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www2.journeywoman. com/journeywoman/

This is an on-line travel magazine aimed solely at women. The latest issue contains some useful information on how to travel while pregnant but it also has advice on the best kind of health insurance if you're a woman travelling alone.

Great advice on Japanese etiquette. "Once you have learned to use chopsticks properly, you will be praised all the time by Japanese people," it promises. It also outlines all the things you aren't supposed to do. Entertainingly done and potentially useful. volcano/

Armchair vulcanologists might want to look at this site which provides regular updates volcanic activity around the world. It also includes descriptions and maps of active sites around the world plus lets you search for any active volcano by name.