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HOW TO TRAVEL SUSTAINABLY: Anna Pollock, Norie Quintos and Shannon Guihan

What to Pack

What to Wear

Her Bandana — Forty Travel Uses

As you travel the world carrying only your backpack or other small bag you want to be prepared for as many eventualities as possible. Since you can’t possibly carry all the things you might need, JW suggests the bandana hacks for travel, instead!

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What Should I Wear, Where?

The Way a Woman Dresses Affects Her Safety  Curated by Evelyn Hannon, Founder, JourneyWoman At JourneyWoman, we believe that the way a woman dresses as she moves around the world is very important. It affects her safety. It can make or break her travel adventure....

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Places to Stay

Anne Street, Dublin, Ireland

Where to Stay in Dublin, Ireland

by | Mar 15, 2023 | Accommodation,Europe,Ireland,Tips,Travel Tips - Ireland | 0 Comments

JourneyWoman readers share their tips on where to stay in Dublin, Ireland, including hotels, hostels, B&Bs, and more.

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Best Solo Travel Tips Submitted by Readers (January 2023)

by | Jan 28, 2023 | Accommodation,Budget Travel,Homestays,Packing Tips,Shopping,Tips,What to Wear | 0 Comments

Our monthly curated list of solo travel trips submitted by JourneyWoman readers, featuring hotels, safety tips, what to pack, and more.

An Airbnb with a focus on accessible travel overlooking green hills

Airbnb Introduces New Adapted Listings to Support Accessible Travel

by | Jan 19, 2023 | Accessible Travel,Accommodation,Features,Homestays | 0 Comments

Airbnb’s new ‘Adapted’ category supports accessible travel, plus other new services to enhance safety for women.

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Airbnb Wants More Mature Women to Become Hosts – Here’s Why

by | Jan 19, 2023 | Accessible Travel,Accommodation,Features,Slow Travel | 0 Comments

Airbnb has created and expanded its services, including AirCover and Airbnb Setup, to encourage older women to join the platform as hosts.

Dusk at Westminster Bridge and Big Ben in London

JourneyWoman Travel Tips: Where to Stay in London, UK

by | Oct 20, 2022 | Accommodation,England,London,Tips,United Kingdom | 0 Comments

JourneyWoman readers share their recommendations for solo women to stay in London, UK, and tips for getting around the city.

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JourneyWoman Readers Share Their Best Solo Travel Tips From July

by | Aug 4, 2022 | Accommodation,Spotlight,Tips,Transportation | 0 Comments

Our monthly roundup of the best travel tips from July from JourneyWoman readers to help you prepare for your next solo journey.

Colourful streets of Oaxaca Mexico

Best Places for Solo Women to Stay in Oaxaca, Mexico

by | Jul 7, 2022 | Accommodation,Mexico,Tips | 0 Comments

From hostels to boutique bed and breakfasts, a selection of safe places for women to stay in Oaxaca, Mexico, to fit any budget and style.

White sand beach and turquoise water in Bahamas

Women’s retreats: Sunshine and Solace at Bahamas Luxury Resort Caerula Mar Club

by | Mar 31, 2022 | Accommodation,Bahamas,Destinations - Caribbean & Mexico,Health & Wellness,Wellness Travel | 0 Comments

It doesn’t get more luxurious than the remote Bahamas resort Careula Mar Club, ideal for solo travelers who want to escape the crowds.

Overlooking Cefalu, Sicily

10 Expert Tips for Women to Find the Perfect Long Stay

by | Mar 17, 2022 | Accessible Travel,Accommodation,Budget Travel,Homestays,Tips,Travel Tips - Caribbean & Mexico | 3 Comments

With longer stays dominating the vacation rental market, these 10 expert tips will help women find safe, cost-effective homestays.

A woman standing amongst the sand in Wadi Rum Desert

Unique Accommodations: 8 Places You’ll Want to Travel to

by | Nov 17, 2021 | Accommodation,Tips | 0 Comments

Eight women travellers share the most unique accommodations they’ve ever booked in far-flung destinations around the world.

