Women-only travel companies are taking off.
Where Off the southern coast of Finland, in the Baltic Sea, there’s a private 7.8-acre landmass called SuperShe Island. Dotted with Scandi-style cabins and a Finnish sauna, it’s the brainchild of Kristina Roth, who created female networking community SuperShe in 2016. Here, up to 16 women (plus an all-female staff of eight) go for weeklong stays to hike, kayak, take cooking classes and meet fellow creative and professional women from all around the world. Why “In this natural location, women feel relaxed and free – I’ve seen them open up about career, divorce, cancer,” Roth says. “The connections are immediately deeper in a femaleonly setting.” Where else Washington, D.C., company Wild Terrains takes a max of 12 women through Mexico City, including a tour of female-run food stalls and restaurants. Toronto-based Millie, which launched in September, offers 10-day trips to Jordan. Once there, groups of 8 to 12 learn woodworking with local artisans through NGO Turquoise Mountain and are hosted at dinners by Jordanian women, like Suzanne Afanah, the country’s former Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, and filmmaker Ghada Saba.