24/8 Book Club


A different take on travel for women
August 30, 2007, 1:40 am
Filed under: Book Notes, Posts at Other Sites

I just finished 100 Places Every Woman Should Go this week by Stephanie Elizondo Griest.  I had thought this book would help me in my quest to pick a destination for travel this year but instead I went on quite a different journey. 

This book is a very interesting and reads more like a history book then a travel guide, it will take you on many trips even if you never leave the living room.  The book recounts and celebrates wonderous women in history, points out women friendly travel places, places that will inspire, and categories of not to be missed sites.  But it is definitely not a book you can use solely use to plan a trip, the detail is missing but once you are at place 24 or so it doesn’t seem to matter. 

Stephanie will be in Chicago as part of her “Traveling Sofa: Tips for Wandering Women” tour at Women & Children’s First Bookstore located at 5233 N. Clark Street at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 7th.  This workshop will be so interesting if you are not a traveler, or know a friend that wants to travel but has some concerns, or just those that love to travel in order to learn about the world’s most “women-friendly” destinations.

Stephanie has a very impressive writing pedigree and I am sure she will have very interesting tales to tell. Check out her website, www.aroundthebloc.com and Women and Children’s too, http://www.womenandchildrenfirst.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp;jsessionid=abcJcsjlUZVTCgB5DH1sr too.  The resources listed at the back of this book are definitely interesting to check out as well, there is something for everyone. 

Falise

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