Friday, February 20, 2009

100 Places Every Woman Should Go by Stephanie Elizondo Griest

"Discover the world's best places to: commune with the feisty spirits of heroines like Hatshepsut, Sappho, Catherine the Great, and Frida Kahlo, race a camel, yak, or pony across the Mongolian steppe, dive for pearls in Bahrain, take a mud bath in a volcano off the coast of Colombia, dance with Voodoo priestesses in Benin and urban cowboys in Texas, roast in a steamy banya with a bottle of vodka (or two) in Moscow.

Divided into sections like "Powerful Women and Their Places in History," "Places of Indulgence," and "Places of Adventure," this guidebook includes contact information, resources, and recommended reading. "Ten Tips For Wandering Women" features safety advice plus pointers on how to stop departing airplanes and avoid getting tossed off Trans-Siberian trains for not having your papers in order. The foreword is by Holly Morris, author of "Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World." - from the Publisher

If you're struggling to think of where your next adventure should be, this book is for you! If you're an armchair traveler and know you'd never make it to some of these far off places, this book is for you too! It's a small book of 300 pages so each chapter gives you just enough to make you decide you never want to go there or just enough to make you want to add it to your list.

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