Time to Take Flight

The Savvy Woman's Guide to Safe Solo Travel

By (author): Jayne Seagrave
ISBN 9781771511629
Softcover | Publication Date: April 12, 2016
Book Dimensions: 5.5 in x 8.5 in
288 Pages

About the Book

Pack your bags! A reassuring handbook geared toward women between the ages of 40 and 65 who are eager but apprehensive to take a solo adventure.

Chicago, St. Louis, London, Vienna … bestselling author Jayne Seagrave has traveled there, and she’s done it solo. Now she wants her readers to know that not only can they do it too, they should.

Seagrave shares her tips as a mature woman travelling solo in general including booking transportation and accommodation, packing, buying medical insurance, and getting over jet lag. She then profiles 24 cities in North America and Europe for which she provides guidance on how get from the airport to your hotel, shares the safest neighborhoods in which to stay, and recommends the best activities for your holiday, all with an eye for the kinds of activities older women would enjoy. It’s the boost of confidence you may need to finally take flight!

About the Author(s)

Jayne Seagrave immigrated to Canada in the late 1980s from the UK. She is author of Camping British Columbia and Yukon, which has sold more than 40,000 copies, and more recently Camping with Kids in the West. She has traveled solo all over the world, and divides her time between writing, working, and speaking.


“Something between a self-help and how-to book on safe travel for the single woman who wants to see the world . . . A must-read for any woman who longs to travel, but has been held back by fear.” —Missouri River Regional Library

“Written for women who have waited until their later years to scratch that travel itch, this book dishes out no-nonsense advice on how to get the most out of exploring the world as a solo traveller.” —Toronto Star

“While this book urges you to travel, Seagrave also provides the vital information, tips, and tricks when it comes to solo traveling. Seagrave urges readers to discover a new culture and surroundings and I truly agree with her sentiment that is indeed like falling in love and finding yourself . . . As an avid traveler, I LOVE THIS BOOK HARD. I love the message, and also I love the traveling tips.” —Manhattan Book Review

“This book is all about going, giving you that extra push to go explore the world outside your front door. Encouraging, helpful hints for traveling by yourself are given.” —Grand Forks Herald