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Jo Fitzsimons is a freelance travel writer who has visited over 50 countries. is the place where she shares destination details, travel itineraries, planning and booking tips and trip tales. Her aim: to help you plan your travel adventure on your terms and to your budget.

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  5. Shannon O'Donnell
    Shannon O'Donnell at | | Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing, you have some great tips here at the end 🙂 Cheers and safe travels.

    1. IndianaJo
      IndianaJo at | | Reply

      Thanks, Shannon. You have some great thoughts on the subject as well ( – I am currently sporting my own muffler burn from a motorbike in the Philippines. I suspect the female safety travel debate will be ongoing long after we both retire our backpacks. My only hope is that concerns for future female travellers get fewer and/or the travel ladies get tougher 🙂 Safe travels to you, too.

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