Hey friend!

Don’t put off the trip of your dreams for “someday”  

The time to live your best life is NOW.
Does it feel like those incredible trips are only for honeymoons, travel shows, or Instagram influencers? 
…Not anymore!

→ Wish you could get your favorite friends together to finally take that trip but schedules, planning & coordination makes it feel impossible?

 

→ Are you done with crowded tourist traps and craving an authentic, small-group experience filled with local culture and insider spots? 

 

→ Eager to see more of the world and would love a group of incredible, like-minded fun-lovers to travel with?

Welcome to the trip of your dreams…
Because we travel differently

→ You’ll enjoy a done for you experience including posh hotels, dining with stunning views, pampering massages, arts and culture – plus time to shop. relax and savor La Dolce Vita

→ Indulge in a fabulous mix of chef-curated food & wine tasting experiences with an emphasis on women chefs and winemakers, local specialties, family run small businesses, and cooking classes

→You’ll be part of a safe, supportive community of fellow food & fun-lovers in a small group setting – whether you come solo or choose to bring a friend

YOU DESERVE A DREAMY VACATION
JUST FOR YOU

Tuscany, Italy

Experience the beauty and magic at the heart of the Renaissance in Florence plus the stunning Medieval hill towns and romantic countryside of Tuscany. This pampering trip is filled with wine, spas, culture, art, insider only experiences, and women supporting women.

JUNE 22-30, 2024

Sicily, Italy 

Deeply explore and savor the sunny island of Sicily, it’s coastal towns, Mt Etna, countryside, and incredible food culture. This carefully curated trip covers a wide swath of the island featuring women led wineries and resorts, panoramic ocean views, baroque beauty, and once in a lifetime experiences.

Coming Soon! SPRING 2025

GALAPAGOS, ECUADOR

In this immersive cultural experience you’ll visit the capital city of Quito, the Ecuadorian countryside of the Andes, and a deep dive into this South American country’s food culture and women artisans. You’ll also enjoy several days in the Galapagos Islands with it’s incredible wildlife on land and sea.

COMING SOON for FEB 2025

Paris and LOIRE VALLEY, FRANCE

Enjoy the City of Lights as well as the romantic French countryside and infamous wine region just south of Paris where Kings, Queens, and Popes went to vacation and play. You’ll visit charming towns, castles, chateaus and enjoy troglodyte winery visits, farm to table cooking classes, and more.

COMING SOON! 

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What Women Like You Have Said

Get ready for the trip of a lifetime!

“Honestly, I never would have found such unique experiences for myself like Julie did”

KIM

“As a single girl who works from home, I rarely see my friends – this trip was just what I needed!”

KRISSY

“Why did I want to go on this trip & bring my mom?

Because you KNOW when you travel with Julie she’s going to create magical foodie experiences for you.”

MJ

“Having an all female experience was extraordinary and a lifetime gift. I felt special and beautiful all week!”

KATHY

“It was such a great way to get my far-flung friends together and the best part is ALL the planning was done for us!”

DEBBIE

“You had me at ‘exclusive tours with women winemakers'” 

TAMMY

Meet Your Travel Guide

Julie Hartigan

Julie Hartigan is a NYC-based Chef, Media Personality, and lifelong Travel Lover!

Julie believes some of the most magical, transformative, and memorable moments in life come when immersed in another culture while traveling.

Julie’s passion is exploring and sharing regional, authentic dishes, ingredients, wine, and cuisine with others and creating once-in-a-lifetime, dreamy travel experiences for women.

A total fun-lover and natural born host and teacher; Julie’s Women’s Tours are uplifting, welcoming, and the perfect way for women to connect, celebrate themselves, and experience the world.

In addition to publishing 1000’s of recipes and cooking videos featuring regional specialties; Julie has tasted her way around the world in her travels to Japan, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, England, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Ireland, Italy, Canada, Cuba, France, the Caribbean and as many more places to come as possible.

Her trips are designed to be a fun-filled, life-changing experience for solo midlife women travelers where you’ll come home feeling joyful, alive, and transformed.

Stop putting off your dreams for "someday"

It’s time you said yes to YOU!

Grab a friend or come solo to meet your new tribe of travel-loving girlfriends

Join one of my upcoming trips for the experience of a lifetime!

Resources for Travel Lovers

Travel Insurance

Get peace of mind before & ON your next trip with Julie’s recommended travel insurance – it bundles in trip interruptions AND medical insurance while you’re abroad plus you get access to Julie’s designated insurance agent.

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Are you putting together a press tour or personal vacation and would love Julie’s help and travel advice?

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Come 🥳 on a DONE FOR YOU small group trip to Italy! Comment YES for info! xo Julie

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It’s YOUR time to travel now! Comment TRIP for info on my June Women’s Italy Tour ✈️ or go to JulieHartigan.com/travel for all the details!
❤️
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Who’s ready for a SUNNY GIRLS TRIP to ITALY? 😎🇮🇹🍷

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Listen girlfriend! You’re TOO BUSY TO PLAN & organize a dreamy trip w friends? 🤷‍♀️ No problem! I’ve got your back…

Join me & fellow fun lovers for a small group Women’s Tuscany Tour this June! ✈️

Everything is DONE FOR YOU on this all inclusive, chef-led, food-wine-culture adventure 🇮🇹🍷❤️

I’ll bring you to all the coolest, insider spots in Florence & the Tuscan countryside - no tourist traps for you my love!

