Solo Travel Book Launch Traveling Solo: Willow Woman on the Road

September 24, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
Castle Rock, CO: More than 9 million women traveled alone outside the United States in one year, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s most recent available statistics . “Many more women would travel on their own if they felt confidence doing so,” asserts Maria Richard, seminar leader and author of Traveling Solo: Willow Woman on the Road. “There is a growing demand for information, tips and techniques for successful solo travel which is why the topic is so popular.”
Women who travel alone are the focus of Traveling Solo: Willow Woman on the Road, a new book available in print and eBook format. In addition to tips specific to solo journeying, the book includes chapters on Road Trips and Camping as well as advice on how to become more confident traveling alone. Richard advises women who are hesitant to venture out to "do a lot of research on the destination, book a side tour with a reputable company to visit areas that may be unsafe to visit alone at night and then take the trip." Read an excerpt at Richard also maintains two web pages with travel tips, a solo travel page ( and a Colorado for Newcomers page (
Traveling Solo: Willow Woman on the Road is the second book in the Willow Woman series. The first book, Evolving from Shrinking Violet to Willow Woman is available for purchase online and by special order at any bookstore. "Women achieve more and feel better about themselves when they can level the business playing field by overcoming gender differences and finding their power”, notes Richard. Evolving from Shrinking Violet to Willow Woman, she continued, "will show you how to develop a persona that is noticed, powerful and respected."

More than useful information and sound advice, Evolving from Shrinking Violet to Willow Woman contains inspirational descriptions and quotes from well-known Willow Women, written exercises to help women determine their tendencies, a Self-Assessment Survey, real-life examples of challenges caused by gender issues and their solution, and suggestions for changing limiting beliefs and habits.
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