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10 Expert Tips for Women to Find the Perfect Long Stay

by | Mar 17, 2022 | Accommodation,Homestays,Mobility,Tips,Travel Tips - Caribbean & Mexico | 0 Comments

With longer stays dominating the vacation rental market, these 10 expert tips will help women find safe, cost-effective homestays.

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Unique Accommodations: 8 Places You’ll Want to Travel to

by | Nov 17, 2021 | Accommodation,Tips | 0 Comments

Eight women travellers share the most unique accommodations they’ve ever booked in far-flung destinations around the world.

An interior cabin with two beds on a Norwegian Cruise Line's ship

Five Tips to Find the Perfect Travel Roommate

by | Feb 23, 2021 | Accommodation,Diana Eden,Solo Travel,Tips | 5 Comments

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.

Entrance to the SWEETS hotel Theophile de Brockbrug near Vondelpark

5 Places Locals Want to Keep a Secret: Women-Recommended Homestays

by | Feb 21, 2021 | Accommodation,Destinations,Homestays | 0 Comments

These women-recommended stays will help you live like a local in Hawaii, Morocco, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Amsterdam.  

Diana Eden's sprawling villa in Antigua

Tips for Women to Choose the Right Vacation Rental: How to Look Beyond Marketing Buzzwords for HomeStays

by | Jan 13, 2021 | Accommodation,Diana Eden,Tips | 4 Comments

Contributing Writer Diana Eden gives women some hot tips for choosing vacation rentals by looking beyond marketing buzzwords.

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Get Close to Nature in These 13 Unique Ontario Stays

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Accommodation,Active Adventuress,Budget Travel,Homestays,Ontario,Travel at Home,Travel Tips - Canada | 3 Comments

Thirteen of our most unique Airbnb stays in Ontario, including an Airstream RV, glamping, camping, tiny house, cabin, farm and a hayloft.

Muskoka chairs and lake at sunset

Glamping in Parry Sound, Ontario

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Accommodation,Adventure Hiking,Destinations - Canada,Features,Ontario,Travel at Home | 0 Comments

When Carolyn and I hatched our plan to explore Ontario towns both familiar and foreign this summer – staying in unique accommodations and creating a post-COVID scorecard to rate experiences on new safety criteria – I knew Muskoka needed to be on my list. And it needed to be a trip I took with my two daughters, ages 21 and 16.

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Palm Springs Travel Tips from an Insider

by | Jun 27, 2020 | Accommodation,Active Adventuress,California,Guest Writer,Itineraries - United States,Palm Springs,Travel Tips - United States,United States | 1 Comment

Travel writer Kathy Condon shares her tips for enjoying Palm Springs like a local.

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Outside the Box Travel: Budget-Friendly Alternatives for Women

by | May 21, 2020 | Accommodation,Budget Travel,Guest Writer | 0 Comments

Travel will resume in time, and with a few tweaks to our modes and mindset, authentic experiences can be accessible on a budget.

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Women’s Travel Tip: Surprising boutique hotel in Paris

by | Oct 1, 2019 | Accommodation,Community Tips,Community Tips - Europe,Community Tips - France,France,Paris | 0 Comments

My daughter and I recently took a trip to Paris and we stayed in the best boutique hotel – La Maison Favart.

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12 Practical Women-Centered Tips for Hotel Safety

by | Jul 25, 2017 | Accommodation,Active Adventuress,Safety,Solo Travel,Tips | 3 Comments

Female travellers should have a check list for keeping themselves out of harm’s way, even at your hotel. Here are our 12 JourneyWoman tips to get you started.

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Women travellers on flying in the COVID Era

Air travel isn’t what it used to be. Neither are we as travellers. Read on for a summary of experiences and some confidence-boosting recommendations from seasoned women travellers for airports and airlines.

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Car Rental Tips 101

Don Nadeau of hopes these tips will give JourneyWomen the basic information that every rental car customer should know.

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Love on the Road

Sex With Strangers While Travelling

Recently I’ve read several blogs written by experienced backpackers who offer their well-intentioned tips on having good, clean sex in hostels around the world. I’ve reviewed these tips and was left wondering ‘do solo women travellers think it’s cool to have casual sex with strangers on the road?’

