Young Woman Cycles The World… 5 Years, 66 Countries, 37,000 Miles

June 16, 2017 by

In 2011, with a passion to see the world, Jin got on her bicycle and has been on the road ever since. When she first started pedaling her way out of San Francisco, she never imagined where the journey would take her. Today, more than 5 years later, Jin has visited more than 60 countries and covered almost 40,000 miles. Before going off to school to ... [Read More]

Fix-It Friday: 9 Ways To Be Energy Efficient… Italian Style

May 6, 2016 by

I just spent 2 weeks in Italy on a pilgrimage to Bari, my Father's hometown. What an incredible trip! While eating and drinking my way through the Italian region of Puglia, I couldn't help but notice how effortlessly the Italians conserved energy and water. So, in addition to 5 pounds of "panza," I've brought back with me these red, white and green tips to share ... [Read More]

Traveling Over The River And Through The Wood This Holiday? You Should Know Lydia Maria Child

November 25, 2015 by

Approximately 42 million Americans are expected to take a road trip this Thanksgiving. So if you're one of them and plan to go "over the river and through the wood" to anyone's house tomorrow, you should know that this famed line was originally written in 1844 as part of a Thanksgiving Day poem, not a Christmas ... [Read More]

French Feminist Group “Renames” 60 Paris Streets For Notable Women In Overnight Stunt

August 27, 2015 by

In visual protest of the fact that only 2.6 percent of the streets in Paris, the capital of France, are named after notable women, French feminist group Osez le Féminisme pulled off a covert stunt that left almost all of the street signs on the Île de la Cité with new names yesterday morning. Overnight, they managed to ... [Read More]

Samantha Brown Takes Unsuspecting Folks On Spontaneous Adventures In New Travel Series

May 29, 2015 by

In February 2012, Women You Should Know profiled Samantha Brown as part of our WYSKumentary video series. We had the privilege of telling the story of this small town, girl-next-door who landed herself the "best job in the world" as host of a travel series bearing her name on the Travel Channel. Fifteen years ... [Read More]

Daughter Takes Her Mother On Epic Journey Around The World

March 31, 2015 by

After an accident left her mother wheelchair bound and depressed, An Rong decided that travel would be the best medicine to put a smile back on her ailing mother’s face. "She stopped eating and drinking and would often lie in bed all day, she was also becoming very forgetful," said An Rong. "My sister and I had to put notes around the ... [Read More]

What Happens When a Lady “Manspreads”

January 7, 2015 by

If you're not familiar with the term "manspread," then you've likely never ridden a NYC subway or bus. So here's how we define it: the rude and self-indulgent act of spreading one's legs far wider than necessary to accommodate anything that might exist between them, even among the most blessed men, while seated in a communal row, thereby encroaching on everyone else's right to some personal ... [Read More]

One Woman, A Motorcycle And Her 3,000 Mile Journey Through Iran

December 4, 2014 by

British travel writer, Lois Pryce has found a way to combine two of her greatest loves… motorcycles and writing. The adventure traveler, also known as Lois on the Loose, has taken solo rides across the Americas and Africa, and recently finished a 3000 mile journey through Iran. “Of all my journeys, this is the one that has affected ... [Read More]