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10 Unique Places to Stay for Women on a Budget

by | Jun 8, 2021 | Accessible Travel,Accommodation,Budget Travel,Homestays,Tips | 3 Comments

10 recommended options for women to travel on a budget, including housesitting, hospitality services and accessible hotels.

An interior cabin with two beds on a Norwegian Cruise Line's ship

Five Tips to Find the Perfect Travel Roommate

by | Feb 23, 2021 | Accommodation,Diana Eden,Solo Travel,Tips,Travel with partner | 5 Comments

Finding a husband can be easier than finding a roommate. Diana Eden shares her top 5 tips to help mature solo women find the perfect travel roommate.

Entrance to the SWEETS hotel Theophile de Brockbrug near Vondelpark

5 Places Locals Want to Keep a Secret: Women-Recommended Homestays

by | Feb 21, 2021 | Accommodation,Destinations,Homestays | 0 Comments

These women-recommended stays will help you live like a local in Hawaii, Morocco, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Amsterdam.  

Diana Eden's sprawling villa in Antigua

Tips for Women to Choose the Right Vacation Rental: How to Look Beyond Marketing Buzzwords for HomeStays

by | Jan 13, 2021 | Accommodation,Diana Eden,Tips | 4 Comments

Contributing Writer Diana Eden gives women some hot tips for choosing vacation rentals by looking beyond marketing buzzwords.

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Get Close to Nature in These 13 Unique Ontario Stays

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Accommodation,Active Adventuress,Budget Travel,Homestays,Ontario,Travel at Home,Travel Tips - Canada | 6 Comments

Thirteen of our most unique Airbnb stays in Ontario, including an Airstream RV, glamping, camping, tiny house, cabin, farm and a hayloft.

Muskoka chairs and lake at sunset

Glamping in Parry Sound, Ontario

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Accommodation,Adventure Hiking,Destinations - Canada,Features,Ontario,Travel at Home | 0 Comments

When Carolyn and I hatched our plan to explore Ontario towns both familiar and foreign this summer – staying in unique accommodations and creating a post-COVID scorecard to rate experiences on new safety criteria – I knew Muskoka needed to be on my list. And it needed to be a trip I took with my two daughters, ages 21 and 16.

Palm Springs sign

Palm Springs Travel Tips from an Insider

by | Jun 27, 2020 | Accommodation,Active Adventuress,California,Guest Writer,Itineraries - United States,Palm Springs,Travel Tips - United States,United States | 1 Comment

Travel writer Kathy Condon shares her tips for enjoying Palm Springs like a local.

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Outside the Box Travel: Budget-Friendly Alternatives for Women

by | May 21, 2020 | Accommodation,Budget Travel,Guest Writer | 1 Comment

Travel will resume in time, and with a few tweaks to our modes and mindset, authentic experiences can be accessible on a budget.

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12 Practical Women-Centered Tips for Hotel Safety

by | Jul 25, 2017 | Accommodation,Active Adventuress,Safety,Solo Travel,Tips | 4 Comments

Female travellers should have a check list for keeping themselves out of harm’s way, even at your hotel. Here are our 12 JourneyWoman tips to get you started.

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Health and Wellness

A woman applies sunscreen to another woman's back at the beach, to help prevent Melanoma

Travel Tips to Protect Your Skin and Prevent Melanoma

by | May 30, 2023 | Health & Wellness,Tips | 1 Comment

Featured image: Protect your skin and prevent melanoma with these tips | Photo by Rawpixel on EnvatoMelanoma is the most rapidly growing cancer in women By Carolyn Ray,...

Snow-Capped Ruahines Mountain Range in New Zealand North Island

Set in New Zealand, “Remember Me” Asks ‘Are Some Secrets Best Left Buried?’

by | Apr 10, 2023 | Book Club,Books,Destinations - New Zealand,Health & Wellness,Tina Hartas | 0 Comments

Charity Norman’s latest book “Remember Me”, set in New Zealand’s mystical Ruahine Range, is a suspenseful story of love, secrets and loss.

A woman gardening in the spring to keep busy during pandemic isolation.

