Julie Paterson takes women where they have not been before…. She has steadily added new destinations to the Venus Adventures adventure trips for women, but her particular passion is northern Africa. She has added Mali as a new destination to the Calendar after her exploration there. Over New Year join Julie on a challenging African adventure to Timbuktu infamous Festival au Desert, the highlight of our journey. This trip is definitely for the more adventurous – African travel is not always convenient and not always as planned – but very real, very different and very rewarding.