You're receiving this month's newsletter a day late because I'm in Bogota, Colombia, attending the Society of
American Travel Writers annual conference. This week, I spent time in Medellin, learning how this city is transforming itself into a vibrant arts and cultural centre, after decades of violence.
Whenever I travel, I see women leading the way. In Medellin, I met María Lucila Pérez, or “Mamá
Chila”, who has dedicated her life caring for the children of Moravia, so that their mothers can work and provide food for their families. Certainly, the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth – a woman who lived a life in service to others, leaves an enduring legacy of duty and responsibility which we all can emulate.
I believe women can do anything when we work together. We can all make a difference for
someone else through our actions. This month's issue looks at women who inspire us to travel solo in their own way - whether it's full-time, as part of a group, or well into their 80s. If you haven't read last month's article on "Solo Travel on Your Own Terms', it's packed with advice on ways to get started on your own journey.