The great sport of fully competitive women’s wrestling takes us as fans around the world as our beautiful competitors globe trot to various destinations.

From time to time Female Competition International likes to share the thoughts of Guest Writers and we found two that speak to the beauty and power of women and traveling.

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We hope that you enjoy them.

Best Travel Destinations for Women: by: Alex Briganza

Some of the best travel destinations for women are in the Caribbean. With a number of tropical isles, the Caribbean is perfect for those looking for a fun-filled vacation. Be it beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and water sports such as surfing and SCUBA diving, one is spoilt for choice in the Caribbean. All this coupled with some great accommodation which ranges from all-inclusive resorts to small intimate places to stay ensure that visitors to the Caribbean go back for more. Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos, the Virgin Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, and the Bahamas offer the best facilities for visitors. article, Wikimedia photo article, Wikimedia photo

Jamaica, the land of reggae music, palate-pleasing and mouth-searing cuisines, and Blue Mountain Coffee is one of the best destinations for women. It offers an eclectic mix of beaches, waterfalls and mountains. There are a number of luxury retreats in towns such as Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, and Negril that attract visitors.

The Bahamas is another popular destination, offering water sports, golf, and shopping opportunities. It comprises of a number of islands and cays with important cities like Nassau on New Providence Island popular for its recreational activities and Grand Bahama Island featuring casinos, shopping districts, and golf courses. article, Wikimedia photo article, Wikimedia photo

The Dominican Republic attracts sport lovers, nature enthusiasts, and history buffs alike. Visitors can stay at one of the innumerable luxury resorts that line the numerous beaches. Santa Domingo and Puerto Plata are some cities in the Dominican Republic that offer a mix of culture and history while Punta Cana is full of great places to stay.

Whatever one is looking for be it nightlife, shopping, or activities, the Caribbean Islands provide a wide variety of options to a visitor. Those interested in a laidback vacation can take it easy and relax on one of the secluded beaches that the Caribbean has to offer or just lounge at the poolside in one of the all-inclusive luxury resorts.


Great ideas Alex. Now let’s turn our attention to how women can travel to various destinations including the one described above by Alex. Ms. Aquanetta Betts is happy to help.

Beauty Secrets of A Traveling Woman: 10 Simple Tips:  by: Aquanetta Betts

Let’s face it, life on the go is challenging. Though, we still want to look our best on the road. When traveling for business you’re busy with client meetings, conferences and marathon days. The last thing you need to worry about is how your makeup looks. Remember to keep it simple and less is more when it comes to beauty on the go.

Today simplicity is vital, especially with the TSA restrictions on liquids in carry-on luggage. It is essential that you stay informed and up to date with the latest travel news. Being informed can make the difference between having toothpaste in your bag and having to rely on breath mints to freshen up instead.

Even seasoned travelers fall prey to the liquid free zone. Recently, at the Miami airport, I dumped a few personal items into the gray plastic bin at the security checkpoint. Much to my surprise, I had a tube of lip gloss in my possession. No, I did not have a temper tantrum; instead I politely nodded when the TSA worker whisked away my tube of lip gloss to the land of homeless beauty items.

I did breathe a little easier knowing that the lip gloss was a drugstore purchase and not one of the ridiculously expensive brands. My purse strings were not tremendously affected, though my pride was hurt. I knew better.

Before your next trip take a look at these 10 Simple Tips to staying beautiful on the go. article, wikimedia photo article, wikimedia photo

1. Keep it Simple. Leave all of the full size bottles and containers at home. Try searching the internet for trial and travel size toiletries. Use products that travel well and are space savers. Towelettes are ideal options for traveling light. Towelettes come in several forms; deodorant, lotion, perfume, polish remover, sunscreen and insect repellent.

2. Less is More. Pack only the essentials. A wonderful addition to your cosmetic arsenal is the all-purpose or 3-in- 1 crayon/pencil. You can find terrific options for an eye/cheek/lip pencil from several makeup manufacturers. This multi-purpose item saves lots of space and gives you a pulled together look that is low maintenance.

3. One Color Scheme. Keep the makeup palette in the same family. This cuts down on the amount of cosmetic items you need and it will give you a more professional look. Try a great bronzer to give you a little color and a great glow.

4. Let Your Eyes Have Cake. If you’re like me, I can go without the lipstick, blush and eye shadow. Though, the one thing I must have is mascara. Limited amounts of liquid mascara are allowed in your carry-on luggage. If traveling through the security checkpoint gives you the creeps, try packing some cake mascara. Cake mascara was popular years ago and it is now being used more often because it is travel friendly.

5. Moist Lips are Hip. Keep the lip gloss in the checked luggage. Lipstick in limited quantities is allowed in your carry on luggage. Make sure it is a moisturizing lipstick. Some of the long lasting formulas are extremely drying to the lips.

6. Neat Nails Reign. Always travel with an emery board. Sharp, pointed and metallic files are best left at home. Keep polish plain and in neutral tones. If the polish is neutral it does not show chips as easily. Ladies, there are even dry polish strips available that travel well and no need to worry about the messy bottle. Nice hands speak volumes to your clients.

7. Lighten Your Hair Load. Find a hair style that requires little maintenance. Experiment with different lengths to find out what works best for you. Travel with fewer hair appliances to make your load lighter, (e.g., hair dryer, flat/curling iron). Most hotels are upgrading their blow dryers and many have even removed them from the wall. Thank goodness for the small things.

8. Protect Your Skin. A great moisturizer is your best friend. Airplanes are very dehydrating. Even if you have oily skin you may benefit from a daily cleansing and moisturizing routine. Most moisturizers today are available with a sunscreen. This is further protection from the damaging effects of the sun.

9. Water Keeps You Hydrated. The single most important thing you could do for yourself is to stay hydrated. Whether you are traveling by car, train or airplane, the body needs water. The human body is mostly water. Your skin, hair and nails respond positively to hydration. Drink water before and during you trip. Remember, alcoholic beverages dehydrate you even further.

10. Have a Great Attitude. We all know people who are attractive and we know people who we think are beautiful. Most of the beautiful people have an inner beauty that separates them from the rest. Keep a good attitude. Life is short so make it beautiful. article - Wikimedia photo article – Wikimedia photo

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Alex Briganza is a professional traveler who uses his travel experience to introduce people to the joys of traveling. Alex is especially adept at luxury travel, and his favorite destination include Caribbean

Aquanetta Betts is the founder of Travel Truffles, President of Tane Taqua, Ltd., and a former flight attendant. Visit and sign up for her free weekly e-newsletter and you could win a box of chocolate truffles.