We began our ascent to the top of the Mount Batur volcano at 3am with ten of our travel partners and 500+ other adventurers all seeking the famous sunrise over Bali. As we all traversed single file up the mountain, flashlights and headlamps created a magical glittering path both ahead and behind us. It was in that moment of awareness that we realized that we were part of something truly special. We were no longer just individuals but a collective on a common mission.
The night time hike took about three hours and while a bit challenging physically we remained energized. At the summit, we joined our fellow seekers facing the horizon. The collective energy was beautiful, empowering, and wonderfully peaceful. We took our seats on the mountain’s edge and as the sun began to rise over the horizon, we sat in utter awe and gratitude as we witnessed the most magnificent sunrise we’d ever seen.
A spark was lit for us that morning, one that led us to create Heart + Sol Adventures. We left Bali with such great joy and optimism that we wanted to experience it again and again. A search began for a travel company that offered all we wanted with women at a similar stage in life – cultural immersion, adventure, community, and personal growth. We soon realized that it didn’t exist. At one point we looked at each other with smiles on our faces said “We can do this!”. Our souls have been on fire ever since.
During the past few years, we have had some amazing opportunities that continued to stoke a wanderlust in both of us. Between the two of us we’ve traveled to 24 countries. In the last few years we’ve traveled together to Indonesia and Iceland. Dianna has traveled to France, Italy, Canada, Panama, Poland, Ukraine, and Germany, while Greta has visited Norway, Israel, Dominican Republic and soon will add Greece and Germany.
We have no plans of slowing down.
Seriously, we can’t get enough of the world and are so excited to bring our unique and inspiring travel to other women.