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PALO ALTO, {February, 2007}—The latest trend in travel guides has readers following lists of everything from where to kiss to places you can’t miss before dying. But for women, no book on the market has the focus, range, or scope of Travelers’ Tales latest: 100 Places Every Woman Should Go. After a lifetime of globe-trotting and interviewing travelers, award-winning author Stephanie Elizondo Griest has compiled the definitive list of top 100 destinations for women. 100 Places Every Woman Should Go points the way to places of inspiration and enlightenment, including the 88 Sacred Temples of Japan, places of purification and beautification, such as the mud bath volcanoes of Cartagena, Colombia, and places of adventure, with surfing in Costa Rica, mountain trekking in Pakistan, canyoneering in Utah, and pearl diving in Bahrain. Women seeking places of indulgence will lose themselves in white-sand beaches in Zanzibar, champagne tours in France, and the ultimate place in Oaxaca for delectable chicken tamales. 100 Places Every Woman Should Go also documents historical places where heroines battled for the right to speak, vote, rule, and be free. Readers will learn where to soak in the muses of Sappho, Joan of Arc, Catherine the Great, Harriet Tubman, and Frida Kahlo — destinations guaranteed to energize and impassion. Griest invites women to visit the 100 Places web site for resources regarding women-centered travel, links to other sites, and to submit their own suggestions on where every woman should go at

Special sections include:

  • Introduction by Holly Morris, author of Adventure Divas: Searching the Globe for Women Who Are Changing the World
  • “Ten Tips for Wandering Women” presents safety precautions as well as pointers on haggling, packing, and staying parasite-free
  • More than 120 women-friendly travel agencies and tour companies

About the Author:

Stephanie Elizondo Griest’s first book, Around the Bloc: My Life in Moscow, Beijing, and Havana, was named Best Travel Book of 2004 by the National Association of Travel Journalists of America. She has written for The New York Times, Washington Post, and Latina Magazine, and once drove forty-five thousand miles across America, documenting its history for The Odyssey. Visit her Web site at

About Travelers’ Tales:

Travelers’ Tales publishes the best in travel, humor, and spiritual writing from world-famous authors and emerging writers. Celebrating 14 years in publishing, the series has won many awards for excellence, including three Lowell Thomas Awards for Best Travel Book, and multiple best book awards from the Independent Publishers Association, ForeWord Magazine, and the Benjamin Franklin Awards.


100 Places Every Woman Should Go
By Stephanie Elizondo Griest
Publisher: Travelers’ Tales
Publication Date: FEB 2007
$16.95, paperback , 352 pages
ISBN : 1-932361-47-2