The Lady Project is a well-established national movement of connecting and showcasing women - and one that is ready to go international!
It’s with great excitement that we announce our newest endeavor: Lady Project Travels. A collaboration with G Adventures, the world’s largest small-group tour operator, this female-only small group program will showcase various countries, inspire female travelers, and connect us with each other and the world.
We are excited to announce our first exclusive trip will be to Morocco in November 2017! Perfect for women looking for a fast-paced trip, this short but sweet adventure offers up a great combination of Morocco’s must-see highlights and a little free time to explore on your own. Together we can discover the history and rugged natural beauty of mysterious Morocco.
If you’ve ever thought about exploring one of the most unique places in the world, here’s why traveling with the Lady Project may be the best way to do it.
FEMALE GROUP TRAVEL IS TRANSFORMATIVE
The Lady Project has created a welcoming environment of compatible women. From New Member Meet-Ups to the annual Summit, networking and collaborating while engaging in local communities has encouraged women to do remarkable things. Capturing the energy and familiarity of chapter events and applying it to travel could encourage women who may have never traveled before to feel confident enough to get a passport photo taken. Or it could encourage women with well-worn and well-stamped passports to see the world from another angle.
Lady Project Travels is a new way to build even more confidence in women. Learning about other cultures, seeing how women live (and are treated) in other countries, and meeting women from around the country can only serve to create an indelible ripple effect of positive transformation.
SAFETY IN NUMBERS
As a proud feminist who thinks nothing can stop her from conquering the world, I hate to admit that international solo female travel can be a risk. Unknown streets, foreign languages, and strangers with cultural differences can be daunting, even prohibitive when choosing a destination.
That’s one of the many reasons G Adventures provides a local tour guide (or as they call them, a CEO, a “Chief Experience Officer”) throughout the entire tour. They know the lay of the land, the language, and can make suggestions for safe and unique places to explore during free time – like the neighborhood shop that has the best naan, or local vendor that sells the best quality Moroccan lanterns.
This trip is perfect for beginners who want to try something completely new with the comfort of others, and for experienced travelers who prefer to leave all the planning and organizing to us.
SMALL GROUP TRAVEL IS IMMERSIVE
G Adventures has defined and re-defined small group travel for 25 years. Traveling with the Lady Project and G Adventures is the very best way to get up-close and personal with your planet in a way you’d never manage on your own. During your time in Morocco, you’ll be encouraged to step off the beaten path, embrace the unexpected and immerse yourself in the extraordinary.
The world opens up a little more for a small group than it does for a solo traveler or a big-bus tour. Small groups offer more security, access, camaraderie, and affinity with your destination than traveling any other way.
The Lady Project trip to Morocco will have a maximum of 12 passengers, so you’ll get the opportunity to do things like ride a camel out to a Berber Desert Camp in the Sahara and sleep under the stars. Something you didn’t even realize you wanted on your bucket list until you’re experiencing it.
TRAVEL, DONE RIGHT, CAN CHANGE THE WORLD
The main belief of our new partner is that by directing dollars to the correct place, the world can benefit from travel. By focusing on sustainable tourism and engagement with the communities they visit, G Adventures perfectly aligns with Lady Project’s mission. G Adventures even has a non-profit organization Planeterra that has built projects around the world that focus on improving the lives of women.
As a traveler on a G Adventures tour, you will visit some of these projects and see how tourism can be a source for good. During our time in Morocco, we will eat a traditional home-cooked Moroccan meal and learn a bit of Arabic while meeting the local women. In addition to a unique experience, the proceeds from this lunch program help support vocational training for rural women, allowing them to support their families and children.
As women, we have the power to change the world. Now let’s go see it together.
To learn all about the new Lady Project Travels, visit www.ladyproject.org/lptravel
Bethany Hodge grew up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts which instilled a love and appreciation of the benefits of sustainable tourism. After receiving her graduate degree in Intercultural Communication and living in Alicante, Spain, Bethany has worked in product, sales, and marketing within the travel industry for the last nine years. Her vocation has brought her to more than 30 countries, including Israel, Jordan, Colombia and Antarctica. She has a dedication to negotiating her way to equality; a love for puns, her cats, and passport stamps; and is co-captain of The Rolling Stones, a competitive Downtown Providence bocce team.