A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel

A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women's Travel

Edited by Janna Graber
World Traveler Press (Nov 2015)

Join 22 adventurous women as they venture into the world with curiosity, courage and a sense of humor. Their stories are as diverse as the places they visit, from heart-pounding exploits to inspiring chronicles of change.

The recipe is simple — take 22 adventurous women, drop them into fascinating destinations around the globe and add exceptional storytelling. The result is a compelling new women’s travel anthology called A Pink Suitcase: 22 Tales of Women’s Travel.  A Pink Suitcase brings together a talented group of daring women as they journey on adventures as unforgettable as they are moving. These intrepid explorers take on the world with wide eyes, an open heart and a woman’s point of view. Their stories are as diverse as the destinations they visit, from sailing the South Pacific to hiking the Appalachian Trail and searching for roots in rural China.

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A Pink Suitcase” demonstrates the unusual spirit of these unique travelers.

The best travel experiences happen by chance. Courage and curiosity can turn an ordinary vacation into a lifetime of memories and adventures. Women traveling alone often find they have the guts and strength to handle any encounter, and many times that leads to the bond of friendship and the richness of cultural immersion. Open “A Pink Suitcase” by Janna Graber and you will be drawn into the essays of twenty-two women who tell of adventures, or lost and found love, as they discover the strength and guts to find their own path to their personal best.

The women whose stories appear in this anthology have an easy time making friends and finding adventure. Their bravery in new circumstances, such as a woman venturing solo to Cambodia, gives the reader the itch to get out and experience the world. In the essay, “Million Dollar Questions” by Josalin Saffer, the writer wrestles with the reality of life in Cambodia, wondering “how to help and how not to hurt.”

“A Pink Suitcase” celebrates women who have respect and empathy for others, and demonstrate the travelers’ spirit. These women travelers reach for their personal best as they exhibit strength, compassion, fear, love, and contentment.

Not all are traveling alone. In the essay “Thailand’s Lost Children,” Janna Graber is a mom is reporting on the local child sex trade. She brings her young daughter along to experience the full range of reality in a complex culture, so different from the security and safety of home. — Helen Gallagher, Author

Ladies with Wanderlust 

This collection of travel stories from well-traveled women with impressive credentials provides a unique perspectives on the travel experience. Each author shares aspects of travel that has changed them. The focus is not so much on the places they visited, but on how being there made them see things in a different way. I especially enjoyed affirmation that solo travel allows you to immerse yourself in a culture and to break out of the confines of a comfy relationship at home. Sailing in the South Pacific with child in tow made me a bit nervous, but if one has only one life to live and they want children, then I guess the only solution is to take them with you on your adventures. The journey with each of these 22 ladies is unique and worth the price of admission. – Linda Ballou, Author

A Pure Please to Read 

Women pack more than clothes and toiletries when they travel. They pack their hopes, dreams, loves, and fears and bring them along on the journey. In this newest anthology edited by Janna Graber, the reader is taken along for the ride and comes away touched in unexpected ways. No matter the destination, the learning happens along the way. Whether you’re a travel fanatic, or just dream about world travels, this book is pure pleasure to read. I highly recommend it! – Debbie McClure, Author

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