Wild Terrains is a boutique travel company built for creative women.

We design group travel experiences that connect like-minded women around the world and support local, women-owned businesses in our destinations.

Stay Wild


Inspiration struck Wild Terrains founder, Lauren Bates, while she was Chief Marketing Officer at UrbanStems. After grueling startup hours left her in a bit of a creative rut, she was in desperate need of a last-minute vacation. She searched for women-only travel groups, but was disappointed by what she found: only activity-specific trips centered around things like yoga, trekking and surfing. Lauren wanted to travel with other creative women, but also to meet and support the women leading the charge in the local design, art, and food scenes in the place she visited. When she couldn’t find what she was looking for, she decided to create Wild Terrains Experiences with Mexico City as the first destination.


Hi there!

I'm Lauren and I can't wait to get to know you! A little about me...I'm a twin, I have a serious cold brew addiction and I love planning adventures. Traveling is my happy place...I've visited over 30 countries across 5 continents, lived in Argentina and Peru, and spent 6 months backpacking solo through Southeast Asia. I'm really passionate about creating spaces for women to connect with each other. What better way than with travel? I hope to see you on one of our next adventures! 


Lauren Bates
Founder & CEO, Wild Terrains


Work with us

We love partnering with brands, influencers, travel companies, hotels & more! 
Send us a note at hello@wildterrains.com if you'd like to collaborate.