Our 1,000th Post!

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Today is a HUGE milestone for us here at Go! Girl Guides: It’s our 1,000th post!!

When I started Go! Girl Guides four years ago, I envisioned a resource that would help to empower women to travel the world, through guidebooks and online content. I wanted to build a community here, with writers from around the world, and I wanted to get other women traveling.

Since then we’ve sold over 10,000 guidebooks across the world. We’ve posted great, destination-and-women’s-based content that I’m so proud of, every single day, and we’ve started something new and exciting: The Women’s Travel Fest.

The Women’s Travel Fest is an amazing consumer travel event that inspires and empowers women to travel the world, with help from speakers like Samantha Brown, Sarah Shourd, Laura Ling, Patricia Schultz & Felicity Aston.

We’ve built a tribe here, and today, we’re poppin’ open the champagne. Here’s a look back at some of our most popular posts:

#1) Late Period While Traveling? Don’t Panic! 

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By: Julie
This post has drawn SO many comments from women who are searching for answers when their bodies go haywire after traveling. We love how open you all have been, and we love being able to be a resource for you. The long and short of it is that sometimes traveling throws your cycle completely off kilter. Late on your period after traveling? Don’t stress!

#2) Traveling on a Budget: Tips for Riding the Greyhound Bus

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By: Kat
Looking for tips on how to take the Greyhound bus around the country? We’ve got you covered! Riding the Greyhound is a great way to see the country on a budget (we recently took it from NYC to DC for $25 ROUND TRIP), but some stations are safer than others. Have experience? Chime in and let us know which stations you prefer, and what your tricks are as far as finding great deals and staying safe!

#3) How to Get The Morning After Pill in Europe

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By: Leah Eades
Accidents happen, but the morning after pill isn’t always so easy to obtain in Europe (Italy, we’re looking at you). We’ve created a great round up of European countries and which allow you to obtain Plan B over the counter vs those that need prescriptions. Need advice on what to do? Reach out to us!

#4) Secret Stash: Where to Hide Your Money

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By: Julie
No one wants to work months saving money to travel, just to be robbed once their abroad. Not surprisingly, this post is consistently one of our most-viewed. And it has great tips on where to hide your money while traveling! Bra pockets, hairdryers and tampon boxes, anyone?

#5) UTI’s Abroad: Treating, Preventing and Traveling On

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By: Krissy
Having a UTI sucks at home, but it can be torture while you’re traveling. So what can you do to ensure this doesn’t happen to you? Read this helpful post on how to prevent and treat urinary tract infections while traveling.

Our most popular guidebook: Mexico

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Author: Ellen Guill
We LOVE Mexico. It’s one of our favorite countries, and a place we always return to. But Mexico has it’s share of problems, and for a solo female traveler, there are areas to avoid and things to know. Not surprisingly then, Mexico is one of our most popular guidebooks, with over 5,000 guidebooks sold. Need a copy? Head over to our store to pick one up!

THANK YOU! for supporting us along the way. We love reading your comments, interacting with you on social media, and taking your advice.

We want to be the best we can be, so if there’s anything you want to see or any way that we can help you, speak up! Write a comment below, tweet us @GoGirlGuides or send us an email to info@gogirlguides.com 

Looking forward to another 1,000 posts!!

 

 

 

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Kelly Lewis is the founder of Go! Girl Guides, Go! Girl Adventures and creator of the Women's Travel Festival. She loves traveling and aims to inspire and empower women of all ages to get out there!

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