In Honor of The Gals Who Adventure Alone

With the recent release of the movie Wild, Lois Pryce (an avid female explorer) wrote a piece about female explorers and why they aren’t often in the spotlight. While describing a scene from the movie where the main character is afraid (due to the fact that she is a girl) Pryce explains that “the scene captures two fundamental truths about the female experience on the road. Firstly, that a woman travelling alone is conditioned to expect the worst and, secondly, that this fear is unfounded because, actually, most people are kind, hospitable and curious. I know this from first-hand experience; I have lived that exact scene (including the husband line) all over the world, from Alaska to Angola to Iran during the round-the-world journeys that I have taken on my dirtbike. I never quite lost my wariness, but my instinct became honed and I learnt to trust it.”

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