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Time to Take Flight

The Savvy Woman's Guide to Safe Solo Travel

by (author) Jayne Seagrave

TouchWood Editions
Initial publish date
Apr 2016
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
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Pack your bags! A reassuring handbook geared toward women between the ages of 40 and 65 who are eager but apprehensive to take a solo adventure.

Chicago, St. Louis, London, Vienna ... bestselling author Jayne Seagrave has traveled there, and she's done it solo. Now she wants her readers to know that not only can they do it too, they should.

Seagrave shares her tips as a mature woman travelling solo in general including booking transportation and accommodation, packing, buying medical insurance, and getting over jet lag. She then profiles 24 cities in North America and Europe for which she provides guidance on how get from the airport to your hotel, shares the safest neighborhoods in which to stay, and recommends the best activities for your holiday, all with an eye for the kinds of activities older women would enjoy. It's the boost of confidence you may need to finally take flight!

About the author

Born in the UK, Jayne Seagrave immigrated to Canada in the late 1980s and soon discovered a love of camping. Since becoming parents in 1999, Jayne and her husband have taken their two sons on trips to over one hundred campsites in BC, Alberta, and Yukon. Jayne is the author of the hugely popular guidebook Camping British Columbia and Yukon: A Complete Guide to National, Provincial, and Territorial Campgrounds. She holds a Ph.D. in criminology and divides her time between writing; working as the marketing manager of the Vancouver Tool Corporation (, the business she started with her husband; and speaking on innovation and the home-improvement industry (

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Editorial Reviews

Cloud 9 magazine excerpts Jayne Seagrave's trip to Portland, including information on must-see attractions and tips on the weather.

"This book is all about going, giving you that extra push to go explore the world outside your front door. Encouraging, helpful hints for traveling by yourself are given." —Grand Forks Herald

Time to Take Flight is one of Where Vancouver's Top Picks for Travellers.

"Time to Take Flight ... Is the confidence boost women (especially those over 40) need to launch what could be a life-changing experience." —y.a.m. magazine

Pink Pangea asks Seagrave: "If you had written a solo female traveling guide as a younger woman, what topics would have been added, taken out or addressed differently?"

Jayne Seagrave visits Breakfast Television Vancouver to chat about the importance of solo travel for mature women (especially if they have a family). Check out the segment for some tips and tricks for visitng Portland on a solo adventure.

Seagrave chats with the listeners of CBC's BC Almanac about her travels and how to be social yet safe.

"While this book urges you to travel, Seagrave also provides the vital information, tips, and tricks when it comes to solo traveling. Seagrave urges readers to discover a new culture and surroundings and I truly agree with her sentiment that is indeed like falling in love and finding yourself . . . As an avid traveler, I LOVE THIS BOOK HARD. I love the message, and also I love the traveling tips." —Manhattan Book Review

CBC BC shares ten tips for travelling alone, from travel writer and entrepreneur Jayne Seagrave

Seagrave answers questions from CBC's Alberta@Noon callers and gives some great tips on how to stay safe as a solo traveller.

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