Be Fearless, Embrace Adventure and Join our Group!
Group Travel for Conservative Women 45+
Book Solo, Travel Together. Our trips are made up of Solo-travelers or women who grab a BFF. When the trip wraps up you will leave with life-long friends.
What do we mean by conservative?
This is not a political group. It is a travel group. Made up of like-minded women. Women who LOVE the USA. We love our Country and its history. We believe that our voices should be heard.
You Travel, Leave the Hassle to us
We hand-pick all aspects of your trip. From the destination, accommodations, tours, best foodie spots and activities. You just have to show up, we take care of the rest!
Trips for your Travel style and Ability
We are currently booking the LOVE THE USA tour. We have destinations coast to coast. Destinations for the hiker, the beach goer, the historian, the adventurer and so much more.
BEATRICE BRADLEY TRAVEL CLUB PROMISE
- A travel company for Women that Love America! Come Solo or bring your BFF
- SOLO-TOGETHER is a way for women to travel without needing a travel partner
- Love America Tour celebrates all our great country has to offer and it’s history and values
- Traveling solo but in a small group, with seasoned host(s), provides safety, comfort and eliminates guesswork
- Dining together in small group seating around small tables
- Make lifelong friends with like-minded women by traveling in our small group tours – more personal, more welcoming
- Get to know you host before the tour departs with one-on-one chats
- A Group text group will be sent to get acquainted 2-3 weeks before the departure date
- BE BRILLIANT, BE FEARLESS, EMBRACE ADVENTURE!
Guaranteed to be included on every trip!
Single & Double Occupancy Accommodations are available for most trips. Some destinations will have luxurious, iconic or historic accommodations. You can always count on your accommodations to be hand-picked, clean, safe and convenient.
Airport Pick ups / All Ground Transportation
All you have to do is book your transportation to the Destination and we will provide all of the transportation from there. Most destinations will have a private 10-12 person comfortable van
Our Host is there with you 24/7 to make your trip over-the-top. She will guide you, transport you, facilitate activities and make sure you have a great time.
Private Group Chat
Get acquainted with your fellow travel companions before the trip departs with one-on-one chats
Your host will introduce herself 2-3 weeks before the trip and be available for all questions
Every destination we will take you to some of the most sought-after attractions. These will vary trip to trip, but we can guarantee that they will be fantastic.
Our team spends countless days coming up with the very best itinerary. We make sure there is the perfect balance of activities, time to relax, iconic attractions, best foodie scenes, free time, and all the in between.
Have dinner on us with your newly-found, life-long friends and host. This dinner will typically be at a local foodie spot close to the hotel in order to get better acquainted with your surroundings and local area.
As the trip comes to a close we will enjoy one last farewell dinner together. This dinner will land on the night before departure date. Share laughs and stories about your trip together, until next time!
WHY CHOOSE BEATRICE BRADLEY TRAVEL GROUP
Customized for women, our Beatrice Bradley group is made up of conservative women who love America with all her values and traditions. These women want to empower themselves by Embracing Adventure and Being Fearless, they want to meet like-minded travelers and enjoy their company. We welcome solo women travelers and invite them to allow us to craft a trip that they will never forget.
The brand, Beatrice Bradley, is based on the relationship of Debra Countryman Shutt and Beatrice (Belle Baker) Bradley, her grandmother. Bea’s strong will and fearless adventurer spirit helped Debra develop into a business entrepreneur. Debra built a sourcing and design company and embarked on a career which included a great deal of business travel. Constantly packing & unpacking a suitcase, Debra visited production vendors on several continents and enjoyed cultural experiences from sea to mountain top and many small villages in-between. Embracing the landscapes, the people, the food and all the adventures that travel brings, Debra had the experience of a lifetime! Having an encouraging husband and understanding children, she wove a tapestry of travel, business and family into one big continuing adventure.
Now, a little older and much wiser, Debra is thrilled to have the opportunity to weave Beatrice Bradley into a travel adventure company offered by Gage Outdoors. Together we want to help you and your friends experience the outdoors, the excitement of travel and life’s special moments exploring new places and meeting new friends.
So little time, so many fun places to see, experiences to have, won’t you join us?
Be Brilliant, Embrace Adventure, Be Fearless.
Sales & Marketing Director
Kim Kalan is the Sales & Marketing Director as well as the co-founder of “Big Hat Outdoors” with her husband, John Kalan. Kim is a renaissance woman when it comes to her career. Currently, in addition to running the Sales and Marketing Department at Big Hat Outdoors, Kim has recently launched Thunderstik Rescue which re-homes retired and abandoned hunting dogs. Kim is also passionate about getting youth into the outdoors and the Next Generation hunting and fishing movement. She has been working with wild game chefs on the Harvest to Table movement. “People want to know where their food comes from and being a part of the process demonstrates that this movement gets the entire family involved and excited about the outdoors.”
