Adventure Associates would like to highlight our
dedication to 20 years of travel for women. In the
featured article of this newsletter, read about why
women choose to travel, what it is they want out of
group adventures, and how Adventure Associates
has given women the opportunity for empowerment
through travel since 1987.
Summer escapes are fast approaching! June is Orca
Month in the San Juan Islands...don't miss an
opportunity to sea kayak alongside majestic Orca
Whales this summer. Our Fall international journeys
are also just around the corner - plan ahead for these
once-in-a-lifetime adventures: Bhutan, Copper Canyon, Laos & Cambodia
or any custom designed trip!
Lastly, check out our successful winter trips! The
climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, East Africa was
a great success, followed by a cultural and wildlife
safari to match no other. Our annual Yellowstone Ski
Safari was also fantastic! See the photos and
read the travel blogs below.
Sandy Braun, Director
Alice Tew, Adventure Team
Why Women Travel
"We were sitting around the table, planning our
paddling route for the next 8 days in the Bunsby
Islands, one of Canada's remote wilderness areas off
Vancouver Island, when we were approached by a
gentleman, who, glancing at our charts and gear...
Kayak in June...Orca Whale Month!
In April of 2005, Governer Christine Gregoire
proclaimed the Orca Whale as the Washington state
Marine Mammal. With one more step forward in
educating us about the endangered resident
Orca Whales of Puget Sound, she has now offically
declared June as Orca Awareness Month!
Click here to see the certified
Click here to visit The Whale
Museum in Friday Harbor.
It's not too late to sign up for a
women's or coed 3-day Whale Watch Kayaking
weekend. See the Orca Whales at eye-level
in their natural habitat!
6-Day Kayak Expedition for Women
Learn or improve your sea kayaking and navigation
skills on the lesser-visited isles, the true jewels of the
Pacific Northwest! Paddle to secret coves and
forested inlets where only a kayak can go. All
Women. No experience needed. $859
July 15-20 FULL
6-Day Multi-Sport: Hike, Bike & Sea Kayak for Women
Six sunny days island hopping to experience the
biggest and the best of the San Juan Islands: Paddle
among marine wildlife to hidden beaches and quiet
coves, hike through old-growth forests to summit the
highest mountain in the islands, and bike a full day
along rolling, pastoral hillsides! All Women. No
Experience Needed. $995
Jul 22-27, Jul 29-Aug 3, Aug 5 - 10, Aug 19-24
Laos & Cambodia:
Cultural Immersion and Multi-Sport for Women
Half Full Already!
A once-in-a-lifetime 22-day cultural
immersion on the Mekong through Northern Laos
and the ruins of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Enjoy
kayaking, bicycling, hiking, riverboat tours of stilt-
villages, and jungle treks to hidden temples with
expert bilingual guides.
Oct 28 - Nov 19, 2007
Bhutan: The Dragon Kingdom (Coed)
Half Full Already!
Journey to the "Dragon Kingdom,"
one of the extraordinary countries of the Himalayas.
Learn Bhutan's customs and traditions by visiting
traditional farmhouses adorned with prayer flags,
attending celebration festivals, and hiking Bhutan
through breathtaking bamboo and pine forests!
Oct 23 -
Nov 9, 2007
Copper Canyon: Historical Exploration for Women
Ride the world-famous Chihuahua al Pacifico
railway, enjoy nature walks along the canyon floor,
explore the charming and remote town of Batopilas
and the “Lost Cathedral” of Satevo, all while staying
in rustic lodges of historical Mexican villas!
Oct 26 - Nov 4,
Yellowstone Ski Safari!
The women on the Yellowstone cross-country Ski
Safari encountered wildlife, steaming geysers,
pristine backcountry trails, and enjoyed hot tub soaks
under the stars!