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Founded in 1982 and the first of its kind, AdventureWomen in Bozeman, Montana (tel. 800/804-8686, or 406/587-3883 outside the U.S.; www.adventurewomen.com) offers customized trips to just about anywhere in the world for active and adventurous women, age 30 and older. In Montana, the company guides hiking trips as well as skiing and guest-ranch trips.

Check out the award-winning website Journeywoman (www.journeywoman.com), a real-life women's travel-information network, where you can sign up for a free e-mail newsletter and get advice on everything from etiquette and dress to safety. The travel guide Safety and Security for Women Who Travel, by Sheila Swan and Peter Laufer (Travelers' Tales Guides), offers common-sense tips on safe travel.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.