We’re talking:

🍷wine tasting & private winery visits

🍝pasta making, street food tours, Michelin starred dining

🥰 4 star hotels, massages, pampering spa visits

🎨 artisan visits, local shopping, beautiful vistas

😍 private walking tours thru tiny Medieval hill towns

🌳 picnics, pools, & time to unwind in the countryside

🥳 relaxation, fun, & girlfriends time!

Lots of women join solo & make life long travel friends or you can grab a girlfriend, your mom, or sister for quality time together!

DON’T WAIT! There are only a few spots left

& DOORS CLOSE NEXT WEEK!!!

Comment TRIP, send me a DM, or go to JulieHartigan.com/travel for info!

But no matter what girlfriend? The time is NOW to book your spring travel to Europe - don’t wait & let another year slip by where you’re liking everyone else’s dreamy trip posts & don’t get to take your own! XO Julie

#womenstravel #womenstour #italytour #italytrip #springbreak #solotravel #solotraveler #solotravelers #cheflife #cheflife #stanleytucci #italy_vacations #italytravel #winetasting #foodandwine #tuscany #tuscanytour #travelblogger #florenceitaly🇮🇹 #florenceitaly #pastapasta #pastalovers #italianfood #italianfoodporn #gelato🍦 #oliveoil #cheeselover #travellife #traveltheworld @lesdamesny @lesdamesintl
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Calling all travel hungry girlfriends! 🙋‍♀️ Ready for that incredible trip to ITALY you’ve always dreamed of? 😎

Well I’ve got GOOD news for you! Snag a spot in my small group women’s tour to FLORENCE & TUSCANY this June to see the sights in a welcoming group of women with me as your chef-host! ❤️

Come solo to make new friends or grab a girlfriend, your mom, or adult daughter for some quality time - either way you’ll be treated to an amazing DONE FOR YOU food, wine, & culture tour to all of Italy’s coolest under-the-radar spots (no tourist traps for you my friend!)

Comment ITALY or send me a message for all the details!

Let’s make 2024 the year when your travel dreams come true 🥰

#womenstravel #italytrip #italytour #womenstour #sicilytrip #tuscanytrip #sicilyvacation #sicily #tuscany #womenwhotravel #italyvacation #italytour #tuscanytour #solotravel #womensupportingwomen #travel #florenceitaly #sicilytour #travellover #hobokengirl #jerseycity #jerseygirl
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Your LAST CALL to join my Women’s Italy Trips 🇮🇹 this spring! Comment TRIP or message me for info ❤️ Julie

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THE BEST CACIO E PEPE w a goof-proof creamy sauce! ❤️

This classic Roman pasta dish 🇮🇹 has just 3 ingredients & gets its incredible flavor from sharp-tart-nutty imported Pecorino Cheese + a hefty dose of black pepper.

You’ll love this EASY method to get super creamy results every single time! 🥰

Get the recipe at ILoveImportedCheese.com ❤️

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Skip the crowds🎄& CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS in NYC from the water instead w @circlelinenyc so-festive Holiday Harbor Lights Cruises! Thank you @5wpr @iamalexachavarria for having me! ❤️ #nyc #nycholidays #nycblogger #traveltips #travelblogger #visitnyc #ilovenewyork #hobokengirl #cheflife #nycdatenight #nycnightlife #nycfoodie #nyctravel #nyctrip #circleline #christmaslights #christmasbreak #christmasinnewyork ...

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Comment YES if you’d ❤️ a trip to SUNNY SICILY to look forward to in 2024! 😎 Join me & fellow fun loving women for a DREAMY food & wine adventure on this beautiful island next year ✈️ Just 3 weeks left to sign up!

#womenstravel #sicilytrip #sicily #sicily🇮🇹 #sicilytravel #italyvacation #italyvacations #taorminasicily #taormina #italy🇮🇹 #cheflife🔪 #sicilia #sicilyitaly #sicilyinfood #sicilytourism #sicilytour #sicily❤️ #sicily_it #visitsicily
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Why SICILY is a MUST VISIT for foodies! 😻 as a trained chef who’s visited Italy multiple times I was blown away by the uniquely incredible Sicilian food & wine!

It’s like no Italian cuisine you’ve ever tried…

From the just-caught seafood, fresh pressed olive oil, incredible farm-fresh produce from the volcanic soil, unique pastas you’ve never tried before with things like bottarga, oysters, saffron & sea urchin, gooey stuffed arancini with so many options, centuries old tonno fisheries jarring the delicacy, the most delicate Bufala burrata made before your eyes…

Don’t even get me started on desserts! Many of your faves originate in Sicily - from Cannoli, granita with brioche, chewy almond cookies, & a uniquely crunchy chocolate made only in Modica

Plus unforgettable wine tasting at majestic Mt Etna & in the Sicilian countryside where some of Italy’s best Italian wines are being made in varietals you probably haven’t gotten to try yet! 🍷🍷🍷

Want to taste your way through Sicily with a chef? Join me for a small group Women’s Tour to Sicily in June! 🇮🇹

Spots are going fast and the doors close to sign up on Jan 5th so don’t wait!

