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Click here. Please put 'My HERmail Story' in the subject line.

I had a wonderful email from my HERmail connection, who has helped me find perfect accommodation in Jaipur for the Literature Festival. Thanks so much for starting HERmail!
Mariellen, Toronto, Canada

I am going to Prague and Budapest in May. I posted a request for information on both cities on Hermail and got a lovely mentor in Prague. She will meet us in the city and help get us orientated. She also gave us advice on the good location of our hotel.
Thank you Hermail.

Sunny in Israel

This is my HERmail story about Rome. I was delighted when I received an email from Marina a few short days after I had signed-up looking for someone living in Rome. She gave me many suggestions for my visit and even offered to help with my Italian. When I arrived in Rome I was able to actually meet her and she went out of her way to make it happen. She is a wonderful person and I am grateful for having a new friend. Thanks, Hermail!
Barbara, Cape Cod, USA

When I knew I would be in Chennai, India on my birthday I used HERmail to find a mentor for me for that day. The system put me in touch with Winnie and her friend Shanti (two lovely women of a certain age) who came to pick me up with a car and driver. Though their skin was darker than mine and one wore a sari, these two Indian women could have been middle aged women anywhere in the world. We worried about the same things, had the same problems with our cell phones and noted the same ongoing aging processes in our bodies. I was instantly comfortable in their company. We talked non-stop, they took me shopping for clothes, showed me the correct ways to wear Indian clothing and bargained on my behalf. To celebrate my birthday I took Winnie and Shanti for brunch at the Taj Connemarra, a hotel next to Spenser Plaza where we were shopping. What a fabulous day!
Evelyn, Toronto, Canada

I want to say thanks a lot because I found a lovely new friend in Buenos Aires courtesy of Journeywoman. I met her through and asked lots of questions about Argentina, met up with her when I was there, had a brilliant day wandering around in Buenos Aires and we just clicked with being friends. So, there you know -- Journeywoman and HERmail are not only good for travel advice, but great to meet lovely people round the world too!!!
Lorraine, Dubai, UAE

Recently, while on a cruise I stopped in Cape Town, South Africa. Through I met two delightful local women who helped to make my stay there memorable. One was a journalist who interviewed me for an article in a Cape Town magazine; we had a lovely lunch together. The other picked me up at the dock and drove me all around the Cape. She even stopped at home and I got a chance to see her small farm. At dinner time she chose the fishing village and the local dockside restaurant and I treated her to fish and chips. I hope she had as much fun as I did that day.
Evelyn Hannon, Editor,

Hi, I live in Sydney, Australia, I'm a licensed conveyancer and volunteered to be a mentor to women visiting Australia. I was excited and pleased to be contacted by Kim, a young woman from New York who was coming to Sydney in January and wanted some info about clothing, customs etc. I met Kim and I drove her around the southern beaches, the Royal National Park, and to Stanwell Tops where we watched the hang-gliders taking off. I thoroughly enjoyed the day – and I think Kim did too. Thank you JW for linking me up with a delightful person. I hope that more people will contact me because I love Sydney and Australia and I really enjoy showing people around and sharing my enthusiasm. Regards,
Christine, Sydney, Australia

I found a lovely new friend in Buenos Aires courtesy of I met her through the site and asked her lots of questions about Argentina. We met up when I was there, had a brilliant day wandering around in Buenos Aires and just clicked with being friends. So there you go, not only is HERmail good for travel advice, but great to meet lovely people round the world too, Thank you, Journeywoman!!!'
Lorraine, United Arab Emirates

Thank you, thank you! I have been dying for this site to be up and running again. Through this I met a lovely lady, Patricia from Quebec, who came to Johannesburg. Since then we have been friends, communicating for about the last 9/10 years! Hoping she will be out here in the near future (or me to Canada!) Also made contact with a lady (Funmi) from London who I also met here. Hello to Irene from Italy who has yet to make it but we have communicated for three and a half years! It's just great!
Sandy, Johannesburg, South Africa

My stay with Anne Marie and her friend Donna in Florida was outstanding, we laughed so much and now they are going to host my next trip to the US in October. I wouldn't be seeing the places they are taking me to if I hadn't met them through HERmail!
Maxine in Sydney, Australia

Through I corresponded with Delphine in Paris who is a great gal who took me to some bars and I had a fun summer time. Summer is really great in Paris as the mood is so light and the air is simply happy. Thank you for producing such good partnerships with publishers, writers and contributors!
Adeline in Malaysia

