The Best Women-Only Travel

March 09, 2015

The women-only travel industry is growing by leaps and bounds.  There has never been a better time for women to enjoy adventures around the globe, either alone or together.

By Elisa Hindes

Most of us love to travel.  We dream of relaxing on secluded tropical beaches, climbing majestic mountains, meeting new people and learning foreign customs.  Travel teaches us about our world and helps us to understand our place within it. According to the Gutsy Traveler, there has been a 230% increase in women-only travel in the last six years.  That means a whole lot of ladies are not only exploring the globe, but they’re interested in trips specifically for women and sharing the company of other like-minded female travelers.

At Bold Betties Outfitters we’re dedicated to helping women get outside their comfort zone.  And nothing can do that like traveling.  Whether you go alone or with friends and family, travel is a great for your body and your mind.   Gutsy Traveler also reports that the average adventure traveler is a 47-year old woman. So if you think exciting adventures in foreign locales are just for young men, think again!  The travel industry is learning that women have both the financial means and the desire to see the world and they are taking charge of the vacation plans for their families.  An estimated 80% of all travel decisions are made by women!

If you've been bitten by the wanderlust bug and looking for women-only travel, check out these resources to help you plan and make the most of your trip.

Women Traveling Together

This tour company specializes in women-only travel groups.  It’s a good option when you want to get started in solo travel because you can go alone, but still travel with other women and make plenty of new friends.

Transitions Abroad – The Women Travel Guide

This web magazine is a resource for both traveling and working abroad but has a section dedicated to women-only travel.  There are lots of articles, travel tips and travel reports for specific countries.

Wanderlust and Lipstick

Both a tour company and resource guide dedicated to the female traveler you can visit their site for travel tips, inspiration, reviews, vacation planning and more.

Solo Travel

This site is for anyone who travels alone and offers a wealth of information on destinations, safety tips, budgeting, and much more.

Adventure Women

This tour company specializes in unique adventure travel for women over 30, either traveling alone or with others.  They offer a wide variety of trips, from horseback riding in Ireland, trekking in the Himalayas, to river barge cruises in Burgundy.

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