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Princess With A Backpack is a guide for the princess who desires to see the world and experience more than her comfortable home, friends, and society.  Author Lauren Resnick’s book gives you the confidence to get the most out of your trip.  It’s a tour guide with attitude and information that no woman should leave home without.  She can even tuck the pocket-size book into her backpack. “Looking good while traveling is something I could have learned the benefits of much earlier in my journey,” says Lauren.  “You will be amazed at the difference how people treat you when you have a backpack on, if you’re wearing decent clothes and have done your hair.  Even when you are in the most grubby situation (i.e. been on a bus for 14 hours), try to give your hair and makeup a touchup when asking for directions or buying a ticket – it really makes a difference.

“The idea for Princess With A Backpack came to me while I was waiting for my flight for 12 hours at a tiny airport in Paris. It was my last stop before heading home to Australia and in-between my second and third Diet Coke, the thought struck me that perhaps other girls could benefit from my travel experience, mistakes, and chutzpa.  I do admit that I’m a princess, and there’s nothing wrong with that.  It just means we “princesses” demand a little more, and we see obstacles not as problems, rather challenges we must overcome to basically get what we want out of life.”


Lauren reveals her road-tested secrets, tips, and recommendations for: *Looking your best with a severely limited wardrobe. *Packing wisely and efficiently – and knowing what to leave home. *Protecting against thieves and men preying on unsuspecting women *Stretching your dollars and how to earn a few bucks while on tour. *Sleeping at night for free. *Staying beautiful with simple products and tricks for your hair, face and eyes. *Avoiding jet lag. *Eating well and staying healthy on your long journey into foreign lands. “I want to encourage young women to seek out their adventurous spirit and to discover things about themselves as they journey to foreign lands,” says Lauren. “Women today should step out of their comfort zone and act confidently and independently.  This is their time to explore different cultures and to physically touch the things they may initially see on TV or the Internet.” She also offers her list of favorite European: places to shop, clubs to party in, accommodations that are safe, clean, and cheap, and travel options such as The Eurailpass and Busabout Explorer Her story proves you don’t have to be a he-man to travel alone with a backpack.  In fact, she’s a testament that even a princess can rough it on the road and still look beautiful. Lauren’s made friends from all over the world.  She spent three months in the Middle East as a teen-ager, backpacked for six months through over 10 countries in Europe, and has toured parts of the United States.


The Australian based travel writer,  says:  “Women who travel alone won’t feel lonely – you fall in love with a city and meet new people.  Don’t let language be a barrier, either.  Some women won’t even see a movie by themselves, but flying to another country is an amazing experience.” And what does she like best about Americans?  “I find people here to be so friendly, so patriotic, and so culturally diverse.” Lauren not only discovered new places, foods, and cultures, but she also discovered things about herself.  In fact, she realized her boyfriend of four years that she left home was not “the one” and enjoyed some flings with European men. Of course, not all of life on the road was fun and games for her, but she managed to overcome:


  • Having her purse snatched in Italy.
  • Seeing a bus she was on get pulled over by police in Spain.
  • Getting the flu in Prague and struggling to communicate with doctors there.
  • Staying in a hostel room with 12 people (some were guys) and one bathroom

Her hundreds of tips for a safe, fun, and budgeted travel experience are peppered with inspiration from a road warrior who may just enjoy living out of a backpack as much as she does being home.


Lauren offers a wide variety of tips including:

    • Ward off muggers by sewing pockets into your bra so you can keep some money and a folded copy of your passport.
    • Plan your first three weeks of accommodations – than wing it.
    • Always carry nuts and dried fruits – you never know when your next meal is.
    • Save on hotel bills by sleeping in airports, on overnight buses and trains


“Seasoned traveler and author of Princess With A Backpack, Lauren Resnick has discovered many a money-saving maneuver in her travels.” —Cleo Magazine, Australia Publication Data:

Princess With A Backpack by Lauren Resnick; Morgan James Publishers; 2011; Cloth; $17.95 124 pages;  ISBN: 978-160037-390-9.

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