I've been home from speaking at Women's Travel Fest in Oregon for about three weeks now, and it feels like the world is opening up again. I'm so excited to share that my daughter is going to university this fall in London, so I'm hoping to spend the fall in Europe so I can be close to her (we'll see how she feels about that!) So far, Mexico, Nova Scotia, Missouri, Colombia, California and Spain are on my horizon - plus lots of travel close at home. Tonight, I'm going
to an in-person travel event - the film premiere of "The Last Tourist", with Bruce Poon Tip of G Adventures). What are your plans?
During the pandemic, I adopted many new behaviours that were good for the Earth - proof we can all do something, even from home. I became an advocate of walking, biking, buying locally, staying longer in one place, flying less and buying eco-friendly products. Can you imagine walking the world, as Angela Maxwell did for six and a half years? That's commitment. You can read more of her inspiring story below.
Wow - I have had hundreds of emails about joining or starting local JourneyWoman meetups. Please visit our main group to get signed up and notified as we schedule new cities. Our first ones are this weekend in Toronto and Edmonton. I hope you can also join me on Monday for a very special event with Cambodian author Loung
Ung and for our third Travel Photography course which starts soon (details are below).
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"Animals help me survive my days of travel." - Dr. Jane Goodall
One Solo Travellers Extraordinary Journey, Walking the Earth by Carolyn Ray: Solo traveler Angela Maxwell shares lessons learned from her 6.5
year walk around the world. (Trigger warning: this article mentions a sexual assault).
20 Less-Travelled Places for Women to Explore by Carolyn Ray: Get your map out and find new places to discover, from Australia to Vietnam, from our readers and Women's Advisory Council.
Eco-Friendly Packing Tips for Women by Marin Scotten: We're totally obsessed with packing, so we asked Nora Livingstone, our animal ethics expert, to suggest practical and eco-friendly products.
Four Easy Ways to be Animal-Friendly When You Travel: Nora Livingstone shares four easy ways we can be animal-friendly and make travel experiences more meaningful when we travel.
Walking with the Elephants in Cambodia by Carol Moore-Ede: Guest Writer Carol Moore-Ede shares her visit to Cambodia's Elephant Valley Project, which has a 'no riding, no bathing, no washing'
Animal-Friendly Tours for Women: Seven incredible animal-friendly tours where you can connect to sea turtles, elephants and other wildlife.
Join our Global Meetup Group! Toronto April 9-10 and Edmonton April 9.
- April 8, 10 am ET: Community Call: "Unconscious Bias in Travel" with Tonya Fitzpatrick
- April 11, 7 pm ET: Special Zoom Event: "A Call to Action for Women" with Loung Ung, author of "First They Killed My Father"
- April 20, 8 pm ET, Book Club; "The Island of Missing Trees" by Elif Shafak
- April 21, 6 pm ET: Community Call: "Earth Day: Post-Pandemic Wildlife Challenges" with Nora Livingstone
- April 27, 7 pm ET: Advanced Travel Photography Course with Mindy Veissid
- May 13-15 - Women in Travel Summit, Kansas City (Get 50% off with code Journeywoman)
- May 18, 8 pm ET: Book Club: "Gods of Shade and Shadow" by Silvia Moreno-Garcia
- October 20 -24, Our Women's Travel Wisdom retreat in California (only 80 places available, selling out quickly!)
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