Fun and Transformational Trips for Women 45+

PLUS: NextTribe Magazine
Because we know you do more than travel!

Welcome to Our Tribe

  • Small group trips led by expert guides our age
  • A community of bold, curious women
  • An edgy magazine for engaged women

Where are we going?

Check out our glowing reviews

Colleen M., California

What I love about the NextTribe trips is that there is so much camaraderie of other women that are like you, and then the fabulous things that the organizers puts together to give you that viewpoint, it’s awesome.

Courtney M., Texas

What I love about NextTribe trips is that you get the experience from an insider’s perspective—someone that has ties to the community and focused on building relationships from the start. I’ve been on a trip with another women’s travel group that dropped a guide in, not personally knowing anything about the locale, traditions, or culture. She was there to make sure you showed up on time, got on the bus, etc. With NextTribe, you feel like you’re having a personalized experience with your best girlfriends.

Donna B., Washington

I didn't know anyone going on the trip but that didn't stop me from signing up. I have learned that some of my life's greatest adventures have come from taking a risk and jumping in feet first. So glad I did with NextTribe! I may not have known anybody at the start, but now I feel like I know everybody.

Vicki T., Texas

I so appreciate the opportunity to interact. travel, network, and just have fun with bright, funny, irreverent, and intelligent women of a certain age.

Bonnie B., Texas

I look forward to all my NextTribe newsletters which are full of interesting articles that speak to me, and answer questions or address topics no one else deals with. I love that it is a “safe space.” All the NextTribers feel like friends I haven’t met yet.

Catherine G., Wisconsin

I appreciate how positive NextTribers are and it keeps me that way too!

Katie R., New Mexico

I just renewed my membership to NextTribe because of the wonderful articles and stories I receive in the newsletters. Next Tribe is a positive resource for gently aging women and continues to make them feel empowered and relevant. Next Tribe is a leader in the area of encouraging women of all ages to follow their dreams and reach out to other women to help them realize their own dreams and goals. Next Tribe is a community of inspirational women and I am proud to be a member.

Susan L., New York

I've found my Tribe of stimulating, searching, fascinating and fun women.

Barbara L., New York

I love the NextTribe sisterhood.

Connie B., Pennsylvania

I love to meet and interact with strong, mature women from across the country as we learn together.

Shirley S., California

I absolutely love NextTribe and the devotion to empowering women with so much information about “aging boldly.” NextTribe gives me hope to look forward to the future and experience life to its fullest and not be afraid to make changes at any age. Thank you for creating this incredible organization. I am so grateful for people like you who make a difference in other people’s lives in a positive and fun way!

Jackie K., Texas

I’ve just started reading through the articles and have found them to be very timely, informative and – age appropriate, all in one place. I like that they are more about life than how to lose weight and/or look younger etc.

Leslie M., Georgia

I always come by myself on NextTribe trips because I like to meet super fun and interesting women. We're always doing fun and interesting things in great cities that you couldn't do on your own because you wouldn't know the people or places or the insiders.

Teresa S., Kentucky

NextTribe fills the need I have to travel with older interesting women who are curious about the world and want to share the journey.

Bridget M., Indiana

This is my sixth trip with NextTribe, and every one of them have been awesome. Everything they promise, they deliver, and then some.

Carol H., Wasshington

I can count on your timely and well written commentary on major events affecting us boldest women. Whether it’s the death of one of our icons or reactions to Barbie, I count on you for quotable quotes from name brand authors like Michele Willens and Leslie Bennetts.

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This is how we roll

We believe in letting our hair down, and the best way to do that is with other women our age. On every trip, bonding is quick and deep as we come together with like-minded adventurers away from home.

With NextTribe’s connections, you’ll see places and meet people you couldn’t on your own. And your guide is always a friendly, worldly woman our age with local knowledge and ties.

NextTribe magazine

Women who travel with us are engaged and curious–about all sorts of things. Our articles by professional writers feed the mind and soul.


Amazon River

Traveling the Amazon River: One Writer’s Life & Death Journey

June 13, 2024

Deep in Peru’s rainforest, Nina Burleigh confronts alligators and anacondas and something even more terrifying: her own mortality.  

