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AdventureWomen's Icelandic Horseback adventure was selected by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as one of their "50 Tours of a Lifetime" for 2013.
"Tours we selected…capture [the] spirit of exploration,…[and] push the boundaries of mainstream tourism, whether taking travelers to the far corners of the globe, or helping them dive deep into the culture of familiar destinations."

AdventureWomen™ has been featured in numerous press and media from general interest, travel, and women’s publications to magazine and newspaper articles and travel books, since the company was launched in 1982.
Top 20 Adventure Travel Blogger Award

Media Kit

Recent Press and Media Coverage

October 2017

Leisure Group Travel
"Women's Travel Companies Take Center Stage"

September 2017

PopSugar.com
"10 Wellness Getaways For Every Kind of Traveler"

Romper.com
"Can You Take A Babymoon As A Single Mom? It's Not Just For Couples"

ChicagoTribune.com, OrlandoSentinel.com, and Sun-Sentinel.com
"Have some Halloween fun every weekend in October in Indy, save money on Michigan hotels and more"

The360Mag.com
“Create Your Own Personalized Adventures With AdventureWomen”

August 2017
TravelWeekly.com
"Going it alone in Africa"

Forbes.com
"Looking for A Women's Adventure Trip? Here's The Place For You"

July 2017
Travel & Leisure
"9 Lessons From The Wild That Will Help You Get Ahead In Business"

Brides
AdventureWomen's "Adventurette" package for Brides readers.

June 2017
Travel & Leisure
"Why Women Are Booking Adventure Travel More Than Ever"

Travel & Leisure
"10 Female-Focused Travel Companies to Know"

Barbara.de
"Travel Alone: Here Is The Adventure" (in German)

Fort Lauderdale Daily
The 6 regional editions of Gulfstream Media are showcasing AdventureWomen: "Jet Away To Our Five Favorite Destinations Around The World".

May, 2017
Women's Health
AdventureWomen's Alaska adventure made the list of "three epic trips" for women to camp!

April 28, 2017
Boston Globe
Meet the Adventurous Woman at the Helm of AdventureWomen.

April 10, 2017
EDGE Media Network
AdventureWomen Reveals 2018 Destinations

April, 2017
International Travel News
The editorial staff of ITN recommended "Spain & France: Hiking the Basque Country" on their Tours page.

March 22, 2017
Forbes.com
Adventurous Women: Luxury Travel Company Delivers What You Want In A Vacation

March 22, 2017
TrailBlazerGirl.com
Baffin Island: Polar Bears and Glaciers with AdventureWomen

March 17, 2017
Conde Nast Traveler
How Women Are Changing the Travel Industry: Travelogue Podcast

March 8, 2017
Conde Nast Traveler
How 'AdventureWomen' Created A Safe Option for Solo Female Travel

January 15, 2017
TravelAge West
Industry Q & A: Judi Wineland: Owner of AdventureWomen

November 9, 2016
Lioness Magazine featured the transition of AdventureWomen to Judi, Nicole, and Erica.

October 21, 2016
Travel and Tour World is showcasing our Tanzania: Secret Serengeti trip where guests can both see wildlife and meet local women's groups!

October 20, 2016
Luxury Travel Magazine covered our Tanzania: Secret Serengeti trip in May, 2017.

October 20, 2016
Fun Travels added our Tanzania trip into their lineup of what to see and do in Tanzania!

October 20, 2016
Dolphnsix featured our trip to Tanzania in May, 2017 as one of their Ultimate Trips.

October 15, 2016
Global Traveler highlighted some of our trips for active women and announced the new AdventureWomen ownership.

October 11, 2016
Recommend highlighted our Baffin Island trip in 2017 in Out-of-the-Ordinary Group Tours.

September 14, 2016
Travel Weekly talks to us about who goes on our trips and why women love to travel together!

May 5, 2016
Our Uganda and Nepal trip's made the JustLuxe list for Mother-Daughter adventure trips!

April 15, 2016
USA Today
The article Hot and Hotter: 2016's Insider-Only Hotspots features our Exotic Sri Lanka adventure.

