JourneyWoman Travel for Women Over 50

JourneyWoman June Events: Get Connected

Published 8 months ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader,

Almost 30 years ago, JourneyWoman was founded in response to a basic human need — one of connection. At that time, those in charge of travel sections in the media were, for the most part, men. The articles they published perpetuated the idea that men lead all travel expeditions, and didn’t address solo women’s concerns like loneliness, fear, safety or camaraderie.

In March 2020, we started weekly community calls over Zoom to build friendships among women during the pandemic. We also host a Travel Book Club that meets monthly and launched a private JourneyWoman Solo Travel Wisdom group, which just passed 8,000 members! We are also on Instagram at @journeywoman_original and JourneyWoman on Facebook. Join us! There are many ways you can connect with other like-minded women.

Join us at an Upcoming Event

July 8, 10-12 pm EST, Toronto Move for Freedom Hike with Wild Women Expeditions, Rouge National Urban Park – Sign up here!

On Saturday, July 8, Wild Women Expeditions and JourneyWoman are joining forces to host a Toronto-based Move for Freedom hiking event to raise funds for Ally Global Foundation. Ally Global Foundation is a Canadian charity working to prevent human trafficking and provide survivors with resources to enable their healing process. Ally assists women with finding safe housing, educational opportunities and job training in Nepal and Cambodia, and provides training and trafficking awareness programs in Canada.

We will gather at 10 am on July 8th, 2023 (rain or shine–let’s hope for SHINE!) at Rouge National Urban Park, the largest urban park in North America in support of Ally Group for Move for Freedom, to raise funds to prevent human trafficking. Read more here.

Connect With Other Women

Local Meetups

JourneyWoman readers the world over want to meet in person, so we're coordinating a series of meetups this month in Canada. If you'd like to host a meetup please email Carolyn at with a suggested time, date and location.

Please sign up at least 24 hours prior so that we can make a reservation.

  • June 23: Victoria: Dinner with Karen Gershowitz, JourneyWoman writer. Sign up HERE.
  • June 27: Vancouver: Dinner with Karen Gershowitz, JourneyWoman writer. Sign up HERE
  • June 30: Toronto – Dinner with Diana Eden and Carolyn Ray. Sign up HERE.

Monthly Community Call

Thursday, June 29, 2023, 7 pm EST

This month we're talking about fall travel plans, and sharing first-hand observations on travel. All are welcome! Join us! Sign up here.

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Inspiring women to travel solo for 30 years

Founded in 1994, JourneyWoman™ is the world’s first and largest women’s solo travel website and community, inspiring women over 50 to travel safely and well. Led by CEO and Editor Carolyn Ray, we publish a monthly newsletter with first-hand travel tips and destination features written by experienced travel writers, host webinars and events, produce the award-winning Soul of Travel Podcast. By joining our mailing list, you have access to our Things She Loves newsletter with women-recommended travel gear, the JourneyWoman Book Club in partnership with TripFiction and exclusive travel deals and discounts with no single supplement from our partners in our Women’s Travel Directory, which features women-friendly tours, retreats, places to stay and small ships in over 120 countries. Learn more at

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