Travelling solo as a woman is one of the most life-affirming, enlightening things you will ever do. There are always risks involved but it’s quite unlike anything else. Just ask these ten women – each decided that going on an adventure without a plus-one had to happen, be it for self-reflection, discovery, or to finally write that novel. Their stories are sublime: often hilarious and frequently heartbreaking, they will give you wanderlust in the best possible way.
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
This is one of the ultimate single-girl travel guides. Having spent much of her twenties and thirties attending baby showers and weddings, Kristin Newman is not ready to settle down. Instead, she decides to travel, falling in love with the world around her (and one or two intriguing locals) along the way. In her day job as a TV writer, Newman pens a lot of comedy, so you will laugh out loud more than once at this refreshing and poignant tale of solo travel.