The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls' Guide E-book Review

This is a guest post by Laura. An international development worker currently living and working in Kosovo. She is passionate about photography, discovering new cultures, yoga, scuba diving, hiking and working with other people to make the world a better place for all.  You can see her photography here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lfrag/ E-book Review- The Art of Solo Travel: A Girls’ Guide The Art of Solo Travel – A Girl’s Guide by Stephanie Lee helped me answer the same question I often ask myself: why travel alone? Then again, I’ve done nothing but for the past 12 years, living and traveling in Israel/Palestine, Pakistan, Maldives and now Kosovo. But I’ve never really travelled ‘alone’ just for the sake of exploring a new place or culture. No matter how I define my own travels, I guess by many people’s account I could be considered an un-average girl. And this, according to the e-book, written for Read full article…

Interview with the Authors of The Lost Girls: on writing, agents, and getting published

Ever wondered what it would be like to ditch your jobs, boyfriends and families and set out around the world with your two best friends? What about turning those experiences into a published book? Well, here are some answers to those questions in an interview I conducted with the authors of the soon to be released travel memoir The Lost Girls, Jennifer, Holly and Amanda. This is of personal interest to me as I ‘m writing my own book about my 750 mile walking journey to the 88 Buddhist temples of Shikoku, Japan. Jennifer, Holly and Amanda offer great insight and advice on the writing process, finding an agent and pitching your travel book. Their book  details the journey of three friends who make a pact to quit their high pressure New York media jobs; leave their friends, boyfriends and everything familiar behind; and embark on a year-long backpacking adventure Read full article…

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