In this special edition of the Unearth Women newsletter: a look at our new book, Wanderess! If you’ve found your way here but are not yet subscribed, here, let me help you with that:
I am THRILLED to finally share the cover of our new book, Wanderess, coming this February from Clarkson Potter and available for pre-order now on Amazon, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, Powell’s Books, and more! 🎉📚
Wanderess is an Unearth Women inspired travel book bursting with expert-curated tips from some of travel’s most inspiring and accomplished women. Inside its pages, you’ll find valuable advice on everything from traveling as a woman of color, staying safe abroad, traveling with children, traveling during your period, navigating menopause on vacation, to how to support women during your travels, and SO MUCH MORE.
This book would not exist without my co-author and Unearth Women’s co-founder, Elise Fitzsimmons, as well as our brilliant contributors whose expertise and experiences are woven throughout each chapter. Wanderess combines the voices of Oneika Raymond, Brooke Saward, Dani Heinrich, Annika Ziehen, Kelly Lewis, and Esme Benjamin. I am honored and humbled to share a book with women who have inspired and shaped my own career in countless ways.
In addition, the pages of Wanderess include inspiring quotes from Evita Robinson, Jessica Nabongo, Aileen Adalid, Stephanie Flor, Valerie Joy Wilson, Rachel Rudwall, Beth Santos, Meg Ten Eyck, Nellie Huang, and Caitlin Murray. Each of these powerhouse ladies speaks to their travel experiences, whether it’s solo traveling or flying with children.
I want to give an extra special shout-out to our editor, Gabrielle Van Tassel, and the Clarkson Potter team for bringing this book to life. We were originally approached by Gabbie with the idea for this book and cannot thank her enough for taking a chance on Unearth Women and believing in our mission to champion women. I also want to give big props to Lucy Engelman, whose beautiful illustrations pepper the pages of this book.
Last, but certainly not least, I want to offer my complete gratitude to the many friends, family, readers, and subscribers who have supported Unearth Women on its journey. What began as nothing more than a wild idea I had back in 2018 when I was abruptly laid off, has blossomed into an international travel magazine, a community of supportive women, and now a book that speaks to the nuanced experiences of traveling as a woman today.
Launching a new media company comes with its fair share of challenges, yet Unearth Women continues to blossom because of the countless people who have shared their voices, stories, and talents with our publication and who continue to support our work. It is the greatest privilege to provide a platform that celebrates the accomplishments of women and inspires travelers to see the world in a new, more mindful way.
My hope for Wanderess is that it becomes your beloved travel companion. Especially as we begin to revisit and redefine what travel means during a global pandemic, I hope its pages give you the confidence to travel better, safer, and smoother. Whether you’re thinking of solo traveling for the first time, vacationing with small children, are traveling as a woman of color or a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, or are looking to support women on your travels—Wanderess truly has it all.