Comments on: 10 Secret Items to Pack as a Woman on Your Next Trip http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/ Around the World Travel Blog Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:11:24 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 By: Justine http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-150758 Thu, 08 May 2014 07:00:14 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-150758 Some of the comments are quite insulting. I am a female backpacker and have traveled quite a lot and sometimes I really do enjoy putting on a nice tank, some flats and some mascara when out on the town. It’s not like I do it everyday and my bag doesn’t weigh 20kg. I simply manage to make room for the things I like among the things I need. Dressier tank tops and even dresses are lightweight and roll up to almost nothing. I personally wouldn’t bring jewlery though (besides a cheap simple pair of earrings that I wouldn’t take out the entire trip) just as a precaution. Overall these tips are a great guideline to those traveling girls that like to dress up on occasion.

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By: Dave http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-96105 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:14:08 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-96105 Brianne,

Are you serious? Your response to my comment is WAY out of proportion here. I don’t expect *anything* from female travelers I meet on the road. I’ve made tons of girl friends from dozens of countries over the years.

All I’m saying is that I realize it’s a bigger challenge for women to travel by backpack than men, and that it requires some extra planning and preparation. That’s why I invited Olga to share some of her tips in this post.

Ron,

And I too have met and traveled with many female backpackers over the years. I’m not looking for a girlfriend when I travel, I’m looking for cool people to share experiences and my time with.

Physical attraction is a part of what initially draws men to women and vice versa. Let’s not pretend it isn’t!

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By: Ron http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-96093 Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:05:48 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-96093 Well, said Brianne. When I read comments like that, I feel sorry for all the ‘not as beautiful as magazines say you should be’ women. I’m happily married now, but as a younger man and prodigious backpacker in my time.I found many female backpackers, that made great companions, neither they nor I looking for a mate, just a conversation. I’m still friends with many of them, all across the globe and thirty years later.

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By: Brianne http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-94888 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:05:31 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-94888 Dave, I think that is a horrible statement to make. You should appreciate a woman’s natural beauty, not expect them to “look nice” for you. Especially when living out of a backpack! If you want a superficial woman, a backpacking one is not for you. Go check LA. Disgraceful and offensive.

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By: Brianne http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-94887 Wed, 12 Feb 2014 17:56:08 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-94887 Jewellery is a big NO NO. Do yourself a favour and leave it at home! Having earrings and necklaces on is begging to be robbed. I had a cheap necklace I bought in the country I was visiting ripped off my neck on a bus. I also had a friend I met on the road that had her earrings ripped out of her ears. Jewellery is a bad idea.

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By: Ron Wild http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-77938 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:29:42 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-77938 Jessica and Megan (and any posters of similar comments on pages I will not see as this page is irritating enough) I am so glad to read your comments. As a long time backpacker, I cannot think of a time a woman ever pulled a pair of heels out of her bag to go to the post grape picking café trip, or to pass the evening at a beach/lagoon. The author would appear to have all the depth of a bottle top. You have restored my faith in real women.

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By: Ron Wild http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-77937 Fri, 16 Aug 2013 19:13:33 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-77937 Thanks Simon, you have saved me some typing. This meant to be a backpackers list. I think the author knows too many vacuous women.
It is a derogating to not just to feminism, but women in general.

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By: Jillian http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-42923 Thu, 21 Feb 2013 17:06:45 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-42923 This post is great! I need to print this and show it to my boyfriend for the next time we travel! I admit as a lady I have trouble deciding what clothes to bring and if I should even bother with the make up. Thanks!

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By: Danny - BudgetHotels.SG http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-42304 Sat, 08 Dec 2012 07:43:55 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-42304 Hi Olga,

good tips! Now I can tell my wife to pack less and need not bring the whole house with her by just following these tips!

By the way, a small whistle could be useful too for personal safety. Who knows it may act as an accessory too? No?

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By: Marie http://gobackpacking.com/10-secret-items-pack-woman-next-trip/comment-page-1/#comment-34957 Fri, 03 Aug 2012 20:35:34 +0000 http://gobackpacking.com/?p=6535#comment-34957 I cannot believe I have missed my opportunity to be a backpacking vixen for all these years.

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