Through HERmail I met the greatest 'friend' in Sydney. Not only did she meet us at the airport when we arrived in Sydney but also had us out to her lovely new home for dinner. She even helped us to purchase tickets to the Opera so that we could attend a show once we arrived. This Australian woman visited us here in Boca Raton, Florida, USA last year and will be here in the States again this year. We plan to catch up with her during her travels in the USA, and travel together for about 3 weeks. She is a dear friend that I would never have had to opportunity to meet if it were not for HERmail. I will be forever thankful for you terrific service. If anyone ever needs help in either the Southern or Northeastern part of the USA please have them contact me. Thank-you again for your "HERmail" help.
Ann Marie, Boca Raton, USA

In researching my recent trip to Ecuador, I used I was able to chat via e-mail with travelers who'd been there, and even one person who lives there.
Sharon Wingler, Author of Travel Alone and Love it, USA

Having the best time in Rome... All the tips from the site were great and I also got info from a contact! Everything perfect.
Kelley, Dublin, Ireland

I'm a Journeywoman living in France. I received two requests from women via and I answered to both of them. I'm very grateful to as I'm now regularly in touch with one of these woman. Her name is Marlene and she lives in Vancouver. We learn about each other little by little. Very interesting. I will let you know if we meet luckily one day! Thanks.
CÚcile, Paris, France
P.S. Unfortunatly I didn't get any answer to my requests for information on solo travel to India.

I met up with an Australian woman from Perth on HERmail and [since] we've each visited each other's homes. Now I am hoping to travel in Peru and Bolivia and am looking for women friends in these countries. I think you offer a wonderful service to link women travellers.
Marie in Belfast

In 2000 I travelled to South Africa to speak at the Global Summit of Women Conference in Johannesburg. Prior to my trip I contacted and was put in touch with a wonderful woman named Marcia. Marcia provided me with a ton of useful information on her city, answered my questions concerning personal safety, and even met with me once I was there and showed me her city from an insider's perspective. Thank you for providing such a wonderful service. P.S. I have been a fan ever since I discovered your site several years ago and am constantly recommending it to my friends and colleagues. Keep up the great work.
Anne, Toronto, Canada

After e-mailing back and forth a few times from Montreal to Australia, my travelling pal and I connected with a Sydney local,whom I met through JW. We got together when she kindly picked us up at our hotel with her car (which by the way was not close to her neighbourhood) and gave us a tour of places that a tourist would normally not get to. Her friendly face and cheerful personality made the day extra special. Thank you Journeywoman!
Thea, Montreal, Canada

Through a Canadian woman and I are in contact about her daughter's coming to Japan. Thank you so much for your help.
Carson in Japan

Through HERmail I contacted Teena in Sydney and we met for lunch when I was there. I will be keeping contact with her and we will probably meet each time I visit Sydney - usually once or twice a year.
Lilian, Hong Kong

I'm having lunch with a JW from Hong Kong tomorrow, and one from Italy will be here in Feb sometime - HERmail is the catalyst bringing women together around the world!
Teena, Sydney, Australia

Through HERmail I had replied to an American lady regarding some queries on Bangalore, India and last week I spent 2 days with her, we went shopping, lunching and sightseeing, it was a wonderful experience. We exchanged so many notes about American and Indian culture. It was just great!! This is the second lady I am meeting through HERmail. Thanks.
Surekha, India

I contacted a lovely woman in Paris who was very helpful. Thank you so much. What a GREAT web-site!
Shirlee, USA

Just wanted to let you know how great my HERmail contact turned out to be. I visited Shanghai last week (part business, part pleasure) and the woman you paired me up with there was not only helpful, but friendly, and our getting together led to a business relationship too. She is writing about me and our group in her magazine. Thank you.
Diana, Toronto, Canada

Thank-you for your terriffic service. I received information from a lady in Malaysia that no book or even the internet could help me with. It was specific, and relevant to me, and where I was going.
Lisa, Gold Coast, Australia

When I asked for help regarding my trip to Mexico, I got a response from a woman who runs Las Campanas, cooking classes and tours in Cuernavaca. She helped me find a place to stay, showed me around a bit when I got there and I even hired her to take me into Mexico City to do some research I am involved in. Thank you, HERmail!
Erica, Minneapolis, USA

