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.

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Travel
Ireland Sisters

Adventures in Ireland: Wild Times When Three Sisters Hit the Road

July 18, 2024

When NextTribe’s founder takes her sisters along to scout locations for a trip to Ireland – well, things get a little crazy (in a good way)

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Arts & Culture

The Movie Thelma: We Love Its 94-Year-Old Star!

July 17, 2024

When a granny gets duped by scammers, she sets out to get revenge in this hilarious new film starring 94-year-old June Squibb

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Hidden Travel

Would You Travel Alone? Why One Woman Loves It

July 16, 2024

Flying solo isn't for everyone. But Sarah Gold tells us why she finds it exhilarating—and offers tips on how to do it right.

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Arts & Culture Your Main Squeeze
Jill and Joe Biden

Jill Biden’s Job: Has Our First Lady Become a Caretaker?

July 15, 2024

Many wives become caretakers as couples age. But does that mean we're ready for a First Lady to take on that role?

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Ready for a Midlife Reinvention? This Woman Will Show You How 

July 11, 2024

Helping women reinvent in midlife is Lesley Seymour’s mission. Here, she shares the key steps for staying creative and connected in your second act.

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Travel
Snoring

When Your Travel Roommate Snores: Smart Solutions

July 10, 2024

Uh-oh, your roomie on your trip of a lifetime sounds like a freight train at night. What to do? Try these strategies to deal with the snoring (and help you too if you are the noisemaker)

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Travel
Woman cooking a meal

Woman Eat World: Food Tips Learned While Traveling

July 9, 2024

Among the best travel discoveries are delicious food hacks: a new spice or snack, say. Here, women share the ideas that were so good, they brought them back home 

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Connection Friends

Friendship Lost and Found: Reuniting After a Falling Out

July 8, 2024

Some broken friendships can be back together years later. Sherry Amatenstein reports on the special value of reconnection.

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Travel

The Best Things to Do in Morocco: From Souks to the Sahara

July 4, 2024

Bustling markets, legendary landscapes, camels, and connecting with a culture so very different from yours: It all awaits at this wonderful and welcoming North African nation. Navigate it with this advice.

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Second Thoughts About a Second Home: A Real Estate Love Story

July 3, 2024

Deborah Baldwin and her husband rent a house near their daughter's—their first second home ever. They thrived in two cities. At first. Here’s what happened.

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Personal Development
Woman learning to drive

Relearning to Drive: Finding the Courage to Cruise Again at Midlife

July 2, 2024

After a bad introduction to motor vehicle operation, Edie Larkin had to get in gear again when she moved to the suburbs. Here’s how she did it.

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Connection Travel Your Main Squeeze

How to Travel with a Husband: A Love Lesson from Japan

July 1, 2024

They had different travel styles that sometimes threatened the joy of vacationing together, but on a trip across the globe Valerie Frankel and her husband found new ways to relate.

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Your Main Squeeze

Should She Honor Her Marriage Vows? One Woman’s Shocking Story

June 27, 2024

Rachel Michelberg’s marriage was in trouble. And then her husband became disabled in an awful accident. How she made her “do I stay or go?” decision

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Travel

What This Mom Learned on a 10-Day Road Trip With Her Adult Daughter

June 26, 2024

Sometimes together time in a car can pull you closer than any five-star resort, as this mother found out when traveling with her recent college grad 

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Body Health
woman on a juice cleanse

Here’s to Your Health: A Liver Cleanse Diet That Does You Good

June 25, 2024

Imagine cleaning up after a house party...every single day. That's what our liver does for us, and why cleansing it is so essential.

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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

Proud sponsor of Lemonada Media's "Wiser Than Me" podcast with Julie Louis-Dreyfus.

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

Real numbers

2017

Year founded

14

Destinations/year

4.8

Average Trip Rating

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!

For answers to more of your burning questions, click here.

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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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