Last updated on April 10th, 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.

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 or WhatsApp

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

MOROCCO: October 28 – November 4 (8 days), With Third Spark Health and Wellness. Starts/ends in Marrakech, Morocco. More information 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. 

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 2024

In 2021, Carolyn Ray donated Evelyn Hannon’s red boots to the Bata Shoe Museum in. Toronto. Join us for a special event at the Bata Shoe Museum to honour Evelyn Hannon. To attend, you’ll need to wear your boots! 

Details are being confirmed but you can sign up now. If you’d like to support this event as a sponsor or volunteer please reach out [email protected]

JourneyWoman Celebrations Around the World

Some dates are being confirmed but you can sign up now. Please check this page for any updates.

North America 




  • Elena hosting a Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Meetup – Register Here
    • Carolyn hosting a Cape Town meetup on November 13 after our cruise, details to come. 
    Asia Pacific 
    Europe / UK
    A group of women smile and pose together outdoors

    30th Anniversary Editorial features 

    We’re celebrating 30 years all year long!