As a newbie in travel blogging, I have taken to reading as many travel books and guidebooks as I can lay my hands on, and one such book is Female World Traveler 101: How to Travel the World, Learn New Cultures, and Explore the World as a Solo Woman Traveler from A to Z!
After renewing my Scribd subscription, I went on an audiobook-searching spree and found this book. The title spoke to me like, “Hey girl, you want to do this thing, don’t you?” “Well, I’m here to help you figure it out.” And guess what? It did not disappoint!
This is that book you pick up when you want to start traveling the world but are unsure of where to begin. The book is intended for solo women travelers, but after reading it, I believe anyone who is new to travel will benefit from it just as much.
About the Book and Author
Female World Traveler 101: How to Travel the World, Learn New Cultures, and Explore the World as a Solo Woman Traveler from A to Z! is a 144-page or 3-hour guidebook by HowExpert, and the Expert is Rebecca Friedberg, a world traveler who made the decision to travel after her first year in university.
After graduating, she traveled the world solo for six months. Her travels took her to Spain, France, Germany, and Romania in Europe. In Asia, she traveled to Nepal, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam.
This is her second guidebook with HowExpert. HowExpert publishes quick ‘how to’ guides on unique topics by everyday experts.
Topics covered in this guide include:
- Mapping your travels
- Budgeting for your trip
- Sexual harassment
- Health Insurance
- Travel Apps
- Culture shock
- Finding work
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Where to Get the Book
I listened to an audiobook copy, which is available on Scribd, a premium digital reading app. It is also available as a softcover book, in case you don’t want to listen. Scribd is a paid app, but if you use my referral link to sign up, you will get up to 60 days of a free trial, which is enough time for you to read or listen to this book and many others in their library.
Make sure you set a reminder to cancel your subscription if you do not wish to continue after your free trial.
Why You Should Read Female World Traveler 101 by HowExpert
This is one of those books that someone who cares would try to shove down your throat as soon as you mention that you want to start doing some touristy traveling. This is because it covers some of the basic topics a beginner should learn about before traveling the world on their own.
This is the book you read when you are still figuring it all out. Want to know all the accommodation options available and which one to go for? This is the book. Want to know how and where to find free accommodations and what you can do in return? This is the book. Want to know when and how to find the cheapest flight deals? This is the book. Want to know the safest countries for solo female travelers? Well, this is also the book.
Therefore, you should read this book if you
- Are a woman who wants to travel the world solo
- Are looking for cheaper ways to travel the world
- Want to know about safety tips while traveling
- Want to know how to make friends while traveling
- Want to know how to deal with culture shocks
- Want to learn about health and travel insurance
- Want to know about credit card reward points and airline miles
- Want to know countries that are safe to travel to
- Want to learn some packing tips and hacks
- Want to know what bumps to expect on the road while traveling
- Want to know how you can handle those bumps
- Want to know the tips for dealing with sexual harassment in foreign countries
- Want to know what websites to check for volunteer travel opportunities
Reading this book taught me that there is more to travel than finding the time to and being able to fund your trips. If you can educate yourself to travel smartly and more sustainably, the time will come when you can take a whole trip without spending a dime.
I learned that travel can be affordable as it can be expensive; it all depends on who you are as a person and the kind of travel you desire. Travel can mean different things to different people. For some, it may mean staying in fancy resorts and dining in upscale restaurants. For others, it may mean making friends and learning about a new culture.
To the first people, staying in expensive resorts and dining in fancy restaurants is the essence of travel, which would require a big budget. Whereas to others, it doesn’t matter how they get to wherever, and where they stay as long, as they are in a new country, they are fine. They would not even mind working for a local in exchange for accommodation.
This book will help you, in a way, figure out the type of traveler you are and how you can make your travel dreams come true because it is very much doable.
Now that we have established that, who is traveling with me to Ghana in 2023? Bring a pint of garri and a packet of sugar!
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