Karen Loftus is the founder of Women’s Adventure Travels (WAT), a boutique travel company that specializes in small, well-curated trips for women. There are three tenants to the business: community, empowerment, and story.
The trips organized by WAT include exotic places like Alaska, Peru, Zambia, and the Galapagos Islands. The adventures have a feminine thread with deep dives into the local cultures and time spent celebrating the women of influence and distinction in each location.
Karen incubated the idea for the business through many years working as a freelance travel writer and the connections she made along the way. Over the years, she visited 75 countries, 7 continents and personally traveled with the locals that she is coordinating with for each trip.
Karen is also launching a travel advisory service to customize similar trips for individuals, couples or small groups. But travel has been only one dimension of Karen’s life of adventure.
Karen was also a stand-up comedian for ten years, three of which she spent running a room in the New York City comedy scene. That experience lead to six years an internationally touring stand-up comic. Her first tour was abroad took her to three countries in the Middle East.