The JourneyWoman Team

Meet Our Team

Carolyn Ray

CEO + Editor

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire” – Unknown

Bio: Carolyn grew up in Florida surrounded by sea and surf. She started her career in publishing and held leadership positions in brand consulting and PR firms, most recently as the CEO of Interbrand Canada. In 2012 she was ranked among the top 100 Female Entrepreneurs in Canada; she’s also a Co-Active Life Coach and single mom. Carolyn sits on the board of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada.

Passions: My daughter Alyx, history, anything literary/books, margaritas, beaches, latin music, writing, empowering women

Places I want to return to: Spain, Colombia, Brazil, Nicaragua, Key West, Morocco, New York, Mexico and Kenya

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Read Carolyn’s posts here.

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Melissa Fox

Webmistress, Women's Travel Directory

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—I took the one less travelled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

Bio: Melissa has been with JourneyWoman for almost 10 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Ryerson and has been JourneyWoman’s webmistress for over 9 years. She manages our Women’s Travel Directory and works closely with our advertisers.

Passions: My kids, fiber art, the kitchen, sharing stories, working with amazing teams

Places I want to return to: Bermuda, Alberta, England, France

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Stephanie Cerratti


“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us” – J.R.R. Tolkien 

Bio: After graduating with a BA in Cultural Anthropology from Western University, Stephanie took a year abroad in Australia. Wanting to continue a life of work and travel, she went back to school to learn to code and build websites. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany, but still travels the world and maintains websites along the way.

Passions: Traveling, electronic music, festivals, her dog, Italian food, and warm weather

Places I want to return to: Italy, Thailand, Australia, Bali

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Tom Zara

Tom Zara

Strategic Partnerships

“A rolling stone gathers no moss.”

Bio:  Tom has a B.A. from Brown University, has spent over 30 years in consulting; is a published author, keynote speaker and revered mentor to many a fertile mind, still finding time to travel to over 70 countries. Tom handles advertising inquiries and works with our partners and hosts our monthly call with tour and retreat operators. Learn more on our Advertising page here.

Passions: hugs from my grandchildren, Carolyn, warmth of the sun, spicy food, museums, 7-minute planks!

Places I want to return to: Barcelona, Agra, Horseshoe Bay, Bali, Manhattan, Patagonia

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