Auction Items Women of Discovery Gala 2014

We are excited to announce the amazing Opportunities we have to offer for bid at the upcoming WINGS WorldQuest Gala on October 16 at Donna Karan’s Urban Zen Studio in New York City. The bidding Will Be lead by Ruth Mauldin of Christies. 

We are very grateful for the generosity of our travel Donors and Their Support of Women Explorers!

Ocean Doctor and Avalon – CUBA Dive and Education Adventure

Join Ocean Doctor for an 11 day Luxury Education Adventure to Cuba. Six days will be spent on a live-aboard boat, scuba diving in one of the healthiest marine ecosystems in the Caribbean: Gardens of the Queen National Park. The park teems with healthy fish and shark populations, crocodiles, flamingos and iguanas, with plentiful mangrove islands and shallow bays. You will be accompanied by Ocean Doctor and Cuban specialists. Four nights will be spent in a 5-star hotel in Havana, meeting with various Cuban professionals, scientists, resource managers and community members. This unique educational journey examines the relationship of Cuban citizens with their natural environment and, along with Ocean Doctors’ Cuban colleagues, explorers issues that impact the marine waters that both nations share.

Valid: December 31,2014 – January 10 on Avalon 1, or February 11-21 on Avalon 11

Value  This 11 day trip for one  is valued  $7,679 for the first trip or  $8,179 for the second.  The winning bidder is responsible for an additional $1000  for air reservations from Miami to Cuba and other associated fees.


Hurtigruten- Northern Lights

Experience the world’s most beautiful voyage to Norway’s famous Northern Lights. Hurtigruten gives travelers an opportunity to experience the natural, unspoiled and endless beauty of the Norwegian coastline, people and wildlife. The atmosphere onboard is one of excitement, expectation and enlightenment as our purpose-built ships explore stunningly beautiful places in unique, active and natural ways. These are personal, and truly authentic, moments in your journey – a mixture of local life and real travel.

Valid  October 1 – December 15, 2015, and January 3 – March 31, 2016

Value This seven day trip for 2 is valued at $4131

Frontiers North- Polar Bears

On this trip you will be ushered to the front line of the annual polar bear aggregation near Churchill Manitoba, the Polar Bear Capital of the World. Led by an expert Frontiers North Guide, your days include adventuring out amongst the polar bears on an authentic Tundra Buggy®, dog-sledding, and discovering Churchill’s unique northern charm. At night you will relax at the remote, exclusive and cozy Tundra Buggy Lodge.

Valid  September 29- November 14, 2015

Value Five day trip for two is valued at $15,000

Adventure Canada- High Arctic Voyage

This journey brings you to the heart of the Arctic. Enjoy the breathtaking views from Canada’s Inuit regions- such as Nunavik and Nunavut, and over to Greenland. The sights are majestic and the chances of seeing wildlife are excellent. Polar bears, walrus and muskox being among the highlights. Embarking in Kuujjuaq we set sail for Akpatok Island,where the cliffs are home for thousands of Thick Billed Murres with the ever opportunistic polar bears feeding on the shores below. Guests will explore with local hosts, learn about regional customs, and sample local food. If you are an art lover you will be delighted with the visits to Kinngait, Kimmirut and Pangnirtung, where we will meet established and emerging artists. As we sail eastward towards Greenland, we’ll keep a look out for whales and seabirds that are sure to delight. Arriving in Greenland we’ll venture into the island’s capital city, Nuuk, where we will view the famous Qilakitsoq mummies. Before sailing up Western Greenland’s longest fjord, we’ll zodiac cruise and then hike up to a stunning glacier. Our journey comes to an end in the town of Kangerlussuaq, which houses Greenland’s largest airport hub for easy transportation to wherever your next destination may be.

Valid through: Only July 17-29, 2015

This 12 day trip  for two is valued at $ 24,280

Absolute Travel- Experience Chile

From its cities rich in culture to its impossibly varied wilderness, Chile is a land seemingly made for the adventurous at heart. It ranges from the flavorful bistros and sophisticated galleries of Santiago to the vast Atacama Desert and the famous glaciers of Patagonia that are wild with the untamed spirit of nature. Absolute Travel invites you to discover Chile’s charm with a total of seven-nights at three renowned luxury properties: First, stay one night at the brand-new Singular Santiago in the heart of Santiago’s avant garde Lastarria neighborhood. Then enjoy three nights basking in the majestic views of the renowned The Singular Patagonia while enjoying full-board fare; and round off this unique experience with three nights focused on tranquility, environmental sustainability, and connecting with the local culture in the “Tilo Suite” at the all-inclusive Alto Atacama. As with all Absolute trips, this journey is private and can be customized, and the nightly stays may be arranged in any order desired.

Valid Through: Travellers must complete trip by December 1, 2015

Trip Value: This 7 day trip for 2 is valued at $9,200 based on double occupancy ($4,600 per person).


Private Journeys- Winter in Sweden Adventure for Women

Join a dozen women for a fun week-long  adventure in the Swedish Arctic. This trip includes an insiders exploration of Stockholm and active adventure north of the Arctic Circle staying at two ultra stylish lodges and enjoying a week long multi-sport and cultural itinerary.

Valid Feb 21-27, 2015.

Value This 8 day journey for 1 woman is valued at $6300