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Happy Holidays from All of Us!

Tags: Holidays
Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Michele & Carol

Well, it's that time of year again. It's hard to believe that in a few days, the Christmas holiday season of 2016 will be a memory. With all the hustle and bustle over the past several weeks, it will be finally time to relax and spend time with family and friends and enjoy the magic of the holidays together.

5 Things You Don't Want to Miss in Vienna

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Schonbrunn Palace

Vienna is the largest city and capital of Austria with a population of over 1.7 million. It is a cultural city where the old and new seamlessly blend. The city is regarded as the “City of Music” because of its rich musical history. The center of Vienna is rich in history with its Baroque castles and gardens, magnificent architecture and awe-inspiring monuments and parks. The city is breathtakingly beautiful no matter what time of year you visit, with its wide selection of things to see and do. Though many of the sights are of historical significance and fairly academic in nature, there is no shortage of opportunities for fun, romance and relaxation. So whether you are a history buff, architecture lover, or a foodie, you will find something to enjoy. Here are our top five things you don’t want to miss in Vienne.

Top 5 Things for Women to Do in Paris

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Eiffel Tower, Paris

Paris's seductive charms are legendary and for good reason. Inviting sidewalk cafes, gleaming boutiques, world-class museums, and a fabled restaurant scene make Paris the runway model of cities—beautiful, fashionable, confident, and inspiring envy at every turn. Here are our Top 5 things for women to do in Paris.

Holiday Cruises – It’s Not Too Late!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Holiday Gifts

If someone gave you a super deal for a great vacation but it was a trip that was coming up soon, would you pack your bags and travel or bag the trip, and the stay home?

December is a funky month for the cruise industry. Some people love the idea of taking off and getting out of dodge for the holidays while others prefer to stick close to home. One thing for sure though is, if you hit the high seas over the holidays, you’ll be welcomed on board with the most festive holiday ambiance you can imagine!

Why Travel Groups for Women Rock!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Ireland - JFW

Maybe I’m biased, but I really love to travel. That’s why I got into this business and started my agency, Destinations Unlimited, years ago. We put together trips for just about every type of person in the world. From families to corporate clients, to everything in between, the business of selling travel is an open book and available to anyone looking for an adventure.

Keeping Fit and Exercising for Women over 60

Tags: Fitness, Health
Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, October 27, 2016
Woman excersing

I do a lot of traveling. I love to travel and heck, that’s why I’m in the business.
Traveling, though, especially for ladies who reach that “certain age”, can be exhausting. If your body isn’t in some sort of decent shape, it's probably not going to be able to do the walking that is often required on many trips, especially when it comes to touring and sight-seeing.

Many of the ladies that travel with Journeys for Women try to get in some exercise several times per week. And to be honest, we all should be!

What is Chinese New Year's?

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, October 21, 2016
Hong Kong Fireworks

Each year for over 4,000 years on the first day of the Lunar New Year calendar is a celebration. The Chinese, Vietnamese, and many other Asian peoples commemorate a year of hard work, wishes for good luck, prosperity and to rest before beginning a New Year.

Springtime in Paris: 3 Must-Dos

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Springtime in Paris

Each European country, city, town, and village is as unique as the next. The various cultures, cuisines, music and history is as varied as the European people themselves. One city that sets itself apart is Paris.

With beautiful flowers, public gardens and wide boulevards made for strolling, the City of Light is truly one of the most magical cities on the planet.

Traveling with a Group of Ladies is Awesome!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Monday, October 10, 2016
South Africa JFW

If you a lady that loves to travel, but you've never traveled with just a group of other gals, you are totally missing out! It's fun for one. But that is just one of the many benefits of traveling with a group of other like-minded ladies

5 Safety Tips for Women Travelers

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Chicago JFW

Journeys for Women is committed to providing an incredible travel experience for women, and most importantly a SAFE one as well.

When women travel together, there is power is numbers. Here are a few tips all women should heed, whether you're traveling with a group, or on your own.

Queen Mary 2: A Different Cruising Experience

Tags: Cruises
Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Queen Mary II

There are cruise ships and then, there are ocean liners. Many people don’t really understand the difference. But as an ocean liner buff myself, when Cunard decided to build the Queen Mary 2 as a true ocean liner, the world was abuzz with excitement.

Christmas Market Cruises

Posted by: Adam Lapsevich, Special Contributor on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Christmas

I love the holidays! Everything about this magical season. I grew up in northern Ohio where winters were known to be snowy and cold. Every Christmas my mother and father would take me to the sights and sounds of downtown Cleveland.

Three Different Travel Groups for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Wednesday, August 31, 2016
woman

There’s no such thing as ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to finding the perfect group of women to travel with.

