I had an absolute amazing time, a good mix of everything, esp loved the long boat rides down the river, could have done that all day. Great bunch of like minded women. Only one thing was the transfer that were meant to be included (x 2 - transfer from airport to hotel & luggage moved to hotel during the jungle trek) had to pay for myself. But not a bid deal as being Asia it wasn't overly expensive anyway. But overall had a blast. Now my sister wants to come on the next trip I do.
05/03/2012 Donna Mevent
As always, it was an absolute pleaseure spending a wonderful weekend with some fabulous AW ladies. The ladies were extremely impressed, and very much enjoyed meeting each other and having a lot of fun. Tam and Rob from Dirty Detours were fabulous as always. Even with one of our riders who had a bit of a wake-up call on how unfit she was, thus walking rather than riding over a few stretches, Rob was wonderfully encouraging and put her very much at ease. Josh was as enthusiastic as ever, and very disappoionted and apologetic about the hazardour surf conditions. He definitely made the correct decision in deciding it was unsafe, and thus not feasible. He also offered the alternative of paddling on the river, but the windy cold conditions would have also made that unpleasant. The ladies all definitely agrreed... so we went to plan B. That being some fabulous coffees at the Blue Ginger Cafe (highly recomended by Rob and Tammy and they were right!) followed by the cheese factory, chocolate factory, Provadores and the Nut & Cereal factory! The accomodation at Surfpoint was not as favorable as it has been in the past. The kitchen facilities were very lacking - all the cutlery was plastic, as were the dozen or so plates and there were only perhaps 6 mugs and no glasses at all. Unfortunately we also experience the "quiet after 10pm" rule was completely ignored and unenforced. A very rowdy group of rugby players and ladies returned sometime around 3am and we all knew about it. It was a shame as it put a bit of a damper on things.
24/02/2012 Sue Oevent
Wow! What a trip! This was my first overseas adventure tour and I can't wait to book on for another trip soon. Our host, Sue, was everything a host should be; a leader, fun to be with; organised and most of all passionate about our experiences. From Ronnie the orangutan, the sombreness and tranquility of the Sandakan war memorial to the trekking and the sounds of the jungle at night, this was an adventure I will remember forever. The only thing I found disappointing was the bats not making an appearance. However, I was assured that this was unfortunately not under the control of our tour guide, Duke, nor Adventurous Women.....maybe next time!! Thanks Adventurous Women for a fabulous and memorable trip through the heart and soul of Borneo.
05/03/2012 Kirsten Gevent
CONGRATULATIONS & a humongous THANK YOU for one of the most SENSATIONAL things I have ever done in my life !!! This trip had a special agenda for me.....and all and anything beyong expections. The mountain trek and trip taught me many things about myself. What an awesome job putting this trip together, you are amazing !!!!!!Considering the amount of travel methods used throughout the trip, it was organised extremely well with all required info. Cheers for now ") I look forward to our next adventure
05/03/2012 Natasha Tevent
A wonderful afternoon with some wonderful ladies. Thoroughly enjoyed myself, and the sweet treats weren't half bad either.
11/03/2012 Susan Bevent
It was a thoroughly enjoyable event and great introduction to the group. Setting and food /service was excellent....company was great. I found the other ladies easy to chat to and was made to feel welcome. Thanks Lorelle for a lovely event.
11/03/2012 Ro Gevent
The trip was interesting, exciting, challenging and occasionally relaxing. I loved every minute, I can't think of anything that could improve the trip. As with all of my AW trips so far, the atmosphere is relaxed and fun. No expectations placed upon us, just be ourselves and enjoy.
04/03/2012 Jenny Mevent
Great to catch up with friends again - this time I knew everyone! Not sure the venue was right - service wasn't very good - meals came out in dribs and drabs! I'm happy to do lunch again but think some of the others prefer the afternoon tean scenario. Missed you Lorelle:)
04/03/2012 Liz Mevent
Very Good 4 Star!
Arriving at night made waking up in the morning such an overwelming experience. The view from my level of the bungalow was totally mesmerising that I'd even grabbed the camera before opening the doors to the balcony.
The food every day was unbelievalbly refreshing (no can or packet items) that I purchased a mortar & pestel which will definitely be used in my unfrequently used kitchen. Karen puts her recipies up on the Sharing Bali FB page which I know some of us have already investigated and I'm sure have enjoyed the rewards of such meals.
The pampering of a few massages was definitely what the doctor ordered. Even after the traditional balinese massage, a couple of days later during my full body massage I'm sure some knots & issues were found. I was very excited to know I was going to enjoy a bike ride since I haven't been riding for some time here but to know I was in a different country and roaming around on 2 wheels cycle style I was in heaven. Even the extra 10kms were thoroughly enjoyed and glad Maryanne joined me and was a legand on her own bike!! The yoga made me realise I need to get my pilates DVD back into play and start toning up....hell worth it even if it got the better of me. Also the tips Gabbi gave some of my fellow AWs was absolutely encouraging and felt so postitive for them....even for me in my own way. As for the meditation.....WOW......it just blew me away considering I hadn't done it before. Whether it was the fact i was in a totally different place but was well & truly overwelmbed by the whole experience. The emotions were definitely brought ot the surface but all good though. But it will depend on where you are in your life and what experiences/challenges your going through. It was such an awesome experience.