Jane is from Minneapolis, MN and LOVES to travel and LOVES people! Jane works with Debra and Kim helping them pull together fabulous adventures and will be hosting some of the adventures. Jane has been on many interesting adventures on her many travels! Some of her favorite places she has traveled to are Maine, Ireland, California, New York City and Kentucky!
Mercy grew up in The Last Frontier in Anchorage, Alaska. From early childhood, she was exposed to wilderness adventures in the great outdoors. Whether she was running in the mountains, canoeing from the foot of Portage Glacier, skiing on the vast trail systems, orienteering through wilderness territory, shooting at the Cook Inlet range, moose hunting with friends, hiking remotely with bear bells or fishing for Alaskan salmon and halibut, she never strayed far from her love for adventure and the outdoors. Her sense of adventure has continued to develop as she has lived in Oregon, Minnesota, California and Colorado. Mercy currently resides with her family in Las Vegas, NV.
Mercy’s business career has been as eclectic as her outdoor experiences. Including a wide array of specialties such as sales, marketing, hospitality, luxury travel, branding and hunting and fishing sales and partnerships. All of these contribute to her success here at Gage Outdoors.
“travel is rebellion in it’s purest form.
we follow our heart.
we free ourselves of labels.
we lose control willingly.
we trade a role for reality.
we love the unfamiliar.
we trust strangers.
we own only what we can carry.
we search for better questions, not answers.
we truly graduate.
we, sometimes, choose never to come back.”
hi…I am Shayne & I adore this quote. – author unknown
I have lived in many places in our great nation. there is so much more to see!
I simply cannot wait to meet you as a stranger & leave with you as a new friend!
I grew up in Northern Minnesota and love the outdoors! Experienced in many travels within the United States and European destinations.
Life is not a trial run… we get one chance to take advantage of it.
It is meant for experiences, conversations and beautiful soulful persons to share and explore with…so take them!
So looking forward to sharing time with you and our adventures together!
When Suzanne graduated from college, she decided that she wanted to travel the world, so she was elated when her fiancé agreed that a perfect honeymoon would be a year and a half bicycle trip from British Columbia to Florida and then from the Netherlands to Greece. The once-in-a-lifetime trip left her with a constant wanderlust. Thankfully, the wonderful profession of teaching left Suzanne with time to travel each summer. When her two girls were little, that travel consisted of modest but adventurous camping and canoeing expeditions. As the girls grew, the family decided together that they preferred going to culturally interesting places like small villages in Mexico instead of heading to Hawaii, the vacation destination of choice for most Alaskans. In her forties, as a competitive masters runner, Suzanne was invited to travel to races in many unique locations, the most memorable of which was the Bangkok Marathon. Suzanne also enjoyed helping supervise service trips with groups of young people to Ecuador, Guatemala, and many locations in Mexico.
Over the years, Suzanne has found wonderful friends to go on adventures with. On the second day of a month-long walk on the Camino de Santiago del Norte (along the northern coast of Spain), she and her friend, Kathy, met a young German couple with whom they traveled the rest of the way and then joined for hikes across England, Scotland, and Portugal in subsequent summers. With other friends, she has wandered in Peru and hiked around Mt Blanc.
Suzanne is excited about joining Gage in offering travel experiences to women who are looking for friends to have adventures with. She loves to help women immerse themselves in new environments instead of simply being tourists, and she is dedicated to helping women be as active as they want to be while they develop new travel friendships that may last a lifetime.
Conservative Youth Ambassador
Grace is the daughter of the founder, Kim Kalan and is a Youth Patriot. She has worked side by side with her mom traveling for the last 18 years. Grace is heading to Oklahoma State University in the Fall of 2022 were she will be getting her degree in Wildlife Enterprise Management. Grace is an avid hunter and outdoors woman!
Layered by outdoor, travel, adventure and family, Alisa also received her Associate’s degree from the Minnesota School of Business. Upon receiving her degree, Alisa took a few years off to be with her kids as they traveled through their beginning stages of childhood. Alisa’s children are very active in sports (Baseball, Football, Dance, Gymnastics and Basketball) and most of her free time is spent supporting them with their aspirations and activities. Her ultimate passion in life is family; enjoying nature walks, travel and time together. Alisa spends most of her leisure time with her family at their cabin in Northern Minnesota enjoying the great outdoors and participating in various open-air endeavors.
Alisa wears a variety of hats for Gage Outdoors since 2018 by executing a wide range of tasks behind the scenes in support of Team Gage Outdoors. In addition to financial assistance for Gage Outdoors and its patrons, Alisa expedites and finalizes daily hunts while maintaining the calendar for all events.
Angie Trovik is Manager of Accounting & Human Resourcse for BBGage. Angie began her Gage Outdoor Expeditions story back in 2001. Over the years, Angie has seen the travel booking agency expand and contract with the economy and experienced an everchanging expanding selection of premier hunting and fishing destinations in the Gage portfolio of offerings. In her current position, Angie is responsible for maintaining the accounting and trip booking databases, the staffing needs and all things financial. Angie grew up fishing and camping and has always enjoyed the outdoors. She has passed on this passion to her husband and children.