Solo Travel Wisdom: Travel Talk & Packing Tips with Expert Anne McAlpin

Last updated on May 17th, 2021

By Amanda Burgess, Editor, JourneyWoman

Next up on Solo Travel Wisdom: An immersive session with packing expert Anne McAlpin

At JourneyWoman, our ethos is to Seek, Learn and Teach. It’s a constant cycle that has helped JourneyWoman inspire women for generations to travel safely and well.

That’s why we created Solo Travel Wisdom, a monthly livestream talk show hosted by JourneyWoman Editor Amanda Burgess. Each month, we interview a selection of women who are avid travellers and have a wealth of wisdom to share with our audience of savvy solo travellers. Like the experienced traveller you once sat next to on a plane, train or boat and learned a ton from, our guests dish on their life lessons, wrong turns, detours and unforgettable experiences.

Tuesday, April 27 Episode: Travel and packing with Anne McAlpin

Our April 27 show will be an in-depth discussion with packing expert Anne McAlpin. Bring all of your packing questions and prepare to be inspired by her globetrotting carryon-only travels in this live and interactive session. You’ll leave having learned at least one new packing hack to add to your repertoire!

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Meet our Tuesday, April 27 special guest:

Meet JourneyWoman Anne McAlpin 

Travel Expert and author Anne McAlpin has been a featured guest on Oprah, The View & CNN sharing up-to-the-minute travel tips. She has traveled in over 78 countries, flown more than 2 million miles, cruised through the Panama Canal 98 times, and traveled 21 days around the world – solo – with just a carry-on bag (weighing under 18 pounds)!

Anne has also become an icon of smart, stylish travel. She brings her professional traveler’s experience to all of her events. From deciding what to pack to how to pack it perfectly, she’s the “go-to” expert on everything travel.

She attributes her grandmother, who believed travel was the best education and arranged her first trip at 16, with instilling a love of travel in her. “She did the same for my three sisters when they turned 16, and I am carrying on the tradition with my nieces and nephews.”

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Amanda Burgess, a Toronto-based writer and creative strategist whose bags are always packed for her next adventure, is our Editor at JourneyWoman. She is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), and a Certified Cancer Journey Coach who creates a safe space for cancer patients and caregivers to design their dream lives – while living with cancer, and on the other side of it.




  1. Lynn Riddell

    I’m SO frustrated that I realized I missed the WEBINAR live session that I’d signed up for last night. UGH! (I didn’t get a reminder email which I think would have reminded me). Will a video be posted on the site at some point so I can watch? I did make a donation as well.

    • JourneyWoman

      hi Lynn the video is posted on this page. Thank you for your donation, and so sorry to hear you missed it! Enjoy!


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