April 4, 2016
Solo travel is the topic of this U.S. News & World Report article, 7 Things You Must Know Before Traveling Solo. Yes you can 'travel solo' with AdventureWomen!

April 2016
Our award winning Iceland Horseback Riding trip was features in Equestrian Living as an amazing escape for horse lovers.

March 14, 2016
This article in Physician's Money Digest features AdventureWomen and women-only trips.

December 10, 2015
SmarterTravel, Huffington Post & USA Today Travel
Our 2016 Exotic Sri Lanka adventure is one of the 10 Dream Trips You Can Actually Afford in 2016.

September 1, 2015
This Active Times story covers Thrilling Adventures in Brazil and quotes AdventureWomen from our August 2015 trip.

August 31, 2015
PeterGreenberg.com talks about AdventureWomen female only travel!

August 17, 2015
Travel Pulse
A great write up about our trips to Cuba in May 2016!

July 24, 2015
The Chicago Tribune wrote a great article on women-only tour companies. Check us out!

July 20, 2015
USA Today
AdventureWomen talks about single supplements in this article, Five Myths About Women Traveling Solo.

June 27, 2015
This Boston Globe article features our Cruise France by Barge adventure vacation.

April 2015
Should You Swap Your Vacation for a Staycation? by Huffington Post and US News & World Report features AdventureWomen and why you should vacation!

April 20, 2015
Healthy Travel Blog features AdventureWomen in Hear Me Roar: The Female Adventure Travel Trend.

April 29, 2015
Our Lewis & Clark Canoeing & Glamping trip was chosen as one of the 10 Best New Guided Adventure Travel Trips by Smarter Travel.

April 8, 2015
TheActiveTimes.com
11 Places to Go Horseback Riding Before You Die features AdventureWomen's Iceland Horseback Riding trip!

March 23, 2015
Fox News Travel article Unusual ways to greet people around the globe features Susan Eckert of AdventureWomen.

March 2015
Sponsored by TripAdvisor and holidaylettings.co.uk. AdventureWomen's Ciao Bella blog has been selected for the 'Top 20 Adventure travel blogs 2015'.

March 11, 2015
BWWTravelWorld.com

See America's 'Wild Side' SOLO on 2015 Group Trips from AdventureWomen

February 1, 2015
Smarter Travel
Destinations You Have to See to Believe features AdventureWomen's trip to Namibia!

January 19, 2015
InsureMyTrip blog
5 Reasons to Travel Solo with AdventureWomen!

Winter 2014/15
Women's Adventure magazine
Susan Eckert, founder and owner of AdventureWomen, is featured in an article in their Dream Job section.

Winter 2015
Women magazine
AdventureWomen is featured in an article titled You Go, Girls!

September 9, 2014
Chicago Tribune
An article titled New women's adventures features AdventureWomen 2015 trips.

August 30, 2014
Peter Greenberg Worldwide
Susan Eckert was a guest speaker on Peter Greenberg's radio show.

August 15, 2014
Flip Key by tripadvisor
AdventureWomen was named as a Top 25 Adventure Travel Bloggers to Follow in 2014.

July 4, 2014
Women Travel the World
AdventureWomen's Nepal Trekking in the Himalayas was featured on Women Travel the World.

June 5, 2014
Women Travel the World
Find out why Women Keep Coming Back to AdventureWomen.

May 27, 2014
Bozeman Daily Chronicle
AdventureWomen was featured in the Business Journal section in an article titled Adventures in Good Company.

March 27, 2014
USA Today
AdventureWomen's The Nature of Israel adventure was featured in an article titled 10 trips that will make you a better person by USA Today.

March 17, 2014
Adventure Travel News
An article titled Free to be Me about AdventureWomen was featured in Adventure News of the ATTA.

February 17, 2014
Fox News
Fox News article 7 spiritual spots to commune with nature  features AdventureWomen's Splendors of Bhutan adventure.

February 2, 2014
Chicago Tribune
AdventureWomen was featured in the Chicago Tribune's Travel section in an article titled News to use: Travel tips and trips.

January 31, 2014
TrailblazerGirl.com
AdventureWomen's Walking in Provence trip was featured on TrailblazerGirl.com's web site.

