SisterStay is a network of like-minded women who understand this. We open our homes to help one another on our journey, exploring new places, experiencing new things, maybe taking part in a local event or short course while staying in a welcoming home with someone with whom you can discuss your day and perhaps plan the next. It’s about being a little bit brave and adventurous and taking advantage of every day.
Hosts come in different forms. Which one are you?
Meeters and Greeters: will offer you a warm welcome into their home, be happy to chat through your plans with you and provide you with breakfast in the morning and a friendly face to chat to at the end of the day.
Buddies: have a little more time to offer so may be able to accompany you on an evening out or possibly a day trip or day course. They will be pleased to help you make the most of your time away and share their local knowledge with you.
Champions: love having guests in their home and have plenty of time to act as an informal guide for your trip, if desired. They may help you put your itinerary together and are always happy to explore any ideas you may have for your stay.
Guests are always assured a warm welcome and a comfy bed, whichever type of
Host they stay with.
How did it all start?
It’s not always easy to find someone who wants to go when and where we want to go and do what we want to do. And not everyone is brave enough to do it alone. How much easier would it be if we all just had a ready-made friend at a destination of our choice, doing the kinds of things we know we’d like to be doing?
SisterStay enables women to travel independently and make new friends, staying with one another and enjoying each other’s hospitality. It encourages women to be bold and live life to the full.
As an Australian living in the UK, I often travel home. Along the way, I inevitably meet lots of other travellers: usually younger people without too many ties exploring the big, wide world or middle-aged business types commuting for work or, of course, older couples and families in self-contained holiday groups. Surprisingly, I don’t see nearly as many single women as I would expect on life-affirming journeys of their own. Given how many incredible women I know who now have the time and inclination to travel, there should be way more of us actually doing it!
So I decided to create SisterStay, a network of friendly females everywhere opening their homes to welcome one another for a few days. My friend, Karen, thought it was a great idea and determined to help me. Together, we hope it will provide us all with those friends, those destinations and that impetus to make the very most of every day.