“A vagabondess has earth and salt to balance her air. Her lifestyle is not a romantic, Instagram-filter utopia, but rather gritty and smeared with sweat. A vagabondess is not a symbol of an ideal of a life. She is alive.”
Vagabondess: A Guide to Solo Female Travel is for anyone who wants to travel solo, face their fears and live the adventure of their dreams.
Currently riding out the pandemic in San Jose, Costa Rica, author Toby Israel offers up the “guide she never had,” with practical advice woven through with honest, real-world insights gleaned from her global travels.
From how to answer those nagging questions – from others, but let’s be honest, mainly yourself – to working abroad, staying healthy and safe, and what to (really) pack, Israel covers the nuts and bolts of solo travel.
But even better, she covers what other guides don’t – things like how to trust your intuition, being an introvert in an extrovert’s world, stillness and slow travel, even how to come back home.
We only wish someone had gifted us this book 20 years ago.
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“When a great ship is in harbor and moored, it is safe, there can be no doubt. But that is not what great ships are built for.”
— Clarissa Pinkola Estes