What is a Travel Hag?

What is a Travel Hag?
Travel Hag – Wise woman with goddess attributes


A travel hag is a wise woman with goddess attributes who loves to travel.

We’re going with the old Celtic traditional interpretation of the word “hag.”  Hags were revered and said to have great wisdom.  The hags were the healers, the mystics and leaders in thinking.  After Christianity took hold, a hag was considered a threat to the dominance of the Church, so they were referred to as witches and linked to evil.  Then your “warts on the nose”  – ugly image developed from that.

A hag would be confident in her own skin and not let the pop culture dictate her personal concept of beauty… yet, the beauty of the hag shines and overpowers any perceived physical imperfection.

So if you are a woman who loves to travel, and you consider (or strive to consider) yourself wise, confident, with goddess attributes – then you are a travel hag.

Every quarter my group of Travel Hags here in the Mid Atlantic do something fun together – a Travel Hag Adventure.  Please consider joining us.  Or have your own adventure, and send us pictures.  We’ll post them.

Here’s to all the great women who have led others, seen beyond what the physical world holds, feel beautiful in their own skin and love to experience new places – with girlfriends!

By the way, Hag men are always welcome on our Travel Hag Adventures – so long as they know they will not be the center of attention.

Visit the Travel Hag Page on Facebook to keep up with info on events and adventures – plus get travel tips.


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  2. Sarah Birmanns

    Wow, I love your blog name and your advice. Ireland is fantastic and you have really hit the nail on the head with some practical and non-judgmental advice. For years, I have wanted to start a “Crones Club” for women of a certain age who are smart and savvy and can be wise when wisdom is called for… anyway, the description above made my day. I run a small travel advisory business in Anchorage, Alaska. I would love to direct people to your site and look forward to sending you some pictures of my own travels. If you are ever in Alaska, shoot us an email!
    Sarah Birmanns

    • Hey there, Sarah. Thanks for your comments. I agree about Ireland. I think a Crones Club is a great idea. And our groups can be friends. 🙂 I like to think of the Travel Hags as a combo of maidens, mothers and crones – though the hag term really refers to the crone in us all. If you’d like to do a post on Alaska – or places of travel there that stir the mind, body and spirit… I would certainly welcome it. Alaska is the only state in the USA that I’ve not yet traveled to. Let’s find a way to work together. Sláite!

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