I'm not quite sure I get what all the hoopla is about when it comes to women traveing solo but then I never have. I recall an incident in the early 1980s when I decided to go all by myself from Orange County, California, to Negril, Jamaica, to a resort I had never been to before. Everybody thought it was very risky and dangerous for a single woman to travel by herself to a foreign country, and they could not fathom why I would want to do it. Even the other real estate agents I worked with were wary and tried to talk me out of it.
You can read more and see photos in my personal blog today, if it ever loads, at Musings from a Solo Traveler in Vanuatu on Christmas Day.http://elizabethweintraub.com/musings-solo-traveler-vanuatu-christmas-day/