Heading off to travel alone can be a daunting prospect, especially for solo women travellers. But fear not, it has been done and those who’ve gone before know how to do it and aren’t shy about sharing what they’ve learned. There are some good-quality books out there to give you all the information you need.

Smart + Sassy + Solo: Adventures In Lady Travel

Another digital offering — this by Sarah Von Bargen —, Smart + Sassy + Solo is a conversational book with a voice that’s certainly sassy. If you enjoy the writing style at yesandyes.org, you’ll love another 12,000 words in the same vein — and the author reading the book as audio too.

The book has good detail around topics like visas, travel partners and wardrobe, along with PDF worksheets for you to print off and scribble down why someone might be a good travel partner or where you’re going to go and how much it’s going to cost.

Check it out.

Wanderlust and Lipstick


The only dead-tree published book in this list, the Wanderlust and Lipstick range by Beth Whitman, are warm-hearted and in-depth, covering the same topics in the general book — then being more targeted towards India and travel with kids in the other books in the series.

Check it out.

Do you have other recommended books for solo woman travellers? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Looks like a good one, thank you..

    on June 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm Reply

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