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Leyla Giray Alyanak is a former foreign correspondent obsessed with social issues, culture, food, maps – and stationery. She launched Women on the Road in 2007 to encourage women to travel solo whatever their age. Her weekly newsletter shares strategies to overcome solo travel challenges.

Latest Posts By Leyla Giray Alyanak

5 months ago

The Smart Way to Travel When You’re Over 60 and Going It Solo

Solo travel can be daunting. Most of your life, someone else has handled the travel – the reservations, the research, the budgeting. Now, suddenly, for whatever reason – it’s up to you. Not only do you have to plan it all, but you actually have to go…

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1 year ago

Solo Travel Off the Beaten Path After 60 – 6 Essential Things to Know

You’re going where? That’s usually the reaction you can expect when you say sub-Saharan Africa, or Uzbekistan, or East Timor. Because let’s face it, some people think there’s a cut-off age for adventure…

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4 years ago

How Uzbekistan’s Silk Road Has Found Romance Again

The word Uzbekistan doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue. And you might be forgiven for not instantly pinpointing it on a map. Yet for centuries, Uzbekistan was at the heart of the world’s trade…

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