About Us ...
Mary Ann Zimmerman is president and founder of Senior Women's Travel, SWT Tours. and the newest division of her travel company, Hudson Valley Journeys.
Senior Women's Travel focuses on trips for 50+ women with a passion for travel. It was founded on the premise that "your travel days are not over." Senior women -- widowed, divorced, or with a mate who no longer wants to travel -- should still be able to travel with zest, comfortably and safely, Ms. Zimmerman believes.
Senior Women's Travel recently expanded to include a new division, SWT Tours,
travel for both men and women of all ages. The list of tours now includes trips
with universal appeal such as Travel-By-the-Book Literary Tours and our Theatre Tours. The mission of SWT Tours is to create trips unlike any others. For example, Ms. Zimmerman believes there is nothing like the Venice Literary Tour and, although there are hundreds of culinary trips, the Venice/Friuli cooking week offers a unique combination of unusual food experiences.
After being a life-long resident of New York City,
Ms. Zimmerman moved to the Hudson Valley region in 2007 to escape the
city's high cost of living. Little did she realize that she was moving to one
of the countryís most vibrant regions.
As a travel professional, she soon recognized that her usual beat
Paris, London and Venice
- could be augmented with such towns with funny sounding
names like Kinderhook and Claverack. She has spent the last couple of years
going to every part of the Hudson Valley to see, absorb and create her
itineraries. 2009 is the Quadricentennial , the 400th anniversary
of Henry Hudsonís discovery of the Hudson River, a perfect time to launch
Hudson Valley Journeys.
All of Ms. Zimmermanís former endeavors -- cookbook author, tabletop boutique owner, creative director of a large public relations agency, magazine editor, indefatigable leisure traveler -- have shaped her company. She brings the experience of over 35 years of indefatigable travel adventures to these ventures. Personal service and tireless research characterize the credo and tour offerings of both Senior Women's Travel and SWT Tours.