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Go it alone: Why every woman should travel solo at least once in her life

Do you find the idea of independent travel daunting? Follow the adventures of four women who set off alone but never felt lonely on their journeys - from sunny Cuba to southern Africa

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Barbara Feeney in Southern Africa

Barbara Feeney in Southern Africa

Holly Hughes in Ethiopia

Holly Hughes in Ethiopia

View of downtown Havana city with old classic cars and people walking on the street, Cuba.

View of downtown Havana city with old classic cars and people walking on the street, Cuba.

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Sinead Kennedy in Cuba

Sinead Kennedy in Cuba

Valley among the mountains in Ethiopia

Valley among the mountains in Ethiopia

Isabel Conway

Isabel Conway

Cook preparing vegetarian burgers in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Cook preparing vegetarian burgers in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Sinead with her teddy in Cuba...

Sinead with her teddy in Cuba...

Barbara Feeney on her travels...

Barbara Feeney on her travels...

Holy town Varanasi and bank of the Ganges

Holy town Varanasi and bank of the Ganges

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Barbara Feeney in Southern Africa

Ahead of International Women's Day, we asked four female solo travellers to share their adventures, and what they learned. 

13,000km through Southern Africa

'It was the most worthwhile and enriching journey I have ever taken...'

Barbara Feeney (30, above) is a producer for News Breakfast on ABC TV in Melbourne and formerly worked on Newstalk's Pat Kenny Show.


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