FLOCK TO­GETHER

Women-only travel com­pa­nies are tak­ing off.

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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.

MIL­LIE TRAV­ELLERS IN JOR­DAN / DES VOYAGEUSES DE MIL­LIE EN JORDANIE

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