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Feeling Fabulous During Menopause: 10 Tips from Women Travellers

by | May 5, 2022 | Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Spotlight,Tips | 1 Comment

Women share their tips to manage menopause and travel, including advice on nutrition, sleep, packing and exercie.

Six Wellness Retreats for Solo Women Travellers in 2022

by | Feb 26, 2022 | Features,Group Tours,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Wellness,Wellness Travel | 0 Comments

From California to Spain to Tuscany, we’ve curated some of our most recommended wellness retreats and experiences for solo women.

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Fit to Travel: Tips for Women to Get Adventure-Ready at Any Age

by | Jan 31, 2022 | Active Adventuress,Features,Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Spotlight | 1 Comment

If your TravelReady goals for 2022 include improving your health and fitness, this article—and the get travel-fit tips developed by yours truly and 56-year-old ultra-runner Beth Whitman—will help you put your best foot forward.

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16 Wellness Products to Travel with in 2022

by | Jan 27, 2022 | Health & Wellness,Tips | 1 Comment

As travellers, self-care is one of the most important relationships we have. These products are perfect for boosting your health—before, during and after your next trip.

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Expert Tips for Women to Manage Travel Fear and Anxiety

by | Jan 13, 2022 | Features,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Spotlight,Wellness Travel | 2 Comments

Master life coach Debbie Phillips shares her expert tips for women to manage travel fear and anxiety in a post-pandemic world.

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Travel Over 80: Tips and Stretches for Women to Face Flights With Ease

by | Jan 7, 2022 | Diana Eden,Features,Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress | 1 Comment

Our Travel Over 80 expert and former dancer Diana Eden shares some tips and stretches she uses to survive the pain of long-haul flights with back and hip issues.

Travel Essentials: Insurance, Financial and Legal Essentials for Women (Transcript, January 7, 2021 Webinar)

by | Jan 12, 2021 | Events,Finances,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

TravelReady Travel Essentials, Tips from the Experts: This is an edited transcript of our webinar on January 7, 2021.

Dr Nekessa Remy

The Long Game: Limbering up for Solo Travel

by | Oct 15, 2020 | Advisory Council,Features,Health & Wellness,Wellness Travel | 3 Comments

Working from home and restricting movement poses risks to our health, regardless of whether we’ve experienced injuries before or not. We turned to health and wellness expert and JourneyWoman Women’s Travel Advisory Council member Dr. Nekessa Remy for some insights and tips to get us ready for the day we can pack our bags and get travelling again.

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Travel, Her Way: What Female Solo Travel Looks Like Post-Pandemic

by | Sep 16, 2020 | Accessible Travel,Active Adventuress,Health & Wellness,News,Solo Travel | 2 Comments

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.

JourneyWoman Presents: Women’s Sleep & Health Hacks to Travel Better (Webinar)

by | Sep 7, 2020 | Advisory Council,Events,Health & Wellness,Shawna R,Webinars | 2 Comments

Want to feel more powerful, happier and energized? It all starts with better sleep. Join best-selling author Shawna M. Robins as she shares her expert tips for women who travel.

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Women travellers on flying in the COVID Era

by | Aug 17, 2020 | COVID,Health & Wellness,News,Safety,Transportation | 3 Comments

Air travel isn’t what it used to be. Neither are we as travellers. Read on for a summary of experiences and some confidence-boosting recommendations from seasoned women travellers for airports and airlines.

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Expert Wellness Tips for Women to Improve Sleep and Travel

by | Aug 17, 2020 | Health & Wellness,Shawna R,Tips | 2 Comments

There’s no better time than now to improve our sleep quality for better travel experiences. Learn how from sleep expert Shawna Robins.

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Tips to Start Conversations When Travelling Solo

by | May 15, 2020 | Loneliness,Solo Travel,Toronto | 0 Comments

Think about the most colourful and meaningful conversations you’ve had on your travels. They likely started with a question based in curiosity versus polite small talk.

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How will COVID-19 Change Travel? Travel experts share their views with JourneyWoman

by | Apr 13, 2020 | COVID,Features,Health & Wellness,TravelReady,Wellness Travel | 1 Comment

With COVIID-19, we are in uncharted territory. To provide JourneyWomen with the insight scoop, we reached out to top travel journalists and industry experts to understand how the pandemic will change how and where we travel.

