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Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy
Eat Authentic, Shop Local, Travel Off the Beaten Path
Leave the tourist crowds behind & uncover the local experience. Get the tools & strategies you need to finally take the leap & travel solo in Italy – safely, confidently & with an Italy expert in your back pocket!
DO YOU DAYDREAM ABOUT A LIFE CHANGING JOURNEY IN ITALY?
…but your fears keep you from actually planning the trip?
You’re a unique breed of traveler. You don’t just want a whirlwind trip in Europe.
You want to slow down and immerse yourself in Italy’s dolce vita.
You want to know local characters by name and be welcomed at their dinner tables.
BUT THE THOUGHT OF TRAVELING ALONE TO A FOREIGN COUNTRY IS OVERWHELMING. Along with your daydream come visions of getting lost, not being able to communicate, and ending up stranded– or worse.
Maybe you doubt your ability to make friends with locals and safely travel away from the crowds...
Everyone’s roadblocks are different, but the results are usually the same–another calling that never gets answered.
How many times have you stopped yourself in your tracks before you even got started? I know your story…it’s the same for most women, you’re definitely not alone.
But the truth is–it’s deeper than your fear of taking a bus in a foreign country or asking for three weeks off work. It’s the fear of going against the grain to take a giant leap and believe in yourself.
Solo travel is a powerful catalyst.
It shows us who we really are.
It reveals our strengths.
It teaches us about our purpose.
Solo travel is how we reconnect with who we are, away from a society that would rather tell us who we should be.
The leap is large, so if you struggle with finding the courage to take it, know that every solo woman traveler has been there.
But knowing who you are–and learning to prioritize that–is the most important thing you can do for your life.
Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy
Eat Authentic, Shop Local, Travel Off the Beaten Path
The most comprehensive e-book to learn the skills, strategies, and tools you need to finally take the leap and travel solo in Italy–safely, confidently, and with an Italy expert in your back pocket!
Break down your barriers, feel confident and safe, and plan your solo adventure once and for all!
The local experience is at your fingertips...
It all happens inside The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy.
"This book leaves you wondering about NOTHING regarding how to plan and navigate your solo trip to Italy - except dreaming about all the fun you're going to have! Sierra is gifting us every piece of information that she's collected along her road of passion for and learning about Italy. Thank You, Sierra!"
-Jana Castelli, New Jersey
After reading this e-book, you’ll know how to:
Shift your mindset so that you can finally break down the barriers keeping you from taking the leap.
Use trains and buses so you can explore anywhere you feel called.
Prepare and strategize to stay safe so that you'll feel confident any time, any place.
Plan your trip like a pro and master logistics for stress-free travel.
Approach locals and get inside the culture for a truly immersive experience.
Overcome loneliness, fall in love with dining alone, and relish spending quality time with yourself.
....and so much more!
"I just finished The ULTIMATE Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy and I am blown away!
The information is so concrete and so helpful. I now have the exact steps that I need to plan
I cannot tell you how excited I am that I found this guide! There are tips and tricks in here I NEVER would have known if I hadn’t read this book.
If you are interested at all in solo travel in Italy, you 110% have to get this book! You will be so thankful that you did!"
-Stephanie Chastain, Pennsylvania
How is this e-book different from other solo travel guides?
Glad you asked!
It helps you shift your mindset to break down the barriers holding you back.
It gives you creative journal prompts to help you capture the details of your journey.
It reveals the secret strategies I use every day as a professional travel designer to find unique, hidden destinations and connect with the local culture, whether you speak Italian or not!
It covers “taboo” topics like romantic adventures in Italy and women’s health on the road.
It features advice from the LGBTQ, POC, and Disability communities.
It highlights the local dishes to try and handicrafts to buy in each region so you can eat, shop, and feel like a local.
It guides you through making sustainable travel decisions so that you can feel good about leaving a positive impact.
How would it feel to finally board that plane with a life-changing journey in Italy ahead of you?
