Region: Europe and Central Asia
Country: Global / Non-Specific
Topic: Gender Impact
The media tend to portray men as bold travellers, yet women throughout history have been daring travellers and have undertaken epic journeys of discovery. Even though few studies focus on the place and the role of women travellers, there is ample evidence of women as intrepid travellers and explorers, women and their families journeying to make a new life in remote parts of the world, and women making pilgrimages to distant holy places. In today’s world, women travel widely for many diverse social and economic reasons, for instance for scientific discovery and research, employment in other countries, as journalists and war correspondents, and as tourists seeking new experience.
Updated: October 25, 2021