In this episode of the Sixty and Me Show, I share a conversation with Evelyn Hannon, a fascinating woman who is a celebrated and internationally recognized globetrotter and writer. She is also the creator of Journeywoman.com, a website for women travelers of all ages.
Evelyn is now in her 70s and has spent her life traveling the world, sharing her personal observations and insights. Her website is the definitive online travel resource for women, featuring community recommendations, travel bargains, cultural insights and tips on safe solo travel.
We talk about how travel can transform your life at a fundamental level, by exploring new cultures, connecting with strangers and being a curious and energized lifelong learner.
In our interview, we discuss the characteristics of a great traveler, what it takes to get the most out of a new city or country and how by respecting cultural differences and connecting with the heart of the place the journey becomes an enriching and deeper life changing experience. Evelyn shares some amazing personal travel stories of her own from trips to China and Russia!
On a practical level we cover everything from single supplements to solo travel, packing tips to security advice, as well as how to create a personal travel style. We discuss how Journeywoman, like the Sixty and Me community, celebrates the power of women to connect to support each other. We talk about how her community makes recommendations for local hotels and restaurants, sites and festivals and celebrations.
She introduces a Journeywoman initiative called HerMail, which supports those women who have a passion for travel, discovery and friendship through an international directory of women travelers.
In this show, Evelyn encourages us that it is never too late to start traveling – near and far. She will inspire you to get out into the world and explore some of the amazing people and places, equipped with knowledge, courage and a sense of adventure!
I hope you enjoy these amazing travel tips for women over 60! Please join the conversation and share your travel adventures.