Travel for Women: Catering to your Niche

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, August 30, 2016

There are many reasons people travel. There are practically zillions of places to visit, things to see, experiences to experience, foods to eat and things to do! When it comes to planning travel for women, creating a trip around a particular niche that the ladies enjoy, makes the experience richer and more enjoyable.

Gourmet Cooking Classes – Show off your Inner Chef!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Monday, August 22, 2016
Cooking Class

Who doesn’t like to eat? While most people would never pass up a gourmet meal, creating it takes a very talented master who totally enjoys cooking.

3 Fun Facts About the Benefits of Women’s Travel Groups

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Canadian Rockies

If you are considering booking a women-only vacation but don’t know what to expect, here are three fun facts about the benefits of traveling with a women’s travel group.

Girlfriend Getaway Packages - 3 Important Things to Consider

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Friday, August 5, 2016
Brazil

Time is short, and memories are precious, so when you do have the time to get away, choosing the right place with the right people is crucial. Some things to consider when planning your getaway are location, transportation, and activities.

Travel Essentials for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, August 4, 2016
Essentials

While we all know the basics of what to bring on vacation (clean underwear, change of clothes, toiletries, makeup, shoes, and a camera) there are a few items that you may not have thought about. These three lesser-known items, can make travel for women simpler and safer, and therefore become part of your “Essential Items” packing list.

Retreats for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, July 21, 2016
Journeys for Women Group

Sometimes, we all feel the need to get away. But, what we enjoy doing with our “getaway” time can vary greatly. For many, the need to get away means the need to relax; for others, it means the need to think and reflect; for still others, it means a need to seek adventure. Regardless of what a “get away” means to you, it is still a NEED. Today, retreats are being offered all over the world that cater to your specific needs- and some of them are just for women. 

5 Reasons why Traveling with Women is Awesome!

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, May 12, 2016
Rhine Cruise

The word “vacation” is all too often associated with romantic getaways on pristine, sandy beaches, tables for two in dimly-lit restaurants, or leisurely strolls aboard promenade decks of mega cruise liners. But, there is a new trend emerging in travel~ women-only vacations. As the saying goes, “necessity is the mother of invention” and so it seems in the travel world as well. Many women are seeing the benefits to traveling with other women, and the travel industry is responding with a plethora of women only adventures. So, what are the benefits of women-only vacations?

5 Tips for Staying Fit on Your Vacation

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Sleeping

Once you have done all the hard work to research, book, and pay for your trip, the even harder work began preparing for your trip! For many of you that included a lot of exercising, as well as buying and training with new equipment. Finally, the day has arrived and you are on your dream journey. How do you make sure to stay fit and healthy on your vacation, without undoing all the good you’ve done? Here are a few simple tips:

10 Foods to Avoid when Traveling

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Monday, May 2, 2016
Cafe

For many people, the fun in travel comes in trying the local cuisine. But, when traveling, it is important to know what you are eating, where it came from, and how it was prepared. Unfortunately, what other countries think is safe to eat, may not be so safe to the American-born traveler. That is because in America most of our water and food contains very little contaminants and therefore, the slightest amount of a foreign bacteria can greatly upset normal bodily function. To avoid being trapped in an intestinal nightmare, some foods should be avoided. If you are not willing to avoid these foods, it is best to check on how the food was prepared before eating it.

10 Things You Can Do to Get Fit for Your Vacation

Tags: Fitness
Posted by: Carol Lehman on Thursday, April 14, 2016
women-healthyfood

As you prepare to embark on your upcoming journey, you may want to do some things to ensure you have the best possible time when you travel. To guarantee you have a fantastic time make sure you are in fantastic physical shape, and amply prepared for your vacation activities. Here are some ways to make sure you are fit for your upcoming vacation.

1. Visit your doctor

It is important to ask your doctor to determine if you are able to begin a new exercise plan. It is also important to make sure that you are fit and able to participate in the activities scheduled on your vacation. 

You're Safe with Us!

Tags: Safety
Posted by: Carol Lehman on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

By a certain age, many women find themselves free of both financial and time constraints that once held them captive in their younger years. It's also at this time that women realize their lives have changed, and they are now free to explore some of the places they’ve always dreamed about and experience activities that take them out of their norm.

For many women, this means traveling to new and exciting places. Yet for some ladies, safety concerns overshadow the desire for traveling on their own and experiencing new destinations. Luckily, today there are group tours designed specifically for single women to travel safely together and want to experience new and exciting places without worry.

Here are some ways that a group tour with Journeys for Women can safely give you the new experiences you're looking for:

 

Awesome Vacations for Women

Posted by: Carol Lehman on Saturday, April 9, 2016

The Girls Getaway!

There has always been some appeal to getting away with the girls, but over the last decade, this concept has expanded to become an actual niche group of travelers.

Many women have the desire to travel and experience new things but don’t always have a travel companion. Thus, the birth of vacations for women, with other women.