Bozeman, MT (PRWEB) March 21, 2005
Susan Eckert, owner and founder of AdventureWomen, Inc., the oldest adventure travel company specializing in trips for active women over 30 years of age, has watched the womenÂs travel market grow and change for more than two decades.
ÂWhen I started AdventureWomen 23 years ago, people used to ask my clients ÂWhatÂs wrong with your marriage?Â when they traveled on a women only adventure with me. Now they ask that same question if a woman does not take at least one separate vacation a year with her girlfriends, sister, or even her mother! Traveling with other women, away from family and home, has become acceptable, desirable, and a rewarding experience,Â says Susan.
The early Â80s niche market for womenÂs adventure travel has transformed to become an explosive trend in todayÂs travel industry. ÂAdventure vacations for women of average age 50 is the fastest growing segment of the travel market,Â says Eckert. And she should know. She has been a pioneer in womenÂs vacations and adventure travel since 1982, catering exclusively to the womenÂs market since she began her business.
Upcoming Adventures. For this summer through fall, AdventureWomen announces its worldwide roster of exciting adventure vacations. Some of the companyÂs most popular active trips take you hiking in Italy and Slovenia (June 24 - July 3, $3,495); SwitzerlandÂs Engadine Valley (August 24 - September 1, $3,295); MontanaÂs Glacier Park (August 6 - 12, $2,295); the National Parks of SW Utah (October 8 - 14, $2,295); and Trekking NepalÂs Himalayas (October 26 - November 11, $5,495 from Los Angeles.)
You can be a ÂCowgirlÂ on the Montana Guest Ranch Adventure, which includes horseback riding, rafting, hiking, fly fishing, and a safari into Yellowstone (July 16 - 22, $2,295), or Horsepack through YellowstoneÂs Backcountry from August 6 - 13, $2,395.
For water sports fun, Whitewater Raft the Grand CanyonÂs Colorado River (July 7 - 14, $2,595); take a luxury Barge Trip through FranceÂs Alsace Lorraine region (June 17 - 24, $2,995); Sail Greece from Athens to Santorini (September 15 - 25, $4,695); or Sea Kayak Baja, Mexico (October 28 - November 3, $2,095 from Los Angeles.)
A multi-activity adventure to Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama combines Caribbean beaches, volcanoes, rainforests, and the Panama CanalÂan exotic nature safari with something for everyone (October 6 - 16, $3,895.)
About AdventureWomen, Inc. Called the ÂGrande DameÂ of womenÂs adventure travel, AdventureWomen trips are carefully researched and designed, combining the best in womenÂs travel destinations with safety and comfort, luxury and adventure. Groups are small, congenial, non-smoking, and rated for all ability levels (Easy, Moderate, and High Energy.) Women are encouraged to follow their passions for action, personal challenge, or simply some well-deserved R & R.
Call 800-804-8686 (406-587-3883) or visit their website at http://www.adventurewomen.com
"Founder Susan Eckert's vacations are the best among those designed for women only - well organized and value packed." - TravelSmart Newsletter January 2004
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