On a personal note I'd like to thank Sue from the bottom of my heart for hosting such a wondering trip. As previous mentioned anyone leading a group of known & unknown travellers would have been worrying but as always things turned out just as planned. New friends, new adventures & in some cases the start of new travel experiences was well worth the week spent in Ubud and the extra night in Legian. Oh and I never suffered Bali belly or was asked if my hair could be plaited!!
THANKS MISS SUE.....YOU'RE AN AWESOME LEADER & YOU'RE ALL THAT AW STANDS FOR!!
07/06/2011 Vanessa Aevent
10 out of 10 I so enjoyed this trip even more than I expected. From the unbelievable accommodation with there mind blowing views, to the sensational food we got to eat, and all activities.
I would also like to thank you Sue for all the help and support you gave me. Being an in-experienced traveller I received and needed a great deal of help and support in all my queries prior to leaving Perth and also while travelling at the airports, retreat and hotel transfers ECT. All in all a wonderful experience that I will never forget and hope to repeat.
07/06/2012 Maryanne Fevent
We had a wonderful time on the All About You Retreat. My daughter and I spent 4 fabulous days being massaged and pampered within an inch of our lives and it was great. We had private yoga lessons on the beach every morning at 6.30am and a blessing by a balinese priest, lots of tlc throught the course of the long weekend, and our hair was washed and blow dried every evening after the day of treatments had ended, so we could go out straight away, although we were too exhausted by the day of total relaxation to be bothered to do anything but eat and sleep. Delma and her staff are lovely and discussed any issues we had prior to treatment every day, so they could be solved before we began. I started the retreat with a headache which I had had for 3 days prior to leaving for Bali but under their care and a lot of massaging of my shoulders and neck it was gone by the next day. It is a bit more expensive than some other day spas in Bali, but I believe the girls have pride in their work and care about treating us respectfully.
01/02/2012 Jenny Bevent
The Outback Adventure was perfect in so many ways. From the generosity and tolerance of 16 adventurous women who were relative strangers at the start, to Sue's expediant organisational skills, and to the ever-changing beauty of the outback scenery, made this an exceptional journey - physically and spiritually. There was just enough daily travelling, plenty of 'own space' if needed and always someone to have an adventure with. Every day was filled with laughter, as we reaped the benefits of fresh air, unwinding and being at ease with each other and of course being more than suitably fed and watered. Some of us more 'watered' than others. If you hadn't caught a dose of Sue's enthusiasm and drive during this adventure then you must have been asleep at the back of the bus for 9 days. With Sue doing all the co-ordinating I felt safe and assured that all I needed to do was enjoy myself. Camping out under the stars was a dream come true for a city-girl and I came away with hundreds of great memories, and new friends. 'Once in a lifetime' is a cliche I know, but it suitably describes this trip. Brilliant!
07/10/2011 Cathie Levent
Well theres not much to say apart from what an amazing weekend it was :) I had a great time and it was nice to get out with some very amazing ladies, the accomodation was great for a youth hostel and the weekend seemed to run very smoothly. (apart from the wind on sunday but hey, we cant control everything) :) Well done Sue on a great job organising this trip, Ive offically been sold on Adventurous Women, your stuck with me now :)
03/02/2012 Bree Mevent
Awesome - had a great time and met some fun women. Thanks
03/02/2012 Sheree Mevent
I throughly enjoyed my first expereience with Adventurous Women. Thanks Sue for organising such an awesome weekend and being a laid back but organised host. I'm now on the look out for my next adventure :)
03/02/2012 Susan Bevent
Super FAB trip - great organization, great activities, great transportation, great fun! Can't beat that - would definitely do it again. Cannot recommend this trip highly enough --
03/02/2012 Elizabeth Bowenevent
AWesome weekend, can't believe how much fun I had with such a great group of like minded girls/ladies. Everyone was enthusiastic and even though it didn't go exactly as planned (due to Mother Nature) I was not dissappointed in the slightest, with that being the general vibe of all those attending.
01/02/2012 Danae Revent
I really enjoyed this event. The conversation was scintillating and the venue very pleasant. Everyone joined in the discussion of the book and we all wanted to do it again. Thanks Lorelle
21/01/2012 Dale Sevent
Really enjoyed it , The Tour Guide / Driver was a very important factor in the enjoyment of the trip, for us all . Small group size was for me , also a major factor in persuading me to sign up for the trip. I thought that there was a great balance of free time versus / tour time .
I LOVED the fact that there were no long boring spiels..... re housekeeping.....rules....etc. Loved Sue's easy going efficiency. A well rounded touring experience.... with a great mixture of activities.
07/10/2011 Sandra Tevent
Hi Sue I had a lovely time on Friday evening. It was my first event and I found everyone to be so welcoming and friendly. I loved chatting with everyone and felt very comfortable. I found Sue Oldham to be both interesting and inspiring. Julie
13/01/2012 Julie Jevent
It was amazing!!! It was fantastic!!! It was hilarious!!! Best holiday ever!! The friendships made, the comraderie experienced is something I will never forget. It was definitely "a new beginning" for my life.
07/10/2011 Kay Bevent
13/01/2012 Jane Gevent
Fantastic event - motivational speaker!!