Retreat Faq


WHAT CAN I EXPECT ON A RETREAT?

Wandering Women Retreats® is all about wandering away from the guidebook, getting lost with the locals, learning something new, and above all having fun! We believe in slowing down and exploring in a more authentic way. 

Our week-long retreats are filled with day trips, creative workshops, and cooking classes to help nurture your creative side. We strive to offer off-the-beaten-path locales and support local businesses along the way. 

Check out our About page and learn more on what we offer here


I’M NOT AN ARTIST IS THIS RETREAT STILL FOR ME?

Absolutely! All of our creative workshops and activities we offer are for beginners and seasoned artists alike, no art experience necessary! Our retreats are much more about gathering inspiration and exploring all our destinations have to offer. We’ll provide you with creative prompts but you will be at your own pace and it’s completely up to you how you’d like to use your creative time.

Book with Confidence –  A note about Covid 19

We have a great team in place that is monitoring the global pandemic and travel advisories on a daily basis. In the event we need to cancel the retreat due to Covid 19, retreat participants will be offered the option of moving funds to a rescheduled departure date. We are also requiring our retreaters to get trip insurance with a “cancel for any reason policy”, we want to make sure our ladies are fully covered!

* Please note that we will NOT be refunding cancellations for any other reason, including if you yourself contract covid before the retreat and can not attend. Due to the planning, logistics & upfront costs of these events, we have a strict no refund policy regardless of circumstance. We are requiring retreaters to get trip insurance for this very reason, trust us the peace of mind alone is worth it! 

DO YOU ACCEPT CANCELLATIONS OR OFFER REFUNDS IN ANY EVENT? 

Hey, we get it, stuff happens! Unfortunately due to the planning, involved logistics, and upfront costs of these events we have a strict no refund policy regardless of circumstance. This includes if you yourself contract covid before the retreat and cannot attend. For this reason and many others, we are now requiring travel insurance. 

It’s a small amount to pay to ensure you’re covered and is worth the peace of mind alone! In all circumstances, we will retain your non-refundable booking deposit, and any additional funds paid towards your balance.  Again, we strongly urge you to buy travel insurance, research as much as you can about the location to which you wish to travel and to be sure you can make it before you book.


WHAT ARE THE VACCINATION & VISA REQUIREMENTS?

It is your responsibility to be up to date on what the visa requirements are for entering the country as well as whether you are required to be vaccinated/Covid Testing etc. Most countries require either proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test prior to entering. 


WHAT IS YOUR FEATURED FEMALE ARTIST SPOTLIGHT ABOUT?

When we set out to create Wandering Women Retreats we thought about all the wonderful female artisans around the world. What’s going on in their studio, what inspires them and how can we be inspired in return? We’re all about forming a global sisterhood and giving women artists the exposure they deserve! That’s why each of our retreats highlight a different woman artist with visits to her workspace and talks about her journey and creative process. 

From floral foragers to textile designers to mixed media painters we strive to spotlight a diverse group of female artisans. On each retreat page, you’ll find a bio for our featured female artist for that particular trip.


CAN YOU ACCOMMODATE DIETARY RESTRICTIONS? 

Part of experiencing a new culture is through its food so the meals we offer vary by location. While we do strive to have vegetarian options at most of our meals we are not able to accommodate severely limited, highly specific, and restricted diets. We try to let the country speak to us through its food, with lots of recommendations from the local community.


WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT COST?

Each of our retreats is unique, to find out what is included on a specific Retreat, please see the itinerary for that particular Retreat. All of our Retreats include lodging, breakfast, and a welcome and departure dinner. At every retreat, you’ll also receive a gift bag full of local finds celebrating the country we’re visiting!


WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RETREAT COST? 

Airfare from your hometown to the destination. Meals & drinks purchased beyond those provided in your Retreat package. Any alcohol or personal shopping you choose to purchase, as well as any travel before or after the Retreat dates. See more information on the page for retreats that you are interested in, to find out exactly what is included on your Retreat. 


DO YOU OFFER  PRIVATE RETREATS?

Yes! We can create custom private retreats for your group that are tailored to your interests. Unique experiences, boutique accommodations, and off-the-beaten-path locations are our specialty! Reach out through our contact page for more info!