The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide (e-book review)

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Men went on adventures. Women just kept dreaming about them. Thankfully, the tides have changed…

I’m not quite sure why, but the title of this book has reminded me of “She’s Leaving Home” by The Beatles. Perhaps it struck a chord. Harkening back to my more youthful days when women dreamed about leaving home on some “wild” adventure but settled for the alternative – a domicile existence and the few days on vacation. Packing it all in to follow the dream was something few of us dared to attempt. Men went on adventures. Women just kept dreaming about them. Thankfully, the tides have changed…

Daily, I see questions from women of all ages asking if traveling solo is safe. The uncertainty in their written words is overwhelming at times. They not only feel a bit lost but also stuck in the darkness. Because of this, Stephanie Lee’s e-book is a ray of sunshine, shedding a bright light full of answers down on those planning their “escape”.

Stephanie Lee
Stephanie Lee

About The Author:

(Comment taken from interview with Indie Travel Podcast.)
“I was always an independent person, leaving home at a young age and managing daily life on my own. It was hard to find other similarly motivated friends who had the same travel vision as I did. Also, it was a personal challenge to prove to myself that I could travel as long as I did alone.”

“I was always an independent person, leaving home at a young age and managing daily life on my own.”

The Review:

Girls Guide Solo Travel

The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide is an excellent short course in solo travel. It does cover information that can be found in most any other travel-related book. That was to be expected. But, few are designed to include information specifically tailored to women and when they do, they tend to skirt certain issues. Stephanie has done just the opposite, which is a breath of fresh air. In her words: “I just felt like sharing all the things I had
learnt, some of which I wish I knew before I started.”
Mission accomplished.

Though I do disagree with a recommendation here and there (Google Maps as an example), the amount of information is sound and extensive. From telling family/friends to dealing with your significant other to “packing it all in” and quitting your job – The Art of Solo Travel will guide anyone (even men) in the right direction.

Last, but definitely not least of all… I found the book layout well organized and easy to navigate. The accompanying photographs also compliment the pages rather than act as a distraction. All in all, I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to strike out on their own.

Buy now: The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide
Purchase price: $12.95 USD

Editor’s notes: This article contains affiliate links. The e-book was also received compliments of the author and Indie Travel Podcast for review. Audio Interview with Stephanie Lee.

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Discussion »

  • #1Aditi L

    I think the greatest asset we have is each other. As a woman who’s traveled on her own, I’m forever indebted to the several older women who took me under their wing, taught me some words in Thai, and drew out maps. I’ve made some of my closest friends from traveling alone- it really forces you to get out there and meet people. I highly recommend it!

    -Aditi L

  • #2Mary Sue Kroll

    I don’t travel far and wide but like to get away quite often. Don’t like to travel alone as well. May not work for you but for regional travel its a good idea to partner with a local transportation provider. This way I can have company when I want else not, plus I’m not driving. I use the same 2-3 providers so I have come to trust the chauffeurs. For years I was afraid to travel alone even though I wanted to but this works out great. Calls for a slightly higher cost but quite worth it!

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