JourneyWoman Travel for Women Over 50

JourneyWoman: Polar Adventures in the Arctic and Antarctica

Published 6 months ago • 2 min read

Dear Reader,

This month we feature some of the world's most electrifying experiences — the ones that hit you in the heart, bring tears to your eyes and set your soul on fire. These humbling moments remind us of our own fragility, our connection to the Earth and to the entire universe. From the Arctic to Antarctica, these experiences change you; they transform you, forever.

Wherever you go, purchase travel insurance before you leave: our Booking Resources page has women-recommended websites to help you book and plan travel.

Several of the tour companies in our Women's Travel Directory are also offering discounts (see the bottom of this email for special deals for JourneyWoman readers).

Best Places to See the Northern Lights

Women share their favourite places to witness one of the world's most unforgettable experiences.

Travelling Solo with Chronic Pain in Iceland

Karen Gershowitz finds inspiration to stay adventurous, despite mobility challenges.

Never Too Old to Travel Solo

At 86, Joyce Perrin shares her favourite places to travel, including Antarctica.

10 Packing Tips for Antarctica from a Polar Expert

Lifelong adventurer Franny Bergschneider shares her top 10 packing tips for Antarctica for adventurous women.

Have you travelled to the Arctic or Antarctica? Share your tips to help other JourneyWoman travellers heading there soon! Submit your tip here.


Our Women's Travel Directory has hundreds of women-friendly tours from companies like Wild Women Expeditions, Insight Vacations, and Trafalgar Tours. Here are some of the special offers for JourneyWoman readers below.

NAVIGATE THROUGH THE FALKLANDS, SOUTH GEORGIA AND ANTARCTICA: On this unique tour with Wild Women Expeditions is a blend of otherworldly ice, dunes, biodiverse beaches, ghosts and graves. Spot the wandering albatross, and the largest colony of king penguins before discovering the endless days of congregating wildlife and the sheer, silent serenity of the Antarctic Peninsula. Get a last minute 35% departure discount on this tour departing November 14, 2023 - December 3, 2023, and a 30% early booking discount when booked by September 30, 2023 for the same tour departing in 2024. Discounts are already applied on the website. Read more here.

DISCOVER MAJESTIC ALASKA: A wild escape brings your dream of Alaska to life with Trafalgar Tours. When you’re not traversing Denali National Park's tundra or sailing past Humpback whales and icebergs on an Alaska cruise in Kenai Fjords National Park, you’ll find yourself panning for gold and riding a dome car on the Alaska Railroad. Get 10% off selected 2024 dates. Read more here.

SEE THE SIGHTS OF ICELAND AND BASK IN THE GLOW OF THE NOTHERN LIGHTS: Experience the iconic sights of Iceland with Insight Vacations as you gasp in awe at the exploding hot springs in Geysir and lose yourself in the Northern Lights dancing overhead in Reykjavik. Get 10% off selected 2023-24 dates. Read more here.


The Ultimate Guide to the Arctic by Jules Torti from Wild Women Expeditions. Read more here.

Iceland, One of the Safest Countries for Solo Female Travellers by Insight Vacations. Read more here.

How Making Friends While Travelling is Made Easier with Trafalgar by Jason Brasier from Trafalgar Tours. Read more here.

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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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