What we're about

•Are you a female that loves purpose-driven travel? Do you love international adventures created by women for women!? 
We are Purposeful Nomad and we're about connecting compassionate, adventurous women with incredible communities and experiences around the world. We've dedicated our lives to developing genuine global relationships, discovering off-the-beaten-path destinations and finding ways to have meaningful exchanges with the communities we visit. We're crafting deeper, safer, more ethically responsible travel for women. 

Through Meet-Up we are committed to bring together and foster a community of women here in the greater Portland area. Here, you will find events that 
• connect with local conscious businesses 
• engage in fun hands-on activities 
• promote active and adventurous excursions
• organize fun & free opportunities just to socialize
• partner with individuals and organizations invested in the local community 
Connect further at www.purposefulnomad.com
***Disclaimer: PLEASE READ. Your RSVP on Meetup to any of these international trips or paid events does not solidify your spot on the trip. You MUST follow the instructions and register through our website. Meetup is only a platform where we list our trips. We don't manage any registrations or payments through Meetup nor is the attendance an accurate group count as most of these spots are sold directly through our business.****

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GEORGIA: Undiscovered Majesty

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This is a 14 day journey through the gorgeous landscape of central Georgia. Often overlooked, Georgia has come a long way from its colorful past. The intersection between Europe and Asia, it’s famous for its diverse architecture, amazing cuisine and ancient traditions of wine making. Georgia offers stunning landscapes from the Caucasus Mountains to the black sand beaches of the Black Sea. Truly an emerging hidden gem in Europe.

The trip starts and ends in the capital city of Tbilisi. We will wind our way through the central valleys and mountains visiting wineries, hiking the valleys, seeing the historical sites and tasting the incredible food along the way. Our expert local guides will give us a true window into Georgia’s history and culture.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Tour many of the countries female-owned wineries
  2. Zen out in Georgias famous thermal spas
  3. Learn about Georgian cuisine in a hands on cooking class
  4. Explore mountains, valleys, waterfalls and canyons

DATE: May 21-June 3, 2022
PRICE: $3475 per person

MUST REGISTER AND PAY TO SOLIDIFY YOUR SPOT

INCLUDED: Lodging, private transportation and driver, local guides, most meals where indicated, all excursions listed, entrance fees to parks, community activities, cooking class.

NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, drinks other than water, guide and driver tips.

Click here for full details, itinerary and BOOK THIS TRIP: https://www.purposefulnomad.com/georgia-main

Experiencing true ECUADOR & the GALAPAGOS

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This trip explores the gorgeous central regions of Ecuador. From rich cultural traditions and natural beauty to colorful architecture and incredible cuisine. Relax in the dense canopy jungles of the cloud forest and absorb the stillness of the highland plains. This South American country truly has it all. Boasting almost every type of ecosystem; you can be in the mountains and then the beach in just one day. Ecuador is rich in biodiversity, agriculture, cuisine and landscape. The communities and cultures here are just as varied.

We partner with ethical organizations that are off the beaten path providing the opportunity for meaningful exchange with local communities and farms. Through this epic journey you will experience everything Ecuador has to offer from the different landscapes, the rural communities, the amazing food and all the adventure in between.

There is also an additional Galapagos Island extension available for a week after the trip.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Hike the Crater of Lake Cuicocha, horseback ride through the highlands or tube down a river in the Cloud Forest.
  2. Visit and support local markets
  3. Soak in a luxurious spa above the clouds in the glorious town of Baños.
  4. Learn the bean-to-bar process of chocolate farming in the jungles of Mindo.
  5. Experience a land-based tour of the Galapagos

DATE: June 17th-28th, 2022
PRICE: $3765 per person

MUST REGISTER VIA THE WEBSITE TO SOLIDIFY YOUR SPOT

INCLUDED: Lodging, private transportation and driver, bi-lingial local guides, most meals where indicated, all excursions listed, community activities.

NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, drinks other than water, guide and driver tips, a few meals

Click here for full details, itinerary and BOOK THIS TRIP: https://www.purposefulnomad.com/ecuador-main

INDONESIAN SPIRIT: BALI + FLORES

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13 DAY JOURNEY THAT EXPLORES BALI AND FLORES IN WESTERN INDONESIA

We will uncover a more authentic side of these islands through delving deeper into the history of textiles, cooking traditional foods, connecting with community leaders, witnessing local dance and music, exploring incredible natural beauty and learning about local religion and culture.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Trek through rice fields and discover traditional plant medicines
  2. Discover the many sides of weaving and textiles within different communities
  3. Climb to the top of Kelimutu Crater in an unforgettable sunrise hike

DATE: June 18th-June30th, 2022
PRICE: $3435 per person

INCLUDED: Regional flight, lodging, private transportation and driver, local guides, most meals where indicated, all excursions listed, entrance fees to parks, community activities, cooking class, Batik class

NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, airport transfers, drinks other than water, guide and driver tips.

Click here for full details, itinerary and booking: https://www.purposefulnomad.com/indonesia-main

TANZANIA: LAND OF WILD BEAUTY

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This unforgettable 14 day odyssey will take you from the far reaches of the Serengeti National Park, through plains filled with awe-inspiring animals and into the heart of the of the culture and community of this majestic African nation.

This East African jewel is a country known for its incredible natural beauty as well its diverse population and languages- over 100 languages are spoken here! While Tanzania is home to the famed Serengeti, Mt. Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria, and the great Ngorongoro Crater, there is more to explore beyond the familiar sites. Getting to know the friendly people and fascinating cultures makes Tanzania all that more inviting.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. Experience the great migration in the Serengeti NP.
  2. Connect with students in Arusha and hear their stories
  3. Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, baboons, oh my!

DATE: July 10-23, 2022
PRICE: $5525 per person

INCLUDED: Airport transfers, lodging, private transportation and driver, local guides, safaris, most meals where indicated, all excursions listed, entrance fees to parks, community activities

NOT INCLUDED: International airfare, drinks other than water, guide and driver tips.

Click here for full details and to book: https://www.purposefulnomad.com/tanzania-main

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OAXACA: Sacred Traditions

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