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.
About the Author
Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick, and Christina Henry de Tessan are the editors of A Woman Alone: Travel Tales from Around the Globe. Faith Conlon is also the coeditor of I Wanna Be Sedated: 30 Writers on Parenting Teenagers. She and Emerick are the coeditors of Gifts of the Wild: A Woman's Book of Adventure. Both live in Seattle with their families and work as freelance editors. Christina Henry de Tessan is the senior editor of Pulse Guides' Night+Day books, the author of City Walks Paris, City Walks San Francisco,and City Walks Chicago, and the editor of Expat: Women's True Tales of Life Abroad. She lives with her family in Portland.