Women are quite open about the benefits of traveling without their partners and spouses. They talk about a more stress-free, relaxed atmosphere with less competition and distractions, fewer power struggles and performance pressures. No need for make up or dressing up. They love being able to travel when their partners can’t or won’t, and not having to worry about them while travelling. They love being able to talk about things freely without being concerned about being judged, able to make their own choices and be in control of their experience. They feel they are more listened to when not in the company of men. They love the lack of gender limits and the “risk-free” environment in which to stretch themselves to new heights.