Why Women-Only Tours?by ExperiencePlus! - Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Why Women-Only Tours?
There’s no need to further the discussion of the physical and physiological differences of the sexes, or their planets of origin when wondering “why women-only tours.” The answer is simple; many women enjoy traveling with other women. It provides a comfortable environment (body and mind) for an active travel vacation, and a great way to have fun.
These uniquely designed tours are for female participants and are supported by female staff. Both share the common interest of passion for a travel experience.
Regardless of age or career path, women-only tours offer you a chance to be on vacation and a time to be free of the responsibilities of home, work, and caregiving. These tours appeal equally to women traveling solo and to groups of family members and friends. It is a wonderful opportunity for grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and daughters to renew relationships, and a pleasant way to celebrate a special occasion. It can be the perfect solution for women finding that their travel calendar or interest in adventure travel does not coincide with those of family or friends.
Additionally, women-only tours provide the opportunity to meet new people, exchange ideas, and learn new things. Discovery and learning stems from the combination of the individual participant’s inquisitive nature, the interaction with other women on tour, and from the immersion into the tour destination’s culture, cuisine and language. Arriving in a new village on foot or bike allows all of your senses take over. Imagine experiencing a field of flowers and the fresh scent of laundry hung out to dry. Or even more enticing, breathing in the delicious aromas of the local cuisine. You may find yourself compelled to stop and visit with the locals, or satisfying your curiosity about an intriguing storefront.
Sometimes we need to rekindle our child-like enthusiasm for adventure and learning. Women-only travel can foster this in a supportive environment. Each hike or ride can help define personal challenges and goals. The dynamics of the group and the adventure itself may be the best practice for identifying those limiting beliefs that pose a hurdle. An escape from the myriad of daily routines is often accompanied by a new awareness of where we are and where we want to be. Many a problem can be solved during a hike, walk, or bicycle ride.
My favorite vacations always include sidesplitting laughter, hours of conversation (or listening), a sense of accomplishment, and unforgettable memories. In my book, women-only tours can offer all that. The diversity of the tour members can provide you with camaraderie without stifling your independence. No need to worry if friends think you are a bit crazy for wanting to spend vacation time on the trail or bike. Join a tour–you may find it to be both your ticket to travel and a can-do healthy lifestyle.
ExperiencePlus! offers women-only tours throughout the year. Our tour leaders are simply the best—interesting, knowledgeable, experienced, and a lot of fun. They are either from the areas we tour or have a lifelong interest in the area. All tour leaders are trained in first aid and are skilled at bicycle maintenance, so leave those worries at home. If your fitness training needs a bit of a nudge, we have fitness plans designed by walking and cycling experts to share with you.
ExperiencePlus! is always happy to provide you with references from previous guests on our tours.