Fly Solo: The 50 Best Places On Earth For a Girl to Travel Alone

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There's a whole big world out there. Here's how every woman can get out and conquer it-solo.

This is an inspiring guide for women who want to "fly solo"-yet stay safe, sane, and solvent during their travels. With candid advice and insider's secrets about some of the most exciting places on earth, readers will find:

- A quiz to help determine what sorts of trips best suit one's personality, interests, and goals...

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Overview

There's a whole big world out there. Here's how every woman can get out and conquer it-solo.

This is an inspiring guide for women who want to "fly solo"-yet stay safe, sane, and solvent during their travels. With candid advice and insider's secrets about some of the most exciting places on earth, readers will find:

- A quiz to help determine what sorts of trips best suit one's personality, interests, and goals
- The essential female-friendly spots every woman should visit
- Why each destination is perfect for solo travelers, important foreign phrases, what to pack, what shoes to wear, special events, historical facts, where to meet the global glitterati, and a list of the top ten things women must do while visiting
- Where to eat, meet, party, people watch, sunbathe, soul-search, shop, spa, frolic, photograph, and more

Whether surfing in Hawaii, strolling the cobblestone streets of St. Petersburg, drinking in Dublin, or swimming with dolphins in the Caribbean, women can take on the world and create lasting memories with the best travel companion ever-themselves!

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Women have emerged in recent years as a growing demographic of separate travelers—either individually or in groups—fueling growth in tourism by Americans. These three books, each with a helpful approach, are aimed at women travelers. For the planning stage and for first-time travelers, there is Whitman's book, which is full of specific details regarding how to pack and how to book a trip. This one is best for the nervous newbie. Williamson (founder, TangoDiva.com) advises the solo female traveler but focuses on where to go instead of how to go. Arranged geographically, the 50 locations she describes are rated by culture, activity, weather, and social events; each includes resources and the top ten experiences, along with suggestions for preparing. There are also photos and anecdotes from travelers. This book will appeal to female travelers with varying levels of experience.Bond's book is similar to Fly Solo, as it also describes 50 travel locations, but it is aimed at groups of female travelers. Bond (Gutsy Women: Travel Tips and Wisdom for the Road) arranges her entries by type of vacation, including "Big City Getaways" and "Pampering Retreats," and limits her locations, unlike the other two volumes, to North America. Descriptions are shorter than in Williamson's book and are specific to the location and type of vacation, e.g., "Best Long Hike," "Best Shopping," and "Pamper Yourself" direct the reader only to Aspen, CO. Bond's title will be of interest to the largest range of readers; public libraries should buy it. Consider Fly Soloas another option for public libraries, and consider Wanderlust and Lipstickfor public libraries with large travelcollections.
—Alison Hopkins
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399533105
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/6/2007
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 721,346
  • Product dimensions: 6.19 (w) x 9.33 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Teresa Rodriguez Williamson is the founder of the highly successful online travel magazine, TangoDiva.com, and has been featured in Marie Claire, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Europe     11
Amsterdam, The Netherlands     12
Athens, Greece     17
Barcelona, Spain     23
Berlin, Germany     30
Brussels, Belgium     36
Budapest, Hungary     41
Copenhagen, Denmark     47
Dublin, Ireland     54
Dubrovnik, Croatia     60
Edinburgh, Scotland     66
Ibiza, Spain     72
Lisbon, Portugal     78
London, England     85
Paris, France     90
Prague, Czech Republic     97
Reykjavik, Iceland     102
Rome, Italy     110
St. Moritz, Switzerland     116
St. Petersburg, Russia     121
Stockholm, Sweden     129
Turin, Italy     136
Vienna, Austria     142
Asia     149
Bali, Indonesia     150
Beijing, China     157
Bhutan     164
Hong Kong, China     172
Tokyo, Japan     178
Thailand     187
Vietnam     194
Middle East     203
Dubai, United Arab Emirates     204
Oceania     211
Port Douglas, Australia     212
Queenstown, New Zealand     217
Sydney, Australia     223
North America     231
The Caribbean     232
Crested Butte, Colorado     239
Fairbanks, Alaska     245
Moab, Utah     251
Montreal, Canada     259
Playa del Carmen, Mexico     266
San Diego, California     271
San Francisco, California     277
South Beach, Florida     285
Waikiki, Hawaii     292
Whistler, Canada     298
Central America     305
Belize     306
Cartagena de Indias, Columbia     312
Panama City, Panama     318
South America     327
Buenos Aires, Argentina     328
Machu Picchu, Peru     335
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil     341
Conclusion     349
Photo Credits     351
About the Author     353
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 23, 2014

    Great read

    Book did a great job sorting cities/countries by what kind of travel experience you're looking to have. Great read, I hope its regularly updated as the politics of some of these countries change

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