Save the Date: Women’s Travel Wisdom Retreat in October 2022

by | Nov 17, 2021

Last updated on December 28th, 2021

Empowering women to create positive change through travel

by Carolyn Ray, CEO and Publisher, JourneyWoman

I’m thrilled to share a first for JourneyWoman – announcing Women’s Travel Wisdom, a five-day travel and wellness retreat designed to empower women to create positive change through travel. I’ve been working on this very special event for months, in partnership with Doni Belau, CEO and Founder of Girls’ Guide to Paris.  Doni is one of the original members of our Women’s Travel Advisory Council and is a pure powerhouse with a heart of gold. I am so honoured to be creating this experience with her.

Drawing on the wisdom of best-selling authors, life coaches, activists, award-winning photographers and entrepreneurs, Women’s Travel Wisdom features inspiring speakers and workshops led by women who are coming in from around the world. Our aspiration is that this experience will provide women with the inspiration, knowledge and skills you need to change the world. Our speakers are rockstars in their field – internationally known, respected and revered. It is an honour that they accepted our invitation to join this retreat.

This isn’t a conference or a festival – it’s a retreat. And in the spirit of healing and wellness, it will be an alcohol-free, vegetarian event, as we’re conscious of our impact on the earth and on animals. The venue is a natural, holistic, serene place that invites meaningful conversations — all of our sessions will be outside, in nature, where we have space to breathe and connect.

With a capacity of only 80 women, we will all be lifelong friends by the end of this – and our speakers are staying with us the entire time, not popping in and out. This is important to them too.

More information, speaker biographies and the full event schedule will be available soon at  We’re also inviting sponsors to contact us at 

Please save the date….our 80 spots will sell out quickly. I hope you can join us at this inaugural event, so focus on yourself and consider how we can start the healing process – for ourselves and the world.


Women’s Travel Wisdom
Wellness and Travel Retreat
October 20-24, 2022
Mandala Springs, Cobb, California, USA

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Carolyn Ray, JourneyWoman

“As we look to the future, we need to challenge conventional thinking on travel, develop a deeper understanding of ourselves and our world, and cultivate a more intentional mindset to empower women and heal local communities.” – Carolyn Ray, CEO, JourneyWoman

Carolyn Ray, JourneyWoman

“Now, more than ever before, we need to share our collective wisdom. We want this five-day retreat to be a clarion call for all women to draw upon profound knowledge and create meaningful change in the world with their  own strong, powerful voices.” – Doni Belau, CEO and Founder, Girls’ Guide to Paris and Beyond

JourneyWoman™ is the most beloved and respected women’s travel brand in the world, helping women travel safely and well for almost 30 years through its editorial and Women’s Travel Directory. Girls’ Guide to Paris & Beyond is one of the world’s largest women’s-only tour operators, offering unique trips for small groups of women to more than 25 countries around the world.

A passionate traveller, Carolyn believes anything is possible when we follow our heart and trust our intuition. Raised in Florida, Carolyn loves all things Latin, margaritas, the ocean and music. She's a board member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC) and the North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA).


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