It's official! As of September 1, 2016 AdventureWomen begins a new chapter in our history. AdventureWomen has been acquired by the President of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., Judi Wineland, and her daughters Erica Landerson and Nicole Wineland-Thomson Quinones. The new company will operate as AdventureWomen®, LLC.

“Adventurous women  everywhere know that adventure travel is about challenging yourself, stepping out of your comfort zone and stretching your mind and body as you explore new paths,” says founder Susan L. Eckert. “ I am so excited about this next chapter in AdventureWomen’s history as we take a bold step forward toward exciting new frontiers for the company. With Judi and her two daughters taking the reins, I know that AdventureWomen will have the innovative thinking and entrepreneurial energy of the next generation of women, crafting a bold new future.”

Judi Wineland, president of Wineland-Thomson Adventures Inc., discovered her passion for adventure travel in 1969 while taking part in a USO tour that traveled to Vietnam. Since then, Wineland has been  dedicated to providing exceptional adventure travel experiences around the world, founding Overseas Adventure Travel in 1978 and later co-founding with her husband, Rick Thomson, Thomson Safaris, Thomson Treks, Thomson Family Adventures, and most recently, Thomson Collection.

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Susan and I share many common experiences and an appreciation for the breadth and depth of travel experiences women seek,” says Wineland.” At AdventureWomen, we have a valuable heritage, which Nicole, Erica and I deeply respect and will always honor. We hope to continue to expand the destinations and unique and authentic experiences, which have made AdventureWomen a favorite among women for almost 35 years.

Meet the new AdventureWomen team:

In celebration of the launch of its new chapter AdventureWomen will host the “AdventureWomen ROCK” sweepstakes between September 15, 2016 and November 15, 2016, with a grand prize of $2,017 going to the lucky winner as a credit toward one of their 2017 adventure travel trips. Sweepstakes entrants can enter at http://www.adventurewomen.com/adventurewomen-rock-2017-sweepstakes/.