When I ran Waihoihoi Lodge as a guest house for traveling women, I found it interesting that although women were on ‘holiday’, it was mostly something more than that. Their time out was framed not only as an escape, but as an opportunity to be open to new experiences, to growing, to encountering new ways of being.
They are in a magic ‘Liminal’ space, where they have left where they had lived, and had not yet arrived at their destination – they were ‘in- between’. It is a time of great potential and power if we choose to grab hold of it, it is a time of danger too – the boundaries that usually protect and enclose us are gone.
Some people want to engage in an intentional spiritual quest, others it is simply the way they travel.
Women Travel the World
It is one of the reasons on my Women Travel the World website, we have a couple of special search categories fo those who want a more intentional ‘retreat’.
- Retreat Accommodation for Women around the world – search by country
- Tours that have a retreat focus – search by date or area
This is a new company I have come across who organise some wonderful tours to challenge and enrich the soul. Search here
While they don’t have women-only trips, they do offer many trips that appeal to women almost exclusively, especially our Eat Pray Love tour – usually there are 80-100% women on each of those trips. Our guides in Bali are both male, and my partner, who is a man, usually co-leads, so there’s still a balance.
- Eat Pray Love in Bali
- Mystical Morocco
- Sacred England
- Esoteric America
- Spirit of Bhutan
Read some of their recent articles:
- The Spiritual Traveler – or how to make it through your trip without killing someone LINK
- The Exhilerating Terrifying Experience of Doing Something New LINK