The question posed to Jodi Ettenberg in this New York Times interview - "You’re a woman traveling alone. What precautions do you take?" - made me curious. What's your travel philosophy as a woman, traveling solo (or even in a group or as a couple?) Do you place some level of trust in the universe and go with your gut? Do you take precautions? And if so, what are they? Has your consideration of the risks of a trip ended in your decision not to go?
More examples women traveling solo: Vespa Vagabond (cross country road trip on a Vespa) and Kimberly Snyder, who "embarked on a three-year solo journey spanning over 50 countries and six continents". And there's the She Travels Solo section of Journeywoman. I'm sure there's other great examples out there... feel free to share them!