We all know that there's
more to planning a trip than finding the lowest possible airfare
or asking friends for names of those budget restaurants they enjoyed
on their last holiday. Journeywoman is a firm believer that the
more extensive your travellin' research the more you will derive
from the actual travel experience.
years ago there were few books written by and for the woman with
"a journey" on her mind. Today there are many and that's
a delicious thing!
Journeywoman suggests the following
travel-related books written or edited by women. As usual I've based
my selection on titles that are available online. In this way, journey
women anywhere can go cyber bookshopping whenever and as often as
the spirit moves them.
Happy browsing, everybody!
The Smart Woman's Guide to Business
Author: Laurie D. Borman
book introduces all sorts of travel issues specific to women
on business and provides down-to-earth advice to make your
trip more productive, less stressful, and even more fun. Look
for safety information, tips for making childcare arrangements,
advice on the etiquette of travelling with men on business,
packing lists, using an expense account responsibly and much
more. The author says, "Instead of embracing the travel opportunities
that our world brings, all too often, we women suffer through
them. But armed with knowledge, a good strategy, and a positive
outlook, it's easy to turn business travel tribulations into
wonderful adventures." Journeywoman says, "Amen."
Unbelievably Good Deals and Great
Adventures That You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over
Author: Joan Rattner Heilman
you are over 50, you automatically qualify for hundreds of
money-saving offers, from vacation adventures to everyday
benefits. This bestselling guide, now in its eleventh edition,
is newly revised and packed with up-to-date information about
trips, clubs, programs and special deals for the older adventuress.
Get invaluable info concerning discounts at hotels, motels,
and restaurants, price breaks on airfares all over the world,
matchmaking services for mature singles, free rounds of golf
at 1,600 golf courses, etc, etc, etc. Modern Maturity calls
this book "The bargain-hunter's bible." Journeywoman says,
"This guide is the perfect birthday present for any travellin'
woman turning 50."
Food Lovers Guide to Paris
Bon Appetit Magazine
calls this guide "a must for every food lover." Choices abound!
Author Patricia Wells, an International Herald Tribune critic,
introduces her readers to 450 restaurants they might like
to try on their next visit to the City of Lights. She lists
the best bakeries, cafes and specialty food shops in Paris
and even introduces fifty recipes to try at home. Learn more
about fabulously French baguettes, foie gras, wine and cheeses.
If you are a foodie who yearns for French cuisine, this book
is "absolument" for you!
Bugs, Bites and Bowels
Dr. Jane Wilson Howarth
This authoritative guide
is aimed at travellers to the tropics, sub-tropics, mountainous
regions and other remote areas of the developing world, where
standards of medical care are often poor. With tables to help
you match disease to country, this book gives advice on what
to expect, what to take, as well as on vaccinations. Dr. Wilson
Howarth knows what she's writing about. She has lived in Asia
for the last seven years; she is a general practitioner and
experienced expedition doctor, also trained in parasitology.
Look for her section on women-centered health advice. It's
Safety and Security for Women Who
Authors: Sheila Swan and
Through their own stories
and tips plus the entertaining and insightful anecdotes of
travelling women, Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer show you how
to take care of yourself on your journeys. Learn how to avoid
looking like a victim, to stay centered in a bad situation
and to spot a scam artist no matter which foreign culture
you're visiting. This book makes an excellent Bon Voyage gift
for any woman whether she's travelling solo or with a friend.
Family Travel: The Farther You Go,
the Closer You Get
Editor: Laura Manske
From Tanzania to China,
Peru to the Arctic Circle, these sometimes poignant, often
funny, and always satisfying stories are passports into a
world where family travel has become par for the course. Travelling
en famille can give us balance. Give us roots. Give us stronger
wings to explore the world. Notable authors include: Paul
Reiser, Mary Morris, Tim Parks, Calvin Trillin, and Michael
Crichton. This is lovely reading. You needn't be married or
a mother to thoroughly enjoy it! P.S. One of Journeywoman's
love stories, originally published at our website, has been
included. See if you can spot it.