Dukes Hotel’s new female-specific rooms highlight personal safety, but they also reinforce gender stereotypes. The bigger question is: Do they really think these measures are serving women better or is the real goal to use women as a marketing gimmick?
The Queen Mary 2 has long-catered to dogs and their masters, and now even solo travelers are having their day in the sun -- or in their own staterooms, at least.
It's arguably easier to travel by yourself, and plan that travel, than in the past and that goes for U.S. travelers of all ages.
Much has been written about the impact mobile devices and social media are having on the travel experience, but there are profound implications for female travelers, in particular, who can use the tools to feel safer when on the road alone.
Author Laura Bly is right: The unfortunate death of an American traveler in Istanbul isn't an indictment of solo travel, it's a reminder about what keeps us safe and how travel can change us.