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

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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February 27, 2024

There's nothing quite like a wholesome Rocky Mountain High, as John Denver told us. Here we offer the best places to find one in Colorado.

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No Namaste Here: Why Yoga Stresses Me Out

February 26, 2024

Warrior one and chair pose may help some stay chill, but all that free time actually leads this brain down rabbit holes that can cause some major freak outs.

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Finding Out You Have ADD at Age 50

February 22, 2024

Amy Keyishian always felt a little different, but it took till midlife to get a label. Here's how to move ahead with a late-in-life ADD diagnosis.

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Secrets and Shame: How I Shook Them Off

February 21, 2024

Think of mistakes that make you feel beyond embarrassed. Now imagine being freed from this dangerous emotion. Amy Ferris shows us how.

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Best Restaurants in Paris: A Guide 40 Years in the Making

February 20, 2024

NextTribe's Paris expert reports on the most memorable places to eat in the City of Light. Dig in!

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Mother–Daughter Nose Piercing: How It Bonded Us and Liberated Me

February 19, 2024

When Nicole Johnson went along for her daughter's nose piercing, something surprising happened. She decided to get one too and re-found a sense of freedom she hadn't felt in a long time.

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Raise Your Hand If You’re a Member of the Honey Hair Club for Women

February 15, 2024

Jeannie Ralston isn't ready to let her gray flag fly. She's joined Katie Couric and a slew of former brunettes who hide their true color under a very specific, easily identifiable hue.

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Painting My Way Out of Grief: A Story of Risk and Recovery

February 14, 2024

On the first day of her watercolor class, Susan Lapinski felt like a total fraud and almost quit. Here she explains how sticking with it transformed her outlook and helped her heal.

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On the Hunt: Best Places to Shop in New York City

February 13, 2024

NextTribe’s fashion editor shops for a living. Here, she shares her secret style sources throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn.

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Love Lost and Found: High School Sweethearts Reunite Years Later

February 12, 2024

Oh, the power of love. Especially first love. This story of reunited high school sweethearts will have you daydreaming about the purity and passion of your own early romance.

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Best Places to Visit in Vietnam

February 8, 2024

In advance of NextTribe's own trip to Vietnam, Janet Siroto reports on why every moment in this sumptuous country feels like a revelation.

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Arts & Culture Mind
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Celebrating Joni Mitchell, Who Has Sung Us through Pain and Onto Joy

February 7, 2024

Over the Grammys weekend, Joni Mitchell was hailed as a musical genius, but it is her raw humanity that makes her legendary.

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Women Who Whiskey: Why The Dark Stuff Is a Drink of Choice

February 5, 2024

The percentage of female whiskey drinkers has more than doubled since the 90s. Here's what women love about this bold breed of booze.

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Living with a Scar: Would You Remove Yours If You Could?

February 2, 2024

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Best Things to Do in Asheville NC

February 1, 2024

When NextTribe founder Jeannie Ralston moved to Asheville, NC, she discovered a rich culture and an ideal destination for a stunning mountain adventure.

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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.
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November 8, 2023

What it Takes to Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

12 NextTribers tested themselves on the most challenging and rewarding route to see one of the Wonders of the World. In 2024, you can too.

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October 4, 2023

In Santa Fe: Discovering Georgia O’Keeffe’s Secret to a Bold Life

On our trip to Santa Fe last month, the artist's spirit permeated our days as we embraced the landscape and people that inspired her.

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August 22, 2023

The Height of Adventure: Climbing a Rocky Mountain

Why did nine NextTribers climb a 14,000-feet mountain in Colorado? Because it was there. Ellesor Holder reports from thin air.

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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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