Empowerment Through Travel
Women's Adventure Travels
Welcome to Women's Adventure Travels
Women's Adventure Travels is a boutique travel company that specializes in small, well-curated and customized trips for women. Aside from the inherent adventure at hand, all WAT trips have an empowering and fierce feminine thread throughout, supporting women-owned businesses and celebrating women of influence and distinction in each market, be it a hotelier, a chef, an artisan, a conservationist or a village woman defying the local or global odds.
There’s also a storytelling component in the trips with women and a few good men speaking over dinner or drinks or perhaps in the bush of Botswana by the fire sharing their triumphs and tales. Guests too may be encouraged or simply inspired to share a tale or two as well. Last, is the community immersion--visiting villages, schools, co-ops, homes, and places of work and local importance to share experiences, meals and intimate moments with the local women.
The unique elements of these trips reflect who I am as a long time, savvy traveler, an adventurer, and an impassioned person. They also reflect my work in many creative endeavors such as traveling the world as an international comedian (for ten years), being an award-winning feminist playwright and performer and a healing artist with my own non-profit program (Body Comedy) that I founded working with survivors of physical and sexual violence. In addition, I weave in my experience in producing international concerts and tours and LA fashion events with A-list celebrities, stylists and media. Finally, my more recent work in the past ten plus years as a travel writer and global photographer is yet another thread that has been meticulously woven into the fabric of this business and these trips. I am over the moon to be taking bits of my past and present and move them all into this fierce feminine future with all of you.
Surrounded by spirited, like-minded women and set in stunning landscapes, the WAT trips provide a mad mix of outdoor and adventure activity at various levels, to suit you. We combine that with cultural immersion and stays in top spots around the world that showcase an authentic ambiance, exceptional local artisans, art and architecture, as well as local food, beverages and an element of wellness throughout. Be sure to visit our Mission Page as we feel that sums up the soul and spirit of all things WAT-related, our vibrant community and our trips as well.
I so look forward to meeting you and traveling with you and sharing many inspirational, empowering and joyful journeys ahead. I'll see you on The Global Road!
JOIN US ON AN UPCOMING ADVENTURE!
Rev up your sense of adventure and head to what feels like the edge of the earth. On this epic Alaskan adventure you’ll find yourself surrounded by breathtaking beauty and a blanket of steely silence as you explore the Alaskan wild while surrounding yourself with inspirational women.
Awaken your inner adventurer and global goddess while on this exclusive International Women’s Day Retreat in Peru and Machu Picchu. You’ll strike the perfect balance between the active and the introspective with off-the-beaten-path hiking through archeological ruins, farmland, and valleys.
Many, including Zambians themselves, have called Zambia the ‘Authentic Africa’ as it harkens back to another era on the continent. From safaris to sleeping under the stars, to village visits and dancing in the dark, time seems to have stood still in this seductive southern African country.
Karen is a well-known and respected luxury-travel and a lifestyle writer with a sense of humor, a wicked sense of adventure and an insatiable appetite for off the beaten path endeavors. Her parents set the jet-setting tone long ago as they came back from their many trips with deep tans and tall tales to tell from their far-flung travels.
Karen hit her international stride twenty years ago when she was touring as an award-winning playwright and an international comedian, most recently with her comedy concert, American Woman, a One-Woman Comedic Invasion. She entertained the US troops and audiences at clubs, colleges, and corporate events, as well as at theaters and comedy festivals around the world.
Ten years later, she ended up on Hollywood’s raging red carpet interviewing the celeb set and writing about trends in travel, fashion, beauty, food & wine, and the Hollywood lifestyle. Since then she has been fortunate to be on assignment and has traveled to all seven continents and 70 countries and counting as a travel writer and photographer. Her dynamic and entertaining stories have appeared in Vogue, Architectural Digest, Robb Report, American Way, and Hemispheres Magazine, among others.
She frequently speaks at conferences about Walking Out Windows, The Financial Effect of the Female Traveler, Women and the Transformative Power of Travel and trends in travel, be it luxury, adventure, solo, wellness or women’s travel. She is a true professional who is passionate about hilarious and heart-wrenching storytelling, women’s issues and celebrating women defying the odds locally or globally. You can catch her on a stage talking about travels that went awry with Tales of a Lofty Traveler.
We are an impassioned group of women travelers that love to flex our sense of adventure as much as we do our sense of humor. We love to learn and we are incredibly curious. We are into camaraderie and incredible conversation. We are not afraid to stand up for ourselves and others, and what we believe in.
We create authentic, immersive and well-curated adventure-driven itineraries for women, that allow them to step off the beaten path and out of their comfort zones. We encourage them to dive deep into the local culture, community and themselves. We celebrate women, ourselves and every inch of the journey at hand.
We are committed to creating extraordinary, meaningful and transformative travel for women. If you like a little inspiration with your destination and experiencing a sense of empowerment in yourself and others and you enjoy being challenged as much as you do being spoiled, you’ve come to the right place. We got you!
Women’s Adventure Travels mission is to celebrate women and to inspire women to empower themselves and those around them through travel
We believe in celebrating women and visiting women-owned and operated businesses and women of distinction and of influence in each market, especially those defying the local or global odds. We believe in women and the transformative power and of travel. We believe that everyone has a story to tell. We want to hear theirs and share ours. We believe in a deep dive into the local communities. We want to dig our hands deep into the sand. We believe in conservation and responsible, sustainable, eco-tourism. We are committed to supporting the individuals and businesses that are leading that charge. We believe there is in an equal exchange of change in travel. The people and the places that we visit will change and we will never be the same. We choose passion over perfection and we believe in big belly laughs, unbridled joy, happiness in its many forms and that you can never laugh too loud or too long.