Women’s Adventures

Ready for a weeklong slumber party in an exotic locale?

Economical, authentic, and adventurous, these are not ordinary tour groups.  Each one is a small group of fascinating women who share a house and dig deep into local culture together.

Join Lauren, the founder of IndieTravel.guru, for an unforgettable adventure.

Two More Trips in 2019

May/June 2019:  Women’s Adventure in Bali & Indonesia

  • Tour the Sultan’s Palace
  • Visit Buddhist and Hindu temples
  • Learn about local arts,  foods, dance, and rituals
  • Walk through the Monkey Forest
  • Climb a volcano
  • Optional: Travel to Borneo to observe the orangutans and sleep on a riverboat

July/August 2019:  Women’s adventure in Florence, Italy

  • See Michelangelo’s David
  • Visit a local winery
  • Learn to make handcrafted pasta and other delicious dishes from an Italian chef
  • Go hiking in the Cinque Terre villages

Coming in 2020

Southern Spain & Morocco

plus EITHER Peru OR Cambodia (stay tuned!)

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A Fabulous Adventure

A fabulous vacation and adventure through the small neighborhoods all the way to the top of Machu Picchu Read more “A Fabulous Adventure”

Amber Price

I don’t see how anyone could provide a better experience

Lauren, our host, was a charming ambassador for Morocco; I don’t see how anyone could provide a better experience than she did for our group consisting of eight strangers (soon to become friends).

Thank you, Lauren, for planning such a wonderful trip and sharing so many fabulous experiences. Looking forward to your future retreats. Read more “I don’t see how anyone could provide a better experience”

Melody McGowan

Refreshed and recharged for life

Never in a million years did I think I would have the experience I had in Peru. Thank you, Lauren! Read more “Refreshed and recharged for life”

Jessica Gunneson

A well-rounded immersion in culture

Lauren was a fantastic host —wonderful, full of life, giving, trustworthy and a ton of fun! Even though the stay was only a week long, we got such a beautiful, well-rounded immersion in the culture…

What this is not: your standard trip. We saved money along the way and got a fantastic cultural voyage. I can wholeheartedly recommend this experience and I will most definitely be joining Lauren again in the near future. Read more “A well-rounded immersion in culture”

Gabriella Gaita

Signing up for another trip!

Small group of great women, rented house, and creative tour leader who helped us see parts of Peru that tourists normally don’t get to see. Read more “Signing up for another trip!”

Lynda Latifa Wilkinson

Safe, comfortable, and fun!

Lauren made me feel comfortable and safe traveling to a part of the world I had never been to previously.  The personal experiences she shares regarding being a smart traveler and her cultural knowledge are valuable.

She is friendly, a good problem solver, respectful of personal space/time, and fun. I would definitely travel with her again. Read more “Safe, comfortable, and fun!”

Jen Draco

"Lauren is a traveler--the real deal--the kind that lives out of a backpack. She's been all over the world.

Lauren is a complete badass. She's stayed in the mountains where it was so cold, her hair froze. She's slept under mosquito netting in Indonesia to keep from being devoured by mosquitos the likes of which we've never seen. She's ridden camels and burros. I believe she's even ridden on a rickshaw. She's shared lodging with scorpions. She's had many adventures.

Lauren now arranges group experiences for women who want to travel and experience local culture. These are not trips where you stay in a 4 star motel and visit the tourist attractions. You go to the places where people live. You may go to local festivals. You may go to museums. You may take cooking classes and learn to cook the local food. You may visit beautiful bazaars and museums. You may go on hikes. You may watch exotic bellydancers or listen to musicians.

~ Diana Kay

Past Trips

June 201: Women's Adventure in Morocco

January 2019: Women's Adventure in Peru