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Our Commitment To You, the Real Traveller™
Whether it’s sitting silently at night deep in the Lao rainforest with our Akha guide, or trekking through the stunningly beautiful canyons of Mexico, or paddling with Orca whales in the San Juan Islands, or watching the sunset over the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu

We are constantly reminded of the responsibility that goes hand in hand with the privilege of adventure travel. Every time we design a travel program, we revisit our mission of promoting an ethic of care with respect to the landscapes and cultures we interact with. We are committed to traveling in small groups, to employing and teaching appropriate conservation practices and to financially supporting local economies and environmental efforts. Because we are interested in doing things “better” rather than “bigger,” we offer only a few programs each year to the diverse cultures we meet, we nurture our friendship with every person who travels with us. We share in your dream of traveling to remote, exotic and exquisite places and to connecting in authentic ways with other peoples of the world. We look forward to creating the richest, most rewarding adventure possible!

Awards & Recognitions:

US Local Business Association — August 2008, Best of Seattle Award in Travel Agents Category

National Geographic Adventure Magazine — Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth: 158 Worldwide Outfitters Rated

Adventure Associates As Featured In:

Seattle Times — Sept 14, 2008: Ask Travel: “Tour Company Suggestions for the Younger Set”

Smarter Travel — September 2008: Ten Fabulous Female-Friendly Destinations

Her Sports Magazine — July/Aug 2008, Discoveries; Trips & Tips, page 70

Seattle Woman Magazine — July/Aug 2008, Meet These Entrepreneurs, page 25

Jane and Jane — Nov/Dec 2007, Travel Section: Come Out & Play, pages 40-41

National Geographic Adventure Magazine — November 2007, Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth: 158 Worldwide Outfitters Rated

Curve Magazine — November 2007 issue, Going Green: “Understanding EcoAdventures”, pages 34-36

Seattle Magazine, Premier Seattle Monthly — January 2006 issue, Upfront Department: “Journey Women”, pages 23 & 24

West Seattle Herald — May 1, 2002 Around the Neighborhood; “Taste for travel, adventure turns into life’s work”

Seattle Times — April 7, 2002 Travel, cover page; “Adventure Travelers are heading back overseas, but they’re playing it safe”

National Geographic — Adventure Associates is proud to be mentioned in women adventures in National Geographic’s Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook 2000.

iVillage — November 1999, “Five Best Adventure Companies for Women,” by Marybeth Bond, the author of the award winning Gutsy travel books, is iVillage’s resident travel expert. Adventure Associates is among the top five!


  • CNN – Just in time News Show (7 minute nationwide interview / feature)
  • KIRO (CBS-TV) – Inside Line News Show (5 minute feature)
  • Seattle Times PI (WA)
  • The New York Times (NY)
  • The San Francisco
  • Examiner (CA)
  • USA Today
  • The Olympian (WA)
  • The Spokane Review(WA)
  • Asheville Citizen Times(NC)
  • Orange County Weekly (CA)
  • The Idaho Post Register(ID)
  • West Seattle Herald (WA)
  • Puget Sound Diversity
  • Business News (WA)
  • West Virginia Daily Press (WV)
  • Washington Woman News
  • Miami Herald (FL)
  • USA Today
  • Sun Newspaper (AZ)


  • Curve
  • Jane and Jane
  • National Geographic Adventure
  • Walking
  • Shape
  • Vogue
  • Eco-Travel
  • New Age
  • Star Tribune (MN)
  • Pacific Northwest
  • Summit
  • Mountain Living
  • Co-Op America
  • Fitness and Health
  • Sports Etc.
  • The Earth Journal
  • British Vogue


  • National Geographic—50 Best Girlfriends Getaways in North America by Marybeth Bond
  • Traveler’s Tales: A Woman’s World by Marybeth Bond
  • A Journey of One’s Own: Uncommon Advice for the Independent Woman Traveler, by Thalia Zepatos. The first book of it’s kind for all women who dream of adventures. Fascinating tales of the authors, along with stories from a wide array of women travelers on cross-cultural encounters and self-discovery.
  • Adventure’s in Good Company, by Thalia Zepatos
  • National Geographic—Ultimate Adventure Sourcebook 2000
  • EcoTravel—Guide to 100 Unforgettable Adventures



“We didn’t just see the amazing sights from a distance as observers, but with all the hiking we actually experienced the landscape first-hand and participated in a wonderful adventure. I am very happy and pleased to have been a part of this fun and educational adventure.”


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