See what others have to say about us! Go! Girl Guides has been recently featured in:

Arizona Daily Star: “‘Go! Girl’ Guidebook Aids Travel”

“Forget the excuses, ladies – it’s time to see the world. Go! Girl Guides, a woman’s travel guidebook created by a recent University of Arizona graduate, might be the first guide specifically for women. “I still can’t believe that in 2011 there are no travel guidebooks for women, that we are the first series in the world,” author Kelly Lewis said. “Women face so many unique challenges while traveling.” READ MORE

Zocalo Magazine: “Empowering Female Adventurers

“Kelly Lewis loves traveling. Travel guidebooks, well, these she finds lacking, especially for women on their own. So the UA journalism grad wrote one: “Go! Girl Guides: A Woman’s Guide to Traveling in Thailand,” which sees a release party Sept. 17 at La Cocina. The result of much planning and saving — the project is completely self-funded — as well as two months spent in Thailand with photographer Krissy Sauter, the guidebook speaks to the specific concerns of female tourists.” READ MORE

The Arizona Daily Wildcat: “UA Alum Guides Travel For Women

“One cool December evening, a self-empowered, travel-obsessed UA graduate was lying in bed dreaming about her travels. Little did she know, this particular dream would lead her down the path of a lifetime to her very own travel guidebook business, “Go! Girl Guides.” READ MORE

Book Reviews

“I solemnly swear (with my left hand on a Go! Girl Guides book and my right hand up in the air) that the Go! Girl Guides Thailand is as good as any travel guidebook you will find on the market today. Just as good as Lonely Planet or Let’s Go or any other destination guidebook you can name.”– Do It While You’re Young

“The Go! Girl Guides Thailand is catered to women travelers making their way through Thailand, and I appreciated all the extra ‘girl’  tips- from bringing your own tampons from home (lest you run out- the horror!), to places not to get stuck in after dark, to how to dress on a dance night out in Bangkok. With pictures!”– Kaypacha Travels

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Ashley Turner April 11, 2013 at 11:42 am

My name is Ashley and I am avid researcher and follower of Korean culture (and let’s face it K-pop) for the last six years. I am contacting you because I highly enjoy the written material and viewpoint of topics showcased on your blog.
I am currently working on a web project that is being funded by the Korean Cultural Center Washington D.C. and KOFICE (Korea Foundation for International Culture Exchange) and would like to know if you are interested in writing or recording material for our site, either as a guest blogger or a regular staff member. I am also gathering together an extensive blogroll of Korea-related sites on the internet, with intentions of it being the largest of its kind and would like the honor of including yours among that site.
Again, KOFICE and the Korean Cultural Center are sponsoring this endeavor, but have no control over the content and views displayed on my site.

Right now I am looking for people with experience in web design, visual/graphic arts and audio/video, or anyone who is creative and would like to lend their talents to blogging or on-camera work. This is an an ongoing project, and my goal is to have the basic framework of the site, including the first web video in May. If you or anyone you are affiliated with are interested in lending your services, please feel free to contact me at my as soon as possible. I will then send you my original proposal for the project which will give you a better idea of what I am creating. If you have any additional ideas or comments to contribute, they are always welcome :)
Ashley Turner


Alexis Montano April 22, 2013 at 2:50 pm

Hi, my name is Alexis Montano and I am a sophomore at the University of Arizona. My best friend, Megan, and I are studying abroad for the entire year next year. First semester we will be in Prague and second semester in Barcelona. We are both broadcast journalism majors and since no transferable courses are offered in either country, we think joining the Go! Team would be an awesome way to keep up with our journalism. We will be traveling to many other countries and if all goes well will be attending Oktoberfest in Germany, spring break in Ibiza, and the Winter Olympics in Russia. We want to be able to have text and video blogs to show other students like us the best and cheapest places to go. We also want to make known all the underground club and bar scenes that tourists tend to miss. We are familiar with blogs, as we both have started one for our journalism classes. We also know how to edit and make clips and segments with FinalCut Pro, allowing our audiences to follow us as we embark on the most adventurous year of our lives. We’d love to be apart of the company and utilize the experiences we get to help others have unforgettable abroad trips as well.

Thank you!


KC May 29, 2013 at 11:26 am


My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found Go Girl Guides and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!


KC Owens


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