world that are uniquely categorized as more dangerous than most, due to differences in culture, politics, population, or crime rates.

Ladies, never fear—there are plenty of beautiful and exciting places in the world for your next solo travel destination! Still, when packing your bags for your next trip, be advised to avoid these places.

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Most Intense Long-Distance Marathons (Not for the Faint of Heart)

For those among us who love a challenge, these long-distance marathons and outdoor challenges are activities that can only be attempted after years of training, with the right gear, and only by those who are mentally ready to undergo such a feat. Here are some of the most intense and challenging marathons in the world.

Cultured Palate: Dishes from South Africa

South Africa’s incredible biodiversity and rich cultural heritage has given it a unique cuisine unlike any other place on Earth. There are visible influences from the Dutch, German, French, and Cape Malay colonizers, as well as indigenous dishes that have been passed down for generations. If you’re spending your next holiday in South Africa, here are some amazing dishes you must try.

Culture Palate: Dishes from Ukraine

Typically, Ukrainian dishes are hearty, filling, and made with a variety of cooking techniques. In one dish, it’s not uncommon for cooks to have to boil or fry multiple ingredients before they’re finished together in the oven or in a bubbling stew. If you’re visiting Ukraine, make sure to check out some of these dishes. If you get a chance to taste them in their ideal form, you can easily recreate them at home.