Treat yourself to a fabulous foodie adventure in 2024 ✈️
Comment SICILY & I’ll send you the info! XO Julie

@macalleortigia @bonajuto @alesmileandfood @baglio_occhipinti @ariannaocchipinti @giuliamonteleone___ @ibanchiragusa
just a few of the places you’ll get to visit!

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KNOCK HER SOCKS OFF! 🥰 Comment or message ITALY for info ❤️🇮🇹🎄🍷 #womenstravel #italytrip #holidaygifts #sicily #tuscany #winetasting #pastalover #girlstrip #italy_vacations #italytravel #emptynesters #motherdaughter #foodtravel #cheflife #sicilytravel #sicilytour ...

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My Grandma & Grandpa would be BESIDE THEMSELVES if they saw this ❤️🇮🇹❤️

They helped raise me & gave me my love of cooking & Italian culture…but never got to see me career change from engineer to chef, recipe creator now & Women’s Italy Tour host! ✈️✈️✈️

Such an honor to get to share my childhood fave recipe for my late Grandma’s Pasta Fazool in the @stirringthepotny cookbook as a fundraiser for the @lesdamesny scholarship fund!

My sweet Grandma Marguerite would be beside herself to know her classic Italian cucina povera recipe is in this incredible collection of fellow members of Les Dames NY family recipes🥰.

You can get a copy of Stirring the Pot on Amazon for the perfect do-good holiday gift! 🎄🎄🎄

Kudos to @silviabaldinistrawberryandsage and @sharonfranke for all the work that went into producing this amazing cookbook & to @penny.stankiewicz for capturing this video!

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Here’s WHY Sicily is SO unique vs mainland Italy…& why you need to experience it! ❤️

This island off the “toe of the boot” of Italy has a magical vibe all its own …like no place you’ve ever been! 😍

Why? Over the centuries so many different cultural influences were left by everyone from the Greeks, the Moors, the Normans and the Romans…their food, their architecture, their customs!

You’ll be blown away by the flavors & the food…

Active Mt Etna & earthquakes shaped the landscape & caused constant rebuilding over different eras styles - & also volcanic soil leading to the best produce & amazing wine 🍷

Plus it has a more tropical Mediterranean island feel than you’d expect! 🌴🌴🌴

Don’t get me started on the crystal blue water, gorgeous grottoes, countryside farms & freshest seafood 🐟

But as with all places you visit - it’s the PEOPLE that make it and Sicilians are FUN, warm, beyond friendly, proud of their local heritage & customs, & excited to share it with you! 🥳

I fell madly in love w Sicily & you will too ❤️

PS: looking for a fun group to visit Sicily with? join me in June 2024 for my small group Women’s Sicily Tour! ✈️

DM or comment & I’ll send ya details ❤️

#womenstravel #italytrip #sicily #mtetna #noto #siracusa #sicilianwine #volcanicwine #sicilytour #sicily🇮🇹 #sicilytourism #sicilyfood #italy_vacations #traveltips #taormina #winetasting #foodtravel #cheflife🔪
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Experiences > Things! ❤️ JOY & MEMORY making gift ideas below! 🥂

Think back a few years - can you even REMEMBER what anyone gifted you? (Nope me neither 😹)

But think back on your HAPPIEST most vivid memories - they were probably things you did, people you spent time with, or places you visited right? 🤔

❤️ Give the gift of JOY & memories that last this year…instead of yet another sweater. Here are some easy ideas!

🌇 Play Staycation in your nearest city, treat them to a museum exhibit, posh dress up dinner, that over the top holiday bar, or the attraction all the tourists do that you never do!

Fact: I’ve lived in NYC Metro my whole life & only been to the Empire State Building ONCE

🥰 Gift them an experience they’d never gift themselves! A spa day all booked & planned (not a GC in a drawer!), an overnight unplugged getaway someplace pretty, an oil painting or baking class, a trip together to someplace DREAMY to look forward to. ✈️

What’s your fave experience gift memory? Comment below so we can all share ideas! XO Julie

#holidaygiftguide #holidaygifts #giftideas #travelblogger #nyc #holidayparty #giftidea #holidayshopping #cybermonday #womentraveladdicted #womenstravel #giftsforher #giftsforhim
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Your new go-to EASY app that WOWS! 😍 Antipasto Skewers or Minis for a pretty twist on an Italian fave 🇮🇹❤️🍷 #holidayrecipes #glutenfreerecipes #italianfood #freshmozzarella #appetizers #thanksgivingrecipes #holidayideas #nocook #easyappetizers #italytrip #cheeseboard #cheeseplate #cheeselover #charcuterie #charcuterieboard ...

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