In your 40’s, 50’s plus?


Thought you’d have life sorted by now and know who you are?


Think again……

Life has a funny way of throwing us curve balls when we least expect it, doesn’t it? We have all been there, divorce, separation, loss of a loved one, children leaving the nest, the list goes on and it can all throw your life off balance, but  I’m here to share with you how the magic of travel can be your guiding light through those major life transitions.

Let’s rewind a bit, and I will share a bit of my story.

 Picture this: I was on the cusp of turning 40, feeling like life had thrown me a bucket load of shite, that left me reeling. A broken relationship, financial strain, and a gnawing sense of emptiness had me questioning everything I thought I knew about myself. Sound familiar?

But then, like a breath of fresh air, travel swept into my life and changed everything. A serendipitous chance trip to Thailand awakened a dormant passion within me. Suddenly, I realized that the key to rediscovering myself lay in exploring the world around me. And so, armed with determination and a thirst for adventure, I embarked on a journey that would redefine my life. It was scary, it was daunting, but it was exciting!

From celebrating my 40th birthday under the twinkling lights of Paris with new found friends from my hostel,  to immersing myself in the vibrant tapestry of cultures across Europe, every moment was a revelation. I learned that true fulfillment comes not from the things we possess, but from the experiences we collect along the way.

Travel became my teacher, showing me that change isn’t something to be feared, but embraced. It taught me that stepping outside of my comfort zone was the first step towards reclaiming my confidence and sense of self-worth.

And the places I’ve been since then! From the bustling bazaars of Turkey to the serene landscapes of Morocco, each destination has left an indelible mark on my soul. Doing things like WOOFing, WorkAway, and volunteering taught me new and invaluable skills.  But perhaps the most profound lesson of all has been this: travel isn’t just about seeing the world, it’s about seeing yourself in a new light. It rebuilt not only my self-esteem but my confidence. Plus I gained some amazing friendships and community along the way.

Now, I know what you might be thinking. 

Traveling solo can be daunting, especially for those of us who are navigating major life changes. But trust me when I say this: you are stronger and more capable than you realize. With the right resources and a supportive community by your side, you can embark on your own journey of self-discovery with confidence and grace. And it’s not until you actually get out there, embrace an open mind, and all the ups and downs travel can throw at you that you begin to realize this.

I have noticed over the years since my adventures always coincide with a life event, whether unconsciously planned or not. From relationship separations, losing family members and loved ones, to times of burn out. My journeys have always arrived at the right times.


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Navigating Grief:

Losing a loved one can leave us feeling adrift, overwhelmed by waves of grief. Travel offers a sanctuary for healing, providing a physical and emotional distance from the familiar surroundings that may trigger painful memories. Through immersing ourselves in new experiences and cultures, we create space for introspection and reflection, allowing grief to evolve into acceptance and healing. Giving ourselves time and permission to let these feelings wash over us.

Overcoming Separations and Divorce:

The end of a relationship can shatter our sense of identity and stability. Travel offers a fresh perspective, reminding us that life goes on and that there is a world of possibilities waiting to be explored, (believe me from first hand experience!). Whether embarking on a solo adventure or joining a group tour, travel empowers us to reclaim our independence, rebuild confidence and rediscover our strengths in the midst of heartache.

Empty Nest Syndrome:

As children grow and leave the nest, many parents are faced with feelings of emptiness and loss. Travel provides an opportunity to redefine our roles and rediscover our passions outside of parenthood. By embracing solo travel or planning adventures with friends or partners, we can fill our newfound free time with enriching experiences that reignite our zest for life.

Navigating Career Changes:

Transitioning to a new career path can be daunting, filled with uncertainty and self-doubt. Travel fosters adaptability and resilience, qualities that are essential in navigating the ever-changing landscape of the professional world. Through exploring new cultures and environments, we gain valuable insights and skills that can be applied to our careers, fostering personal and professional growth.

Rediscovering Self:

Amidst the hustle and bustle of daily life, it’s easy to lose sight of who we truly are and what brings us joy. Remember that feeling of JOY? Travel offers a blank canvas upon which we can paint new adventures and discover hidden facets of ourselves. Whether embarking on a soul-searching solo journey or embarking on a retreat/travel experience with like-minded individuals, travel provides the space and freedom to reconnect with our passions, values, and aspirations.



Travel can be your new found wellness tool:

By embracing the transformative power of travel, women can emerge from life transitions with newfound strength, resilience, and clarity.

 Whether embarking on a journey of healing, self-discovery, or personal growth, the world is yours to explore, one adventure at a time. Trust in the journey, and let the magic of travel unfold and guide you towards a brighter, more empowered future.

So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags, step out of your comfort zone, and embrace the beautiful chaos of life’s ever-changing journey. Trust me, you won’t regret it. I didn’t!

Here’s to new beginnings, unforgettable adventures, and navigating the highs and lows of life with a passport in your hand.

With wanderlust and warmth,

Gina- CEO & Founder of Wanderlust Solo Women Tours  and Wanderlust Travel Coaching




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At Wanderlust Solo Women Tours, we celebrate the spirit of exploration and support among women travelers. Whether you’re seeking a room-sharing adventure or a solo escape, our tours and retreats are designed to cater to the diverse needs of women aged 30 and above. Join us in discovering the world, one amazing destination at a time.







Gina Cambridge

Gina Cambridge

Your host and founder of Wanderlust Solo Women Tours

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