This article first appeared in the St. Louis Beacon: A few years ago, journalist and editor Kelly Lewis started a company to meet a specific audience for travel writing -- women. Guidebooks often didn't tell her what she needed to know as a woman traveling overseas.
Today, four such books are in print, with more on the way. The full-color "Go! Girl Guide" books, which include London, Argentina, Mexico and Thailand so far, offer information on women’s clinics in each country, as well as tips on shopping areas and interviews with travelers and local women.