Alexa West presents 'The One-Way Ticket Plan: Find and Fund Your Purpose While Traveling the World'

The founder and CEO of The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide reveals her decade’s worth of lessons, regrets, embarrassments, love stories, shortcuts, and problem-solving strategies


Third Place Books welcomes local travel guru Alexa West to our Seward Park store! West's new book, The One-Way Ticket Plan, has been called “The bible for solo female travelers" by College Magazine. This event is free and open to the public—or, you can purchase a book-bundled ticket that includes a 16oz drink at Chuck's Hop Shop next door! Our public signing and meet-and-greet will take place in the downstairs portion of Chuck's.

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About The One-Way Ticket Plan. . .

In 2011, Alexa West sat on her bedroom floor, packed her life into a backpack, and got on a one-way flight with just $200 in her pocket. She turned that $200 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.

The One-Way Ticket Plan reveals her decade’s worth of lessons, regrets, embarrassments, love stories, shortcuts, and problem-solving strategies—all packed into a hilarious page-turner and actionable plan for a total life makeover. From real-world advice on how travel can lower your cost of living to guidance on traveling safely, using strange toilets, avoiding tourist traps, dealing with unfamiliar foods, and coping with friendships, romance, and loneliness, Alexa provides the tools and inspiration to turn even the most inexperienced traveler into an expert explorer before ever leaving the couch.


Praise for The One-Way Ticket Plan. . .

“Most people spend their entire lives counting down the days until their next one-week vacation, but fortunately, life doesn’t have to be like that! Take it from Alexa West. She is one of the early digital nomad pioneers who discovered how to transform her travels from a short-lived vacation into an everyday lifestyle. She is a true leader in the space and an amazing example for all travelers who dream of booking that one-way ticket and living their daily life from the road.”
— Christian LeBlanc, creator of Lost LeBlanc and Lost Creator Academy

“If I could go back in time and give my younger self this book, maybe she would have felt less alone in her choices to start traveling full-time.”
— Beth Johnstone, professional nomad and creator at She Is the Lost Girl

The One-Way Ticket Plan will have you laughing, crying, and ditching your 9-to-5 for a lifestyle you love.”
— Valerie Joy Wilson, travel expert and founder of Trusted Travel Girl

“The bible for solo female travelers.”
— College Magazine

Alexa West, founder and CEO of The Solo Girl’s Travel Guide, is a bestselling travel author and a 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 to the other side of the world with just $200 in her pocket and no idea what she wanted to do with her life. After making a million rookie travel mistakes, she decided to start documenting her lessons to teach other women how to avoid scams, creeps, and tourist traps. These lessons catapulted her from clueless budget backpacker to solo female travel expert who now paves the way for women to travel alone safely, make money from anywhere, and discover their purpose along the way. 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.

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