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Daring Women: On Foot, on a Camel, in the Sky, on a Bicycle...

Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library,
three of the book jackets featured

As Women’s History Month ends, we would like to offer you a few e-books and e-audiobooks about intrepid, adventurous women who traveled for the sheer joy of doing something different, to escape from others, to see the world, or to take on a challenge. Some of them struck out on their own, some traveled with other women, and some with men. Not all of them were likable characters, in fact one or two were downright self-absorbed, and got into scrapes that inconvenienced others. There were one or more whose thoughts and ideas about the people and places visited will seem absurd compared to the way we think. They did venture forth, and for now, it is not possible for most of us to get out for a bit of food. Therefore, sit back, be an armchair traveler with women, whose travels might inspire you to hit the road at a future date.

Daring Women Who Traveled

Florence Diary
Athill, Diana

Passionate Nomad: The Life of Freya Stark
Geniesse, Jane Fletcher

Where the Indus is Young: A Winter in Baltistan
Murphy, Dervla

Adventures in the Rocky Mountains
Bird, Isabella L.

Full Tilt: Ireland to India With a Bicycle
Murphy, Dervla

Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawren
Wallach, Janet

Hong Kong
Morris, Jan

Lands of Lost Borders: Out of Bounds on the Silk Road
Harris, Kate

Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior, Including Visits to the Aborigines
Bird, Isabella L.

West With the Night
Markham, Beryl

Straight on 'Till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham
Lovell, Mary S.

A Guest of the Reich: The Story of American Heiress Gertrude Legendre and Her Dramatic Captivity and Daring Escape From Nazi Germany
Finn, Peter

The Solace of Open Spaces
Ehrlich, Gretel

Facing the Wave: A Journey in the Wake of the Tsunami
Ehrlich, Gretel

Travels in West Africa: Congo Français, Corisco, and Cameroons
Kingsley, Mary Henrietta

Magic and Mystery in Tibet
David-Neel, Madame Alexandra

Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland's History-Making Race Around the World
Goodman, Matthew.

Travels With Myself and Another
Gellhorn, Martha

Wanderlust: A History of Walking
Solnit, Rebecca

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Strayed, Cheryl

On Persephone's Island: A Sicilian Journal
Simeti, Mary Taylor

Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West
Wickenden, Dorothy

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek
Dillard, Annie