Without a Guide

Without a Guide: Contemporary Women's Travel Adventures

  • Macfarlane, Walter & Ross, 1994

Women travel alone to enjoy a week of anonymity, to take a break from domesticity, or to make a discovery; their reasons for travel are as numerous as their destinations.

WITHOUT A GUIDE is a collection of seventeen essays exploring the variety and nature of contemporary women's travel. Writers like Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Clare Boylan, Robyn Davidson, Susan Musgrave, Annie Proulx, Bapsi Sidhwa, Carol Shields, Alice Walker, and others share the details of their most memorable voyages.

They take you on an exhilarating 1,700-mile camel trek across the rugged Australian Outback, through the natural splendour of Darwin's Galapagos, to the startling heights of Pakistan's Indus River gorge, and into the day-long darkness of a Northern Finland winter. Seductive, harrowing, and always enlightening, WITHOUT A GUIDE is for all lovers of literature and travel.