Lowell Thomas Award Winner - Best Travel Book Over 70,000 copies sold! These award-winning stories inspire women to set out for adventure and make their dreams real. Notable authors include: Gretel Ehrlich, Robyn Davidson, Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, Helen Thayer, and Mary Morris. By Marybeth Bond - Years ago two simple magazine articles appeared in Outside and Self magazines about my solo travels in Asia and Africa. They generated an amazing response from female readers. Although my story intrigued them, my intuition told me that what they really wanted was support and encouragement to make their own escapes. Hence this book, which now appears in this updated edition.
About Marybeth BondMarybeth Bond has not always been a Gutsy Woman. At summer camp, when she was ten years old, she was nicknamed “Misty” because she had a bad case of homesickness. Not one of her counselors would have predicted a traveling future for her. However, several decades later, Marybeth has hiked, cycled, climbed, dived, and kayaked her way through more than seventy countries around the world, from the depths of the Flores Sea to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. She studied in Paris for four years, earned two degrees, and had a business career in marketing. At twenty-nine, she took off again, this time to travel alone around the world. These two years of travel changed her life. She met her future husband, an American, in Kathmandu, Nepal, and she returned to begin a new career as a writer, consultant, and lecturer. Since then she has given lectures around the world at such venues as the Explorers Club and Asia Society in New York. Marybeth’s first book, A Woman’s World, is a bestseller and won the Lowell Thomas Gold Medal for Best Travel Book from the Society of American Travel Writers Foundation. It is an eloquent collection of women’s writing that paints a rich portrait of what it means to be a woman today. Marybeth was a featured guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, with her book Gutsy Women. As a nationally recognized travel expert and media personality, Marybeth has appeared on CBS News, CNN, ABC, NBC, FOX TV, and National Public Radio. She was the “Smart Traveler” radio host for the nationally syndicated Outside Radio show and the travel expert/columnist for the Travel Channel on ivillage.com, a women’s online network. She was also the “Travel Expert” for CBS’s Evening Magazine. She is currently the Adventure Editor for travelgirl magazine and the Spokesperson for AAA, Northern California. Follow along with her at www.gutsytraveler.com. Marybeth has two children and a husband, and lives in Northern California. She travels as much as she can—with her family, her friends, or alone. Other Books by Marybeth Bond A Woman’s World A Woman’s Passion for Travel Gutsy Women Gutsy Mamas A Mother’s World A Woman’s Europe A Woman’s Asia 50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America
Some of America's most intriguing women writers celebrate motherhood on the road. They discover that their children open doors, worlds, and friendships. Notable authors include: Louise Erdrich, Kathleen Dean Moore, Molly O'Neill, Gabriella de Ferrari, and Mary Catherine Bateson.
This is an indispensable pocket guide for mothers (and grandmothers) on the road, written by Marybeth Bond, the award-winning editor of A Woman's World and A Mother's World. Whether you have infants, toddlers, or teens, you'll be inspired to pack your bags and explore, from weekend trips to overseas odysseys. Related Titles: Travelers' Tales: Gutsy Women, Travelers' Tales: A Woman's World, Safety and Security for Women Who Travel, A Woman's Passion for Travel.