Solo traveller Karen Barclay shares how she learned to embrace adventure and trust the universe at a young age, inspiring her lifelong travels to Africa, Indonesia and places in between.
Solo Travel Memoirs
Every tattoo tells a story. Canadian Christine Pope’s latest tattoos tell stories of strength, resilience, hope, and life after breast cancer.
Women travellers share the deep interests, hobbies, and passions that they weave into their travels or build entire trips around.
The story of how a woman who saw herself as a lonely outsider found belonging in volunteer travel opportunities, serving marginalized populations in Canada, India and beyond.
In the first article in a series exploring interest-based travel, we recount the story of a travelling storyteller from Colombia who made her passion her soul’s purpose.
Love can be celebrated and interpreted in many ways. For Valentine’s Day, we expanded this celebration of love to the love of self and wisdom about travel by writing a love letter to our younger solo selves.
Artists see the world differently. They travel differently too. Solo traveller Karen Gershowitz, who has been to more than 90 countries, uses art to connect with the people she meets (and herself) all around the world.
Tita Manice has travelled to over 68 countries, including India, New Zealand, Bhutan and Morocco. Her passion for the uncharted path is equaled only by her passion for small insects – bees – that inspires her to seek out beekeepers and honey around the world.
A summer in Brazil changed Sue’s life forever, teaching her about courage and taking risks.
A seasoned solo traveller shares her earliest travel inspirations, youthful escapades, how to stay independent when travelling as a couple, and finding hope through travel after being widowed.
Retired teacher Marillee Carroll uses curiosity as her compass – in her everyday life, and when she travels. With it, she’s found her way to becoming an expert and insatiable collector. Of knowledge, people, and experiences.
This month, we share the stories of two resilient solo travellers whose adventures gifted them with the greatest love of their lives – their children. Meet Nancy C. and her son Alex, and Coralie and her daughter Carla.
Meet JourneyWoman Advisory Council member Dr. Mary Clark, whose father inspired a sense of adventure that has taken her on many journeys around the world.
For Jo Anne, the sound of David Bowie brings back fond memories from 1967 when she met her first love on a ship from England to the USSR.
How do you mend a broken heart? For JourneyWoman reader Joy, it took a trip to Italy and a man named Luigi. Here is her story, as told by JW editor Amanda.
As these solo travel stories show, when we use curiosity as our compass, we invite new adventures into our travels.