Trailblazing Women and the Destinations That Shaped Them

March 19, 2024

Dive into the lives of extraordinary women who left indelible marks on history and culture.

In celebration of Women’s History Month, let’s embark on a journey into the lives of extraordinary women who’ve left their mark on history. We’re not talking about just reading about them… read on for five travel destinations to follow in the footsteps of some of history’s most iconic women.

Our journey begins amidst the vibrant hues and artistic sanctuary of Frida Kahlo at Casa Azul in Mexico City. Immerse yourself in the vibrant Mexican culture that influenced Kahlo’s art. Wander through the rooms where she painted her masterpieces, each stroke telling a story of pain, passion, and unyielding feminism.

Why She Was an Icon: Frida Kahlo’s art was not merely an expression; it was a revolution. Her unique style and subject matter challenged societal norms and made her a symbol of resilience in the face of physical and emotional challenges. 

Journey to my backyard to Auburn, New York, and visit the Harriet Tubman National Historical Park, where the echoes of Harriet Tubman’s courage and determination resonate. Walk through the landscapes where Tubman spent her later years, advocating for civil rights and social justice. The park pays homage to her role as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, showcasing her tireless efforts in the fight against slavery.

Why She Was an Icon: Harriet Tubman’s legacy as an abolitionist icon is immortalized in this historic park. Her courageous efforts to lead hundreds of enslaved individuals to freedom through the Underground Railroad define her as a symbol of resilience, bravery, and the unwavering fight for equality.

Escape to the French countryside and explore the Château des Milandes, the former home of the legendary Josephine Baker, now open as a museum. Walk the halls of this outrageous home, a testament to her unique life and scintillating personality, and learn about how Josephine Baker challenged racial stereotypes and advocated for civil rights.

Why She Was an Icon: Josephine Baker’s life at Château des Milandes represents more than glamor; it symbolizes her contributions to civil rights. Her adoption of children from diverse backgrounds showcased her commitment to promoting cultural harmony, making her an iconic figure in both entertainment and activism.

Step into the opulent world of Elizabeth I at Hampton Court Palace, a place where the echoes of the Elizabethan Era still linger. Wander through the grandeur of the rooms where the Virgin Queen held court and navigated the political intrigues of her reign. Hampton Court Palace provides a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of England’s most formidable monarchs.

Why She Was an Icon: Elizabeth I is thought by most to be the most influential monarch in British history. Her political acumen, intelligence, and strength in a male-dominated world make her an enduring symbol of female empowerment. Walk in the footsteps of this queen, whose legacy shaped the course of history.

Embark on an unforgettable journey to Alexandria, Egypt, where the enigmatic Cleopatra once ruled as the last Pharaoh. Explore the remnants of this ancient city, including the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and the underwater ruins of Cleopatra’s Palace. Delve into the captivating history of a woman whose intelligence and charm shaped the fate of an empire.

Why She Was an Icon: Cleopatra’s wit, intelligence, and political savvy are legendary, making her an iconic figure in history, particularly in a world ruled by men (we suppose not much has changed…) 

I really enjoyed my time exploring Egypt and learning more about this part of the African continent.

This Women’s History Month, plan a journey to learn more about the powerful women who paved the way for the rest of us. Bring along your besties and make it a girls’ trip to remember – we might just know someone who can help with that… 

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