Celebrating Women

Travel is an excellent way to not only celebrate historical events that have shaped the lives of women today, but it is always a way to support the barriers actively being broken.  

Those Who Came Before Us

Travel offers firsthand experiences that brings to life the road great women of our history walked.  Travel offers the opportunity to stand in places where history was made! This month and throughout 2020, several places have special exhibits celebrating women and the history they made.

Renwick Gallery, D.C.

From now through mid-May, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C, has a special exhibit honoring Native American women artists: “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists,” which features eighty different artworks and examines Native American women’s artistic achievements.

Finger Lakes, NY

100 ways to celebrate women trail map.

In Finger Lake, NY, through the “100 Ways to Celebrate Women Empowerment,” travelers can go point to point and experience important places where iconic women paved the way in women’s rights. Stops include the courthouse where Susan B. Anthony was tried in 1873 for her “crime” of voting.

National Museum of American History, D.C.

Creating Icons banner

The National Museum of American History honors the icons of the 19th amendment with their “Creating Icons: How We Remember Woman Suffrage” exhibit. While the exhibit itself honors the icons, don’t miss the displays covering events and people who also impacted the movement and have been forgotten over time.

National Archives, D.C

During all of 2020 the National Archives in Washington, D.C has the “Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote” exhibit that celebrate the activists who made headway towards the 19th amendment.

National Cowgirl Hall of Fame, Fort Worth, TX

cowgirl hall of fame

Travel to the Heartlands this summer and visit Forth Worth, Texas’ National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame‘s exhibit dedicated to retired Chief Justice, Sandra Day O’Connor, a modern-day cowgirl.

Attribution: Michael Barera

Those Breaking Barriers Today

By traveling with companies who promote the advancement of women in historically male-dominated roles, travelers can celebrate and support modern women who actively work to break current barriers.

Celebrity Cruises is one such company. They are not only the first cruise line to have a woman, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo, hold the title of President and CEO, but they have also increased the number of women on their bridge. The cruise line’s “Bridge Diversification” program has raised the number of women on the bridge from 3% to 22% across 14 ships in their fleet .

In a recent interview with Women Who Travel, Lutoff-Perlo discusses her career with Celebrity and her goals for next .

Contact your KaliKosmos Travel advisor today and let us help plan your trip celebrating the women of yesterday and today.

There’s an App for That!

SmartPhones have made many parts of life easier, including travel. Before your next trip, consider taking these apps along with you.

App in The Air

App in the Air

App in the Air includes features such as keeping travel of itineraries, boarding passes, and frequent flyer information, as well as up-to-date weather, alerts about delays, and currency information for major airports around the world.

We like it because it allows you track boarding times, landing times, and current wait times for check-in, security, and customs. A subscription is required.

Downloads available for Apple, Google, and Samsung.

Photo: App in the Air

Bravolol Travel Phrasebook

Bravolol

We’ve been there- in a foreign country, needing to communicate, not knowing how. Now, Bravolol can help!

Download their phrases and words to use off offline and be able to say “Thank you”, “How much?”, “A table for two please”, and many other helpful phrases.

Plus the pronunciation is recorded by native speakers.

Their limited app version is free with in app purchases to download specific languages as needed.

Downloads available for Apple and Google.

Photo: Bravolol

TripIt

TripIt

Forward your KaliKosmos Travel itinerary to TripIt’s dedicated email address and they will add it to your trip database. You can then retrieve it on your computer, your phone, and your watch.

Most of their services are free, but there is pro version also available.

Downloads available for Apple and Google.

Photo: TripIt

My TSA App

MyTSA app

With MyTSA airline passengers can access answers to the TSA’s most frequently asked questions, get TSA tips on preparing for security, and access a searchable database of what can and can’t go in both checked and carry-on bags.

With the app you can also see information on delays and weather conditions at airports throughout the US, see historical data on an airport’s security times, and learn how to sign up for TSA Pre.

Downloads available for Apple and Google.

Photo: MyTSA

WhatsApp

WhatApp

WhatsApp is a great tool not only for keeping in touch with people back home while traveling but also for staying in touch with all the new friends you make while abroad.

Use this free app over Wifi to receive text message, voice messages, voice calls, and video calls.

No more worrying about the cost to keep in touch!

Downloads available for Apple and Android.

Photo: WhatsApp

What’s your favorite app to have on hand when traveling?