Boston, MA February 28, 2012:  Traveling solo and feeling a bit self-conscious about eating alone? Grab a stool at the bar – and order your meal there.  The bartender will usually try to make you feel at home, strike up a conversation, and often engage others at the counter to join in.  This tip, tip #59, is just one of 101 helpful travel tips in a free new booklet, “101 Tips for Women Travelers,” by Harriet Lewis, global traveler and vice chair of Grand Circle Corporation, which provides international vacations to Americans over 50 through its brands Overseas Adventure Travel, Grand Circle Cruise Line, and Grand Circle Travel.

101 Tips for Women is chock-full of unique and practical tips to make travel easy, enriching, and fun. It’s another resource designed to offer the industry’s best service and value to female travelers, including those traveling solo.  Last year, 70,000 of Grand Circle’s 110,000 travelers were women, with 27,000 of them traveling as solos.   “By the time women turn 60, most of us have raised children, juggled family and career, and worked hard to keep everyone—spouse, kids, and boss happy.  Now, it’s our time, and many of us are choosing to travel.  We’re on a quest to learn, engage, and have fun.”


Harriet knows what she’s talking about – she has traveled to more than 100 countries in her lifetime to date, and many more are on her bucket list, yet to visit.  “Women travel differently than men do, and this book, compiled with tips from our female travelers, staff, and guides, offers both the novice and seasoned female traveler innovative ways to get the ease of travel, cultural interaction, and insider’s perspective they seek when they head overseas.” 


“101 Tips for Women Travelers” is a 126-page, 5”x 7”booklet designed to fit in a woman’s purse.  Tips featured include ideas on trip preparation, packing, money, transportation, health, beauty, security and safety, traveling solo, food and drink, etiquette and social tips, and more. There’s a handy reference section with a foreign phrase guide, international size chart, time zones, conversion chart, packing essentials, and more.  Chapter headings inspire with anecdotes about some of history’s most remarkable women travelers, such as the Queen of Sheba, Cleopatra, and Amelia Earhart in addition to less well-known, but equally fascinating, female travelers throughout history.


For a complimentary copy of “101 Tips”, please call 1-800-248-3737 or visit



About Grand Circle Corporation

Overseas Adventure Travel, Grand Circle Cruise Line, and Grand Circle Travel are part of Grand Circle Corporation, the leader in international travel, adventure and discovery for Americans aged 50 and older.  Since its establishment in 1958, the company has served more than 2 million travelers by offering more than 80 river cruises, small group experiences by land and sea, and escorted and extended stay vacations. Since 1992, the non-profit Grand Circle Foundation has donated or pledged more than $91M to some 300 humanitarian, educational, and cultural organizations worldwide.  The company is headquartered in Boston, Mass. and has 33 offices worldwide. 


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Randi Leeds, PR Manager, 203-391-8397,

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  • I've had a chance to read this book - it's really excellent, small but absolutely packed with great tips. Well done!

  • Funny that this email announcing this book for women travelers arrives just days before I head off to Bolivia. Alone. 

    Some people still don't know where Bolivia is, let alone why someone would want to go there!  I won't be alone all the time, in case anyone is worried.  I am meeting up with a Bolivian guide in Copacabana.  But I do have to get there!

    This looks like a handy little guide.

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