Three Years of Isolation: How One Woman is Thriving in Her Longest Solo Journey Yet

by | Jan 12, 2023 | Features,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Spotlight,Wellness Travel | 0 Comments

Despite three years of isolation, Brenda McCrank is thriving, teaching us valuable lessons about curiosity, creativity and solo travel.

Happy adult woman smile and open arms to embrace beautiful nature forest around her.

Enjoying Travel During Menopause

by | Sep 8, 2022 | Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Sex & Romance,Spotlight,Tips,Wellness Travel | 1 Comment

Expert advice on how women over 50 can manage time zone changes, sleep, layovers and dehydration during menopause.

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10 Travel Tips For Women Over 50 to Feel Fabulous During Menopause

by | May 5, 2022 | Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Spotlight,Tips | 1 Comment

Women share their tips to manage menopause and travel, including advice on nutrition, sleep, packing and exercise.

White sand beach and turquoise water in Bahamas

Women’s retreats: Sunshine and Solace at Bahamas Luxury Resort Caerula Mar Club

by | Mar 31, 2022 | Accommodation,Bahamas,Destinations - Caribbean & Mexico,Health & Wellness,Wellness Travel | 0 Comments

It doesn’t get more luxurious than the remote Bahamas resort Careula Mar Club, ideal for solo travelers who want to escape the crowds.

Six Wellness Retreats for Solo Women Travellers in 2023

by | Feb 26, 2022 | Features,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Wellness Travel | 1 Comment

From Bali to Thailand, we’ve curated some of our most recommended wellness retreats and experiences for solo women. (Updated January 2023)

Leaping river rocks with joy on a big run in the country of Georgia

Fit to Travel: Tips for Women to Get Adventure-Ready at Any Age

by | Jan 31, 2022 | Active Adventuress,Features,Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Spotlight | 1 Comment

If your TravelReady goals for 2022 include improving your health and fitness, this article—and the get travel-fit tips developed by yours truly and 56-year-old ultra-runner Beth Whitman—will help you put your best foot forward.

A woman practises yoga in her hotel room.

16 Wellness Products to Travel with in 2022

by | Jan 27, 2022 | Health & Wellness,Tips | 1 Comment

As travellers, self-care is one of the most important relationships we have. These products are perfect for boosting your health—before, during and after your next trip.

woman in airport

Expert Tips for Women to Manage Travel Fear and Anxiety

by | Jan 13, 2022 | Features,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Spotlight,Wellness Travel | 2 Comments

Master life coach Debbie Phillips shares her expert tips for women to manage travel fear and anxiety in a post-pandemic world.

in-flight stretches

In-Flight Tips and Stretches For Your Next Long Trip

by | Jan 7, 2022 | Diana Eden,Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Tips | 2 Comments

Our top in-flight stretches for women with back and hip issues to endure long-haul flights and cramped seats.

Travel Essentials: Insurance, Financial and Legal Essentials for Women (Transcript, January 7, 2021 Webinar)

by | Jan 12, 2021 | Events,Finances,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

TravelReady Travel Essentials, Tips from the Experts: This is an edited transcript of our webinar on January 7, 2021.

Dr Nekessa Remy

The Long Game: Limbering up for Solo Travel

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Features,Health & Wellness,Wellness Travel | 3 Comments

Working from home and restricting movement poses risks to our health, regardless of whether we’ve experienced injuries before or not. We turned to health and wellness expert and JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Advisory Council member Dr. Nekessa Remy for some insights and tips to get us ready for the day we can pack our bags and get travelling again.

Women will save travel

Travel, Her Way: What Female Solo Travel Looks Like Post-Pandemic

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Accessible Travel,Active Adventuress,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,What's New | 2 Comments

What will the new way to travel look like for mature, independent women? We think these five criteria will help us, as women, lead the way.

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

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Events,Health & Wellness,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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Women travellers on flying in the COVID Era

by | Aug 17, 2020 | COVID,Health & Wellness,Safety,Transportation,What's New | 3 Comments

Air travel isn’t what it used to be. Neither are we as travellers. Read on for a summary of experiences and some confidence-boosting recommendations from seasoned women travellers for airports and airlines.