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Observations from Self-Quarantine

by | Mar 26, 2020 | Features,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

Hello, friends! How are we all feeling today? How many of you are in self-isolation, working from home or experiencing life in lockdown?

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Update on COVID-19: Society of American Travel Writers (March 4)

by | Mar 4, 2020 | COVID,Features,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

March 4: Today I attended a special webinar on COVID-19 hosted by the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW), of which I am a member.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Francis Assisi, Santa Fe, New Mexico

24 Things a Woman Should Know Before Visiting Santa Fe, New Mexico

by | Dec 9, 2019 | Active Adventuress,Destinations - United States,Health & Wellness,New Mexico,Older Adventuress,Wellness | 3 Comments

Santa Fe is a small, intimate city that offers way more than you probably expect from a city this size. Nicknamed The City Different, it offers world-class music and art and a sophisticated dining scene.

Delhi Belly - Travellers diarrhea

Delhi Belly and Me: A Guide to Travellers Diarrhea

by | Dec 9, 2019 | Destinations - India,Guest Writer,Health & Wellness,India,Solo Travel | 0 Comments

For travellers to far flung places, some things never change. Baggage gets lost, bugs bite, and ‘poop’ happens!


Women’s Travel Tip: Prepare for High Altitudes in Ecuador

by | Dec 1, 2019 | Active Adventuress,Community Tips,Community Tips - Central & South America,Ecuador,Health & Wellness | 0 Comments

Tips for altitudes from my 5100m climb at Chimborazo volcano in Ecuador

Older women playing in the surf

7 Health Tips for JourneyWomen Flying South

by | Oct 3, 2018 | Health & Wellness,Older Adventuress,Tips | 0 Comments

Are you an older adult travelling south this winter? Here are some easy tips to make your experience as healthy, informed and comfortable as possible.

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Stress Management on the Road

by | Aug 22, 2018 | Health & Wellness,Road Trips,Wellness Travel | 0 Comments

Women travellers are likely to be subject to particular stresses whilst travelling, certainly until they’ve reached a certain plateau of self-confidence and familiarity with cultural “rules”.

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What to Do About Doo Doo

by | Jan 28, 2018 | Evelyn Hannon,Health & Wellness,Tips | 0 Comments

It’s JourneyWoman’s job to help you travel the world with the least bit of discomfort. Here, then, are tips to keep your body running like a well-oiled machine.

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When you are sick on the road…

by | Jan 18, 2018 | Health & Wellness,Road Trips,Tips | 0 Comments

Evelyn shares her top 12 tips for when you’re sick on the road.

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Best Bathroom Times on an Aircraft

by | Jan 15, 2018 | Guest Writer,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel,Transportation | 0 Comments

Flight attendant Ruth Wilson knows a thing or two about aircraft bathrooms, and spent some time answering our potty questions

Travelling while pregnant

Travel for Two–The Pregnant Traveller

by | Dec 9, 2017 | Health & Wellness,Multi-Gen / Family,Tips | 0 Comments

Perhaps travel for pregnant females was frowned upon in our grandmothers’ time. But today, with proper awareness and attitude, women can generally travel right up to their 35th week of pregnancy.

25 things women should know about Ubud Bali

25 Things To Know Before Visiting Ubud, Bali

by | Dec 2, 2017 | Bali,Health & Wellness,Solo Travel - Destinations,Tips,Travel Tips - Asia Pacific,Wellness | 1 Comment

Canadian JourneyWoman Amit Janco shares the top 25 tips she’s learned while living and healing in Ubud, Bali.

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36 Tips from a backpacker

by | Apr 13, 2017 | Guest Writer,Health & Wellness,Packing Tips,Tips | 0 Comments

American JourneyWoman Kerry knows a thing or two about travelling with a backpack & shares 36 things she’s found indispensable on her globe-trotting trips.

Line drawing of woman standing alone

Solo Travel Secrets: She Deals With Loneliness on the Road

by | Jan 5, 2017 | Health & Wellness,Loneliness,Road Trips,Solo Travel,Tips | 0 Comments

First time or fiftieth, solo travellers can face loneliness. Evelyn Hannon and the JW community share stories on coping with loneliness on the road.

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