Susan Eckert, the vibrant founder and spirit behind AdventureWomen passed away early this week peacefully, in her beloved home, surrounded by loved ones.
She loved staking out new territory – from venturing to unexplored destinations while with the Peace Corps, to eventually devoting her life to sharing her love of travel with other women, beginning way back in 1982.
In honor of all Susan gave, to all of us, collectively and individually, a Tribute page has been set up to anyone who wishes to share stories and remembrances of this force of nature and incredible woman.
Susan was also a collector — of life experiences, of new places, of relationships, of laughter, and love. She had intersecting circles of friends which stretched across continents, decades, and experiences. And she didn’t believe in doing something unless it was fun. After all, she would say, “What’s the point?!”
Susan truly lived according to the saying she ended every email with, “Life isn’t measured in how many breaths you take, but in the moments that take your breath away.“
Susan Eckert – Founded Adventure Women in 1982 and formed one of the most enduring of Women’s tour companies. Susan has decided to step away from the day-to-day operations, and enjoy some free time, here she writes about that process… I have been so fortunate to have created a job in which I’ve lived my travel […]
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While more tour companies are offering trips to Cuba since the easing of US tourism restrictions to the country, AdventureWomen is the first to offer a Cuba trip just for women. The company, which specializes in group adventures for women older than 30 traveling solo, will offer two tours in 2016 to the country — […]