Can One JourneyWoman Change the World?

Is it possible for one person to change the world? YES! 

 As JourneyWomen, we have an important role to play in our world.

 There are many forces converging that tell us we must do more, and we must do better. As travellers, we have a vast appreciation for the mosaic of art, culture, food and customs that reflects our diversity and creates our sense of community. We, perhaps more than others, have experienced what the world can offer, and must play an active role to inspire others to learn and discover all of humanity’s gifts.

 Studies remind us that women make over 80% of travel decisions. We research destinations extensively, and ultimately decide where to go, where to eat, stay and what to experience. Our influence is undeniable and far-reaching.

 As JouneyWomen, we can use our power and influence to support each other. We can impact generations to come – together, as a unified force. We can make the world a better place through travel.

What can I do, as one person?

If you have any doubt about one person’s impact on our world, read our tribute to Evelyn Hannon, culled from hundreds of emails and posts. Evelyn knew that JourneyWoman was about much more than travel. The idea that has sustained Journeywoman for the past 25 years is the idea of sisterhood, of knowing that we would support each other in our journey of life, with travel as a unifying experience.

 In creating JourneyWoman, Evelyn understood that women needed a safe place where we could express our ambitions, fears and foibles – all in the spirit of self-discovery and learning. JourneyWoman is a sisterhood that supports each other in our desire to learn and grow. It is that place we all dreamed of. It’s a place where women express their fears, share experiences that shape the world, and discover new qualities within themselves, ranging from respect to empathy to joy.

 As we’ve seen with Evelyn, with you – the actions of one person CAN make a difference.

 

 

Carolyn Ray

Carolyn is the Publisher + Editor-in-Chief of JourneyWoman and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW). A Canadian raised in South Florida, Carolyn loves historic destinations and always has her backpack ready to go.

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