For 2o years Sandy of Adventure Associates in Washington has been designing and running tours for women, so it was great to hunt her down in my recent trip to Seattle – luckily she was home, as she was having a yard sale. So on this extremely hot day, we headed out to West Seattle to see her. The yard sale was going well – lots of buyers and bargains to be had.
Sandy and her partner Vanessa both work out of home – with two separate businesses – so no commute for them. Established in 1987, Adventure Associates is an ecologically sensitive adventure-based travel company specializing in small-group, international and domestic active travel programs – they do a lot of local programmes – including kayaking and camping tours in the nearby San Juan Islands, but they also lead tours further afield to Peru, Nepal, Africa, and of course New Zealand.
Sandy has not been to NZ yet, but is planning a trip herself soon. Roz and Cynthia of Bushwise women used to guide their NZ trips, and more recently Lyn of Driftwood Dreamers has been the guide.
It is always great to meet people you have been emailing, and see them in the flesh and find out more about their work – so this trip is a great opportunity to do this. They are now on the Women Travel the World website – find them here