While planning our trip to England, I made contact with someone from Hermail who answered a question for me. We met her in England, and now look forward to her visit next year. Journeywoman brings more than information to us, it also brings new friends! Thank You.
Diana S, Victoria, Canada

You have a great service here!  I contacted a lady in Halifax and was even able to meet her.  The lady and her husband picked us up from the railway station and very generously took us to see some sights. It was greatly appreciated. Thank you for
Cassandra B., Adelaide, Australia

HerMail is a boon to women travellers. Before my trip to Santa Fe I used your directory to reach a kindred travelling spirit in that city and she sent me great tips about where to go, where to dine, what to see and what to purchase where. Thanks for a wonderful service. I'm so glad I tried it!
Lynda, Montreal, Canada

I live in Thailand and have heard from two women, via, asking for information about traveling in this country. An enjoyable connection!
Tameer Barnslee, Koh Samui, Thailand

This is to inform you that you have such a wonderful site. I happened to respond to one of the queries about India to Carla King through Journeywoman and, (Carla is a San Francisco based technical and travel writer more so known as the Motorcycle Girl)and yesterday she landed in Bangalore and we went out for lunch and hit it off very well and today she was at my house fora couple of hours along with NDTV/BBC TV Crew who are making a film on her regarding Internet technology and Women in India. Thank you Journeywoman and for adding one more friend to my list.
Surekha, Bangalore, India is largely reponsible for some key contacts I have with Indian women, via their website! Meeting one of them tonight. Can't wait!
Carla King, on motorcycle across India

Thought I would congratulate you on It's such a good idea.
Sharon, London, England

While on a journey through Europe, I ended up staying with a woman in Stockholm that I met through We really connected and had a great time on our impromptu photo safaris through the city. I love the site.
Wendy K, New Jersey, USA

Hermail net is extremely useful. I received even more help than I expected. Thanks a lot.
Katerina from Greece

I've found this service very useful for when I travelled to Lebanon recently. It's great that you gals set it up!
Nessa in Dublin, Ireland

On my last trip, an extra added treat were the two evenings that I spent in Cairo on my way to Tanzania with a woman I met through Journeywoman. We had dinner one night, and went out with another woman friend of hers on a faluca the next evening. My thanks !
Sylvia in Canada

So glad to have a great "Woman" site such as this to exchange ideas.
Cynthia, New York, USA.

Through I met a Canadian living in Moscow. Although we missed each other when I was in Moscow (my ship was many hours delayed due to fog), I was able two days later to meet the Canadian's friend - in downtown Helsinki. It was nice to get a historic tour of that lovely city from a local Fin.
Vera, Toronto, Canada

What a great service is! I've already had a woman from Portugal return an email to me and I just sent her one last night at 1 AM. I've got 6 other countries that I'll be visiting and I've sent off messages to most of those places, with more to go tonight. I found you through the Rick Steve's Europe Through the Back Door site where a woman mentioned on the graffiti wall.
Rebecca, Seattle, Washington

I was a bit nervous about travelling to Beijing by myself. Now, through HERmail, I have someone to meet there who has the same professional background that I have.
Jacqueline Landau, Singapore

I needed information about Holland. My Dutch contact gave me a list of hotels and found me some B&B's, something I couldn't get from travel books, the tourist office, hotel reservation pages, or even a general net search. I only hope I can be of some assistance to another Journeywoman.
Mara Warner, Chicago, USA

A line of thanks for creating HERmail. This connection offers encouragement and sparks new ideas on "how to" and "where to" travel as a single woman.
Lee Allen, Charleston, USA

Before visiting Seattle I wrote to a woman living near there. She was very lovely and suggested several dining establishments for me. Your HERmail service is much appreciated.
Joyce Bolt, Vista, California, USA

When my three year old daughter and I travelled to Scotland, my contact was at the airport and she went out of her way to help us feel welcome and find our jetlagged feet.
Annette in Australia

HERmail is a good service and I enjoy answering women's travel questions from my home in Central America.
Maria, La Antigua, Guatemala

My connection picked me up at the Istanbul airport and took me home to meet her family. It was great!
Vera, Toronto, Canada

Karen and I now e-mail each other on a regular basis. Thank you,
Teena, Sydney, Australia

I'm very excited about having made a connection with an Italian woman through What a wonderful opportunity she and I now have!
Laura, San Francisco, United States

Thank you for connecting me with Teena in Australia. She became my guardian angel while I was in Sydney.
Karen, Toronto, Canada


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