50 Places Women Should Never Travel Alone


There are plenty of beautiful resorts to vacation at in Haiti, but it’s difficult to resist the temptation to leave and explore the surrounding culture. For women traveling alone, this is a terrible idea. The number of reported muggings and assaults steadily pour in, and tourists are particularly at risk for sexual crimes.

As it turns out, when people say “Stay on the resort and you’ll be fine,” they certainly mean it for Haiti.

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Daniel-Alvarez / Shutterstock.com

Acapulco, Mexico

Though it once was considered the most prosperous city in Mexico, high levels of crime and violence have given Acapulco a bad reputation. Women traveling alone might be willing to give this bad reputation another chance—after all, we all go through our phases—but Acapulco might not deserve it.

As the third most violent city in the world, there are 104 homicides for every 100,000 people. Those might not be the best odds for women traveling alone.

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Guatemala City, Guatemala

As the largest city in Central America, Guatemala City certainly holds a large piece of the Mayan world, both present and past. Unfortunately, this city also holds a critical crime rating from the OSAC, making it one of the most dangerous places for women to travel to alone.

Many violent crimes happen in public transportation, like buses and taxis. Women who plan to travel alone—and to give their feet a rest from time to time—will want to steer clear of Guatemala City.

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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.