A Summer of Inspiration

A Summer of Inspiration

Think of summer, think of holidays, sun, relaxation…we use summer to rest, recharge, and also find enough inspiration to get ready for a new season of work. So how better to find your motivation than hearing from some inspired female travellers?

I have compiled a list of quotes for you to enjoy. Read on!

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” — Maya Angelou

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” — Susan Sontag

“To awaken alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.” – Freya Stark

“I am not the same having seen the moon shine on the other side of the world.” – Mary Anne Radmacher Hershey

“You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions.” – Karen Blixen

“If women can be railroad workers in Russia, why can’t they fly in space?” – Valentina Tereshkova

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.” – Eudora Welty

“The impulse to travel is one of the hopeful symptoms of life.” – Agnes Repplier

“I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a b****. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.” – Mae West

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world.” – Virginia Woolf

“I haven’t a clue as to how my story will end. But that’s all right. When you set out on a journey and night covers the road, you don’t conclude the road has vanished. And how else could we discover the stars?” – Nancy Willard

Alessandra is founder of social enterprise Women in Travel CIC which she launched in January 2017 to provide communities in key regions (for example UK, Middle East, Africa and Latin America) with a sustainable livelihood by enabling women to become economically independent through entrepreneurship and a thriving career in the travel and tourism industry. Alessandra is also Chief Mentor & Consultant at Everyday Mentor, where she provides mentoring, coaching and consulting services to a range of clients in the commercial and public sector. Alessandra also collaborates with a number of Universities, including Hertfordshire, Normandy and Surrey. Alessandra is passionate about gender in tourism and has written and spoken extensively on the subject over the last 12 years, including at the United Nations World Tourism Day. She is well known as co-founder of Shine People and Places – a boutique outfit dedicate to supporting women in the workplace - and The Shine Awards for Women Achievements in Travel Tourism Hospitality and Events, which she ran between 2004 and 2010 before Sector Skills Council People 1st took them over. Prior to Shine Alessandra worked at KPMG, where she built the Travel & Tourism division, and the World Travel and Tourism Council. Alessandra has an executive MBA from the University of Ediburgh/Grande Ecole Pons combined; she is a qualified coach/mentor for performance in the workplace and she is a member of several industry bodies including AWTE and the UK Tourism Society.

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