The concept of sisterhood in travel is growing fast and several companies organize tours and lodging exclusively for women. Here are three outstanding sources: Wanderful operates a home-sharing network, and Wild Terrains and Purposeful Nomad run tours built around local culture and women-operated enterprises.

Home sharing: If you’re travelling thousands of kilometres and arrive in a place that is outside of your comfort zone, you might need a best friend, family togetherness or a home-cooked meal.

Wanderful’s home-sharing network is similar to Airbnb, except all the hosts and guests are women and they all are identified through a video process. Many of the hosts are single mothers, empty nesters and young professionals.

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