Solo Travel

Do you love solo travel? Or do you prefer to travel in a group? If the first sounds like you, you'll love our articles on fighting the single supplement, staying safe while traveling and making friends on the road.

3 years ago

A Salute to Journeywoman Founder Evelyn Hannon – The First Travel Blogger

In April of this year, we lost a pioneer in women’s travel. Evelyn Hannon, the founder and editor of Jour-neywoman, passed away. She was, by all accounts, a private person…

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3 years ago

The Smart Way to Travel When You’re Over 60 and Going It Solo

Solo travel can be daunting. Most of your life, someone else has handled the travel – the reservations, the research, the budgeting. Now, suddenly, for whatever reason – it’s up to you…

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3 years ago

5 “What if…” Fears Women Have About Traveling Alone… and What to Do About Them

My first experience with traveling alone was in my 20s. I had just received a degree in comparative religion from the University of Colorado and exploring a mysterious land filled with thousands of gods and goddesses seemed like a great way to spend a few months.  Read More

3 years ago

House Sitting in Retirement: Travelling the World, One House at a Time

Have you ever thought about how much money is spent on hotel rooms that barely get used while we travel? Would you travel more if your room and board was covered? Today we will talk with author, fashion expert, and the self-proclaimed “Queen of Ageing Disgracefully”, Penelope Whitely as she shares her best tips on how to become a world-travelling house-sitter. Enjoy the show! Read More

3 years ago

The Art of Self Defense for Senior Women Who Travel Solo

A recent New York Times article argues that the statistics of violence done to female solo travelers are scary. Women traveling on their own, and there are vastly more of us of all ages now than ever before, are subject to all manner of dangers. We disappear, we get attacked, we die a brutal death. Read More

3 years ago

3 Brilliant Ways To Make Travel Over 60 An Unforgettable Adventure

Like many things in life, group and solo travel have their good and bad points. As our today’s guest says, trying to pick one over the other would be like trying to “Choose between day and night.” If you have had a trip in mind but are unsure which travel style you should choose, or are looking for some encouragement to take the big leap, today’s video with Shila Desani might be what you’ve been waiting for! Read More

4 years ago

How This 60+ Canadian Traveler Almost Ended Up in a Chinese Prison

I may be over 60, retired, and Canadian, but that doesn’t mean I’d willingly cause an international incident! No way I’m going to be in the spotlight, even if life is pushing me in that peculiar direction. Read More

4 years ago

5 Travel Safety Tips for Women Traveling Solo

Traveling the world on my own gives me such a sense of joy and freedom. It is a fantastic way to meet wonderful people, while having new experiences. At the same time, I have learned that it is very important to know how to be safe so I can continue on my wonderful adventures. Here are a few travel safety tips that I have learned along the way. Read More

4 years ago

7 Nifty Ideas to Help Any Progressive Older Woman Pack the Right Colours for Light Travel

When we pack our travel bags, the one thing that gives us the most hardship is clothes. All of us traveling women know that making decisions about what to take can plague us: Should I take this? Will it match that? Read More

4 years ago

Romantic Destinations: 5 Tips for Women Traveling Solo After 60

After losing my husband and globe-trotting partner of 24 years to cancer, I knew I would travel again someday. At nearly 60, I was still a relatively young woman, and there was a lot of world left to see. But my trips to so-called ‘romantic’ destinations were history as far as I was concerned. Read More