Wild Terrains - Group Trip, France
Owner: Lauren Bates
About the Business: Wild Terrains began when founder/owner Lauren Bates says she searched for women-only groups but was disappointed by what she found, with all the activity-specific trips focused on yoga, trekking, and surfing. She wanted to travel with other creative women, but also support women who were leading the charge in the local design, art, and food scenes in the places she visited. As there was nothing like that she could find, Wild Terrains was birthed.
What We Love About Them: Wild Terrains helps travelers connect with real women with a variety of talents while getting to know the destination.
The France trip includes cooking classes with a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, visiting vintage shops, embracing the art of flaneur-ing, a feminist walking tour led by an activist, exploring vineyards and gardens, and even cruising the French Riviera, one of the world’s best destinations for sailing, in an elegant yacht.