50 Places Women Should Never Travel Alone

Tallahassee, Florida

There is no denying that Florida is a popular tourist destination for its scenic beaches and balmy weather. For all its good qualities, women planning to traverse the streets of Tallahassee may want to take a few other people along. In 2015, their crime rate was almost three times higher than the national average.

Tallahassee also has the seventh highest rate of rape across the country. Women traveling alone in Tallahassee are immediately at risk for sexual assault, even in the Sunshine State.

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Although overall crime has gone down slightly, traveling to Honduras on your own isn’t exactly the best-case scenario. The country has one of the highest murder rates in the entire world. Due to gang violence, armed robbery, and rape, the UN has named Honduras as one of the most dangerous places to travel to.

In fact, the National Commission for Human Rights reports that 90% of female fatalities were not investigated over the past decade. If Honduras is still calling your name, stick to the touristy areas—but even then, women should exercise extreme caution.

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Matyas Rehak / Shutterstock.com

Saudi Arabia

This is somewhat of a no-brainer, since remarkably few women’s rights exist here and incidents of kidnapping and assault are commonplace. Tourism visas aren’t a thing, so if you’re traveling alone, you’re probably going for business, to visit family, or to make the Hajj pilgrimage. Even so, you need a male sponsor or guardian with you if you’re under forty-five, which certainly doesn’t sit well by American travel standards.

Saudi laws and practices are consistently horrible to women, so it’s best to not attempt to travel there at all—unless Dad goes with you.

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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.