Imagine lingering over every bite of a homemade meal shared with new Italian friends.
Imagine feeling so inspired by every charming street, every "Buongiorno" rolling off the tongue, and each creamy gelato.
You’ll swap life's constant pressure for the freedom to reconnect with who you really are and what you really want.
You’ll learn to trust yourself and come back with the knowledge that you are strong and capable of anything.
...and you just might start making more decisions to cultivate the inspired life you want to live everyday, not just on vacation.
Imagine if you could confidently travel Italy on your own, without the fear, overwhelm, or worry!
Take a sneak peek inside...
LOGISTICS & PLANNING
My quick brain hack to remove roadblocks and clear your own path!
My straightforward method to easily build a budget.
My favorite hack to save money while traveling (without missing out).
Travel insurance without the headache; why you need it, what kind to get, and how to get it!
My savvy guide for safer, post-pandemic travel.
The ONE flight-booking tip that saved me $300 and HOURS of research.
My exact step-by-step process to choose accommodations without the overwhelm.
My favorite little travel hacks for saving money on accommodations–or getting them FREE! (Yes, I’ve done it!)
My 8 MUST-HAVE items to make travel easier.
The one-liners I use to get rid of insistent men I’m not interested in.
Taboo topics no one talks about–getting romantic, how to stay safe, and women's health on the road.
The 7 key mindset hacks to overcome loneliness.
Advice from the LGBTQ, POC, and Disability communities.
PART TWO: CULTURE
SHOPPING, EATING, & LIVING LOCAL
The REAL hidden secrets to break through the tourist traps to access authentic Italy & connect with locals.
The best tool to find the most authentic restaurants (you won’t find these in top 10 lists)!
The Italian phrases you’ll need on hand for all travel situations.
The one tip that helped me find my favorite villages ever...
Great conversation starters that make approaching locals easy.
The simple tips you need to dine alone and love every second of it!
How to order like an Italian for a truly authentic meal & the local dishes you CAN’T MISS in each region.
The unspoken rules that keep you from looking like a tourist & the delicious coffee menu only locals know.
The local products to pick up in each region, how to get them home safely, and scams to look out for.
Journal & activity pages to capture the details of your experience.
Tips to minimize your carbon footprint and maximize your positive impact as you travel.
...and that's just the start!
Dating Safety Checklist
Accommodation Safety Checklist
Trip Planning Step-by-Step
4 Bonus Guides Included FREE!
10 Easy Ways to Save for Travel
I join forces with amazing money coach extraordinaire, Ashley Feinstein Gerstely, to bring you easy strategies to squirrel away those pennies and align your spending actions with your travel goals! This will be just the boost you need to jumpstart your saving habits.
Value $37 FREE
How to Use Trains + Buses in Italy
Value $37 FREE
I break down the step-by-step process of navigating bus and train stations to buy your ticket, find your platform, get off at the right stop, and what to do if you get off at the wrong stop. You'll feel like I’m right there cheering you on. With this in your back pocket, you can go anywhere!
How to Connect With Locals Anywhere You Go
I share the detailed methods I use for approaching locals and turning strangers into new friends. Don’t even think about skipping this–these are the secrets that turn basic Italy trips into unexpected, spontaneous adventures with loving and quirky characters who invite you into their culture!
Value $37 FREE
Regional Dishes to Try in Italy
Never get tricked into a bad, touristy meal! With this Guide, you'll know what to order in each region for an authentic meal you won't forget!
Value $37 FREE
...and access to my Facebook Group!
Get access to my Authentic Travel Italy Facebook Group where I'll be actively engaging with the group, answering questions and helping people plan their trips. You’ll be able connect with other immersion-seekers like yourself, see where others are planning to go, ask for recommendations and tips, and get inspired by the Italian experiences shared in the group.
What are you waiting for?
Get The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy, PLUS 4 Bonus Guides now!
Ready to jumpstart your solo journey?
