Beth Whitman is a long-term traveller and now the owner of Wanderlust and Lipstick: her own travel publishing brand and a tour company. We were interested to figure out why a writer who promotes independent travel came to start running tours and also her specialist tips for women travelling solo.

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This interview is not just for the ladies — Beth’s tips are have great practical application for single guys and couples too. It’s also motivational, inspiring you to set out on your trip or pursue your goal of funding long-term travel.

Do the research and then allow for a lot of serendipity along the way.

We speak about:

  • Beth, her travels and her publishing company.
  • Myths about women travelling on their own.
  • How to research and be confident.
  • Why packing light and abandoning most electronics is so important.
  • If publishing travel writing can keep you funded for travel.
  • Tours vs solo travel, or tours as a warm-up for independent travel.
  • Tours to Bhutan and India.

Beth Whitman is the author of Wanderlust and Lipstick: for women traveling solo, Wanderlust and Lipstick: for women traveling to India and the publisher of Wanderlust and Lipstick: for women travelling with kids by Michelle Duffy and Leslie Forsberg. Reviews are imminent!

Rough Guides

The Rough Guides competition has drawn to a close. Congrats to our winners Ben, Alan and Mark. All guys! What’s with that?

Photographs supplied by Beth Whitman.

Your thoughts on "Wanderlust and lipstick podcast: An interview with Beth Whitman"

  • How cool - my travel methodology (did I just say methodology?) is exactly the same. Come prepared and then let your feet wander!!

    on July 22, 2009 at 6:13 am Reply
  • how great it is to interview beth! i really like her - and just LOVE the work she is doing with wanderlust & lipstick. they've published some excellent books. btw, love your tshirts!

    on July 23, 2009 at 11:24 am Reply
  • Hi Jessie. We really enjoyed talking with Beth; getting her back soon to talk about India and Bhutan, which will be great too. The t-shirts rock; loving the test prints we had made up! "Come prepared and then let your feet wander!" -- We like it, Andy.

    on July 23, 2009 at 11:36 am Reply
  • The second interview with Beth is now here. We talk about Bhutan and India.

    on August 28, 2009 at 6:05 pm Reply
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