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Take an Active Winter Adventure Somewhere Out-of-the-Ordinary

Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Are you looking for a fun winter getaway, but want to stay close to home? Discover out-of-the-ordinary destinations right here in the U.S. with these unique, active adventures!

You'll have the chance to explore a handful of less-traveled destinations in the U.S. Discover Florida’s manatees in crystal clear waters, hike across Death Valley’s moonlike valleys in California, paddle down the Rio Grande in Texas, or go dog sledding in Minnesota. These domestic trips are the perfect way to shake up your winter - with some good company included. Itineraries are brimming with exceptional activities, and give you a glimpse of some of the most unexpected treasures in our own, vast country. These domestic destinations make it easy to travel more safely - closer to home, with a small group and ample time outdoors.


Paddling with Manatees

Join Women's Paddling with the Manatees for a truly spectacular active winter vacation. Kayak alongside these gentle giants in Florida’s crystal clear rivers. This paddling adventure is the perfect trip for women looking to explore untouched natural beauty, learn how to kayak, and learn about Florida’s flourishing wildlife. 

When:  January 19 - 22, 2021

Where: Florida


Death Valley Delights

Plan to warm up your winter in Death Valley. Pack your shorts in February? That’s right! A Death Valley hiking tour is the perfect trip for an active way to warm up this winter. Hike across badlands, through canyons, and around an ancient volcano by day, then spend the nights stargazing one of the darkest skies you’ll ever see. 

When: February 11-15, 2021

Where: California


Dog Sledding and Winter Fun

A unique way to get out in an unexpected destination! Immerse yourself in full-winter fun mode with dog sledding, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. Then, relax in an award-winning resort equipped with soothing hot tubs, saunas, and marvelous views of Lake Superior. 

When: February 5 - 10, 2021

Where: Minnesota


Big Bend Exploring and Hiking

Make Big Bend your unexpected winter getaway. Untouched, under-touristed, and a little bit funky, take a trip to Big Bend this winter for a chance to discover Texas’s unexpected natural beauty. Trek into the Chisos Mountains, paddle down the Rio Grande, and marvel at the diverse desert beauty of West Texas. 

When: February 12 - 19, 2021

Where: Texas


We are dedicated to bringing fun, safe adventures to women who want to experience the wonders of the world in good company. Luckily, we can find that close to home.

What unexpected destination will you discover?

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