Fresh out of college in 2008, Kelly Lewis decided to travel the world solo. Though she loved venturing to destinations off the beaten path, she returned home to the United States with one regret: her guidebooks lacked information specific to women travelers. This past Friday, Lewis was featured in The New York Times discussing just that—shedding light on the specific health and safety issues traveling women may face on the road, along with tips for preventing them.
In the Go! Girl Guides, Lewis and a team of writers explore all the ways women can prepare for and make the most of an ambitious trip to a foreign country. This female-friendly guidebook series brings together real-life experiences, insider secrets, and crucial advice on everything from finding safe places to stay to keeping up with your health to blending in like a local.
"I think women are often told they shouldn’t travel — that it’s irresponsible, that it’s unsafe. So we really try to do our part to make women feel comfortable, to get out there, while also saying, 'These are the things you should be aware of.' Knowledge is power." — Kelly Lewis
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