This post originally appeared on Inspirer.
Traveling is an incredible way to broaden your horizons. Visiting new places and interacting with people different than yourself provides an opportunity to challenge preconceived notions and truly become a global citizen.
Ready for your next adventure but overwhelmed at the thought of planning everything? Check out these companies aimed at helping women see the world.
Perfect for those looking for an active and outdoor vacation, Adventures in Good Company offers well organized trips for women of all ages. Whether you want to try your first solo trip or are looking for a fun trip with your best friend, there is no shortage of options. Current adventures include kayaking and paddle boarding in Belize, hiking in Portugal, llama trekking in Utah, and many more.
If you’re young and on a budget, a Contiki tour is for you. Specializing in travel around the world for 18-35 year-olds, Contiki offers last minute deals and early booking discounts to help make your adventure more affordable. Their Penny Pincher category even offers trips under $1,000! Some of the budget trips include Oktoberfest, London, and Amsterdam. The most popular tours seem to be Island Hopping in Greece and their Asian Adventure.
With a tagline of “Ready to be bold?,” Wanderlust and Lipstick challenges women to get outside of their comfort zone. The site’s founder, Beth Whitman, has traveled for over 30 years and now uses her experience to help other women become empowered to do the same. Wander Tours are offered in exotic locations around the globe. With a choice between all female tours or small co-ed groups, your experience is up to you. Trips to Africa, Thailand and Laos, and North India are all scheduled for the coming months.
Years of experience leading small group tours have made Intrepid into a well run organization with great trip guides. They take safety very seriously which is important when traveling especially in less frequented areas. Recommended for inexpensive and small group travel, Intrepid offers adventures and experiences off the beaten path. Whether you want to check out Croatia from a cruise, visit Cuba, or even make the trek to Antartica, Intrepid has it all.