I’m always searching for a new guidebook and I really have no brand loyalty. Peruse my bookshelf and you will find travel titles from every publisher, from Lonely Planet to Fodor’s to Frommer’s to Let’s Go, which is why I approach each travel guide with a critical eye. When the ladies of Go! Girl Guides sent me a copy of their Thailand guidebook to check out, I hoped for the best and I wasn’t disappointed.
I’m already a fan of any publication that writes for solo female travelers like myself. The advice you give solo female travelers is very different from what you might tell solo male travelers, families or couples.
The design itself is very fun and colorful, designed by the traveling designers of Hop and Jaunt. It has the professional layout you would find from the big travel publications. It’s well organized, starting with your basic advice, then breaking up Thailand into big cities and regions.
One of my favorite features of the Go! Girl Guides Thailand book is the interviews with fellow travelers who have volunteered or traveled extensively through the country. I also loved the tips on meeting other travelers (CouchSurfing, hostel common rooms) and the section on the cuisine of Thailand, complete with mouthwatering photos.
If you don’t want to commit to buying the whole guidebook for $25, a steal in guidebook terms, you can purchase the e-book or individual chapters that interest you. The girls are currently working on books on Mexico and Argentina, which was funded by the readers via Kickstarter.
Go! Girl Guides Thailand: A Woman’s Guide to Traveling in Thailand is an excellent resource for any female looking to spend some time in the Land of Smiles. Stop by their website immediately to order your copy!
* Go Girl Guides sent me a copy of their Thailand guidebook but my opinions are always my own.*