Questions About Travel

We want to be sure you have your questions answered and your concerns addressed before you travel with us. Please let us know if you have other questions we have not listed.

I’ve never skied, canoed, rafted, etc. before. Should I register for a trip which has these activities?

By all means! Our adventures are designed to accommodate beginners as well as more experienced travelers. Instruction is provided for women new to an activity. Our goal is to introduce you to a new sport or recreation which you can pursue after your travels with us.You may challenge yourself on our adventures and discover you can do more than you thought. We design vacations not Olympic events so relax and try out something new!

Where will we be sleeping?

We stay in local hotels, bed&breakfasts, lodges, inns, sailboats and under the stars. Accommodations are typically double occupancy.

What will the food be like?

We eat local foods which can be simple nutritious meals or gourmet feasts. Whenever possible we cater to special dietary needs.

What is included in the cost?

We try to simplify your vacation by including all foreseeable costs you would typically incur on a trip, in the price we charge. There will be no ‘surprise’ costs or additional charges during your travels with us. You won’t be left on your own to find restaurants in a strange city, or wonder who and how much to tip along the way.

The cost of each adventure includes ALL meals, lodging, described activities, pre-trip preparation information, a full time escort/guide, tips & gratuities. On international adventures (and some domestic) airport transfers are also included. Alcoholic beverages and airport taxes are not included. Laughs are on the house.

What if I come on my own?

Most of the women who travel with us come on their own. We assume that participants are coming by themselves and match them up with a roommate, when/if we change accommodations, we change roommates. Our participants think it’s a fun way to do it. If you are traveling with a friend, you can request to share a room. You will only be charged a single supplement if you request a private room.

Who are the guides?

Our guides are women with outdoor leadership skills, first aid training, patience & senses of humor. They are teachers, naturalists, sailors, mothers, grandmothers, ski instructors, raft guides and story tellers. They love to travel and enjoy being in the outdoors.We use women guides whenever possible, which is most of the time. Debbie Jacobs, the founder of Explorations in Travel, has been organizing and leading women’s travel adventures for over 20 years. She can hardly believe it’s been that long!

What types of women travel with you?

Participants on our adventures are diverse. Some are married, divorced, widowed, single, mothers, grandmothers, retired, or working. Most women come on a trip by themselves, and many return to travel with us again. They come from all over the country and many do not have experience in the activities we offer them.

How fit do I need to be?

It depends on the trip you choose. All of our itineraries include some sort of physical activity. We go out of our way to accommodate women of different abilities and encourage everyone to do some pre-conditioning before their trip. Most women can do more than they think they can in the out of doors. We want to provide you with the opportunity to discover your strengths. Please speak with us if you have questions about any specific activities.

What if I arrive a day early for a trip or want to stay a day later?

We will assist you in making arrangements for accommodations before or after a trip.

When should I book my flight?

We will provide you with information regarding the time the group will be met at the airport or at our first hotel. You should make arrangements to arrive before or at this time. Be sure to check with us before making any final flight arrangements.

What if I need to cancel?

Our policy regarding cancellations are detailed in our Terms & Conditions.

Comments or questions are welcome.

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