From 1996-1999 - as you'll know if you've read my About Me: Backpacker page - I traveled across four continents with my laptop on my back, writing for a living as I went along.
These were the first laptop days, when pulling that jazzy little keyboard out was guaranteed to draw crowds.
I wrote hundreds of articles in those three years. They were written for The Earth Times, the Christian Science Monitor, many magazines and even websites - although that kind of electronic journalism was just beginning. Even if they describe conditions that are no more, they still reflect many problems and issues that haven't disappeared and so I've decided to share some of them with you here.
There are many stories of hope, and many stories of sorrow. Especially dear to my heart are stories of resilience and survival, of victory stolen from the jaws of defeat and of individuals who beat the odds, no matter how disadvantaged.
Still DREAMING of traveling the world after all these years?
What's stopping you from DOING it?
If you think it's too late, if you're holding back because you have no one to travel with, if there are a million reasons why you're alone or too inexperienced or too scared…
Then you really NEED Women on the Road: the essential guide for baby boomer travel ! This book is made for you. Whatever is holding you back, Women on the Road eliminates the obstacles, relieves your fears and insecurities, and gets you out of the house and onto the road!