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About Women Travel Latin America

Women Travel Latin America is all about inspiring women to travel Latin America, discover its wonders and hidden secrets, and perhaps discover some hidden truths about ourselves and our place in the world along the way. This is a website by women travelers for women travelers, to help us through the uncertain moments and to rejoice in our discoveries.

At times thought of as a dangerous area, Latin America is far more open to women travelers than many believe. Here we bring together women writers and bloggers and give a space for them to express their hopes, fears and dreams. We open to you the world of experiences they’ve had throughout Latin America, from Mexico to Argentina.

Join these women in their journeys.  You’ll be touched by their stories and inspired by what they have done. Learn from what they did wrong and what they wished they had done differently.

Celebrate with them in their success and achievements and let them motivate you to set your own goals and work towards your own dreams.

Join this community of women showing the world that yes, women can travel. Alone or with a friend, we have a powerful community behind us and a whole lifetime of dreams to accumulate.

Let the traveling begin…

Alone Together: Tales of Sisterhood and Solitude in Latin America

Alone Together presents the extraordinary true stories of thirty-six women who explored a region they were taught to fear and uncovered the curious bond that exists between Latin America and the lone women on its roads. From chicken buses without bathrooms to a trusty bamboo bicycle, these honest, heart-wrenching, and often amusing adventures are essential reading for anyone curious about this part of the world.

With a foreword by Hilary Bradt and a prologue by Amy Baker, this anthology features contributions from all kinds of women, from those who went traveling for the first time to those who have spent much of their lives and careers on this amazing continent. Tales from backpackers rub shoulders with stories from people who decided to travel later in life as well as anecdotes from those who never stopped. What all these accounts have in common is that every single one is inspirational and that together they convey the power of travel and the wonders of Latin America.

Office worker Julia defies the jeers of childhood bullies as she vows to become a cowboy in Colombia while Phebe’s worst nightmare creeps up on her in the darkest corner of the jungle. Elizabeth confronts her Cuban grandfather with the past he tried to erase, Kelly is ambushed by bandits on a midnight bus in Mexico, and Rebecca must unravel the mysterious disappearance of a young woman in Argentina.

How you can get your copy of Alone Together

Click here to purchase Alone Together on Amazon in paperback or Kindle form. If you are in an area where Amazon doesn’t reach you, please get in contact with us directly so we can indicate how you can get your own copy. Just write to us at editor@womentravellatinamerica.com.

Praise for Alone Together

“Often poignant, always personal, Alone Together captures what’s best about independent travel – the excitement, the fears, the surprises and, above all, the richness of shared humanity. A joy to read.”

– Oliver Balch

“Inspiring as well as powerful… a must for all travelers to the region.”

– Marjorie Agosín