Perhaps you are recently single, or your partner doesn’t want to travel, but you do, well women travel all the time, so don’t stay at home because it all seems too complicated or you don’t have a travel buddy. If you don’t feel like organizing a trip yourself, then join a group. You may meet other like-minded women who will become your travel companions in the future.
So don’t wait. It’s your life. Live it to it’s fullest. Look at what’s available: you can hike, bike, camp or kayak, stay in chateaux in France or walk in the Cotswolds with a group of fun-loving women.
Here are a few (vetted by the expert) travel companies that arrange women-only adventure tours.
AdventureWomen Tops on my list. I know the founder and many past passengers who rave about Adventure Women trips. Just call and talk to them. You’ll see why.
15033 Kelly Canyon Rd. Bozeman, MT 59715
The Women’s Travel Group offers lots of experience, personal attention, thoughtful in-depth tours. Unusual itineraries worldwide, cultural insights, fine hotels, small groups, highlights & overlooked gems. Shares arranged. Singles available. (800-421-5643 x 1518 www.thewomenstravelgroup.com).
Adventure Associates. Another stellar travel company founded by women who understand what women want. Call them. Chat about your dreams, and don’t hesitate.
PO Box 16304 Seattle, WA 98116
Adventures in Good Company
5913 Brackenridge Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21212
Women Tours (Bike Trips) Absolutely great for bike trips. Go on, check them out online and call for more personal information.
2340 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14618
(800-247-1444, www.womantours.com).Canyon Calling Tours
200 Carol Canyon Drive Sedona, AZ 86336
(800-664-8922, 520-282-0916, www.canyoncalling.com).
Mariah Wilderness Expeditions
P.O. Box 70248 Pt. Richmond, CA 94807
(800- 462-7424, www.mariahwe.com).
Northwest Women’s Surf Camps & Retreats
Oregon and Kauai
P.O. Box 425 Seaside, Oregon 97138
Sheri Griffith Expeditions. Want to raft the Grand Canyon? Push your limits? Have a huge adventure? Then call Sheri’s experienced associates.
P.O. Box 1324 Moab, Utah 84532
Call of the Wild. Hike, trek, snowshoe, do a multi-sport adventure, it’s all easy. Check them out.
2519 Cedar Street Berkeley, CA 94708
The Women’s Travel Network covers the globe from Japan to Iceland, Newfoundland and Australia.
8990 Yonge St. Richmond Hill, On L4C 6Z7
(905-771-8338, 1-888-419-0118 womenstravelnetwork.ca).
Canadian Woman Traveler
758 Bath Road, Kingston Ontario, Canada K7M 4Y2
Women Traveling Together
1642 Fairhill Drive, Edgewater, MD 21037
1515 S. Extension Rd Suite 2015 Mesa, AZ 85210
Chicks with Picks (Women Climbing with Women)
Raising money and awareness for local women’s shelters in Colorado and New Hampshire.
Mind Over Mountains
Women’s adventure retreats in the Colorado Rocky Mountains
Babes in the Backcountry
Women’s Outdoor Workshops and adventure trips
P.O. Box 8227, Breckenridge, CO 80424
Small group travel for “spirited women”
Now that you have your homework cut out for you, all you need to do is say “YES” to yourself. Go ahead and book it. Trust me, it will change you, enrich you, and expand your “fun factor”. Traveling with women did this for me, not once for again and again. And I look forward to even more new travel buddies in the future.