HOW ARE WOMEN WHO EXPLORE GETAWAYS DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS?
The number one goal is to introduce you to other kick-ass, adventurous women. It’s all about building tribes! Our second goal is to introduce you to the outdoors. It’s quite the thing to witness, putting a group of women who are passionate about the outdoors in an epic location. We know it’s a cliche thing to say… but it’s where the magic happens.
HOW MANY PEOPLE WILL BE AT THESE EVENTS?
Our group sizes vary, but never exceed more than 20 people. This gives us the chance to really connect with one another and to make sure each individual has the best time possible.
ARE THESE TECH-FREE RETREATS?
Nope! We happen to love social media and sharing what are doing with others. We find it so inspiring! You can choose to be tech-free, but we encourage you to share your experiences digitally if you feel like it!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
It varies from event to event, so you’ll need to look at each getaway for more information. However, we try hard to keep them affordable. This is something we have thought long and hard about! It’s our mission to get as many women experiencing the outdoors as we can! Getaways are inclusive of your lodging, some food and some of the experiences (all getaways list specifically what’s included). You’d be hard-pressed to find another company that offers prices as competitive as we do.
WHAT AGES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THESE EVENTS?
19+ for all events in Canada. 21+ for all events in the USA.
WHAT IF I REALLY DON’T WANT TO DO SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES OR I AM UNABLE TO DO THAT PART OF THE WEEKEND FOR MEDICAL REASONS?
You can still join us on the getaway, the ticket price remains the same. You are not required to join in on all the activities. You do you!
IS THERE A STRICT ITINERARY?
There is an itinerary for each getaway, but we realize everyone has their own needs. When you purchase a getaway, you will join a private Facebook Group to work out all the details. We will help facilitate to the best of our ability!
WHAT IF THE WEATHER DOESN’T COOPERATE?
Let’s be honest, Mother Nature never cooperates. That’s why we love her. Keep an eye on the forecast and pack accordingly. We never let uncooperative weather ruin our fun!
WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?
Due to the nature of the Women Who Explore getaways, we don’t offer refunds. We do, however, offer transfers. You are responsible for finding someone to transfer your ticket to and arranging the exchange of funds for your ticket. If you can no longer make the event, please get in touch to discuss transferring your ticket.
WHAT ARE YOU EXACTLY? ARE YOU A COMMUNITY OR A TRAVEL COMPANY?
The short answer… both… kinda? Women Who Explore is a community of women dedicated to encouraging other women to get into the outdoors. Easy peasy. You can join the community through our various Facebook Groups, whether they be local to you or the wider group. We want to encourage involvement and you can do this in many ways: local meetups, applying to be an Ambassador, submitting photos for our Instagram page, or writing posts for our blog!
As for the travel part… yes, we offer getaways all around North America and beyond. It’s part of our mission, so we offer them at a low cost. Not every getaway is able to meet every budget, but we’re hoping that there’s something for everyone! Everything is planned out for you, but you are not required to adhere to the itinerary. You can check the Getaway FAQ for more info on that!
HOW DO I KNOW IF THERE IS A GROUP NEAR ME?
Take a look at your area under local groups to see if something has already been started and request to join its Facebook Group. If there isn’t one already started… maybe you would like to consider becoming an Ambassador? If so, click HERE.
I’M A PART OF SO MANY FACEBOOK GROUPS, WHY ARE YOURS ANY DIFFERENT?
We believe in both online and in-person relationships! Getting to know each other in the group is a good launching point to meet in person! The Ambassadors for the groups will host monthly gatherings that you are welcome to, and encouraged to participate in. We’re hoping that through these meetups and getting to know each other online, that you’ll create your own local tribe of ladies to explore with.
I AM SUPER SHY AND PREFER TO LURK IN THE GROUP. DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE?
The only person required to go to meetups and be active in the group is the Ambassador. You do you. If you’re a lurker, than lurk away!
I’M PART OF A CERTAIN GROUP BUT AM TRAVELING TO ANOTHER AREA. CAN I JOIN THAT LOCAL GROUP TO SEE WHAT’S GOING ON?
Yes, though the easiest way to get to know what’s going on is checking our calendar of events. This will list all the activities that are happening everywhere. We also have one big ginormous group that is for everyone and not location-specific. We encourage you to join this group HERE and post your questions and travel dates/plans!
I REALLY WANT TO PARTICIPATE IN A MEETUP BUT DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT GEAR OR HAVE NEVER TRIED THAT ACTIVITY. WHAT DO I DO?
Easy answer? Just ask! We have all been there and most of us are still there! None of us started out with the perfect gear and all the experience. We want you to try new things, so reach out to the group and more often than not, you’ll find there are many other ladies in the same boat, or you’ll get a ton of encouragement and offers to loan you gear. Never let the fear of not being good or experienced enough stop you!