The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy
BONUS: 10 Easy Ways to Save for Travel
BONUS: How to Use Trains + Buses in Italy
BONUS: How to Connect with Locals
BONUS: Regional Dishes to Try in Italy
Free Done-For-You Flight Research
Journal Prompts & more
Trip Planning Step-by-Step
Authentic Travel Italy Facebook Community
Tools & Resources Library
The total value of all this is over $650. That’s the average price my private clients pay to have access to my in-depth knowledge, resources, and recommendations as an Italy Expert.
If all this e-book did was tell you how to plan your dream solo trip from start to finish, would it be worth it?
If all it did was inspire you to conquer your roadblocks, would it be worth it?
If ALL it did was teach how to connect with locals and design a more meaningful trip, would it be worth it?
What if it did all 3 and more? ...Well, it does!
I’m not going to charge you $650 like most of my private clients pay. I’m only going to charge you $19.95.
Why? Because I believe the world needs more women going after what they want, and taking a solo journey is the best way to light that fire.
TOTAL VALUE: $650+
TODAY'S PRICE: $19.95
(Yes I know, it's crazy!)
100% Happy Traveler GUARANTEE
I am 110% confident in the value I’ve created in this e-book and bonus guides. It’s the culmination of over a decade of solo travel and a career as an Italy travel expert.
But if you’re still on the fence, you don’t have to worry because you’re backed by the “Happy Traveler Guarantee”!
If you aren't happy with this e-book after reading it entirely, I’ll give your money back up to 60 days after purchase–and let you keep the e-book and bonus guides.
To get your refund, just email . It's as simple as that!
What Others Are Saying
"This is THE only guide you’ll ever need for Italy!"
-Alisha Dosani, Georgia
"What I would have given to have had this book the first time I went on a solo trip through Italy! Not only does it include the most incredible tips for creating a trip that aligns with your dreams, but Sierra has written in such a way that really speaks to the heart. She doesn't just teach you about fabulous off-the-beaten path places to go and how to get there, but also guides you in how to listen to and understand your inner voice. She has thought of everything you'll need in your suitcase, wallet, and itinerary to ensure your trip fulfills you–mind, tastebuds, and soul!"
-Jessica Kaplan, Washington, D.C.
"The information, experiences and knowledge provided are worth a lot more than the cost of the ebook and will save you time in your research as well–it's like having a personal guide in your pocket."
-Melanie Ebersole, Alaska
"I would pay $100 for this book - and that would still be *cheap* considering that there is no-stone-left-unturned regarding how to plan and navigate your solo (or non-solo) trip to Italy! Woohoo! I'm excited!"
-Jana Castelli, New Jersey
Sierra Busch, Italy Expert and Founder of Creative Edge Travel
It’s so great to meet you.
I’m Sierra, the Italy expert behind this e-book. I’ve spent the past year writing every single day from 6:30 - 9:00am because I’m SO excited to help more women step into their power and truly discover themselves. What better way to do that than a life changing trip to Italy, just you + la dolce vita?
I remember discovering a side of myself that I didn’t know existed when I opened my mouth and started speaking Italian on my first trip to Italy.
I was more confident, more feisty, more curious and bold.
That spark in myself
I went on to live in NYC, a place that intimidated me to my bones, where I bravely changed industries to follow that same spark that had become a full-on voice in my head telling me to embrace my passion for Italy and start my own travel company.
It wasn’t always easy, but I followed that voice to:
start a group of women entrepreneurs in the travel industry, called Travelistas United.
work for leading travel agencies in NYC and Europe where I planned trips around the world for VIPs.
leave a relationship of 7 years, quit my job on 5th Avenue, and move to the place where I could hear my voice the most clearly again (Italy) where I worked for a tour operator.
and finally...launch Creative Edge Travel to help people experience Italy’s far-flung places, fading traditions, and phenomenal nature through genuine connection with locals.