January 28, 2014
SmarterTravel
AdventureWomen's The Nature Of Israel adventure is featured in Smart Travel's 10 Best New Adventure Travel Trips of 2014.

January 2014
Outpost Magazine
AdventureWomen's Camino de Santiago adventure was featured in Outpost Magazine's special edition, 2014 Global Travel Guide.

January 14, 2014
The Boston Globe
AdventureWomen's new website was featured in The Boston Globe touting our Ciao Bella blog.
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December 24, 2013
Fox News
Fox News article 6 out-of-the-ordinary ways to experience the Holy Land features AdventureWomen's The Nature of Israel adventure.

July 15, 2013
FoxNews.com
Susan Eckert writes "Top 5 Places in the World for Women to Travel Solo"
Read the Article

May 29, 2013
Newsweek and The Daily Beast
AdventureWomen's Iceland Horseback Riding adventure is featured in an article "Fjords by Horseback: Saddle Up for the ride of a lifetime through Iceland"
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May 2013
FoxNews.com
AdventureWomen's Iceland Horseback Riding adventure is featured in an article "9 Women-Only Trips of a Lifetime".
Read the Article

April 11, 2013
National Geographic Traveler
AdventureWomen's Iceland Horseback Riding adventure was selected as one of Nat Geo Traveler's "50 Tours of a Lifetime"
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March, 2013
HowStuffWorks
AdventureWomen is featured in an article "How Adventure Travel Works"
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January 31, 2013
CheapFlights.com
AdventureWomen is featured in an article "AdventureWomen Caters to Female Travelers"
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APRIL 13, 2012
The Globe and Mail

AdventureWomen is featured in an article "My homebody husband doesn't want me to travel alone, but I'm adventurous. What should I do?"
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MARCH 20, 2012
MSNBC Travel on TODAY

AdventureWomen is featured in an article "Great Girlfriend Getaways" under Adventure Vacations
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MARCH 13, 2012
Chicago Tribune Travel
In an article titled "Girls only" Great places for women leaving the men behind", AdventureWomen is mentioned under "Women Only Programs"
Read the Article

SPRING 2012
Women's Adventure Magazine
AdventureWomen owner and founder, Susan Eckert, is featured in the Q & A section if the magazine discussing her role as a pioneer in Adventure Travel for Women. Yes, we were the first (and still the best!) Adventure Travel company for women over 30.
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AARP.org
Peter Greenburg included AdventureWomen in an article about single travelers

JANUARY 2012
JaxFax Travel Marketing Magazine

AdventureWomen's BVI aventure aboard the Cuan Law, the worlds largest 3 hull sailboat was featured in an article titled "Gal Pals in the Tropics; Selling Girlfriend Getaways in the Caribbean".
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NOVEMBER 2011
Ranch and Coast Magazine                                                   

In an article titled "Tips for Traveling Women" AdventureWomen is suggested as a resource for small group trips at all ability levels for active women over 30.
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SEPTEMBER 2009
About.com
In Alison's Culinary Travel Blog, AdventureWomen's Swiss Hiking trip was featured for the activity and the great food.

APRIL 2009
MSNBC.com
AdventureWomen was mentioned in the "Tips for Femal Travelers" section.

SPRING 2009
Real Authentic Women (RAW) Magazine
AdventureWomen was highlighted in the Travel and Adventure section of the magazine.

OCTOBER 2008
Travel 50 and Beyond Magazine
AdventureWomen and Susan Eckert's pictures were featured in an article called "Girlfriend Getaways - Women-only trips become a booming trend in travel."

The Minneapolis Star Tribune, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer 
AdventureWomen was featured in articles about traveling with gal pals and information on travel for single women.

SEPTEMBER 2008
The Tennessean
The lead story in the Sunday Travel section featured AdventureWomen and Susan Eckert's photos in an article called "Girlfirends get away without the guys."

DECEMBER 2, 2007
The New York Times: Practical Traveler
In an article "One Is No Longer the Loneliest Number," by Michelle Higgins, AdventureWomen participant Sue Blough talks about traveling solo with AdventureWomen.
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OCTOBER 2007
NBC's TODAY Show
AdventureWomen's Montana Downhill Ski Clinic was featured on NBC's TODAY Show in the TODAY'S TRAVEL segment, "Singles getaways: Best places to travel solo."
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Ellen Degeneres Show and AOL
In an online article, "Great Girlfriends' Getaways," AdventureWomen's Montana Downhill Ski Clinic is highlighted as a trip "for those who like to do more than loaf around and get their piña colada on."

