Last updated on July 22nd, 2022
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As the original solo travel resource founded in 1994, we are respected and trusted by women around the world.
With almost 30 years of publishing history, we seek to provide content that inspires curiosity and self-discovery through travel.
We create a safe, inviting place where women:
- Research, learn and find inspiration from our editorial, tips and events
- Connect and share their stories with other women by sharing first-hand tips and stories
- Plan and build their travel adventures together
- Support women-owned businesses with our Women’s Travel Directory, which provides women-friendly tours and retreats
- Buy women-recommended products and services while supporting JourneyWomen partners and other small businesses
- Create enduring friendships, personal content, a support network and lasting travel memories!
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We have a different business model than other websites, because of our belief that all women should have access to information about safe solo travel. We don’t charge for our editorial or ask you to pay a membership fee to access our articles.
We are a small team of women, in service to women — and our editorial is written by women, for women. We support the operation of our website through generous donations from our readers, advertising revenue from partners listed in our Women’s Travel Directory, pay-what-you-can events and webinars, brand partnerships and commissions paid to us when our readers purchase products recommended on our site. All products mentioned on our site have been recommended and used by our readers.
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JourneyWoman Celebrates Women by Expanding World’s Largest Travel Directory for Women
JourneyWoman expands global marketplace for women-friendly tours, retreats, guides and accommodations, supporting women and small businesses.
Women’s Travel Fest 2023 Debuts “Solo Women Over 50” Panel
Trafalgar Tours sponsors “Kickass Solo Women Over 50” panel to profile adventurous women at Women’s Travel Fest 2023 in New York City.
These Women Solo Travellers Know Age is All About Attitude
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Women in Travel: Meet the Inspiring 2023 ‘JourneyWoman Award’ Finalists
Congratulations to Rue Mapp, Céline Cousteau and Juliet Kinsman, three women dedicated to inclusive, sustainable travel.
New JourneyWoman Study Shows Solo Women 50+ Feel Undervalued by the Travel Industry
A new global study conducted by JourneyWoman shows that solo female travellers over 50 feel undervalued by the travel industry.
JourneyWoman’s Carolyn Ray Advocates for Solo Women 50+ on ‘Soul of Travel’ Podcast
JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray joins Christine Winebrenner on her ‘Soul of Travel’ podcast, which features inspiring women changing travel.
New Solo Travel Statistics and Data for Women Over 50
Solo travel Boomer and GenX statistics and studies from JourneyWoman, the original solo travel publication for women over 50.
What Solo Women Over 50 Want in a Group Tour
What secret do women’s tour operators know about creating long-lasting bonds and deeper connections with women solo travellers?
2023 JourneyWoman Award Call for Entries Now Open
Nominations are now open for the 2023 JourneyWoman Award for Lifetime Achievement in the travel industry, in honour of our founder Evelyn Hannon.
Share Your Views in the 2022 JourneyWoman Women’s Solo Travel Survey
Your voice matters! Share your views on solo travel in our 2022 survey before October 14, 2022.
Solo Women Travellers 55+ Drive 77% of all Tour Bookings
A new survey of global tour operators from JourneyWoman demonstrates the power of solo women over 55 in travel.
TTC’s Melissa DaSilva Seeks to Empower Women With New Women-Only Tours
With more women travelling solo, TTC’s Melissa DaSilva seeks to empower women with safe, affordable and sustainable women-only tours.
Match Group Joins as Presenting Sponsor for “Women’s Travel Wisdom” Retreat
Match Group brings women’s safety to the forefront as presenting sponsor for the inaugural Women’s Travel Wisdom retreat in October 2022.
JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray Talks Solo Travel on “What She Said” Radio
Women’s solo travel expert Carolyn Ray of JourneyWoman shares her tips and perspective to empower women to travel safely.
JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray Featured on RevolutionHer Women’s Entrepreneur Podcast
JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray shares her insights into women’s solo travel and the benefits to “going for it” and living the life you want.
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