The Influence of Women Over 50 on Travel
Christine Winebrenner hosts Soul of Travel. Now in its fourth season, this one-hour show honours the passion and dedication of women making a positive impact in tourism. Women like Norie Quintos, Celine Cousteau, Nikki Vargas, Patricia Schultz and now – Carolyn Ray, CEO, JourneyWoman.
In each episode, Christine interviews industry professionals, seasoned travellers and community leaders who know travel is more than a vacation. It is an opportunity for personal awareness and it is a vehicle for change. We are thought leaders, action takers, and heart-centred change makers.
Season Four: Episode 103
Listen to all of Season 4 here.
Empowering Women to Travel Solo with Carolyn Ray
Women travelers are creating multiple communities of their own, as well as coming together to demand rights and representation. In an era where solo women travel and sustainable tourism are moving from trend to norm, communities are all the more critical for informing, inspiring, and empowering women to travel well.
Christine’s guest today, Carolyn Ray, encourages female solo travelers to go out and explore the world.
Carolyn Ray believes that anything is possible when you set your intention and follow your intuition. After 25 years in consulting, most recently as the CEO of Interbrand Canada, she gave up everything she owned to travel full-time after a transformative trip to Kenya with her daughter in 2018.
The following year, through a series of coincidences, she unexpectedly became the owner of JourneyWoman, the beloved women’s solo travel publication founded in 1994 to empower women with travel as a shared passion.
In this episode, Christine and Carolyn discuss:
Creating a space where the wisdom of women is revered and sacred
Connecting with women around the world
What is different about a community of women in travel?
Solo travel is a path that helps us to get to all these different places
How JourneyWoman came to be
The importance of embracing the knowledge of the women who have gone before you
When you have that many women together, you can really impact that change
You can listen to the podcast on your favorite listening app Apple Podcasts or Spotify.
More From Carolyn
What Solo Women Over 50 Want in a Group Tour
What secret do women’s tour operators know about creating long-lasting bonds and deeper connections with women solo travellers?
Six Reasons You Should Use a Travel Advisor
Three experienced travel advisors share how they help women navigate unrelenting change, find deals and discounts, and unravel the complexity of travel insurance.
The Pandemic’s Impact on Women: An Interview with Author Loung Ung
Meet Loung Ung, a life-long activist, solo traveller, and author of ‘First They Killed My Father, a 2017 movie directed by Angelina Jolie.
Please note that we use the terms “female” and “women” to refer to any individual who identifies as a woman or with femininity, including transgender and non-binary individuals. We always strive to use real photos from our own adventures, provided by the guest writer or from our personal travels. However, in some cases, due to photo quality, we must use stock photography. If you have any questions about the photography please let us know.
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