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Hiking Ireland’s Kerry Way Starts With the First Step
The Kerry Way is a 214-km circular hike that begins and ends in Killarney, Ireland and takes eight to 10 days to complete. Just the challenge guest writer Pandora Domeyko needed.
Five Tips to Find the Perfect Travel Roommate
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.
Finding Renewal in New Zealand: How I Overcame my Fear of Travelling Solo Again
After the death of her husband Gabe in 2018, the prospect of going through life solo filled Amanda with dread. She faced her grief, anger and loneliness in a two-week solo travel adventure in New Zealand.
A JourneyWoman Valentine: Writing a Love Letter to Your Younger Self
This year, why not write a love letter to your younger self for Valentine’s Day? Share it with us at our special event on February 14.
Maria Finds Total Healing in Spanish Retreat
Looking for physical healing post knee surgery, Maria S. booked a wellness retreat – and walked away with a ‘prescription’ for a lifetime of health in mind, body and spirit.
Seeking Solace in the Healing Springs of New Mexico
How one woman went from rock bottom to the top, burned herself out, and found rejuvenation in the healing mineral springs of New Mexico.
Event Planner Learns to Loosen Her Travel Itinerary in Portugal
A burned-out, broken-hearted event planner moonlighting at a Portuguese tapas bar in Toronto rediscovers herself in a Habitat for Humanity build in Portugal.
Solo Travel Memoirs: An Art Professor Rediscovers Her Muse in Travel Sabbatical
An art professor who reluctantly heads out on a scheduled sabbatical renews her passion for her own art and gets a preview of an exciting post-retirement life of her own creation.
Solo Travel Memoirs: Meaghan Travels to Tap into the Power of Stillness
After a failed relationship that broke her heart and a fall that broke her jaw, a solo traveller seeks self-healing in meditation in Nepal.
How Women Find Healing and Renewal in Solo Travel
When faced with loss or grief, we intuitively turn to travel for wellness and healing, as shown in these inspirational stories of renewal.
Travel Tips: Why Estate Planning Should be Part of Your Pre-Travel Checklist for Solo Travel
Willful CEO Erin Bury shares her top 4 reasons to ensure women have an estate plan is in place before you travel, giving you peace of mind that your loved ones are protected in the event of an unexpected emergency.
How I Rediscovered my Solo Travel Mojo in New Zealand’s South Island
In the first installment in a new New Zealand series, Editor Amanda Burgess chronicles her two-week solo travel adventure through New Zealand’s South Island – the crazy things she did on her ‘Adrenaline Junkie’ tour, the friends she made, and her insights about this breathtaking country, its people, and herself.
Pandemic Postcards to Places Solo Travelers Miss
We know that women – the key decision-makers in travel – will shape its future. Our choices, our demands, where we put our dollars will influence how the industry rebuilds and reinvents itself. JourneyWomen pen postcards to places they plan to revisit post-pandemic.
Women’s Solo Travel: Hiking Safety Tips in the Colombian Rainforest
You may be a solo travel expert, but have you ever hiked Colombia on your own? Contributor Samantha Glauser shares what she learned on her solo adventure through the Colombian rainforest.
Women Share the People Who Inspired Them to Travel Solo
Ask any traveller who or what first inspired her to travel, and the answer will bubble up in her unbidden. This month, three globetrotting JourneyWomen – Brenda, Karen and Sue – divulge their earliest travel inspirations, and the impact that travel has had on their lives and adventures
Solo Travel Memoirs: Marion’s Indomitable Spirit
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.
Mature Women Solo Travellers Share Their Age-Defying Stay-Young Secrets
Seasoned solo travellers might retire from their careers, but they don’t retire from travel. We asked women 65+ to share the most age-defying things they’ve ever done while travelling, and what flooded in looks a lot like the bucket list adventures of women decades younger. Read on for a smorgasbord of inspiring stories from 11 pioneering women who show us all that age ain’t nothing but a number!
Christine Osbourne’s Fearless Memoir “Travels with My Hat” Takes you on a Solo Tour of the Middle East
Beloved by solo travellers, ‘Travels with My Hat: A Lifetime on the Road,’ by Australian Christine Osborne, is an incredible story of a fearless, brave woman, who travelled to remote areas of Ethiopia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, and Morocco at a time well before the Internet, travel guides and mass tourism.
Travel, Her Way: What Female Solo Travel Looks Like Post-Pandemic
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.
How Curiosity Inspired A Lifetime of Solo Travel
Retired teacher Marillee Carroll uses curiosity as her compass to discover knowledge, people, and experiences on her travels.
Solo Travel Memoirs: From Solo to Baby in Tow
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.
Solo Travel Memoirs: The Journeys Love Takes Us On
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.
Why Mature Women Matter in Travel: Study Shows Women’s Influence
Our research shows that women – particularly Gen Xers and Baby Boomers – are powerful influencers in travel. Post-pandemic, how can women help the travel industry rebuild trust?