Welcome To The 5W World of Friendship & Travel

Women Welcome Women World Wide has so much to offer to members from around the world – our aims are simple, but the rewards are great.

Travel to far-flung places or enjoy having guests in your home. Make new friends in foreign lands or just around the corner. Travelling with 5W is a safer way. Imagine having a network of friends wherever you go – having another woman to meet you at the airport when you arrive in a new country, for example, is reassuring in a land far from home.  In the words of one of our members “Every wonderful woman has a story to tell, cultural differences to share and each one feels like a long-term friend from the very first meeting.”

Any woman can become a member, regardless of  nationality, religion or home circumstances and members are of all backgrounds  and ages, from all around the world.

“If you are interested in solo travelling, this is the organisation for you.  It can be lonely travelling on your own, especially if you see something fantastic and want to turn around and say “hey, look at that” but there is no one there.  Well, if you join 5W, those days are over”  - Read more …

Share more of our members’ experiences for a real taste of 5W:

 5W Experiences!

International friendship! 5W members meet up in many different ways. A member in Canada recently posted her plans to walk the whole 150 kms of the Pieterpad Trail in The Netherlands. A UK member answered her request and that is exactly what they have done – enjoying amazing hospitality, nature at its best and most natural and meeting some fascinating people along the way. As they say “the friendship we have found together we hope will endure into the future and is an example of the potential for international friendship, which we believe to be the underlying ethos of this fantastic organisation.”
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Plus, read how members enjoy meeting up and welcoming 5W visitors Getting Together


Of course, 5W isn’t just about international travel!

When a Canadian member from Vancouver was making arrangements for a business trip in Ottawa, she contacted a 5W member there to see if they could meet up.  This resulted in her staying overnight and spending a fun 24 hours together before her meetings began.  5W brought them together in the most pleasant way, even though they both lived in the same country – but almost 5,000 km apart.

Plus. a quote from one of our members “I live in Los Angeles. A few years ago I took a road trip to Northern California where I visited a 5W member in a little coastal community, Elk.  I was in my own state and looked at the same ocean that I saw at home. But it was like I was in a world away from my home.  One doesn’t have to go very far from home to have a fantastic experience with 5W!”

Canadian Trustee, Elinor Warkentin explains what she loves about being a member of 5W in an inspiring interview on CBC radio North By Northwest show – click the link to listen http://www.cbc.ca/1.4021858

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Join 5W now & open up a whole New World Of Friendship