SEPTEMBER 2007
Forbes Traveler Online
AdventureWomen and AdventureWomen participants Sandy Carlyon and Camilla Nielsen are interviewed for the online story "Top Adventures for Alpha Females."

MAY 2007
Women's Day Magazine
In the article "Where the Girls Are: Unusual ideas for women-only vacations," by Paula Spencer, Susan Eckert is featured: "Ten or 20 years ago, people used to ask my clients, 'What's wrong with your marriage?' when they traveled on women-only adventures," recalls Susan Eckert, founder of AdventureWomen, a tour company in Bozeman, Montana. "Now it's seen as a really healthy thing to do."
AdventureWomen's Montana Glacier Hiking trip was also featured and Susan was quoted as saying, "Now women traveling together want adventure by day but good wine and a nice bed at night. It's a softer kind of adventure travel [than when we used to carry our canoes over our heads and pitch tents at night]."

APRIL 2007
Discovery Travel Channel.com
AdventureWomen's Yunnan, China and Tibet trip is featured in an online article, "Go Now! 5 Endangered Journeys." It says, "Check out AdventureWomen's women-only journey from Yunnan's UNESCO-protected city of Lijiang (where the indigenous Naxi people are ruled by women!) to Tibet, with its own threatened culture hanging precariously in the balance."

Transitions Abroad Magazine
AdventureWomen was selected in the annual "Best in Travel Class - 2007" as a company at the top of its field in the following areas:

  • provides knowledgeable guides who offer excellent interpretation and interactive experiences
  • manages their business with environmental sensitivity
  • creates culturally respectful trips that provide for cultural exchange
  • maintains small group size
  • creates opportunities for authentic interactions

www.suite101.com
AdventureWomen is the featured company in the article "All-Female Adventures in Montana," written by Grace Lichtenstein, which features the Montana Guest Ranch and Hiking Glacier National Park.

MARCH 2007
Yahoo Finance
Laura Rowley's column "Money and Happiness" appears every Friday on Yahoo! Finance. In her March 16 column she mentions AdventureWomen in the context of her story: "The veteran of the adventure travel business is Susan Eckert, who started running Adventure Women Inc. in 1982. 'I had no competition 25 years ago...' she says."

50 Best Girlfriend Getaways, Marybeth Bond
AdventureWomen and many AdventureWomen participants are featured in interviews and sidebars throughout many sections of this book.

 PrimeTime Women: How to Win the Hearts, Minds, and Business of Boomer Big Spender (50-70), Marti Barletta.
AdventureWomen was used in the book to illustrate how the company has been a pioneer in recognizing the power of the women's market, and to illuminate that today's Prime Time Women are the drivers behind the fastest growing trend in the travel industry, "soft adventure" travel.

"...and let's not forget [AdventureWomen, Inc], the grande dame of them all. It was founded almost 25 years ago by Susan Eckert and is geared toward active women over 30. It is truly a Prime Time Woman's company, as evidenced by the quote of one traveler: "It is impossible to explain just how this experience has made me feel, except to say  that I found the true "me" again." Its advertising and marketing showcase PrimeTime Women having fun together."

AUGUST 2006
SmarterTravel.com
AdventureWomen was featured in a story about the top women-only vacations for adventurous gals.

MAY-JUNE 2006
Healing Lifestyles & Spas Magazine
Features AdventureWomen in an article called "Where the Girls Go."

APRIL 2006
Her Sports Magazine
AdventureWomen's Sonoran Desert Hike was featured in the magazine's "Trips and Tips" section.

OCTOBER 2005
Travel & Leisure Magazine
AdventureWomen's 2006 Bhutan trip was featured in the "T + L 2005 Women's Travel Special"

SEPTEMBER 2005
Prevention Magazine
AdventureWomen participant Marian Hammond was featured in the "Triumph" insert sent to magazine subscribers in an article entitled "It's never too late. For Marian Hammond, midlife meant transforming herself, one conquest at a time."

