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JourneyWoman Solo Travel Events

At JourneyWoman, every day is Giving Tuesday! We donate proceeds from our events to non-profits all year long.

We provide events to you at no charge, but we do ask that you help us support a non-profit organization recommended by our readers and speakers or make a contribution through JourneyWoman here. 

Join us on our 2022 JourneyWoman community calls

JourneyWoman Travel Book Club

Hosted by Wendy and Sally

Travel by book with the JourneyWoman Book Club. We meet monthly on the third Wednesday of each month at 8 pm EST. All are welcome! We publish a monthly book club newsletter with books recommended by our partner Tripfiction. Book clubs are recorded and shared on our YouTube channel.  Find more details here.

Next Book Club is January 18, 2023. Register here. 

Join us on our 2022 JourneyWoman community calls

JourneyWoman Community Calls

December 1, 2022, 7 pm EST. (Next call January 12, 2023 TBD)

Hosted by our Women’s Travel Advisory Council and Editorial Team 

Our Community Calls were launched in April 2020 when the entire world was in some stage of lockdown. We’ve been inspired by the openness, generosity, wisdom, and support displayed by participants on calls that made us alternately laugh, cry, smile, sigh, and feel the bonds of global sisterhood. These calls are hosted by solo travellers from our Women’s Travel Advisory Council

Join us on our 2022 JourneyWoman community calls

JourneyWoman Holiday Social (December 15, 6 pm ET)

Hosted by Mary and Rosemary, JourneyWoman Advisory Council 

Live from the US and New Zealand respectively, Dr Mary Clark and Rosemary Neave will host our 2022 JourneyWoman Holiday Social. We’ll have prizes, breakout rooms, special guests and singing from Joy! More details coming soon. Check your timezone here.

Join us on our 2022 JourneyWoman community calls

“Limitless Accessibility” Group (November 9, 7 pm ET)

Hosted by Wendy (with Deborah, Joy, Jordannah, and Donna) 

We, as members of JourneyWoman, have the possibility to change the way we perceive travel for those of us with mobility issues.  It may be that one is a bit older, and not as “spry” as they were 40 years ago, or through medical misfortunes…. But we still love to travel!!! Join us to share ideas and solutions.

Join us on our 2022 JourneyWoman community calls

Solo Travel Webinars

Learn from leaders in the travel space on a JourneyWoman webinar.

Past Webinars

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JourneyWoman Webinar: Sustainable Travel in the Post-COVID Era

by | Aug 18, 2022 | Events,Spotlight,Sustainable Travel,Webinars | 3 Comments

Learn about sustainable travel on our September 9 webinar with JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray, Anna Pollock, Norie Quintos and Shannon Guihan.

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What is Unconscious Bias in Travel?

by | May 14, 2022 | Features,Sustainable Travel,Webinars | 0 Comments

JourneyWoman Advisory Council member Tonya Fitzpatrick facilitates an educational discussion on unconscious bias in travel.

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Sustainable Travel: Expert Tips to Protect Wildlife

by | May 4, 2022 | Sustainable Travel,Tips,Webinars | 0 Comments

JourneyWoman’s animal tourism expert Nora Livingstone shares her thoughts on what we can do to protect wildlife when we travel.

Designing Your Future Travel Lifestyle (Webinar + Transcript)

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Features,Finances,TravelReady,Webinars | 0 Comments

In this #TravelReady session, we explore slow travel, finding cost-effective accommodations, plus tips to keep your identity safe with expert Nora Dunn.

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Travel Safety Tips for Women From a Self Defense Expert

by | Mar 20, 2021 | Events,News,Safety,Solo Travel,Webinars | 7 Comments

Self-defense expert Lorna Selig shares her top travel tips for women and hosts a 60-minute self-defense training class.

JourneyWoman Presents: Women’s Sleep & Health Hacks to Travel Better (Webinar)

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Advisory Council,Events,Health & Wellness,Shawna R,Webinars | 2 Comments

Want to feel more powerful, happier and energized? It all starts with better sleep. Join best-selling author Shawna M. Robins as she shares her expert tips for women who travel.

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Solo Travel Meetups

Connect With Solo Travelers at a Local JourneyWoman Meetup

We’re working to set up local meetups around the world, hosted by JourneyWomen who are ready to welcome you into our community. Find more details here.

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Women’s Travel Wisdom Retreat

October 20 – 24, 2022, Mandala Springs, California

We hosted our first wellness event in 2022, curating wisdom from women with diverse perspectives, including best-selling authors, life coaches, activists, award-winning photographers and entrepreneurs, empowering women to step into the future with confidence and power. If you’re interested in learning more please contact Carolyn at editor@journeywoman.com. 

Meet the Speakers

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A “Soul-Filling” Experience: Our Women’s Wellness Retreat was Magical

by | Oct 28, 2022 | Events,Features,Live events,News,Wellness Travel,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Our women’s wellness retreat invited women to reconnect in nature and give themselves much-needed time and space to heal, dream and grow.

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Meet Nine Best-Selling Authors at our October 2022 Women’s Wellness Retreat

by | Sep 14, 2022 | Books,Events,Spotlight,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Our Women’s Travel Wisdom retreat is an opportunity to meet nine best-selling authors, including Lola Akinmade Akerstorm and Loung Ung.

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Match Group Joins as Presenting Sponsor for “Women’s Travel Wisdom” Retreat

by | Aug 5, 2022 | Live events,Media,News,Wellness Travel,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Match Group brings women’s safety to the forefront as presenting sponsor for the inaugural Women’s Travel Wisdom retreat in October 2022.

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The Power of Positivity With Mindfulness Expert Caren Osten

by | Mar 21, 2022 | Carolyn Ray,Features,Wellness Travel,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Mindfulness expert Caren Osten is speaking at Women’s Travel Wisdom, co-hosted by JourneyWoman™ and Girls’ Guide to Paris, in October 2022.

Women’s Travel Wisdom: Meet Keynote Speaker Debbie Phillips

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Events,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Debbie Phillips is speaking at Women’s Travel Wisdom, co-hosted by JourneyWoman™ and Girls’ Guide to Paris, in October 2022.

Women’s Travel Wisdom: Meet Keynote Speaker Doni Belau

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Events,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Doni Belau is speaking at Women’s Travel Wisdom, co-hosted by JourneyWoman™ and Girls’ Guide to Paris, in October 2022.

Women’s Travel Wisdom Retreat: Meet Keynote Speaker Lola Akinmade Åkerström

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Lola Akinmade Åkerström is speaking at our Women’s Travel Wisdom retreat, co-hosted by JourneyWoman™ and Girls’ Guide to Paris, in October 2022.

Women’s Travel Wisdom: “Living the Life of Your Dreams” with Keynote Speaker Carolyn Ray

by | Feb 1, 2022 | Events,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

Carolyn Ray is speaking at Women’s Travel Wisdom, co-hosted by JourneyWoman™ and Girls’ Guide to Paris, in October 2022.

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Reconnect with Women at JourneyWoman’s “Women’s Travel Wisdom” Wellness Retreat

by | Jan 12, 2022 | Features,Group Tours,Live events,News,Wellness Travel,Women's Travel Wisdom | 0 Comments

JourneyWoman and Girls’ Guide to Paris host wellness retreat for women to reconnect, their share wisdom and feel a renewed sense of purpose.