Four new destinations for women to visit before the crowds from The Women’s Travel Group. 

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BESIDES THESE 4 TOURS, THERE ARE MANY MORE ON OUR WEBSITE 

FOR A COOLER AND MORE FASCINATING SUMMER. 

Croatia with Montenegro and Herzegovina/Bosnia  Many tourists are going to Croatia on cruises. They miss the interior which was Roman, Greek,  Byzantine, Ottoman and Soviet. Cruises miss the serendipity of a festival? a market? Bosnia and Herzegovina has an East-meets-West Ottoman and Austro-Hungarian theme you do see from shore. Generally food on a cruise is continental. Driving around this area and enjoying local food is one of the highlights. Croatian food is a combo of Italian-Hungarian-Austrian and Turkish food, all of which are spectacular. Olive oil and garlic from Italy? Pastries from Austria? Stews from Hungary? Salads and spices from Turkey? Shopping if that is your thing, will always be better away from crowds. CHECK OUT OUR TOUR IN SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2019

Mexico and the Yucatan, another get-away-from-cruise-crowds. Specifically stay in Merida, a 16c city where one can wander even at night and be totally safe. Women generally like learning about local customs and here is the heart of Mayan culture.  So by driving into the interior, you will get private views of major pyramid complexes, birds, flowers and villages. It is shocking how few tours explore the Yucatan. Roads are excellent, food fantastic, hotels in larger towns very comfortable and bargains are everywhere. The Peso is so low at 22 to the Dollar, it is impossible not to buy jewelry, clothes, household items.  CHECK OUT OUR TOUR IN JANUARY 2020

The Emirates and Oman are popular now. The coastal UAE with neighboring Oman have fabulous scenery, major museums both local and European, and are filled with UNESCO Heritage castles, forts, desert oases, wildlife… They are more progressive than you might know and geopolitical changes have made them our new friends  No head scarf or special garb required for women. No limit on where women can go, eat or shop. Sights in these areas are the ancient camel market at Al Ain, the mosque in Abu Dhabi, Gold Souk in Dubai, camel races, turquoise waters in wadis mid desert, exotic souks and even more exotic Bedouins. Food is Lebanese-style and wines are offered (in most Emirates). Shopping terrific. CHECK OUT OUR TOUR IN MARCH 2020

Malta is so near yet so far. Few Americans visit it or know much about this island. Malta has a temperate climate and Valletta, its capital, offers the most movie like port in the world. Malta is popular with Brits for its mild weather, ancient towns, fortresses, history of valor in WW2. Sites include those of the Knights crusaders, pre historical archaeology, Baroque mansions and palaces all set on a beautiful Mediterranean Island. Food is a mixture again- just look at where the island sits. From one of the many markets you might bring home sun-dried tomatoes, sun-ripened olives, canned capers, the famed cheese, dried figs and wine.  CHECK OUT OUR TOUR IN MARCH 2020

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