Frommer's Montana & Wyoming, 4th Edition, includes AdventureWomen!
"Founded in 1982 and the first of its kind, AdventureWomen offers customized trips to just about anywhere in the world for 'women born to be wild,' age 30 and older... ."

APRIL 29, 2005
USA TODAY
AdventureWomen's 23 years in the business was featured (...women-only jaunts are a sizzling travel-industry trend") in the April 29 weekend edition of the Life: Destinations and Diversions section. The Cover Story was "Where the Boys Aren't: All-girl Getaways Make a Splash." You go girls!

JANUARY 2004
TravelSmart, the oldest consumer travel newsletter in the country:
"Founder Susan Eckert's vacations are the best among those designed for women only—well organized and value packed."

JULY 2003
The Costco Connection Magazine
"Eckert, now in her 22nd year of business, has dedicated her career to creating adventures that are physically challenging, culturally enriching, and great fun for women."

OCTOBER 2003
Runner's World
"Most of us would love to spend more quality time with our sisters, moms, daughters, and girlfriends, but the daily responsibilities of work and home often get in the way. AdventureWomen, Inc. offeres a unique solution: women-only adventure vacations to out-of-the-ordinary destinations around the globe."

A complete list of press clips prior to 2003 are available upon request.

AdventureWomen Book Mentions

50 Best Girlfriend Getaways, Marybeth Bond
Prime Time Women: How to Woo and Win the Target Market's Golden Bulls-Eye. Insights, Ideas, and Best Practices for Marketing to Prime Time Women (50-70), Marti Barletta
500 Best USA Vacations, Vacation Publications, edited by R. Alan Fox
Active Women Vacation Guide, Evelyne Kaye
Adventures In Good Company, Thalia Zepatos
Equal Play, Peggy O’Neil
EVEolution, Faith Popcorn
Gutsy Women, Mary Beth Bond
The Seasoned Traveler, Marcia Schnedler
The Single Woman's Travel Guide, Doris Walfield
Solo Traveler, Tales and Tips for Great Trips, Lea Lane
Travel and Learn, Evelyne Kaye
Traveling Solo, Eleanor Berman
Unbelievably Good Deals and Great Adventures that You Absolutely Can't Get Unless You're Over 50, Joan Rattner Heilman

Magazine and Newsprint Coverage

Adventure West Business Magazine
American Woman Road and Travel
Arizona Republic
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Baltimore Sun
British Vogue Magazine
Business Start-Ups Magazine
Chicago Magazine
Chicago Sun-Times
Cincinnati Inquirer
Cleveland Plain Dealer
Cooking Light Magazine
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Costco Connection Magazine
Cowboys and Indians Magazine
Dallas Morning News
Denver Post
Des Moines Register
Eco-Traveler Magazine
Essence Magazine
Family Money Magazine
First For Women
Fitness Magazine
Harper's Bazaar
Health Magazine
Houston Chronicle
In Shape
Indianapolis Star
Lexington Herald-Leader
Living Fit Magazine
Los Angeles Daily News
Martha Stewart Living Magazine
McCall's Magazine
Miami Herald
Mountain Living Magazine
Nashville Tennessean
National Geographic Adventure Magazine
National Geographic Adventurer
New Choices Magazine
New York Times
Newsday
Newsday, N.Y.
Omaha World Herald
Orlando Sentinel
Outside Magazine
Parade Magazine
Pittsburg Post Gazette
Portland Oregonian
Prevention Magazine
Raleigh News & Observer
Real Authentic Women (RAW)
Runner's World Magazine
Salon Magazine
Salt Lake Magazine
San Diego Union Tribune
San Francisco Chronicle
Season's Magazine
Seattle Times
Self Magazine
Shape Magazine
Sunset Magazine
Sunset Magazine
The Chicago Tribune
The New York Times
The Tennessean
Toronto Star
Travel 50 and Beyond Magazine
Travel Smart Newsletter
USA Today
Vacations Magazine
Vancouver Sun
Walking Magazine
Washington Post
Westways Magazine
Women's Day Magazine
Working Woman Magazine