Alexa West is best known as the founder and creator of The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide, the #1 travel guidebook series for women, and Girls in Global, a collection of online girl gangs around the world where women fiercely support and empower each other. For over 10 years, Alexa has been changing the way that women travel the world, without boyfriends or big bank accounts. She’s been featured in publications such as Disrupt Magazine’s 8 Incredible Women Changing the Face of Business, on how-they-did-it podcasts like College Magazine, and has even had her books featured on HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Alexa’s best-selling travel guidebook series is sold in the most influential marketplaces around the world such as Barnes & Noble, Target, Waterstones, Amazon, Goodreads and more, in over 25 countries and translated into three languages (so far). Alexa West entered one of the most competitive book niches in the world and has blown her competition out of the water overnight.
She has done everything from traveling broke and hungry to being flown to exotic countries to review new hotels and give breath to struggling tourism industries. When Alexa isn’t writing solo female travel guides, she’s working on her memoirs telling stories of prisons in Thailand and spearfishing sea urchins from the bottom of the oceans of The Philippines. Keep an eye out for her new upcoming memoir, How to Quit America.