"What can I say except a heartfelt massive thank you to Sharon, Katrina, Sokhun, Lynita, Tanya, Kimlang, Restore One Charity, Women Embrace Adventure & to the 13 other lovely ladies who made this trip so memorable. Together we have raised $20,000 & this will change lives. This trip has taught me that the world over we aren’t so different, more like same-same. We all want to be healthy, loved, educated, have clean water, fresh food to eat, a safe place to live, have a dream or goal & be the best version of ourselves. Cambodia has been absolutely amazing, simply incredible & life-changing. It has shown me what is happening here, empowering ppl & moving forward to make life better now & for future generations. It is so awesome to see & witness first hand. Helping others feels like such a small thing to do in the big scheme of things, but it is like a ripple effect & I know we have helped many here & that feels so great & very rewarding. Never give up, never stop learning, inspire others, be generous & help others. I thank you so very much & am so grateful. Cambodia opens your eyes, touches your heart & makes for an unforgettable experience. Thanking you!"-LISA CHAWNER 2019
"What did I know about Cambodia before this trip? Well not much... I had heard of the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot but they were just historical names from a place I had never paid much attention too.
Cambodia had never been on my travel radar as a place I wanted to visit, but after participating in several adventures with Katrina and Sharon I couldn’t pass this up as a way to step out of my comfort zone and at the same time raise much-needed funds for the Restore One School.
Little did I know what imprint this trip would have on my heart and soul. Every day was filled with challenges and highlights, so many in fact that I can’t even begin to single out which were the best or hardest.
Cambodia is an assault to your senses. The smells, sounds and sights are intoxicating and sometimes overwhelming. During this trip, you are thrust into the history of what the Cambodian people went through and it makes your heartache in ways you cannot imagine. This experience pushes you out of your comfort zone and sometimes past it but at the same time you feel safe and secure because of the support and friendship of Katrina, Sharon, your fellow travelling companions the most amazing Restore One team.
Nothing will prepare you for this adventure but nothing can replace or replicate the cherished memories I now take with me for the rest of my life. I am so grateful to Women Embrace Adventure for enabling me to experience this opportunity and I am a better person because of it."-DEBBIE WINARDI 2019
"I embarked on a 2 week trip of a lifetime to Cambodia with Katrina and Sharon from Women Embrace Adventure and 14 other women. The trip was meticulously planned from start to finish. We didn’t have to give our accommodation or food a second thought as this was all arranged by Women Embrace Adventure. We were completely immersed into the Cambodian culture by being educated on the history of the country early on in our visit and subsequently shown how Cambodia is recovering from the atrocities that have occurred to their people and their country. We visited many of Cambodia’s ‘must-see’ landmarks and we also were also shown how the local Cambodian people affiliated with the charity, Restore One, are educated and equipped with tools to allow them to make a living without the threat of exploitation. We also visited and worked at a local high school in one of the most impoverished communities within Cambodia and were able to see how education is changing lives. I came away from this trip with an enormous sense of gratitude that I was fortunate enough to share such a life-changing adventure with a group of likeminded awesome women. I would highly recommend Women Embrace Adventure to anyone that is considering a trip to Cambodia, it was by far the best travel experience I’ve ever had." - DANIELLE MIZZI 2018
"Literally one of the best adventures of my life! So much fun and laughter ❤️" - NAT HELLYER 2018
"I recently travelled to Cambodia with WEA, I have to say every part of the trip was very well organised. As a busy mother who works full-time, it was really great for me to be able to turn up at the airport with my passport and visa and know that all the rest was taken care of. Every day was well planned, there was still free time to do what we wanted, but the meals were delicious and organised as were all transport and accommodation arrangements. I travelled on my own and was paired up with a terrific roommate and the WEA hosts were always around to ensure everyone was having a good time.
This particular trip had a volunteering element and most activities we did had a social justice connection making it a challenging, confronting, rewarding and amazing holiday. I would highly recommend WEA to other females either travelling on their own or with friends." - JODIE DELL 2018
"A life-changing experience that fills your heart with happiness, appreciation and the joy of being able to give back. This adventure with a group of unknown women ended with new beautiful friendships. Many opportunities were given for you to step out of your comfort zone and embrace the ability to empower oneself. We only need to start a change with one thing. That could be just you deciding to sign up for the 2020 Cambodian Adventure. Do it you won’t regret it!"- MICHELLE JOESTER 2019