If you're yearning to travel but are still sitting at home, ask yourself why. Is it...
Because you don't have a travel partner?
Because you don't know how to plan your trip?
Because you're worried about what others will think?
Because you don't feel you're ready?
If you answered any of these questions with a YES, then think again.
Are you really ready to let go of your travel dreams and to let life pass you by?
Women on the Road is for women who are curious, smart, enterprising, enthusiastic, inspired or dynamic - women who want to see the world on their own terms, usually solo, sometimes with friends, but always independently. Women on the Road is for women who are ready to take one big fat bite out of life and smack their lips with glee afterward.
When I first started to travel on my own, independent travel was mostly for men, and so was travel information.
But we are different!
We need to be more careful at night. We have to fight off more unwanted attention. And we may be perceived as more vulnerable.
Why am I telling you this?
Because I've been around the world on my own several times and I didn't have the hands-on information I needed to stay safe, travel smart or simply get from A to B.
My first solo outing was at 15 (my parents were not amused) when I 'escaped' from my home in Spain, where we were then living, to Morocco. My longest solo trip started at the age of 43. I had planned to travel six months but I was having so much fun I was gone more than three years.
Would I do it again? Absolutely!
Would I do it differently? Absolutely!
Let this website show you how any woman, of any age, can hit the road, on her own - and love every minute.
If you believe women travel differently and if you're a woman who loves to travel, this website is made for you.
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I also invite you to read my monthly ezine Women on the Road News, which uncovers terrific travel strategies and tips to help you plan the trip of your dreams - free of charge, of course.
Diane Gilabert, San Diego, California, USA
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When I started to backpack I had little guidance that was specifically aimed at women's travel. We were just a page or two in the general guidebooks.
Things have changed - but not enough.
I was terribly insecure when I first started backpacking (my preferred form of travel): I had no woman-friendly travel advice (other than Don't go there!), no lists, no real plan, and very little money. I just trusted things would go well. They did - but they might not have.
Today I know better. I understand the importance of finding out as much as I can before I leave and of coping well once I'm away. I'd like to share that knowledge with you - that, and my love of 'the road'.
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Hello and welcome! I'm Leyla and I was 43 when I decided to travel across Africa for six months. I came home four continents and more than three years later. This website is dedicated to all of you who might be thinking of doing the same thing, and my book will take you by the hand and show you exactly how to do it.
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