Girl, that one little spark lit me on fire. And I want to help you light up your life, too.
Is The Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy for me?
If you can answer YES to these questions below, then this comprehensive e-book is the PERFECT resource to get you moving!
Do you imagine yourself spending time with locals and getting off-the-beaten-path in Italy?
Are you lacking the structure and guidance to feel like you can really do it?
Are you looking for a baby step that feels more approachable than taking the full leap?
You got this, Girl! Let's get started...
If you've read this far, you know this isn't "just a daydream".
Here's the deal...
I wrote The Ultimate Guide for the Solo Woman in Italy not just to guide you step-by-step through planning a trip, but to help you experience how beautiful and strong you really are.
If you know that, you can do anything. And I’m 100% sure you have some pretty cool things you’d like to do in this lifetime…
Solo travel not only gives you adventure, but it also builds your confidence, gives your life meaning, and inspires you to take the big leaps in life.
Whether you’re ready to make this decision right now or not doesn’t matter to me. I’ll still be helping countless women transition their daydream to reality–whether you buy this e-book and join our community or not.
However, without my help, you’ll ALWAYS be struggling to take the leaps in life, big or small. You’ll always feel stuck between what your gut is telling you and what society is dictating to you.
This Italian daydream of yours will never see the light of day.
I know it sounds kind of harsh, but I think you’ll agree that it’s true. How many more years of shutting down your dreams will pass by...
....unless you take action today!
I’m not an experienced traveler. Will this e-book be beyond my level?
All types of travelers–from newbies to seniors–will find value in this e-book. It's the perfect way to get a more in-depth understanding of what traveling abroad on your own might be like so you can decide if you want to jump in or warm up by joining a small group trip first. Even if you're traveling with a friend, there are tons of great tips and information that you'll find valuable for planning a unique trip! You’ll be able to skip around to the parts of the book that are relevant to you or jump to a section you need to reference on-the-spot while traveling.
How will I access the e-book?
How much time will this save me compared to planning my trip on my own?
My tried-and-true methods that I use everyday as a professional travel planner will save you a lot of time, stress, and overwhelm by giving you the exact process to go through when choosing destinations, comparing accommodations, booking flights, etc. So we’re talking a magical bypass of weeks of pulling out your hair (trust me, I did a lot of that my first few years as a travel planner). But beyond that, the cultural tips and insider knowledge I share as an Italy expert are the added gift to ensure that the trip you plan is meaningful and authentic.
Can I get a refund if I’m not happy with the e-book?
Does the e-book include what to do and see?
As the goal of this e-book is to get you exploring Italy on your own, the information is not specific to particular destinations. It would be impossible to include itinerary recommendations for every destination. But you will find recommendations for a handful of my favorite lesser-known destinations, along with information on what each of those areas has to offer. There’s also a section of actual experiences you can book, depending on where you’ll be.
I’ll buy the e-book when I’ve committed to trip dates.
If you’ve had this calling to travel solo in Italy and don’t have dates yet, the problem isn’t the timing, it’s likely something else. Having a little structure and hand holding from someone else may be just the thing you need to move this from daydream to reality. Further, this e-book is best to read before you’ve really started planning so you can be sure your vision for the trip aligns with the time of year, type of accommodations, and destination(s) you choose.
I’ll buy the e-book when I have more money.
If you’re really tight on cash right now, no problem. I’ll see you when buying this e-book feels exciting, not stressful. But is it really about the $19.99? Or are you looking for an excuse? Is there a deeper fear blocking you from making a decision that you know will benefit you, your life, and those around you? Ask yourself what the hesitation is really about then send me a message to let me know so I can help you through it.
How can I contact you?
You have access to the "Authentic Italy Travel" Facebook group where you can ask questions and connect with me and other travelers. But if you don't find your answer there, you can shoot me an email at sierra@CreativeEdgeTravel.com.
Everything sounds great! How do I get started?
Click the link below to order your digital copy of the book!
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