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best things to do in Cuba

Best Things to Do in Cuba: Discovering Its Beauty, Culture, and Heart

June 12, 2024

Close to home but so very different, Cuba is the perfect place for adventurous spirits to explore fabulous cities, landscapes, traditions, and food – while giving back to the incredibly warm people

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empty nest downsizing

My “Hunger Games” Approach to Decluttering An Almost Empty Nest

June 11, 2024

As downsizing looms, Abby Alten Schwartz decides she’s done with domestic concerns and embraces a “be lazy” path to streamlining her home life.

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Your Main Squeeze
online dating tips for women over 50

Online Dating After 50: The New Lingo and the New Rules

June 10, 2024

What’s an FLR? ONS? It’s a whole new world out there on dating apps. Hear stories – and smart strategies – from our expert in the trenches.

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Beauty Body Travel
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Thai Massage in an Overseas Prison? Yup, This Writer Tried It

June 6, 2024

In Thailand, Anne Bayin went spa-hopping and discovered that feeling good could actually do good.

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Sally and her dog Moe cuddling

Who Knew Adopting a Dog Would Feel Like Online Dating?

June 5, 2024

For Sally Edelstein, finding her furbaby was a fraught process, with her age becoming a liability. Here's how she cleared all the many hoops.

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Woman traveling solo

The Secret Joys of Spouse-Free Journeys

June 4, 2024

Does you partner make you feel guilty or good about traveling without him? No matter, more women are finding that solo travel is healthy and extra fun.

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Making New Friends After a Big Move at Midlife

June 3, 2024

The search for friends in the suburbs had surprising results for this city girl. Who knew that an undiscovered passion could lead to a new circle of pals?

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carryon bags

The Best Carry-On Bag? Our Founder’s Surprising Pick

May 30, 2024

In her search for a new carry-on case to replace her well-worn bag, Jeannie Ralston test-drove several brands and found a new favorite she never expected to like.

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Would Meditation Steal My Mojo? A Fresh Look at the Practice of Doing “Nothing” 

May 29, 2024

A type-A person who’s flunked out of meditation before (who can sit still like that, anyway?) gives it one more shot and gets a major surprise. 

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Mind Personal Development Travel

While the Rest of the World Vacations: Finding Joy When Your Travel Budget Is Zero

May 28, 2024

Paris, Iceland, the beach: While her friends went on fabulous vacations, Christine Grillo stayed thrifty—and stayed home. Here, the delight she found with her no-travel getaway.

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Retirement Retirement
Susanne Routh on a nursery tour

“Yup, I Moved into an Active Living Community”

May 27, 2024

Ever wondered what it’s like to move into a 55+ community? Learn the truth from one bold woman (and her husband) who made the leap – and never looked back

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Connection Family
family estrangement

Family Estrangement Sucks: Why This Sister No Longer Speaks to Her Brothers

May 23, 2024

Adele Francis doesn't speak to two of her siblings. Here, she shares the sad truth about how her once-happy family unraveled.

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Arts & Culture
Rolling Stones on tour

The Rolling Stones on Tour: “Why I’m a Forever Fan”

May 22, 2024

From her teens till today, Nina Malkin has been faithful to the bad lads from London. So how does she feel about the geriatric rockers’ current tour?

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environmental activists

Combating Climate Change: How Older Women Are Rewriting the Rules

May 21, 2024

Leave it to a group of determined female activists in their 70s to win a ground-breaking legal case. Their age, gender and shared experience made the difference. 

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Read about our past trips

We write stories about our past trips so you can get a sense of who we are, who you’ll meet and why NextTribe scratches your wanderlust itch.
day of the dead tour
May 24, 2024

Bold Women Rock “Day of the Dead” Trip

A trip to Mexico during its loveliest, liveliest festival brought Mary Lou Mazarra closer to her lost loved ones and the women traveling with her.

