Remember the last time you went away on an all-women weekend and had a blast? Maybe it was to that waterside beach house or a yoga retreat. You relished in precious, uninterrupted time to tell stories, catch up, eat meals, and drink some wine. Together, you explored, laughed, and learned from each other.
Mostly, women come away from experiences like the beach weekend scenario recharged and feeling supported. This boost we get when we connect with other inspiring women is what I aimed to create when I launched Bold Spirit Travel and our all-women, small-group tours. (We do offer one all-genders trip per year, too.)
In the United States, so many women feel disconnected and yearn for a more meaningful community. Or maybe you have an amazing group of friends, but none of them want to travel while you spend hours on the internet dreaming about eating gelato in Rome. You’re ready to travel, but you don’t want to go it alone.
We totally get it.
Our groups are small, no more than 12, so our guests can connect on a more intimate level and get to know each other well over the course of eight days or so. I have seen first-hand how women on our tours meet, share, and then get together later after the trip for holiday parties and adventures to new places. When I hear about these new friendships, my heart swells. This is what we want!
Maybe you make a new friend on a Bold Spirit Travel adventure. Or maybe not. But you will certainly meet a crew of fascinating women. The guests who come with us are naturally curious. Some of them have been all over the world and are seasoned pros, while for other guests it’s their first time out of the country.
Most of the women who travel with us come alone which means they are bold — it can be hard to step out of your comfort zone and travel sola. But with us, you are never sola for long. There is a fab group of women ready to share the experience with you.
We offer dynamic trips to Barcelona, the Costa Brava, and the Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Trail in Spain. One of our facilitators is a Roman archaeologist who leads our experiences in Rome, Florence, Naples, and the Amalfi Coast. Have you ever traveled with an archaeologist? She will help you see Rome with fresh eyes, peeling back the layers of history.
In the winter, we take women to Costa Rica where we zipline through the trees and walk in the Cloud Forests of Monteverde. I lived in Costa Rica for some time. It is one of those special places on Earth, so rich in biodiversity and kindness that it is almost impossible not to fall in love with it.
Have you dreamed of spotting a sloth or seeing troops of monkeys in the tropics? Costa Rica is the place to do it…plus, the beaches are epic.
I am from the Pacific Northwest, a stunning part of the United States where they keep all those big, mossy trees. In the warm summer months (meaning, not raining!), we take guests to active volcanoes, such as Mt. Rainier National Park and Mt. Hood. We walk in the fern-laden Hoh Rainforest. We drink wine and chase waterfalls along the Columbia River Gorge.
Maybe you are ready to create new connections and see more of this vast planet. Maybe it’s time to call the cat-sitter, dust off the passport, and buy those plane tickets.
It’s been a rough couple of years. Friendship and fun with a group of adventurous women could be just what you need to start afresh.
We are here when you are ready. Get in touch to learn more about your next adventure.
|Regina Winkle-Bryan is a writer, educator, and avid globetrotter based in Seattle, Washington. She founded Bold Spirit Travel to help women connect and create community while exploring our vast and beautiful planet|
She leads all-women, small-group tours to Italy, Costa Rica, and her corner of the USA, the Pacific Northwest. She lived in Spain for a decade and loves to take guests along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, as well as curated trips to Barcelona and the Costa Brava.
Learn more about where you can travel next with Bold Spirit Travel: www.boldspirittravel.com
Slow Travel Tours is an affiliation of small-group tour operators who offer personalized trips in Italy, France and other European countries.