Wandering Women is not your average travel company. We’re not even your conventional women’s travel planner. Women travelling solo doesn’t mean doing it alone when you wander with us. We provide small group tours for women 45+ travelling solo to a variety of Australian and International destinations
Wandering Women was founded in 2012 by me (Carole Medcalf) after a lifetime of travel. I started travelling when I was 16 and I haven’t stopped (except for Covid). When I travelled I often bought Around -The -World tickets. That meant I got to explore more places and to experience many different cultures and it was a great introduction to the next ‘destination’ trip.
After a birthday celebration in Queensland and a chat between my 3 ‘sisters’ and myself, the idea to share these adventures emerged. Seeking to re-create and offer similar experiences to other women was the basis for Wandering Women.
With a background and qualifications in Sociology, tour guiding and travel, I have crafted tours to enable other women to join in the best journeys I’ve experienced, combined with new adventures on each tour. My idea was to provide older women travelling solo with the opportunity to have safe travel adventures, to meet other women who wanted to do similar things and to take the hard work out of travelling, thus making it just a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone.
I enjoy sharing my passion with other women, and while being a part of the groups themselves, I am often able to watch wonderful friendships form and to see women getting more confident in themselves. It doesn’t matter if you are already a confident woman, I believe that something about the travel experience, particularly with other women, enables us to appreciate those aspects of ourselves. Wandering Women provides a secure, supportive and welcoming environment where all women can feel comfortable as you share amazing experiences with the other Wanderers on tour.
Our partnerships with a wide variety of accommodation, excursion and transport providers globally enable you to experience some of the best parts of each destination – meals, accommodation and experiences chosen for the sole purpose of providing you with the most enjoyable experience possible in each destination.
On a Wandering Women tour all aspects of the travel experience are managed for you. We choose comfortable boutique accommodations, manage your reservations, design interesting and exciting itineraries and accept secure payments online to ensure we take the anxiety out of travel. You can choose to pay a deposit and complete payment by instalments as per our terms. We equip all of our Wandering Women for travel, ensuring you enjoy the journey as well as the destination.
If you’re not travelling from Australia with us, we can organise to meet you at the beginning of the tour and that changes the price of course.