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Expert Wellness Tips for Women to Improve Sleep and Travel

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Health & Wellness,Tips | 2 Comments

There’s no better time than now to improve our sleep quality for better travel experiences. Learn how from sleep expert Shawna Robins.

women looking on top of mountain

How will COVID-19 Change Travel? Travel experts share their views with JourneyWoman

by | Apr 13, 2020 | COVID,Features,Health & Wellness,TravelReady,Wellness Travel | 1 Comment

With COVIID-19, we are in uncharted territory. To provide JourneyWomen with the insight scoop, we reached out to top travel journalists and industry experts to understand how the pandemic will change how and where we travel.

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Observations from Self-Quarantine

by | Mar 26, 2020 | Features,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

Hello, friends! How are we all feeling today? How many of you are in self-isolation, working from home or experiencing life in lockdown?

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Update on COVID-19: Society of American Travel Writers (March 4)

by | Mar 4, 2020 | COVID,Features,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

March 4: Today I attended a special webinar on COVID-19 hosted by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), of which I am a member.

Vieques from above

Get Off the Grid in Vieques, Puerto Rico

by | Feb 17, 2020 | Active Adventuress,Beaches,Destinations - United States,Health & Wellness,Puerto Rico,United States | 0 Comments

Known as the Spanish Virgin Islands, Vieques, Puerto Rico is located about eight miles east of the mainland, off the beaten path.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico

24 Things a Woman Should Know Before Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

by | Dec 9, 2019 | Active Adventuress,Destinations - United States,Health & Wellness,New Mexico,Older Adventuress | 3 Comments

Santa Fe is a small, intimate city that offers way more than you probably expect from a city this size. Nicknamed The City Different, it offers world-class music and art and a sophisticated dining scene.

Delhi Belly - Travellers diarrhea

Delhi Belly and Me: A Guide to Travellers Diarrhea

by | Dec 9, 2019 | Destinations - India,Guest Writer,Health & Wellness,India,Solo Travel | 0 Comments

For travellers to far flung places, some things never change. Baggage gets lost, bugs bite, and ‘poop’ happens!


Women’s Travel Tip: Prepare for High Altitudes in Ecuador

by | Dec 1, 2019 | Active Adventuress,Community Tips,Ecuador,Health & Wellness,South America | 0 Comments

Tips for altitudes from my 5100m climb at Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador

Older women playing in the surf

7 Health Tips for JourneyWomen Flying South

by | Oct 3, 2018 | Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Tips | 0 Comments

Are you an older adult travelling south this winter? Here are some easy tips to make your experience as healthy, informed and comfortable as possible.

woman meditating on paddleboard

Stress Management on the Road

by | Aug 22, 2018 | Health & Wellness,Road Trips,Wellness Travel | 0 Comments

Women travellers are likely to be subject to particular stresses whilst travelling, certainly until they’ve reached a certain plateau of self-confidence and familiarity with cultural “rules”.

Woman entering public bathroom

What to Do About Doo Doo

by | Jan 28, 2018 | Evelyn Hannon,Health & Wellness,Tips | 0 Comments

It’s JourneyWoman’s job to help you travel the world with the least bit of discomfort. Here, then, are tips to keep your body running like a well-oiled machine.

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When you are sick on the road…

by | Jan 18, 2018 | Health & Wellness,Road Trips,Tips | 0 Comments

Evelyn shares her top 12 tips for when you’re sick on the road.

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Best Bathroom Times on an Aircraft

by | Jan 15, 2018 | Guest Writer,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Transportation | 0 Comments

Flight attendant Ruth Wilson knows a thing or two about aircraft bathrooms, and spent some time answering our potty questions

woman standing near floating gate in Japan

Tips To Help Women Travel Solo But Not Alone

by | Dec 9, 2017 | Culture & Etiquette,Evelyn Hannon,Loneliness,Solo Travel,Tips | 0 Comments

Seven easy ways for women to make connections when you travel solo, that work in any size city or town, from Evelyn Hannon.

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