Last updated on March 26th, 2021

JourneyWoman Exclusive

A New Way to Travel  

In times of uncertainty, it’s important to sustain our curiosity and optimism for travel.

To help women travellers continue to build knowledge, ideas and experiences, we’ve created a unique partnership with Context Travel, exclusive to the JourneyWoman community.

Through Context Conversations, you’ll have access to over 35 online interactive seminars every week, as well over 30 online interactive courses, with a network of scholars and specialists that span nearly every cultural capital around the world and have expertise in thousands of focus areas.


“The JourneyWoman appetite for knowledge and curiosity about art, history and literature is perfectly aligned with Context Conversation’s syllabus, and with the needs expressed by our mature women travellers. We are thrilled to deliver these unparalleled experiences to women everywhere while we’re waiting to travel internationally again.”

– Carolyn Ray, Publisher & Editor-in-Chief,

Virtual Seminars and Courses

Context Travel is a network of scholars and specialists who invite travelers off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture of the world’s greatest cities.

This partnership was suggested by members of our JourneyWoman Advisory Council as a way to help you learn while we’re waiting to travel again. 

Context is a network of scholars and specialists who invite travellers off the tourist track and into the real life of the people, history, and culture of the world’s greatest cities. Nothing in the travel marketplace can rival the depth and richness that Context Travel offers.

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Introducing Context Conversations

Art, food, history, architecture, culture and biographies are a sampling of the courses you can take, live with renowned experts in their fields of study. It’s easy to join these fun and informative interactive zoom presentations.

Learn From Experts

Over 80% of Context’s guides have MA or PhD-level degrees in their fields of expertise.

This is also a wonderful way to support tour guides on the ground who are waiting for tourism to reopen.

Guides include experts such as:

• Architects, art historians, ecologists, chefs, and more
• PhD and MA-level scholars and specialists in their fields
• Natural teachers and storytellers

You can choose from over 35 online interactive seminars every week, and over 30 online interactive courses


Here is a current sampling of the wonderful range of topics for every interest:

• Matisse and the French Rivera with Pamela Morton
• Modern Architecture in the US with Dr. Jennie Hirsh
• Drawing is for Everyone with Millie Nice
• The Alhambra and the Nasrids of Granada with Tiago Neiva
• Cooking Class: Secrets of Sicilian Arancini Balls with Gina Tringali


Here is a current sampling of the wonderful range of topics for every interest:

• To Hell and Back: Dante’s Divine Comedy and Our World Today: A Three-Part Course with Dr. Kristin Stasiowski (Starts October 14)
• Harry Potter and the Charm of the Children’s Classic: A Six-Part Course with Dr. Jenny Litster (Starts November 1)
• Powerful Women of Imperial Rome: A Three-Part Course with Livia Galante (Starts December 2)

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”We’re thrilled that JourneyWoman’s global community of mature women travellers will have access to our seminars, courses and special sessions led by local tour guides and experts – architects, art historians, ecologists, chefs and more. When it’s safe to travel again, women can do so with renewed confidence and knowledge, creating a deeper, more fulfilling travel experience.”

– Lani Bevaqua, Co-Founder, Context Travel

Disclaimer: We strive to be transparent about all content we publish on this site. Should you decide to purchase a seminar or course from Context Travel using a link from our site, JourneyWoman may earn a very small commission, which helps us maintain this website and continue to produce our free monthly magazine and other free services.

We only recommend things that are suggested by our community or through our own experience that we believe will be practical and helpful for you.
If you have any questions please reach out to  Thank you!

Start Building Your Bucket List Now!

Seminars: Most seminars run for up to 90 minutes or two hours, and are priced at approximately $36 USD.

Courses: Most courses run over several weeks, and can include up to 8 sessions. These start at $105 USD depending on the course you choose.

JourneyWoman Readers 

JourneyWoman readers receive a 15% discount off your first purchase.

Please include code TRAVELJWCC when signing up for your first experience.

Click HERE to start learning! 

About Context

Context was founded in 2003 by Paul Bennett and Lani Bevacqua, a husband and wife who landed in Rome after over two years spent sailing across the Atlantic. Once in Rome, Paul and Lani fell in with an eclectic group of professors and specialists—architects, native Romans, researchers, writers, archaeologists—and formed Context as a means to connect those experts with travelers yearning for an in-depth understanding of the city.

Fifteen-plus years and over 150,000 tours later, Context Travel has grown from a single-city operation to a group of scholars, nerds, and curious travelers spanning over 60 cities across 6 continents.