Every July, another birthday slips by and I am,
by society’s standards, well into my ‘midlife’. The time when I should be winding down. Instead, I’m winding up. And it’s all thanks to you.
Never before have I believed so passionately in the transformative power of solo travel as I do now. In a time when many of our rights as women are being diminished, travel is the
antidote. Travel reminds us to fight for what we believe and for the things we cherish most — self-expression, independence, freedom and fun.
I will never take travel for granted. The joy of discovering a new culture, the magic of connecting deeply
with women, or learning something life-changing about myself is simply irreplaceable. Without travel, we risk losing our spirit of adventure, our curiosity and our sense of wonder. We risk abandoning the opportunity to discover our true selves and learn the truth about our world. I feel most alive when I am in an unknown place — one that stimulates all my senses and reminds me how fortunate I am to be in this place, at this very moment.
This issue examines our desire to live life and travel on our own terms. Not defined by age or ability, but rather in celebration of women who have the courage to create life-affirming and life-defining opportunities through travel.
Thank you for all your positive feedback, and all do to support and empower other women, I am in awe of you. My travels will soon take me to New York, Panama and Colombia — I'd love to spend time with you if you're there.