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May 24, 2024

Marfa and Big Bend: Savoring Art, Nature, and New Friends in West Texas

How a group of intrepid women discovered beauty and adventure – and major bonding – in west Texas 

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Troncones Mexico
May 24, 2024

A Mexican Beach Retreat: How A Dozen Strangers Became Fast Friends

They headed to the beach for some inner work and major fun…but these intrepid women found that sharing and support truly sealed their connection  

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Our partners

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Member benefits

Be the first to hear about new trips. Get discounts on travel and virtual workshops and events. Receive best rooms and upgrades as they come available. Connect with other members based on location or interests through TribeSocial. Plus, receive a members-only newsletter with all the important updates.

In her own words

I don't make a ton of new friends at midlife but I made a lot on my first NextTribe trip. The success of that trip encouraged me to sign up for more. Basically I would go on any NextTribe trip if my schedule and funds allow.

Lucie Frost

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Frequently asked questions

What’s NextTribe all about?

For most of history, women past child-bearing years were basically put out to pasture. This was happening even in our mothers’ time. We call bullshit on that. We believe we are at a peak in so many ways and are devoted to helping women our age live the richest, most kick-ass lives possible.

We do that by informing, promoting and connecting women–through our magazine, through our member community and through the transformative experiences of travel.

What’s different about your trips?
We curate trips specifically for curious, engaged women over 45. You’re pretty well assured that your fellow travelers will be a lot like you–since you’ve all responded to the idea of “aging boldly.” That means built-in compatibility in your small group, including the woman who is leading the adventure. In addition to specializing in group travel for people who don’t normally like group travel, we also pride ourselves on creating experiences that allow you to interact with local women or get deeper into the culture than you would if you planned the trip yourself.
Where do you go?

We have a wide range of weekend jaunts here in the U.S. for those who want a quick getaway. We also love taking women to Mexico, where founder Jeannie Ralston used to live. We’re always talking about pushing boundaries, and we’re doing that in the geographic sense too.

For those with more time, we offer trips all over Europe, to India, Vietnam, Peru (for a hike on the inca Trail to Machu Picchu). Soon, our travelers will be getting passport stamps in even more countries on six continents. Be saving those frequent flier miles!

What is the price range of your trips?

We are committed to providing what we call “affordable-luxury” travel. Don’t expect
the Four Seasons, but who wants to stay in a gilded bubble anyhow? We always look for good value and offer wonderful hotels and memorable experiences that won’t break the bank and will get you closer to how locals live.

Our prices depend on the length of the trip and the destination. We offer domestic trips for under $2,000 for a shared room, which we encourage. If you don’t have a roommate we will match you with someone. Sometimes this has resulted in lasting friendships with new travel buddies.

Some of our longer trips–two weeks in India or Vietnam, for example–will cost between
$4,800 and $6,000. Every so often, we offer special trips, such as a two-week safari in Africa to see gorillas, chimps and other wildlife, that range up to $10,000.

Why would I want to become a member of NextTribe?

First, if you’re a traveler, this is pretty much a no-brainer. Your annual membership fee is more than covered by a $100 member discount on all our trips. Plus, there are other important benefits, such as hearing about new trips before they’re released to the public and getting room upgrades if they’re available.

You also get the chance to connect to a community of women on our own social network called TribeSocial. A world of potential new friends awaits in person, and through our online community, where you can connect with other women in your area and beyond.

What type of articles do you publish in NextTribe?

Because every woman we’ve ever met is multi-layered, NextTribe is as well. That means we touch on topics from travel, (natch), to hot flashes (ugh), to ageism (boo), to beauty and fashion (ooo la la!), to your main squeeze (wink, wink), to the triumphs of extraordinary women our age–and even those whose achievements were ignored in the past (yay!). Our editorial mission is to inform and inspire with a healthy dose of irreverence.

What do you mean by transformational travel?
NextTribe is a part of the transformational travel community. We recognize that travelers, especially post-pandemic, are looking for more than just date and destination. They can shop for that anywhere online. Our community honors the intention behind a traveler’s investment in a trip. Our travelers want to have fun (we do too!) and to travel with a sense of purpose and belonging. That’s why we go to great lengths to provide ways for women to self-select by reading the articles in our magazine and the content of our website. If you like what you see, you’re likely to be a NextTribe traveler, and we look forward to seeing you on a trip soon!

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We are women 45+ dedicated to finding awe and joy in the world, connecting to like-minded women, and expanding our horizons.

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