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Empowering & Transformative Travel Designed by Women, for Women, and with Women

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.

The unique elements of these trips reflect my wide-ranging background as a long time savvy traveler, adventurer, and impassioned person. I have meticulously woven my experience in producing international concerts, tours, and LA fashion events, as well as my work as a travel writer and global photographer, into each and every WAT trip. I am over the moon to be taking bits of my past and present into this fierce feminine future with all of you.  


Surrounded by spirited, like-minded women and set in stunning landscapes, WAT trips provide a mad mix of outdoor and adventure activities 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 for the spirit of all things WAT-related. 


 I 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!

Karen Loftus

(Also known as Lofty)

WAT's Adventuress in Chief





We are kicking off Women's History Month right this March with a WAT POP-UP.  Women's Adventure Travels has partnered with the Lancaster, PA, Girls on the Run chapter for a fun-raising event. We are headed to Virginia's premier wine region for two nights and three days, with R&R on the agenda.

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Immerse yourself in an all-encompassing soul sating Southern African adventure and safari. Buy or borrow the best camera around and prepare for 24 hours of epic game viewing where the big five abound day into night!

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Awaken your inner adventurer and global goddess while on this exclusive 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.

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 Many 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 lifestyle writer with a sense of humor, a wicked sense of adventure, and an insatiable appetite for off-the-beaten-path endeavors. 


As an award-winning playwright and international comedian, Karen hit her international stride twenty years ago. She entertained US troops and audiences at clubs, colleges, and corporate events, as well as at theaters and comedy festivals worldwide.

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 traveled to seven continents and 70+ countries 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 is a true professional passionate about travel, women's empowerment, and hilarious, heart-wrenching storytelling.


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We at WAT/Women's Adventure Travels 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're fun!


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.

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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!



At Women’s Adventure Travels, we're on a mission 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 influence in each market. We believe in women and the transformative power of travel.  We believe that everyone has a story to tell. We believe in a deep dive into the local communities. 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. We believe in big belly laughs, unbridled joy, happiness in its many forms and that you can never laugh too loud or too long.

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WAT Weekenders are the shorter getaways, perfect for anyone
looking for a quick, skinny dip of a trip!
Not sure if a group trip, all-women, or even if WAT is for you, then this is a chance to test the waters. Dip your toe into our pool. After this, we are sure you will DIVE DEEP into all that WAT has to offer. 


This is where it all started with WAT. Our classic all-women pre-scheduled trips have a fierce feminine thread woven throughout. Destinations include South Africa, Botswana, Norway, Antarctica, and more. The three tenets of the WAT  company are prevalent on all WAT trips, with a focus on Community, Empowerment, and Story.

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 We can curate exceptional private travel for you and your crew as we tailor trips of all shapes and sizes for personal or professional groups. Where you want to go, and whoever you want to go with, we can bring our many relationships and colleagues to your table to ensure you experience a trip like no other.


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