Back when I started traveling solo in 1999, it was tough to find guide books strictly for solo female travelers. I had read plenty of travel memoirs,Back when I started traveling solo in 1999, it was tough to find guide books strictly for solo female travelers. I had read plenty of travel memoirs, but resource guides for women were few and far between. Online resources for travel and for women travelers didn't exist back then.
Kristin Addis's new travel book, Conquering Mountains: How To Solo Travel the World Fearlessly takes the most stressful parts of traveling solo and streamlines it into an easy to follow format for anyone to use. This is a fantastic book for first time travelers who are looking for that something extra to help them get over the fear of getting started and following through on their journey.
Kristin has compiled a complete how-to travel guide based on her three years of solo travel. She has also included 15 other established female travelers to contribute advice to her book AND 6 in-depth case study interviews from female travelers.
In her book, she includes advice on learning how to get over the fear of traveling alone, building self-confidence and dealing with critics, tips for saving money for your adventure, additional advice for making money while you're on the road, and banking advice.
She has also included a great section on planning for your trip, covering everything from ticketing and budgeting advice to healthcare, safety advice and packing lists.
Conquering Mountains: How To Solo Travel the World Fearlessly is a terrific resource guide that will take you all the way through to the end of an amazing and successful solo journey.
This is the book the Kristin wished had existed before she started traveling solo three years ago. If you're looking for a great resource guide that offers loads of tips and advice on everything you'd want to know as a woman on the road, buy it and read it. You won't be disappointed.
"Great people do things before they're ready. They do things before they know they can do it. Doing what you're afraid of, getting out of your comfort zone, taking risks like that, that's what life is: You might be really good. you might find something out about yourself that's really special. And if you're not good, who cares? You've tried something. Now you know something about yourself." - Amy Poehler