Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo
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Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo


There is nothing quite like hitting the road by yourself to awaken your senses, sharpen your mind, and build your confidence. In twenty-three beautifully crafted essays, women recount the thrills of traveling solo.

Despite threat-assessment levels and airport-security hassles, women of all generations are traveling more freely and independently than ever before. In that go-for-it spirit, Go Your Own Way spans the globe: adventure diva Holly Morris finds herself lost in the jungles of Borneo, alone with her thoughts and a cold-blooded companion; Lara Triback's quest to learn the tango takes her to the late-night dance floors of Buenos Aires; Stephanie Griest finds female friends invaluable in her journey through Uzbekistan; and Amy Balfour recounts a hilarious trek up Yosemite's Half Dome.

The writers in Go Your Own Way pay tribute to the empowerment of independent adventure and discovery, offering up the perfect antidote for today's climate of fear and international discord. All the while, they show that alone doesn't have to mean lonely.

Title:Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages

    Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo Reviews

  • Megan
    Jun 27, 2016

    I thought this was a great book!! Some better than others, sure but they were all very interesting peeks into solo travel experiences from women. I'm at a loss to understand why anyone would be so dis...

  • Josephine
    Apr 10, 2011

    The title sounded interesting.That’s the main reason I picked this book up.But…I’m not a big fan of anthologies like this.Why?Because these blurry snapshots of the lives of 23 different writers ...

  • Megan Stolz
    Dec 29, 2013

    I was lent this book by one of my grad school professors, who has an essay included in the collection, during a summer writing project when I was focusing on Americans traveling overseas. I gave the c...

  • Beth Peninger
    Jul 16, 2013

    This book caught my eye in a local used bookstore as I browsed. It caught my eye for a couple of different reasons. One, the cover picture. After having traveled to Italy and Greece last year the cove...

  • Mia
    Jan 03, 2010

    Since I had my first child, I've been too scared to fly or to travel anywhere by myself, because I'm afraid I'll die en route and my husband will be the one to pick out the children's clothes, which w...

  • Carolyne Mistake
    Feb 04, 2008

    This is a book about women travelers, who are traveling solo. It is inspirational at times, motivational at others, particularly as a female traveler who occationally worries about the dangers of trav...

  • Robert
    May 08, 2007

    Well, I have to admit I have been unable to actually read this book cover to cover. A significant number of the stories are weak and poorly written. I wll take another run at it and edit this as thing...

  • Nikki
    Sep 24, 2012

    This anthology includes a handful of excellent anecdotes, but most of them are unriveting. The few stories that stand out as gems were truly lovely and relatable, excellently written and leaving the r...

  • Jessi
    Jun 06, 2014

    What a great collection of stories, written in the first person by women travelers. Maybe not every one is really "Solo" and maybe the grand majority are a little too happy-happy but I still really en...

  • Heather
    Dec 02, 2011

    I was so inspired reading the stories of women traveling the world in this book. It made me want to pick a place on the map and go! There are also lots of helpful tips about traveling alone, and being...