Journey of One's Own Uncommon Advice for the Independent Woman Traveler

ISBN-10: 0933377525

ISBN-13: 9780933377523

Edition: 3rd 2003

Authors: Thalia Zepatos
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Description: Originally published in 1992, with a second edition in 1996, A Journey of One's Own has sold over68,000 copies. Praised by travel experts across the spectrum, from Glamour to The Women's Review of Books, from The Whole Earth Catalog to American Express, U.S. News and World Report, and Parade, and written about in over forty major dailies, A Journey of One's Own has become an established title in the travel book category. Although geared to women and including much information specific to women (how to deal with sexual harassment, for example) A Journey of One's Own has also found an audience with men who value the extensive information and excellent advice that is not gender-specific. The third edition sports a livelier and more compact text design, a smaller format, and shorter page count. The author has thoroughly updated the material and added new sections on health, safety, and traveling during times of international upheaval. Yet, the basic structure has been maintained: excerpts from many women's travel stories are interlaced with -detailed advice on practical matters (how to stay healthy, be safe, avoid theft, etc.). And the author's own stories, which reflect on political and cultural explorations from her extensive travels, are engaging and thoughtful, and add depth to discussion of issues such as getting acquainted with new cultures, accepting hospitality, bargaining, and communicating without language. "Thalia Zepatos is . . . teacher, spokeswoman, and heroine of sorts to a generation of travelers, both women and men, who understand travel as more than the periodic recreational migration that our commercial culture promotes."-Seattle Times "Superlatives generally make us suspicious, but we must say: This is THE best women's travel resource we've seen, ever. . . . It's authoritative; it's supportive; it's amusing; it really does have it all."-New York Daily News Thalia Zepatos is the author of Adventures in Good Company and Women for a Change: A Grassroots Guide to Activism and Politics.

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Book details

List price: $14.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Eighth Mountain Press
Publication date: 9/1/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Author of Adventures in Good Company: The Complete Guide to Women's Tours and Outdoor Trips and Women for a Change: A Grassroots Guide to Activism and Politics.

Introduction
Traveling Alone or with Others?
The Benefits of Traveling Alone
Partner Travel--Is Your Trip Negotiable?
Travel Questionnaire
Group Travel
Going Solo
Trying On Solo Travel for Size
Travelers' Voices: Linda Besant
Loneliness
On Keeping a Journal
In the Ladies' Compartment
Traveling with a Partner
How to Make Partner Travel Work
Finding a Travel Partner
Dealing with Money
Travelers' Voices: Kay Grasing
Traveling with a Child
Travelers' Voices: Barbara Gundle
Creating Your Own Journey
Dig Your Roots
Thea Maria
Arrange Your Own Homestay
Dona Tito
Give Your Trip a Special Focus
Travelers' Voices: Avel Gordly
Get Involved
At Bhagavatula Charitable Trust
Step Off the Beaten Track
Travelers' Voices: Susan Sygall
Sign Up for Adventure
Travelers' Voices: Kathleen Saadat
Lessons of a Traveler
Socially Responsible Travel
Of Galleries and Gamelans
Getting Acquainted with New Cultures
Travelers' Voices: Carrie Parrish
Travelers' Voices: Lillian Pitt
Accepting Hospitality
Nasdrovia!
Bargaining
Without Language
In the Akha Village
Romance and Sex
Babi
Safe Passage
Handling Sexual Harassment
Flat Broke and Female in Florence
Avoiding Theft
Travel Insurance
Changing Money
Food and Water Precautions
Staying Healthy
How Not to Get Lost
Traveling in Turbulent Times
Traveling Smart and Light
What to Take and How to Pack It
Choosing Luggage
Choosing a Camera
Don't Get Framed by Your Camera
Selecting Guidebooks
Low Cost Travel to Expensive Places
How to Find the Cheapest Airline Tickets
Seasonal and Weather Planning
Extended Travel
How Long Is Long Enough?
Putting Your Life on Hold
Your Home Secretary
Finances and Record-Keeping on the Road
Mail Call
Working Abroad
The Shock of Culture
A Final Word
Notes
Resources
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