Last updated on January 7th, 2023
JourneyWoman’s Guide to Solo Travel in the
Caribbean + Mexico
Best Places for Women 50+
Oaxaca, Mexico: A Safe, Magical Place For Solo Women to Wander
Seven experiences for women in Oaxaca, Mexico, where creativity and community go hand in hand plus first-hand tips on where to stay and eat.
What Life in Mexico Taught Me About Trust, Joy and Gratitude During the Pandemic
JourneyWoman editor-in-chief Carolyn reflects on three months of living in Mexico, where she discovered the soul of this country, re-asserted her own independence and rediscovered her curiosity.
Five Places to Ring in the New Year, Next Year
From El Fin del Mundo in Argentina to the sandswept Sahara Desert, here are five places you may want to ring in the New Year in the future.
Why Merida, Mexico Might be Perfect for Solo Women and Long Stays
Merida’s architecture, warm climate, beaches, UNESCO sites, Pueblos Mágicos and cenotes might entice solo women to stay in Mexico long term.
Sun, Sand and R&R in the Caribbean & Mexico
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Why Not Consider a Long Stay in the Caribbean?
For those who travel to southern destinations to miss the worst of winter weather, this year presents some special challenges. Where else can we go to escape the snow and sub-zero temperatures? JW Advisory Council member Nancy Drolet shares safety considerations and top picks for long-term stays in the warm waters of the Caribbean.
Follow Hemingway’s Footsteps in Cayo Guillermo, Cuba
I’m standing about 800 km east of Havana, Cuba on a narrow bridge spanning an effervescent jade ocean. In the distance, an iron statue of Ernest Hemingway welcomes me to Cayo Guillermo in the Jardines del Rey archipelago, a 200-km string of tiny islands sprinkled off the northern coast of Cuba.
What it Was Like to be in Cuba at the Dawn of the Coronavirus
it is my last day in this remote, newly developed area of Cuba. I turn on my phone and my peaceful morning shifts into panic as I read about the spread of Coronavirus.
Volunteering With World Kitchen on a Farm in Puerto Rico
As JourneyWomen, we have an opportunity to create a positive impact in the world when we travel. Being in Puerto Rico post-Maria gave me the chance to do just that.
Strolling the Blue Cobbled Streets of San Juan
Journeywoman publisher Carolyn Ray learns about mixes history, culture, and cuisine as she explores the cobble-stoned streets of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Pride, Resilience & Community in Puerto Rico
From San Juan to Vieques to Ponce, Puerto Rico, I saw signs of pride, resilience and community.
Step back into Spanish history in Ponce, Puerto Rico
Located on the southern coast of Puerto Rico, Ponce is often referred to as La Perla del Sur (The Pearl of the South) or La Ciudad de los Leones (City of Lions).
Preparing and Planning for an Earthquake: Safety Tips
Carolyn Ray shares the tips she learned for preparing for an earthquake while travelling to countries prone to natural disaster.
Beyond the Beach: Five Unexpected Reasons to Visit Puerto Rico
No matter your interest, you’ll find something to love in Puerto Rico.
A Taste of Mexico From Chef Jose Hadad
Jose Hadad, Chef and founder of Mad Mexican restaurant, shares a taste of Mexico with this traditional recipe, along with a wine pairing from expert Erin Henderson, Founder of The Wine Sisters.
“Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.”
– Wendell Berry.