Janet’s Journeys is a travel community that aims to push people out of their comfort zone, travel off the beaten path, and make lifelong friendships along the way. Community and friendship are at the core of our mission, as well as helping people to visit new, lesser-known destinations in a fun and safe way.
While we try to be as inclusive as possible, most trips attract solo, female travellers aged 25 to 40, all of whom share a real thirst for adventure and are happy to take constant detours off the itinerary!
We like to think we’re different due to our unique method of selecting the right people to join our tours rather than allowing anyone to sign up and pay. This way we ensure the right people join the right adventures, and the perfect mix of personalities is chosen, helping to form lifelong friendships and endless laughs on every trip.
Janet Newenham, Founder
Janet is a self-confessed travel addict and has been travelling the world for almost 20 years. Born in Ireland, Janet has lived and worked on 5 continents and now calls Bali, Indonesia her home. With over 100 countries under her belt, Janet founded “Janet’s Journeys” in 2021 as a way to bring like-minded solo travellers together and to encourage adventures in places most people would never dream of travelling to.
Meet Our Team
Head of Marketing
Meet Sarah, our fellow Irish admin assistant and head of marketing. Sarah infuses her passion for travel into her behind-the-scenes admin role for all our trips. Sarah works her magic by sending guests essential trip information, responding to all emails, trip research, blog writing and more! If you book onto any “Janet’s Journeys” trip, Sarah will most likely be the first person you make contact with.
Allison Streetman is a flight attendant from Austin, Texas and was one of the first people to sign up for a Janet Journeys trip. Soon she will have joined 3 separate “Janet’s Journeys” adventures and is excited to be leading the Namibia group trip this August. Extremely outgoing and well travelled, she’s looking forward to meeting more people from around the world and possibly leading more trips in the future.
Hailing from Co Clare in Ireland, Jennifer joined the very first Janet’s Journeys Sri Lanka trip at the start of 2022. Jenny, who currently works in HR, loves adventure & travelling and is excited to start leading tours and help create amazing memories & friendships while exploring beautiful destinations. Jenny will be leading the epic 3 country tour across Southern Africa!
Sarah is an ambitious communications professional who is passionate about travelling and exploring new destinations. Sarah has attended two of Janet’s previous trips (Jordan in 2022 & South Africa in 2023) both of which provided some unforgettable memories, friendships and shared experiences. Outside of her corporate 9-5 job, Sarah is super active and loves trying new things. She is looking forward to many more trips and adventures to come and is excited to be leading the December trip to Sri Lanka!
Group Trip Reviews
What some of our recent adventurers have said about Janets Journeys
If you’re like me maybe you aren’t exactly a fan of group tours after some less then ideal experiences. As a staunch solo traveller my experience with Janet certainly changed my outlook on how good a well organised and curated group tour truly can be.
Jean, Iraq 2023
We travelled to Namibia with Janet. We had the trip of a life time. The trip was very well organised, the accommodation was fantastic and we met a fantastic bunch of people. We could highly recommend and are looking forward to going on another trip with her in the future.
Eileen, Namibia 2022
Don’t think about it… book it! Best thing I ever did! Met an amazing group of people and we have kept in touch ever since – we’ve had reunions in Ireland and Italy, next one is in Marakesh!
Zoe, Turkey 2021
JUST DO IT! Life is too bloody short. Janet is amazing and you’ll make new great friends!
Sarah, Iraq 2022
If you feel a little nervous, take the leap! You will meet the most amazing people and make memories!
Jes, Jordan 2022
Do it! Everyone is so nice and similar despite any differences in age and life experience.
L Pikr, Iraq 2021
How Did It Start?
Janet’s Journeys started, by accident, in September 2021, when Janet’s Instagram followers became enthralled by her trip to Iraq, just after the borders had re-opened to tourism after almost 20 years. With so many people requesting a group trip to Iraq, the idea to host small, group adventures to off-the-beaten-path destinations was born!
In the first year since its accidental founding, we brought over 140 adventures, of whom about 90% were Irish, on group trips to Iraq, Jordan, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Mexico, Namibia, South Africa and Indonesia!
This year we’re set to run group adventures on 6 out of 7 continents!
Please get in touch if you have any specific questions about our trips or itineraries
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After I pay my deposit, and secure my spot, what happens next?
What is included / excluded on every Janet’s Journeys trip?
Meals as stated
Activities as stated
Any domestic flights
A licenced tour guide
A trip leader
Additional snacks and any extra activities
Tips for guides etc