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Unwind in Paradise: Your Warm Getaway Options

Published 4 months ago • 5 min read

Dear JourneyWoman,

Whether you're after some serious relaxation, adventure, or a perfect mix of both, we've got you covered. Picture yourself unwinding under the sun, enjoying local cuisine, and getting immersed in a new culture. For those in northern climates, a warm getaway might be just what you need to revive your sense of discovery and curiosity!

This month, we're offering selected articles from our Women's Guide to Mexico and the Caribbean with tips on how to plan your dream warm getaway trip, complete with firsthand insights from JourneyWoman writers and tour operators from our Women's Travel Directory. Several of these companies are also offering special, women-friendly tours for 2024. See the bottom of this email for more information.

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Our Women's Travel Directory has hundreds of women-friendly tours, retreats, small ships and safe places to stay. We invite you to consider women-friendly companies like Travels with Talek, Conservation Volunteers International Program, Joyride Charters, Adventures in Good Company and more. Here are some of the special offers for JourneyWoman readers below!


Join Travels with Talek on this tour specifically designed for people who want to not only visit Cuba, but to understand it through its people, art, architecture, nature, music and history. This tour runs from December 1 – 11, 2023 and May 15 – 25, 2024. SPECIAL OFFER: Get a $200 discount off the total price of the tour running from December 1 - 11, 2023 only. Hurry, only three spots left. Email to enquire. Read more here.


This 9-day Culture and Kontiki Luxury Cruise adventure with Rebecca Adventure Travel is a cultural Ecuadorian experience featuring luxury accommodations and experiences on the Pacific coast of Ecuador and in the northern region of Otavalo, Ecuador which is well known for its indigenous markets and artisanal handicrafts and textiles. Pricing for two guests is $6030 USD per person and pricing for one guest with a single supplement included in the rate is $8625 USD. All items included / not included are listed in the program. Tours start from December 2023. Multiple dates available. A group rate is available for 5 allotted cabins, 10 guests in total. Read more here.


Bask in the Caribbean weather and vibe while helping to maintain this important cultural and natural landscape with Conservation Volunteers International Program. The beautiful Virgin Islands National Park needs volunteer help for some important conservation projects. Tours start from November 2023. Multiple dates available. Read more here.


Explore the gorgeous British Virgin Islands as they were meant to be explored, by sailboat, and what better way than on a luxury catamaran with Joyride Charters. This tour runs from January 20 - 27, 2024. Read more here.


Treat yourself to an active and adventurous mid-winter reset at a remote eco-lodge in the beautiful archipelago of Bocas del Toro with Adventures in Good Company. Panama is a hidden gem with more bird species than the entire continental USA and miles of pristine protected coastline. This tour runs from February 16, 2024 - February 24, 2024. Read more here.


Glide through tree-lined waterways and relax in thermal pools, sample chocolate made from the world's best cacao and journey back in time with a native Quaker in Old Town Monteverde. Your Costa Rica tour captures the natural highlights of this biodiverse country with Trafalgar Tours. Tours start from November 2023. Multiple dates available. Save up to $382 USD/$529 CAD on selected dates. Read more here.


Join Canyon Calling in Key West, the southernmost point in the US, where you can enjoy beautiful beaches and sunsets, discover local wildlife and immerse yourself in maritime, literary and political history. A casual getaway with much to offer the adventurous. This tour turns from January 22, 2024 - January 26, 2024. Read more here.


Treat yourself to the finer things in life as you sip Copacabana Beach cocktails in Rio, shop the Tango District antique markets in Buenos Aires and unwind at a spa hotel, overlooking the mists of the Iguazú Falls in Argentina with Insight Vacations. Tours start from January 2024. Multiple dates available. Get a 10% discount on selected dates. Read more here.


Looking for an empowering dose of feminine solidarity? Visit Cuba with Cuban Adventures on this all-female tour, run by women for women and with a focus on Cuban women. This tour will give you the opportunity to meet and interact with many of the strong female entrepreneurs and artists that are a source of inspiration, wisdom, and laughter. This tour starts from December 2023. Multiple dates available. Tours start from just $740 USD per person. Read more here.

Check Skyscanner for flight costs before you book. Don’t forget to use incognito mode and consider combining a less-expensive flight with train travel where possible. Our Booking Resources page has recommended services from other women and you can share or search women-friendly accommodations and hospitality services in our new Places to Stay section. You can also find solo travel-friendly accommodation options on Expedia and shop all the things we love when we travel on our Amazon page. We also want to remind you how important it is to purchase travel insurance. Check prices on

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