- Wild: A Journey From Lost To Found By Cheryl Strayed
- A Woman Alone: Travel Tales From Around The Globe, Edited By Faith Conlon, Ingrid Emerick, And Christina Henry De Tessan
- What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding By Kristin Newman
- How Not To Travel The World: Adventures Of A Disaster-Prone Backpacker By Lauren Juliff
- Elsewhere: One Woman, One Rucksack, One Lifetime Of Travel By Rosita Boland
- A Handful Of Honey By Annie Hawes
- The Nomad: Diaries of Isabelle Eberhardt
- The Valleys Of The Assassins: And Other Persian Travels By Freya Stark
- Full Tilt: Ireland To India With A Bicycle By Dervla Murphy
- My Journey To Lhasa By Alexandra David-Néel
- Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1,700 Miles Of Australian Outback By Robyn Davidson
- No Hurry To Get Home By Emily Hahn
- A House In The Sky: A Memoir Of A Kidnapping That Changed Everything By Amanda Lindhout
Traveling solo as a woman may be one of the most enlightening and even life-affirming things you’ll ever do. A brief online search for “best travel books” will probably suggest books by Paul Theroux, Bill Bryson, Jack Kerouac, or an array of other male authors. But if you are a woman planning on traveling alone, then what you really need is to read books by women who have gone before you and lived to tell the tale. Their stories are heartfelt, often hilarious, and frequently heartbreaking, but all these women have returned home better and wiser for their travels.
Here are 13 books every solo female traveler needs to read, and all of them will give you wanderlust in the best possible way!
There’s nothing like a good travel book to keep you occupied while waiting for your next big trip! Not only that, but a good travel book can both inspire your future travel destinations and help you understand destinations you’ve already visited. I hope you’ll agree with my suggestions!
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