Our Story


Brought to you by the founders of We Are Travel Girls, Travel Girls Getaways brings women together from all over the globe to explore incredible destinations. Becky van Dijk and Vanessa Rivers, two friends who met in London, launched the popular female travel community We Are Travel Girls in 2016 to connect women who love to travel around the world through travel stories and meet-up’s.


Seeing the connections made in a few hours at an event, they asked themselves the question, “What lasting friendships, business connections and entrepreneurial support could be achieved if they made those meet-ups into week long getaways?”, so Travel Girls Getaways was born!


We now offer educational retreats, trips and tours hosted by our founders Becky and Vanessa for women looking to travel with other like minded female travellers. Our trips take you on an adventure to a new destination, give you an opportunity to learn new skills, immerse yourself in local culture and most importantly make lifelong friends!

Our Women’s Group Trips, Tours & Retreats


We offer a variety of trip types to suit every type of female traveller. All of our women’s group getaways have the goal of bringing together like minded female travellers to create the trip of a lifetime and lasting friendships. We offer educational retreats, active escapes, photography tours, cultural experiences, charitable trips, fun party trips and weekend girls getaways.

Educational Retreats

Educational Retreats

Learn Photography, Social Media, and Business Planning from our experts!
Active Escapes

Active Escapes

Join us for an adventurous surf, ski or fitness trip!
Cultural Experiences

Cultural Experiences

Share an authentic cultural experience with a group of girls to discover and learn about new places!
Charity Trips

Charity Trips

Use your travel experience to give back to a local community in an exotic location!
Photography Tours

Photography Tours

Travel to epic locations, create new content, and learn editing skills from expert photographers!
Party Trips & Weekend Getaways

Party Trips & Weekend Getaways

Let off some steam by having a girls-only trip to some of the most fun destinations in the world!

Meet The Travel Girls Getaways Team

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Becky van Dijk, Co-Founder & Host

Originally from England, Becky is an ex-private banker who quit her corporate job after 10 years to found We Are Travel Girls – a hugely popular female travel community. Having travelled to over 50 countries, Becky’s love of travel led her to go on to create her own travel blog, The Blogger Course and Travel Girls Getaways. Becky divides her time between London and LA and travels the world scouting new destinations for our getaways! She carefully curates all of our getaways ensuring that every one of  our women’s group trips is unique and includes the best experiences in each destination.


Vanessa Rivers – Co-Founder & Host

Vanessa Rivers grew up on a ranch on the Central Coast of California, and began teaching surfing while at college. Surfing led her around the world, and it was on one of these trips that she decided to combine her love of the ocean and nature to create an eco-friendly swimwear line. Vanessa is currently based out of London and spends much of her time traveling with her new daughter, Sadie, and documenting her adventures on her travel blog Glitter&Mud and on We Are Travel Girls.

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Anna Kloots – Ambassador & Co-Host

Anna is a We Are Travel Girls Ambassador and tour host, she has led groups on getaways in Morocco and will be co-hosting our next escape in Turkey. Anna has been writing about her adventures over the last 10 years while she studied fashion in New York, art in Paris, and interior design in London. She spent every spare weekend traveling solo through Europe. Anna now spends most days of the year seeking out the prettiest corners of the world to find an unusual and authentic experiences.


Ryan Rappeport – Tour Manager

Growing up in Los Angeles, Ryan has always been an avid world traveler, particularly to warmer climates. After graduating from Loyola Law School and working for Deloitte’s Analytic and Forensic Technology group, Ryan now runs his own website development company at Salty Collective. Alongside this business Ryan works behind the scenes at our retreats to ensure every element of the trip is seamless!

Ready To Join Us On The Adventure Of A Lifetime?!