Pink Pangea’s Co-Founder, Rachel Sales, is one extraordinary gal. She has lived and worked from a variety of countries and because of this was inspired to help women around the world realize that it is safe and beneficial to travel solo.
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The first time I solo-traveled internationally was during the summer before college.
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When I left New York to live in Tel Aviv, my business partner Jaclyn and I weren’t sure what would become of our business. We’d started Pink Pangea, the community for women who love to travel, while both of us were working at the same company in New York. On the weekends, we had devoted our time to growing the site.
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It’s a new year, which means it’s time to start booking your next adventure! While women can travel anywhere in the world–with the right research and planning–there are some destinations where you’ll feel comfortable from the get-go.
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Monika Lutz failed to get into college the first time round. What she does next should be an inspiration to us all. As told to Rachel Sales of Pink Pangea.
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Avid and adventurous travelers Rachel Sales and Jaclyn Mishal both faced frustration at the lack of information available for women travelers on the web.
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Pink Pangea gives women a place to post their travel experiences and read the stories shared by their fellow female travelers.
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Rachel Sales from Pink Pangea has set up the premier community for the woman traveler and is going to dive into great tips for moving abroad and overseas living.
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A few weeks after Ben and I first met at a bar in Manhattan, I told him I was leaving for Belarus. “On vacation,” I explained, and he gave me a look that said, “Why?” Later he told me he had thought I was kidding.
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Pink Pangea features informative, first person articles from their correspondents all over the world. From backpacking in India to surviving the South African social scene to learning London transport, and much more, this site has a wealth of information about things guidebooks just don’t tell you.
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If you’re a woman travelling the world, chances are you’ve been the target of a few creepy comments, stares, kissing sounds, or outright marriage proposals
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Since 2009, Pink Pangea Foreign Correspondent Tina Reymann has been traveling the globe—from Europe to the Pacific to Southeast Asia. As a freelance web developer, she has been able to immerse herself in new environments while supporting her travels.
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This week on The Traveler Series, meet Rachel Sales of Pink Pangea, a travel community for women to swap stories and connect. Rachel is the co-founder and editor of Pink Pangea and, along with co-founder Jaclyn Mishal, started the Pink Pangea community after growing frustrated with the lack of information for female travelers. .
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Want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with frequent fliers to find out how often they fly, their favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.
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Whether it was hitchhiking throughout Israel’s northern hilltops, taking a bus from Cairo to the Sinai Desert alone, and befriending the expats in Kiev’s bars, I was fearless.
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Through my own adventures, I realized women needed a great resource for traveling abroad.
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On Control Top TV, Pink Pangea writers share their experiences as women travelers throughout the world. Control Top TV is the official YouTube channel for Control Top Productions, a digital media management/production company that specializes in Gen Y female content creators.
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Jaclyn Mishal heard dramatic stories of world travelers from the safety of the travel office where she was employed. Working late one evening, colleagues were joking about the many mysteries of how to travel and what to do when you get where you’re going. She realized that guide books don’t always prepare a traveler adequately for the culture and life on the ground for travelers, especially women travelers. In fact, the running joke among her office staff was ‘Good travel advice is in very short supply’.
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My first book, The Woman’s Travel Guide to New Zealand, created quite a flap.
“Why a guide for women?” interviewers asked suspiciously. Many media mistakenly referred to it as the “single girl’s guide to New Zealand,” which missed the point and really annoyed me. However, the heartwarming feedback I received from readers made it all worthwhile.
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Traveling by yourself can be a bit of a daunting experience. While there are certainly countries where solo female travel is dangerous—if not life threatening—there are plenty of places where this isn’t the case. In fact, if you venture out with common sense, traveling alone as a woman can be an incredibly enriching experience.
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“Many women over-pack,” Phyllis Stoller, founder of the Women’s Travel Club, tells PINK. She says packing light is the secret to saving time, tips and luggage fees.
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It always hits me in the spring: that first tickle that turns into a serious itch of wanderlust. You catch a late-night screening of The Quiet Man, and suddenly Ireland is all you can think about. How beautiful is my ancestral home?! Where would I go? Could I still get a ticket with miles? And would I feel comfortable going it alone?
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MISHICOT – Mollie Munro, a Mishicot High School alumnus, has been living and studying at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, Africa, since leaving the United States on July 9 in an exchange student program.
“I signed up for scholarships, sent in for my visa, bought a plane ticket, got six shots and before I knew it I was in the airport waiting for my flight to board,” she said.
Munro, a communications major and African-studies minor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has been writing an online blog about her adventures. Individuals may read her story in her own words at http://mollieinafrica.blogspot.com.
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As part of our ongoing Editor’s Pick series, we are happy and proud to announce Pink Pangea as our Discovering Startups Editor’s Pick for October.
Pink Pangea is simply a great idea. It’s a place for women travelers all over the world to share their experiences. It provides two things: deep, engaging stories from others about extremely unique experiences, and the passing on of knowledge to allow others to emulate those experiences. The DS team simply became swept up in reading all of the great stories from around the world, and because of the simple, straightforward value Pink Pangea provides, we wish congratulate them on being our Editor’s Pick for October. Best of Luck Pink Pangea!
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Pink Pangea is a new site for women who want to travel the world and seek authentic advice from other women travelers.
If you are a woman itching to travel, the world shouldn’t get in your way.
On Pink Pangea, women can share travel concerns, advice, anecdotes and photos, showing that with savvy and spunk, others can see the world too. Covering travels from the Middle East to South America to Southeast Asia to Europe, and more, women give tips and advice for secure and fulfilling adventures throughout the world. Popular topics include foreign men, nightlife, dress, and safety with featured posts covering everything from escaping catcalls in Italy to making it up the Himalayas.
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I’m usually allergic to pastels and anything labeled “women-specific,” but Pink Pangea has won me over. The new women’s travel site was launched in June, by world traveler Rachel Trager and two similar-minded female friends. The trio work for an organization that finds overseas volunteer/internship placements for young adults.
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Meet Rachel, co-founder of Pink Pangea, a woman-specific travel site. Women are encouraged to share their experiences, connect with other adventurers, and prepare their own world travels.
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