There is nothing like a local to show you around. Get off the beaten track and meet the real people.
I love introducing visitors to some of my special places – the beach at the end of a dusty road, the walk along the rocks at low tide or the café where everything is made fresh every day from real ingredients.
Women Travel has a directory of Local Guides – women who know and love the places they live. They are ready to introduce you to some unique locations.
Some of Women Travel Local Guides
- The group of women who are guides in Rome
- Discover the story of the Castro, the famous gay area of San Francisco
- Arzu in Turkey who leads Walking Tours in Istanbul
- Sonya who runs a simple B&B in India
There are many more Local Guides on our Directory.
Story of Laxmi Sunar – Woman Trek leader in Nepal
Laxmi Sunar, a 35 years old from Jumla, which is one of the remote districts of Nepal belongs to a low caste family. She never attended school. At the age of 15, her neighbors arranged marriage for her in Mugu, the west Nepal. Laxmi had two daughters age seven and five. Her husband left her […]
Bedouin Women Making History as Guides on Sinai Trail
Julie Paterson of Venues Adventures for Women writes the story of how a Bedouin woman became a trail guide in Sinai Um Yasser, a middle-aged Bedouin woman of the Hamada tribe in South Sinai, was born in a rock house, but spent much of her childhood living in a cave dwelling in the desert, where […]
In Siem Reap Jump in the Lavender Jeep
My name is Sreyneang Ley. I am Cambodian and one of the cofounders and lead drivers of Lavender Jeep Siem Reap. It is nice to meet you! I guess I have an interesting story. I am originally from the countryside about one hour from Siem Reap. My family are farmers so we have a simple […]
Local Barcelona Guide – Clara Martin
Women Travel has a directory of women guides in special places around the world. The latest is Clara Martin in Barcelona. Clara knows Barcelona – it is her home, and having studied in the UK and returned, she realised how much she loved showing off her city. I love it’s history and stories, to know […]
Wildside Adventures NZ
Amy and Emily are a mother and daughter team who enjoy the wild side of New Zealand’s East Coast of the North Island. Both highly trained guides and native to this area, they have set up Wildside Adventures to show locals and visitors the adventures you can discover within the breathtaking wilderness and along the […]
Let Adriana help you Discover Bulgaria
I met Adriana on the #keralablogexpress, she is a tour guide by profession, travel blogger by hobby and traveler by heart. Here she writes about her passion for guiding in Bulgaria. She is just one of the great women guides on Women Travel the World…. Let Adriana be your local guide in Bulgaria – tailoring […]
Edith’s Paris – your Local Paris Guide
Edith is the latest to join our Women Travel Local Guides Network at Women Travel. She is French and Parisian to the core, born close to the birth place of Edith Piaff, but she has a passion for languages so also speaks English, Italian, Spanish, Swedish and Chinese. Let Edith be your local Paris Guide. […]
Journeys off the Map in India – with Breakaway
Journeys are about self-discovery and the discovery of new places, people, cultures and traditions. Visit India with Breakaway – Journeys off the Map Get into the heart of India. Experience one of the most appreciated traditions while meeting fine craftsman and connecting with the stories that have kept traditions that date back to the 15th […]