Women's travel columnist Beth Whitman with friend in Kerala, India.
"My own view is that there is a pernicious mythology surrounding the lone female traveler, whether it be as a hitchhiker around Britain or a traveler in Southeast Asia. Many people instantly exaggerate the
perils and dwell on a single womans vulnerability. Often this doom-ridden response is just an excuse for their own timidity of spirit. In fact, traveling around most of Asia is far safer, and more pleasant, than traveling on the
Lexington Avenue line in New York City." —Susan Griffith from Traveling Solo as a Woman
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