Last updated on June 5th, 2024

Three Decades Inspiring Women to Travel Solo

JourneyWoman’s 30th Anniversary


Evelyn Hannon, The Original JourneyWoman

A woman ahead of her time, Evelyn Hannon was a trailblazer whose confidence and courage for solo travel inspired yours.

Carolyn Ray, Continuing Evelyn’s Legacy

Since 2019, Carolyn Ray has been extending Evelyn’s legacy, advocating for women over 50 in travel.

What’s coming up

June 14, 2024: Bata Shoe Museum, 1- 3 pm. Tickets required in advance. 

June 30, 2024: JourneyWoman Meetup at Canada Day in London, Trafalgar Square, UK (Email [email protected] for information)

October 2024: JourneyWoman Virtual Celebration 

November 6-14, 2024: Swan Hellenic Expedition Cruise in South Africa

November 8-10, 2024: JourneyWoman”s Women Over 50 Travel Zone at the National Women’s Show, Toronto

December 7-13, 2024: Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise in Norway

December 2024: JourneyWoman Holiday Social

More coming in 2025! 

Special Events

Join us at special events to celebrate Evelyn Hanon, solo women over 50 and more! 

Carolyn outside the Bata Shoe Museum with Evelyn's boots

Bata Shoe Museum Event in Toronto – June 14, 2024, 1- 3 pm ET 

Four years ago, I arranged for Evelyn’s iconic red boots to be accepted into the Bata Shoe Museum‘s permanent collection, as a symbol of women’s empowerment and Canadian ingenuity. In addition to celebrating Evelyn and JourneyWoman, Joy Fox, 89, our first JourneyWoman Evelyn Hannon Solo Travel Award recipient is joining us from British Columbia. You can read more about Joy here.

Join us for a special event at the Bata Shoe Museum to honour Evelyn Hannon. Wear your favourite boots and something red! 

Reduced tickets are available but need to be confirmed and purchased in advance. The deadline to RSVP is May 24. 

Come Celebrate with us on Exclusive JourneyWoman Departures

Celebrate our 30th anniversary on a once-in-a-lifetime JourneyWoman departure, with destinations around the globe!

Have questions? Contact us at [email protected] or call +1-437-688-8785 (Canada) phone

30th Anniversary Expedition Cruise: Discover South Africa With Swan Hellenic

November 6-13, 2024

Aerial view of Cape Town with Table Mountain, the harbour, Lions Head and Devils Peak

Join us on this 8-day expedition cruise from Maputo, Mozambique to Cape Town, South Africa.  Together, we’ll experience a part of the world few have seen, starting in Mozambique’s vibrant capital, visiting uninhabited islands and seeing rare species of birds, white rhinos, cheetahs, marine life and other thrilling encounters. We’ll end in Cape Town, the perfect spot for vineyards and whale watching.

Pre and Post Trips for Africa 

November 2024

KENYA: October 29 – November 5 (8 days), with Rupi The African Trotter, Sensational Safari in Kenya (starts/ends in Nairobi) – Learn more here

TANZANIA: November 16-23, with Intent on Safari (11 days), 30th Anniversary Immersive Safari, book before June 23. Starts/ends in Dodoma – Learn more here.

MOZAMBIQUE: November 3-6, with The Adventurous Ewe (4 days). Celebrate JourneyWoman’s 30th Anniversary Celebration World Tour with a pre-cruise beach and safari. Starts/ends in Maputo – Learn more here.

SOUTH AFRICA: November 13-22, with Oculus Travel (10 days). An unforgettable nine-night women’s journey that combines the splendour of South Africa’s landscapes with the allure of Zimbabwe’s natural wonders. Starts/ends in Cape Town – Learn more here.

All of these trips include a service component where JourneyWoman readers will volunteer their time to a local non-profit organization.