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4 Travel Experiences for Women’s History Month

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Mar 3, 2021
eFlyer Lead

March marks Women’s History Month, and there are a number of ways to celebrate through travel. Here are just a few ideas to honor women in history.

Nantucket
In the 1800s, Nantucket was home to more history-making woman than most other places in the country. To honor some of those inspiring females, each of four new suites at the Jared Coffin House are named after influential women from the area, including Anna Gardner, instrumental in calling an anti-slavery meeting in 1841; and Lucretia Coffin Mott, who participated in the country’s first meeting about women’s rights in 1848. Maria Mitchell was the first professional female astronomer and opened a school in 1835 that was desegregated. Mary Coffin Starbuck brought Quakerism to Nantucket and ran a trading post. Book your stay now for when Jared Coffin House re-opens for the season in April; rates begin at $155 per night.

Napa Valley
Visit Napa Valley partnered with West Wine Tours to offer a Women in Wine Country tasting tour, bringing up to six guests through Napa Valley in a vintage Volkswagen bus. The tour visits three wineries with female winemakers at the helm: St Clair Brown Winery & Brewery; Fantesca Estate & Winery; and Crocker & Starr. Each stop includes a tasting experience, private transportation and lunch.

andBeyond
Tessa Hempson is the marine scientist and program manager behind andBeyond’s Ocean Without Borders project in East Africa. Join Hempson in conservation experiences like fish tagging, and measuring and monitoring reef systems in the Indian Ocean as a guest at andBeyond’s three island lodges in Mozambique and Zanzibar.

Ponant
Florence Kuyper, an expedition leader and naturalist guide on Ponant’s small-ship voyages, spends most of the year in 24-hour daylight, navigating icy waters in the Arctic and Antarctica. Guests can join Kuyper on expeditions exploring Peter I Island and Charcot Island.

Are you celebrating Women’s History Month? How have your travels coincided with or honored women in history and travel? Tell us about it. Email us at [email protected]. Please include your full name and location.

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