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Michael Brein, aka ‘The Travel Psychologist,’ has appeared numerous times in prolific travel writer and travel advocate Christopher Elliott’s columns in USA Today.
Michael Brein, aka ‘The Travel Psychologist,’ is in a blog today: FashionBeans: “Paris Syndrome” And Other Travel Phenomena You Didn’t Know Existed
My new book Travel Tales: Women Alone is now nearing completion and will soon be available in my eStore, Go soon to www.michaelbrein.com for more information, or to purchase, simply click on the ESTORE button above and to the right.
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These are the true travel tales of solo women travelers being sexually harassed and assaulted in their travels around the world and what some of them were able to do about it!
This is about the many women in their travels who are shouting “Me Too!” to you throughout these pages!
No human being should be subjected to the despicable, disgusting and degrading behaviors that these women — these victims — have had to put up with in the hands of men who should be relegated to the dregs of humanity!
Over the last few decades, I’ve interviewed nearly 2,000 world travelers and adventurers. I am weaving the best of their nearly 10,000 fantastic travel tales into a psychology of travel as revealed by these very telling stories.
These are travelers I’ve encountered on airplanes, trains, buses, ships, tours, safaris, and in hotels, campgrounds, cafes, and pubs.
These courageous travelers have freely shared their most personal travel experiences, some good and wonderful and others even horrific and life-threatening, which I, in turn, get to share with you now through my True Travel Tales series.
Expect upwards of 100 ebooks covering many different countries and travel themes as well.
Travel Tales: Women Alone is Volume 3 of the True Travel Tales series and deals with safety and security of the woman solo traveler. It is about how to travel safely throughout the world.
Unfortunately, travel today, finds us in a world of growing terror threats, the imposition of severe and strict cultural and religious restrictions of women’s rights and freedoms as well as decreasing tolerance for cultural and religious differences and diversity around the world.
For women traveling alone, having often to deal with hassles and assaults is daunting in the least. For women alone, travel mostly is exciting and relatively safe, but for many women, traveling in some countries, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East, can often be traumatic and downright dangerous.
I have tales of women constantly being bothered and harassed. And, sad to say, some women have even disappeared from market places, never to be seen again.
To be a woman and to travel alone in such forbidding places is not for the faint of heart. Many young women are naively unaware and must be exceedingly careful in their interactions with men overseas.
Just because men are well-dressed and speak your language, does not necessarily mean that they can be trusted.
Every woman traveling abroad needs to know about and prepare herself for dealing with such things. Again, while travel is mostly adventurous, exciting and safe, it can also be foreboding and downright dangerous at times and one must be prudent.
If I were you, I’d think very carefully about traveling to some parts of the world as a woman ALONE!
Women have shared hundreds of travel stories with me about how they have had to fend off — yes, even fight off at times — the unwanted advances of men, ranging from verbal harassment, unwanted touching, exposure, and, yes, even rape!
I have had young women relating to me “yes, I should have known better; I should have seen the signs.”
Please know that some stories in the Travel Tales series may be graphic, unpleasant, and disturbing.
This series is generally aimed towards a more mature adult audience, yet, no doubt, some material ought to be communicated in a clear and responsible manner to younger and relatively inexperienced and naive travelers, who could benefit by knowing how to travel more safely and securely.
The author does not necessarily agree with opinions expressed by contributors.
No story in the series is meant to depict any country, people, race, culture or religion in a negative light. Good and bad things can and do happen anywhere and to anyone.
Note: Some stories may appear in more than one book in the True Travel Tales series, depending on the subject matter and countries covered.
Michael Brein, aka ‘The Travel Psychologist,’ is in a blog today: Adventure.com: Dromomania: Is Travel Addiction a Legitimate Medical Condition?