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About me.

Kia Ora,

I’m Gina – the founder of Wanderlust Solo Women Tours.

I am passionate about ensuring our tours and retreats are a wealth of information, while building connections, new friendships and making sure you have a good laugh along the way!


How it all began:

I was nearly 40. Yes, 40 years old. Where did the time go?! Wasn’t I supposed to have figured it all out by now?

I had a house, I had a job, I had my own business, yet I wasn’t happy or fulfilled. I felt the lack of what I “should” have in my life.

Then it all changed over night. A bad long term relationship breakdown left me reassessing everything, wondering why I had all the material things yet felt so empty. I had worked hard and made sacrifices. I had the dream house and a good business, but a huge mountain of debt after the separation and a lot of unresolved emotions. This left me craving for more.

A whirlwind romance saw me visit Thailand for the first time where I fell in love – with travel. This trip was a catalyst for me – travel was what made my heart beat faster, travel inspired me, travel made me feel alive! Most of all it re-built my confidence.

I sold up, downsized and booked a one-way trip to Paris with barely any money, plenty of nerves, and loads of determination.

That dreaded 40th birthday was amazing! I celebrated in France with newfound friends and lots of wine. My fortieth year was spent wandering through bazaars in Turkey, sampling tagines in Morocco, cathedral-gazing across Europe, and wandering quaint cobbled English lanes. It wasn’t all holidays and cocktails – I worked and volunteered my way around Europe, as I had very little money. But this enabled me to really get beyond just the tourist attractions, form lasting friendships, and truly absorb the atmosphere and culture of these new locations.

Not only did I experience a plethora of scents, textures and tastes, see wonders of the world and nature, and meet amazing people, but I also learnt so much more about myself, and my approach to life. I learnt that improving my life wasn’t only about changing my location, but also how I approached things. As I discovered my own happiness and the world, I appreciated where I came from and what I had at home.

I learnt that my life wasn’t stagnant, or over at 40 just because I hadn’t followed the same path as others. I didn’t need to settle for something I didn’t want.

It’s been a few years since that first trip to Thailand, and since then I’ve explored, holidayed, worked and volunteered in more than 23 countries, and have no intention of stopping. I realized how to turn my passion into a living – by founding Wanderlust Solo Women’s Tours, with the aim of encouraging any and all women to find confidence, and friendships through travel and experiences. I knew I wasn’t alone in feeling the way I had, and my goal is to empower women to live their lives to the fullest.


The last thing I learnt?

Nothing is certain. We don’t know what will happen next week or next year. So with that philosophy in mind, I try to live in the moment, or at least try to! Whilst keeping my eye on long-term goals, making sure I have someone to love – and yes, sometimes that is myself! – something to do, and something to aim for.

Dream big ladies!




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“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, and has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”
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Memories for your first chapter!

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What brings you JOY?
Contentment and joy are two pure things that combine and make us HAPPY.
Sometimes we lose what brings us joy, as we rush around in our busy lives.
Joy can be found just in the simplest things too. Your child’s smile ( or anyone's smile for that matter ), the way the sun reflects against the clouds, being with family or friends or doing a hobby you love.

The thing is we need to stop and recognise these moments, as they can be fleeting.

Stopping to enjoy the JOY can be the hard thing, as we are always pushed to be on the go and busy.

This is where taking time out to soak in all those little moments can be beneficial.
So what is your JOY?

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When was the last time you took time-out just for YOU?
Sometimes it’s difficult for us to do this, financially it can be hard, or we have a feeling of guilt that spending money on ourselves or using time that could be served elsewhere is selfish.

Like what?
Why should we feel this way? When I’m sure you’d be your friends or family's champion if they said they needed something for themselves yet we struggle to justify this for ourselves.

Being and feeling our best is not selfish. If we are feeling good this reflects on those around us and how we go about our day-to-day lives.

You don’t have to spend money, time can be one of the best gifts we have. Setting aside even 5 mins for you, to do something you enjoy. Sipping a hot tea in the bath ( or wine ), taking a walk, meditate if you can. All have positive benefits.
If finances allow, have a massage once a month or a health treatment that makes you feel good and relaxed.

Wellness travel allows you to take in all these things and is an amazing thing to do once a year. Even if you just block out a week where you escape your life, recharge and refill your cup, get inspired and remember what it is to be YOU!

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Where in the world makes you feel like this?
Mama Bali always wraps her arms around me and gives me these amazing feelings 🧡

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What comes to mind when you hear the term “Wellness Travel”?

You might think of detox or yoga retreats, which might not be your thing. But WELLNESS TRAVEL encompasses so much more.
Just like wellness itself can mean many different forms to different people. From wellness in the body, in the mind or the SOUL.

For some, it might mean going on an experience that focuses on healthy eating, exercise and mindful thinking.

For others, it literally might mean taking some “down time” from their busy lives to just rest, enjoy good food and chill by a pool.

Whatever it is that inspires you to recharge your batteries and fill your soul, that makes you come away feeling great and relaxed, is just what you need!
When YOU are feeling your best you can BE your best.

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