Toronto is an easy place to be for solo travelers, male or female. At night, take note of the TTC's "Request Stop" program for women traveling on buses. Check out the award-winning website Journeywoman (, a "real-life" women's travel-information network, where you can sign up for a free e-mail newsletter and get advice on everything from etiquette and dress to safety. The travel guide Safety and Security for Women Who Travel, 2nd Edition, by Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer (Travelers' Tales), offers common-sense tips on safe travel. For general travel resources for women, go to

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