What the Media is Saying About AdventureWomen!


AdventureWomen has been featured in numerous general interest, travel, and women’s publications, magazine and newspaper articles, and travel books, since the company was launched in 1982.

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Recent coverage includes:

July 15, 2013
Susan Eckert writes “Top 5 Places in the World for Women to Travel Solo”
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May 29, 2013
Newsweek and The Daily Beast
AdventureWomen’s Iceland Horseback Riding adventure is featured in an article “Fjords by Horseback: Saddle Up for the ride of a lifetime through Iceland”
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May 2013
AdventureWomen’s Iceland Horseback Riding adventure is featured in an article “9 Women-Only Trips of a Lifetime”.
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April 11, 2013
National Geographic Traveler
AdventureWomen’s Iceland Horseback Riding adventure was selected as one of Nat Geo Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime”
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March, 2013
AdventureWomen is featured in an article “How Adventure Travel Works”
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January 31, 2013
AdventureWomen is featured in an article AdventureWomen Caters to Female Travelers
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APRIL 13, 2012
The Globe and Mail

AdventureWomen is featured in an article “My homebody husband doesn’t want me to travel alone, but I’m adventurous. What should I do?”
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MARCH 20, 2012

AdventureWomen is featured in an article “Great Girlfriend Getaways” under Adventure Vacations.
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MARCH 13, 2012
Chicago Tribune Travel
In an article titled “Girls only” Great places for women leaving the men behind”, AdventureWomen is mentioned under “Women Only Programs”.
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Women’s Adventure Magazine
AdventureWomen owner and founder, Susan Eckert, is featured in the Q & A section if the magazine discussing her role as a pioneer in Adventure Travel for Women. Yes, we were the first (and still the best!) Adventure Travel company for women over 30.

Peter Greenburg included AdventureWomen in an article about single travlers.

JaxFax Travel Marketing Magazine

AdventureWomen’s BVI aventure aboard the Cuan Law, the worlds largest 3 hull sailboat was featured in an article titled “Gal Pals in the Tropics; Selling Girlfriend Getaways in the Caribbean.
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Ranch and Coast Magazine                                                          
In an article titled “Tips for Traveling Women”AdventureWomen suggested as a resource for small group trips at all ability levels for active women over 30.
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In Alison’s Culinary Travel Blog, AdventureWomen’s Swiss Hiking trip was featured for the activity and the great food.

APRIL 2009
AdventureWomen was mentioned in the “Tips for Femal Travelers” section.

Real Authentic Women (RAW) Magazine
AdventureWomen was highlighted in the Travel and Adventure section of the magazine.

December 2008 The New York Times: Practical Traveler  In an article “One Is No Longer the Loneliest Number,” by Michelle Higgins, AdventureWomen participant Sue Blough talks about traveling solo with AdventureWomen. > Read the article

October 2007 NBC’s TODAY Show  AdventureWomen’s Montana Downhill Ski Clinic was featured on NBC’s TODAY Show in the TODAY’S TRAVEL segment, “Singles getaways: Best places to travel solo.”
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October 2007 Ellen Degeneres Show and AOL  In an online article, “Great Girlfriends’ Getaways,” AdventureWomen’s Montana Downhill Ski Clinic is highlighted as a trip “for those who like to do more than loaf around and get their piña colada on.”

September 2007 Forbes Traveler Online  AdventureWomen and AdventureWomen participants Sandy Carlyon and Camilla Nielsen are interviewed for the online story “Top Adventures for Alpha Females”.
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May 2007 Women’s Day Magazine  In the article “Where the Girls Are: Unusual ideas for women-only vacations,” by Paula Spencer, Susan Eckert is featured: “Ten or 20 years ago, people used to ask my clients, ‘What’s wrong with your marriage?’ when they traveled on women-only adventures,” recalls Susan Eckert, founder of AdventureWomen, a tour company in Bozeman, Montana. “Now it’s seen as a really healthy thing to do.”

AdventureWomen’s Montana Glacier Hiking trip was also featured and Susan was quoted as saying, “Now women traveling together want adventure by day but good wine and a nice bed at night. It’s a softer kind of adventure travel [than when we used to carry our canoes over our heads and pitch tents at night].”

“AdventureWomen was the first organization of its kind in the country, and remains one of the most popular options for women today.” – SmarterTravel.com

“Despite the tumultuous changes in the travel industry as a result of 9/11, AdventureWomen’s customer base remains loyal and the company remains a market leader and innovator in the adventure travel marketplace today.” – from the upcoming book, Prime Time Women

“To get an idea of what AdventureWomen is all about, picture…Thelma & Louise picking up Jane Goodall, phoning the ladies from Fried Green Tomatoes and heading off into the wilderness… no male escorts needed, thank you.” – Web Magazine, “Editor’s Choice” for BEST TRAVEL web site

“Founder Susan Eckert’s vacations are the best among those designed for women only — well organized and value packed.” – TravelSmart Newsletter

Yahoo Finance – Laura Rowley is a journalist and author of the book “Money & Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life.” In addition to writing for Yahoo! Finance, she is the personal finance columnist for Self magazine and an adjunct professor of religious studies at Seton Hall University.

Laura Rowley’s column “Money and Happiness” appears every Friday on Yahoo! Finance. In her March 16 column she mentions AdventureWomen in the context of her story:

“The veteran of the adventure travel business is Susan Eckert, who started running AdventureWomen Inc. in 1982. ‘ I had no competition 25 years ago,’ she says. ‘Now there are 200 to 300 companies doing trips specifically for women.’ This year her company will lead 20 expeditions, from a Bhutan trek in the Himalayas to safaris in Botswana and Zambia to sailing and snorkeling in the British Virgin Islands.”
> See the full article here…

50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America by Marybeth Bond
From exhilarating adventures, relaxing retreats, and luxurious escapes, here are great ideas for women-only trips to celebrate milestones, renew old friendships, and bond with daughters and sisters. AdventureWomen is included many times in this book!

Transitions Abroad Magazine
AdventureWomen’s Zambia Bush Skills trip listed in Best in Travel Class, Trips of a Lifetime.
“We selected those companies we observed to be at the top of their field in the following areas: provide knowledgeable guides who offer excellent interpretation and interactive experiences; manage their business with environmental sensitivity; create culturally respectful trips that provide for cultural exchange; maintain small group size; and create opportunities for authentic interactions, not stated performances.”