Travel your way with Solo Kiwi Ventures
I’m Sharon from Auckland, New Zealand. One of my goals is to inspire you to travel, either with a small group or as a solo female traveller. Fearlessly, Safely and EPICALLY!!
I’ve seen some wicked sights but more importantly, I’ve met the most amazing people and had those life-changing experiences that have taken my breath away and transformed me forever!
Back then I ran a successful personal training business and helped people achieve their goals, but there was still something missing in my life. So at the age of 42, I took off to Thailand for a month to complete yoga teacher training. Falling in love with the warm weather and the warm sea, I had the most amazing time. However, I returned home more unsettled and lost than when I left.
I knew I had to make some big changes.
There was a big wide world out there and I had a strong desire to see more of it but I had no one to go with and no idea how to do it by myself. I was also scared as I had never really travelled. I wanted to be more than just a tourist, I wanted to travel in my own way and on my own terms. So I did…
In 2011 I took the plunge and set out on my own adventure! 12 years and 28 countries later, I’ve never looked back. I’ve since lived and worked in the UK. Volunteered everywhere from a horse-ranch in Mexico to a yoga retreat on the beautiful island of Koh Phangan in Thailand and a refugee camp in Greece.
I began to realize how many women WANT to travel but have no one to travel with. I also was finding that as I got older it was getting a little bit harder to meet people – don’t get me wrong as I have the CONFIDENCE needed to get out of my comfort zone, put myself out there and meet people BUT it was taking a little more effort as a lot of the travellers I was meeting were very young and a lot of them tended to keep to themselves and their groups.
Early in 2018, I set up Solo Kiwi Ventures, a small boutique travel company designed for the older solo female traveller. By coming with us on our small overseas tours and retreats, you too can have an EPIC adventure or a rejuvenating retreat knowing there’s a group of like-minded “Wise Women” beside you cheering you on!
One thing about me is that I like to have a VARIETY of experiences. I am active and like pushing my own boundaries in places and at other times I like a quieter pace of travel and activities. It’s a Yin and Yang situation reflected in the Retreats and Tours I host!
I also hold workshops and run courses on helping people like YOU have the confidence to follow your own travel path.