Laura Manske, writing in Forbes:

Patricia Schultz, renowned author of the worldwide bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die and the new Global Ambassador for Trafalgar, a guided-vacations company, she explains: “There are an astonishing number of women of all ages who no longer seek or need permission โ€” nor emotional support or encouragement from spouses, friends or colleagues โ€” to travel. They are gutsy and bold, courageous and impressively strong. Travel breeds resourcefulness and resilience.” Women who make travel a life priority “take on roles of leadership,” she continues. “Travel helps us understand our place in the world and understand more clearly the life we want to create for ourselves. It makes us better people โ€” and invariably better wives, mothers, sisters and friends. Travel also helps keep us humble โ€” and tolerant and respectful of other people and other cultures.”