Introducing “Things She Loves”: Women-Recommended Travel Products and Services

by | Sep 22, 2022

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Last updated on March 30th, 2023

The strength of a woman’s recommendation

In September, we’re launching a new monthly email-only feature called “Things She Loves.”

Long-time JourneyWoman readers will remember this section from the original website, which featured practical, women-recommended products and services to make solo travel easier and safer. If you’re not on our mailing list please sign up here. 

Our first issue debuts on Septmber 27 and is all about “Double-Duty Packing.” In this, we look at the items we can bring with us on our solo travels that do ‘double duty’, thus reducing what we have to cram in our carry-on! For example, Judy recommends a linen shawl that also serves as a travel blanket, rolled-up neck pillow, headscarf, towel… you get the idea!

Every month, we’ll have a different focus for Things She Loves and invite you to share your tips and advice.

Sign up now at to join our mailing list so you don’t miss our inaugural issue of Things She Loves! This will not be available on our website, so you can only receive it through email. Make sure you add JourneyWoman to your safe senders list and check your junk mail so that you receive every issue.

Issues to date:

  •  September 2022: Double-Duty Packing
  • October 2022: Travel Technology
  • November/December 2022: Holiday Joy Gift Guide
  • January 2023: Money and Time Saving Travel Tips
  • February 2023: Travel Intimates: Bras and Underwear
  • March 2023: Surprising Things Savvy Women Pack

Supporting small business and female entrepreneurs

We also want to profile women-owned small businesses that you can support when purchasing these products. 

If you would like to apply to be featured in an upcoming issue, please complete our submission form here. 

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Vancouver-based designer Kim Allan calls 100% knit silk underwear ‘a traveling must’. Evelyn Hannon was a big fan of these undies, which you can wash in the sink before bed and hang to dry so that they’re ready to wear in the morning. 100% knit silk is thin and thermal and wicks moisture off your body in hot climates, good for all weather and doesn’t take up much space! Shop the September sale with everything up to 35% off at or email [email protected]. (Sponsored) 

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  1. Kerry O'Connell

    Hi, how do I access the previous issues, such as last September’s double duty packing?
    thank you,

    • Carolyn Ray

      Hi Kerry, these were email only. We’re looking into how to send them again to those who didn’t get them! Stay tuned!


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