With adventure travel for women up by a hefty margin in the past few year’s, we look at some ideas for your next jaunt.
Per our previous post on solo travel, you likely saw that ‘women’s adventure travel’ is booming, with REI Adventures Cynthia Dunbar stating “since 2010, women traveling with us has grown by 60 percent, and we continue to see this figure grow steadily each year. Last year alone, 58 percent of all our guests were women.” From our own research alone, simply googling ‘women’s adventure travel’ results in dozens of great options for trip planning.
According to Travel + Leisure: “More recently, with a certain demographic of women rebranding feminism as less a political calling than a lifestyle choice — one focused on personal empowerment and self-care — female-centric travel companies are retooling and expanding once again.”
Female-focused adventure companies aren’t exactly new — they started to spring up in the seventies (camping, canoe trips, backcountry tours, etc). But as wellness has gone mainstream, women-only tour operators have grown from climbing expeditions to cycling to ‘ adventure lite’ experiences. (And also….does Glamping count?)
Some planning websites to explore:
Author: Carrie Mitchell
Carrie A. Mitchell is the founder of L’Aventure Travel, the host of the Suitcase Sojourn Podcast, and author of the children’s travel book “To Be We”. Carrie is a global travel and hospitality expert who works with publications, brands and entertainment outlets on a number of travel related projects, from marketing consulting to editorial coverage to hosting & producing content for the web, TV and podcasts. She is always seeking to learn from people and places around the world, and share through her cultural exploration (40+ countries and counting)