Last updated on May 19th, 2022
Connect in a sustainable way
Slow Travel Resources
Slow travel narrows the aperture of your journey, allowing you to explore a wider swath of a single region or country.
Embracing Slow Travel
The philosophy of slow travel is rooted in connection, and the individual and collective responsibility of travellers to protect and conserve. We define slow travel as taking the time to connect to people, cultures, and the natural world in a sustainable way.
What Life in Mexico Taught Me About Trust, Joy and Gratitude During the Pandemic
JourneyWoman editor-in-chief Carolyn reflects on three months of living in Mexico, where she discovered the soul of this country, re-asserted her own independence and rediscovered her curiosity.
Life in Mexico: Why Merida Might be Perfect for Long Stays
Merida’s colonial history, warm climate, beaches, UNESCO sites, Pueblos Mágicos and Cenotes might entice you to stay in Mexico long term.
How Shifting into Slow Travel Changed my Life: A Q&A with Kathy Wood, Founder of European Experiences
European Experiences Founder Kathy Wood shares how slow travel has helped her build connections to people and cultures.
How Women Can Embrace a Slow Travel Mindset, with Slow Travel Pioneer Pauline Kenny
We chat with slow travel pioneer Pauline Kenny to explore the benefits of slow travel for us and the earth.
Less-Travelled Destinations to Explore
By its very nature, slow travel reconnects travellers with their environment, landscapes, people, cultures and self.
20 Less-Travelled Places For Women to Explore
Get your map out and explore these 20 less-travelled places, based on recommendations from our readers and the JourneyWoman Women’s Advisory Council.
PEI’s Island Walk, “Canada’s Camino,” is Ready to be Discovered
The PEI Camino in Prince Edward Island might just be the perfect place for aspiring solo travellers to boost their confidence.
Off-the-Beaten Path Travel Destinations: Places We Love
The JourneyWoman team selects their favourite off-the-beaten path travel destinations every woman should experience, from Ethiopia to Thailand.
Five Stunning Less-Travelled Places for Adventurous Women to Explore
In an ongoing series, we round up five off-the-grid travel destinations every adventurous traveller should add to their must-see lists, as selected by JourneyWomen.
Finding Longer Stays
Staying in a vacation rental or homestay gives you an opportunity to be a traveller, not a tourist.
10 Expert Tips for Women to Find the Perfect Long Stay
With longer stays dominating the vacation rental market, these 10 expert tips will help women find safe, cost-effective homestays.
Accommodations Recommended by Women
Unique Accommodations: 8 Places You’ll Want to Travel to
Eight women travellers share the most unique accommodations they’ve ever booked in far-flung destinations around the world.
Five Tips to Find the Perfect Travel Roommate
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.
5 Places Locals Want to Keep a Secret: Women-Recommended Homestays
These women-recommended stays will help you live like a local in Hawaii, Morocco, Canada, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Amsterdam.
Inspiration from Women
Slow travel is an investment in a local economy. Putting your dollars in a single region or country over an extended period of time pays dividends. Live like a local, help the locals live better.
One Solo Traveller’s Extraordinary Journey of Walking the World
Inspired by the women who came before her, adventurous solo traveller Angela Maxwell shares lessons from her courageous walk around the world.
Solo Women and Retirement: How to Decide Where to Travel and Live
As she nears retirement, Contributing Writer Sue Janzen considers six criteria to choose a country to live in, including cost, healthcare and safety.
Finding Freedom: How to Make Your Solo Travel Dreams Real
Solo traveller Kate Savory shares her travel tips to help women live the life of their dreams.
11 Expert Tips to Downsize and Prepare for Travel
One of the silver linings of the pandemic is that we have learned to live with less. Any time is the perfect time to downsize our possessions and prepare for future travel.
Travel on a Budget
Surprising Ways Women Splurge and Save on Travel
Learn what savvy women travellers splurge on – and their tips to help you deepen your next travel experience, even when you’re on a budget.
7 Ways to Save Money on Travel from Budget-Savvy Women
Women divulge their top tips to save money on airfare, meals and accommodations – without sacrificing on experience.
Travel Tips: Why Estate Planning Should be Part of Your Pre-Travel Checklist for Solo Travel
Willful CEO Erin Bury shares her top 4 reasons to ensure women have an estate plan is in place before you travel, giving you peace of mind that your loved ones are protected in the event of an unexpected emergency.
Top Apps Women Don’t Travel Without
A handy list of the top apps saved in the smartphones of JourneyWomen around the world that help them plan for and travel safely and well..
Download “10 Tips to Find the Perfect Long Stay”
With longer stays dominating the vacation rental market, the search for safe, cost-effective places to stay is heating up. Here are 10 tips from JourneyWoman CEO Carolyn Ray to help you find the long stay of your dreams, and over 50 questions to help you have the best possible experience when you embrace slow travel.