Showing posts with label essays. Show all posts
Showing posts with label essays. Show all posts

January 15, 2008

Go Your Own Way - ed. by Faith Conlon et al

The full title is "Go Your Own Way: Women Travel the World Solo" and the editors are Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick and Christina Henry de Tessan.

I have been contemplating the value of traveling alone, and I found this collection of essays while browsing around Amazon. Some of the essays are better than others, but overall this is a very inspiring collection of personal accounts of women's experiences while traveling alone. My grandmother was an adventurous traveler, and I want to follow in her footsteps. She had a good friend who traveled with her - they were both widows, both interested in history and archeology, and were a good match. The only person in my circle of friends and family that is a good match for me is my sister, and she has a husband and child she doesn't want to leave behind while traveling. I'm not willing to wait, so I guess I'll have to strike out on my own! I found these essays to be inspiring, as I said, and I recommend the collection to anyone who likes travel, whether alone or in a group.