If far-flung, international travel isn't your thing or at least not now or perhaps you're not sure if group travel, let alone all-women travel or travel with WAT for that matter is for you, then we've got the getaway for you. WAT Weekenders may be just the trip ticket.
We pride ourselves on being The Deep Dive Tribe. However, these shorter, more accessible trips (less time, energy and money ;-) provide an excellent way for curious travelers to dip a toe into our travel pool, while still enjoying the unique feminine thread that all of our WAT trips are known for.
These quick dip trips or WAT Weekenders can be anything from glamping in world-famous national parks to exploring some of the coolest big and small cities across the country. They can vary from one to two, three and or as many as four nights away, tops! Consider this the skinny dip on a trip.
If interested, keep an eye on this page as you never know when a new wave of WAT Weekenders trips is going to roll in.
Our Glamp-O-Rama series is all about getting you off the grid, getting you outside and you getting your adventure on wherever that may be. Our initial kick-off of WAT Weekender's Glamp-O-Rama series has us heading to the national parks. We will be setting up camp, literally and figurative right outside of key national parks in the US. Our Glamp-O-Rama goal is to get you off the grid, get you outside and to get you to get your adventure on.
If you are a camper, this is parked right in your wheelhouse. Welcome! If you don't fancy yourself a camper, fear not. This is glamping after all. We got you! You'll get his! We will all have a ball. Take a peek below at our first two offerings. There are other parks and other excursions high on the horizon. So, stay tuned! We'll save you a seat right around the fire!
There are several places and ways to flex your sense of adventure on this quick trip to the Grand Canyon. Get ready for a rustic-chic women-driven adventure right outside one of the world's greatest national parks. Grab your best gal and your longest lens for this trip. It's the best way to kick off a summer of fun!
We thought that Grand Canyon and Yellowstone were the perfect pair to kick off our glamping series and season. They are both great adventures yet very different destinations. Come alone or grab your best gal. You are sure to make new friends over our nightly chats around the fire or hiking, horseback riding and or SUP-ing by day.
Another part of our WAT Weekender is our City Spin series. We are doing small city spins and big city spins all across the country. Below we have an example of both big and small city spins. Lancaster is our first small city, while DC is our big city. There are several other cities that we will be rolling out in the coming month including LA, NY, Seattle, San Francisco, Miami, Vegas, and Chicago among others.
Drop us an email if interested in joining in on any of the above cities. Regardless, be sure to join our mailing list as city spins will be announced first and foremost in our newsletters. The second announcement will be here on the site. After that, we will get all kinds of social about it.
PS, If you live in a city where a city spin takes place, we will be doing a kick-off event in each city to mix visitors with locals alike. Similar to WAT's Far-Flung Adventures, we will have speakers and local women of influence in attendance in each city so you can get a real feel for the lay of the local land and an authentic sense of that feminine thread woven through each city. We cannot wait o see you in the big or small city
Small City Spins
Lancaster has been on several top cities list of late and has been covered by all from NY Times to NY Post, NY Daily News, PBS, Elle, and Forbes, among others. It's no wonder so many New Yorkers have added this as an alternative to the Hamptons and Hudson Valley. Lancaster has a fierce farm to table approach to their pours and plates, a long and storied history of brewing beers and it is a buzzing enclave for art and creativity with Art Galley Row, the historical Fulton Theater and the contemporary Tellus 360 with its booming music scene. There are chic boutique hotels, rooftop bars, vintage shops and plenty of parks to get your hike on. Inquire about dates to get yourself on this trip's list.
Big City Spins
As this is the 100 year anniversary of the women's right to vote, we couldn't think of a better direction to head in than DC. We can get up and close and personal to all things political in this key US city. In DC, we are also privy to some of the world's greatest museums, many of which are free. Top that off with stunning architecture, an outrageous restaurant scene, chic hotels, and a city rich in history. DC is a great getaway for anyone at any time of year. However, in this ever-important year, it's better than ever. So, join us as we raise a glass in honor of ourselves and our right. True to WAT's form, we will meet and mingle with local women of influence.
If any of our existing trips aren't your cup of tea have no fear, we also offer customized travel for groups of all sizes! Custom trips are a great option for a girls getaway, family reunion, destination wedding, honeymoon, wellness weekend, corporate retreat, or business event. Customized travel is available for gals, guys or a mixed group of both and is specifically curated to meet your unique needs and interests.
If you don't want to go with a group, but you like one of WAT's trips and you want to book at another time, we can custom design for you and you only or for you ou and the crew. All of our existing trips listed here with WAT are available for you and your crew to enjoy on your own. We can also work with you to custom design any trip to anywhere you'd like to go. You name the time, place and style. From the adventure-driven activity to the off the beaten path endeavors to culinary explorations, a bit of couture, a swirl of world wines or merely attending global events, be it cinematic, sporty, theatrical or corporate, any and all is possible.
Just let us know what you're looking for. We'll start planning and you can start packing. WAT-ever you want ;-)
We are a member of ATTA (Adventure Travel Trade Association)
Work directly with our Adventuress in Chief, Karen Loftus, to design the trip of your dreams. This is a great option for families, friends, private clubs, corporations and or for personal or professional retreats, events or organizations. We can curate travel just for you, you and your boo and or your whole crew. WAT-ever it is that you want. Let us know.
You can start packing. We will start planning. We will bring the same bespoke sensibilities that you see here on WAT on your trip. Ever since we launched WAT (Women's Adventure Travels), we have had an overwhelming response and interest in Custom Travel. So much so, we're launching another site, Lofty Traveler. (Launching soon!)
Aside from being the Adventuress in Chief of WAT, Karen Loftus is a Travel Advisor with Elite Travel International, powered by Cadence, a VIRTUOSO agency. IATA# 05515171.