Women’s Adventure Tours

Women-only travel groups

My women-only travel groups are a little different from the usual — smaller, more intimate, sometimes a little rough around the edges. We’re not just looking at the world, we’re squishing it between our toes.

* Nonbinary and women-identifying people welcome!


These canceled trips from 2020 will be offered again in the future, but no dates will be set until there is progress in the fight against COVID-19.

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Women’s Adventure in Istanbul

  • Walk through the Topkapi Palace
  • Marvel at the Blue Mosque and Aya Sofia
  • Lounge in a luxurious hammam bath
  • Try a Turkish bellydance class
  • Learn to cook mouthwatering Turkish treats
  • Sail the Bosphorus river, with Europe on one bank and Asia on the other
  • Optional visit to Cappadocia.
  • Small, women-only travel groups
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Women’s Adventure in Athens

  • Walk through the Acropolis and Parthenon
  • Marvel at the Temple of Zeus
  • Try out Greek folk dancing
  • Taste all the delicious flavors of Greece
  • Travel to the Oracle at Delphi
  • Small, women-only travel groups
  • Optional island-hopping add-on will include Mykonos, Santorini, and more.

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Granada, Spain (with Morocco add-on)

  • The breathtaking Alhambra Palace
  • Tapas Tour
  • Flamenco Performance
  • The Moorish neighborhood
  • Luxurious Hammam baths
  • Flamenco class
  • Hiking in the mountain villages
  • Snorkeling in the sea
  • Small, women-only travel groups
  • Optional trip to Morocco!

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Building Your Next Act in Peru

A workshop for women in transition, in the life-changing Sacred Valley

Dr. Deborah Ballard-Reisch of Propel Consulting and I will be hosting a 10-day transformative workshop for women in the beautiful Sacred Valley, Peru. Join us for yoga, workshops, ceremonies, hikes in nature, and Machu Picchu! Meanwhile, through individual, group, and one-on-one work this workshop will allow you to think expansively about your future, identify your desires, and plan your next move.

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Sacred Valley Peru and Machu Picchu

  • Hiking among Incan ruins
  • Llamas, weavers, and markets
  • Walking in the sky at Machu Picchu
  • Optional Andean homestay
  • Small, women-only travel groups
  • Andean ceremony to honor the Earth Mother

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A well-rounded immersion in culture

Lauren was a fantastic host —wonderful, full of life, giving, trustworthy and a ton of fun! Even though the stay was only a week long, we got such a beautiful, well-rounded immersion in the culture…

What this is not: your standard trip. We saved money along the way and got a fantastic cultural voyage. I can wholeheartedly recommend this experience and I will most definitely be joining Lauren again in the near future. Read more “A well-rounded immersion in culture”

Gabriella Gaita

Refreshed and recharged for life

Never in a million years did I think I would have the experience I had in Peru. Thank you, Lauren! Read more “Refreshed and recharged for life”

Jessica Gunneson

A Fabulous Adventure

A fabulous vacation and adventure through the small neighborhoods all the way to the top of Machu Picchu Read more “A Fabulous Adventure”

Amber Price

Safe, comfortable, and fun!

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Lauren made me feel comfortable and safe traveling to a part of the world I had never been to previously.  The personal experiences she shares regarding being a smart traveler and her cultural knowledge are valuable.

She is friendly, a good problem solver, respectful of personal space/time, and fun. I would definitely travel with her again. Read more “Safe, comfortable, and fun!”

Jen Draco

Signing up for another trip!

Small group of great women, rented house, and creative tour leader who helped us see parts of Peru that tourists normally don’t get to see. Read more “Signing up for another trip!”

Lynda Latifa Wilkinson

I don’t see how anyone could provide a better experience

Lauren, our host, was a charming ambassador for Morocco; I don’t see how anyone could provide a better experience than she did for our group consisting of eight strangers (soon to become friends).

Thank you, Lauren, for planning such a wonderful trip and sharing so many fabulous experiences. Looking forward to your future retreats. Read more “I don’t see how anyone could provide a better experience”

Melody McGowan

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Women Only Travel Groups are a trend

Apparently this kind of travel is a hot trend. Who knew? I hope they're here to stay because these trips are a BLAST!

Why are women-only travel groups popular?

Because there's shared communal living space. In a same-gender group, women can walk around in a towel, take off their bras, or speaking openly about our lives. Doing those things in front of other womens' husbands is very unwelcome.

Solo women travelers don't like to be a 5th wheel with a group of couples or spend their vacation fending off advances from a single male traveler, either.

What ages enjoy these trips? Are they good for women over 50?

The majority of my guests have been between the ages of 40-70. I've had some fierce senior women on these trips! My youngest guests have been around 30, and everyone enjoyed the opportunity to interact across generations.

What if I want to bring my husband?

Some of my guests organize private groups and hire me to lead them, just so they can include men in the group. I'm happy to do that for you! If it's a group of 8 or more, the price is the same — if you have a smaller group or want to make changes to the itinerary, email me and we'll work out a price together.

How do you decide who is a "woman" when gender is a continuum?

Such a great question! I do not decide. I let my guests decide for themselves what gender they identify as. Nonbinary people are welcome if they feel drawn to a women-only environment.

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