Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales By Reluctant Solo Travellers by Hilary BradtRoam Alone: Inspiring Tales By Reluctant Solo Travellers by Hilary Bradt

Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales By Reluctant Solo Travellers

EditorHilary Bradt, Jennifer Barclay

Paperback | June 1, 2017

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A unique title from Bradt, showcasing a brand new collection of remarkable travelers' tales with a different slant. All the contributors were initially reluctant solo travelers, apprehensive about taking the plunge to go it alone after years of travel with a partner or friend. Some have embarked on the trip of a lifetime, walking or cycling alone through potentially hostile countries, but finding only kindness and hospitality - with a few hairy adventures thrown in. One story is by Bradt founder Hilary Bradt, who confronted her fears and set out to fulfil a childhood dream to ride a horse through Ireland shortly after her marriage broke up. Others are widows and widowers in their later years who were anxious about joining an organised trip on their own or who wanted to make a difference in the world by volunteering their experience and knowledge. Many ages, many personalities, one goal: to travel, and one stumbling block: anxiety. Part literature, part guide, with tips for successful solo travel. Reassuring, entertaining and inspiring.

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This book was partly inspired by Hilary Bradt, founder of Bradt Travel Guides, who describes her solo travels as 'certainly reluctant' . She made her first trip through South America alone when her travel companion dropped out at the last moment; the subsequent journey through the Andes was unfortgettable and set her up for the solo tr...
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Title:Roam Alone: Inspiring Tales By Reluctant Solo TravellersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.83 × 5.12 × 0.8 inPublished:June 1, 2017Publisher:Bradt Travel GuidesLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1784770493

ISBN - 13:9781784770495

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Foreword Jan Leeming Introduction Hilary BradtTHE FIRST STEP India - Really? On my own? Sandra Reekie USA - Short Notice Helen Brown Gabon Confidential Ian Packham Berlin - The Unexpected Consolations of Getting It All Wrong Kirsty Fergusson Australia - Of Red Earth and Fruit Bats Amanda LumleyBRIEF ENCOUNTERS Eight Hours in Fiji Matt Dawson Gibraltar and Tangier - Abroad Janice Booth Australia - The Ghan Debbie Parrott A January Jaunt to Jordan Zoe Efstathiou Russia - Taxi Ride in Vladivostok Nicole TeufelFACE THE FEAR Darkness in Laos Ian Oliver Unenlightened in Nepal Claire Davies Morocco - Tea and Oranges Kelly Dignan Philippines - Finding Freedom Hannah Stuart-LeachSAFETY IN NUMBERS Thailand - A Coconut with Three Candles Ian Douglas Himalayas - The Start of a Passion Jane Vincent-Havelka UK - The Social Mobility of Cycling Hazel Pennington Cruise - Not so Solo at Sea Phoebe SmithTRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE France - Getting Going Again Elspeth Cardy Ecuador - Where Everyone Knows Your Name Vicki Brown France - The Wandering Goose Janet Rogers Australia - The Pet Project Jennifer Barclay Mallorca - Doing a Shirley Valentine Christine GreenCONNECTING India - First Night Michelle Kennedy Cuba - A Sack of Beans and a Sun-Bleached Chair Mandy Huggins Oslo - Alf Matthew Pointon USA - Guns and Canyons Gillian Gain Mongolia - When the Ice Melts Suzy Pope Ireland - Mollie Hilary BradtWHAT AM I DOING HERE? Cycling Shetland Pat Smith Italy - The Mountain Retreat Martha Hales Solo Ways in Sulawesi Ella Pawlik Colombia - My Daughter's Laugh Dom Tulett Beijing - A Night in Room 13 Sarah Pope A Thaw in Naples Claire MorsmanA BIG ADVENTURE USA - What If You Get Lost and Die? Katie Grayson Madagascar - Beginning Anne Axel Mexico - No Way Back Graham Mackintosh Kashmir - The Road to Srinagar and Beyond Sheelagh Reynolds Asia - Going it Alone Sally Watts