Alexa West is a bestselling travel author and hotel reviewer who teaches women how to travel the world without going broke or getting kidnapped. In 2011, Alexa left Seattle on a one-way ticket with just $200 in her pocket — and turned that into over ten years of full-time travel. She went from budget backpacker to solo female travel expert — and now teaches thousands of women how to travel alone and make money from anywhere. Best known as the founder and creator of The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide, the number one travel guidebook series for women, Alexa is changing the way women travel the world: with less fear and more fun. Through her travel books, blog, online communities, clubs, courses, and female-only trips, Alexa has garnered thousands of fans across the globe. She has been featured by Forbes and USA Today, and her books have appeared in productions including HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. Alexa currently splits her time between Seattle, Mexico, and Southeast Asia, where she continues to pursue her love of travel, hotels, pickleball, and writing.