Ms. Bracken has 25+ years experience in the travel
industry. She combined her passion for music and travel when she founded Adventures in Rock (AIR) in 1999 and has since
led the industry in her unique approach to combining premier musical events with a sense of wanderlust and boundless adventure,
creating AIR trips to Mali’s Festival in the Desert, the Havana Jazz Festival, the Sacred Music Festival in Fez, Morocco,
U2 in Dublin and Cream at Royal Albert Hall, just to name a few.
musical adventures, Bracken is an expert in African photo safaris, experienced in providing first class outfitters for high-end
adventure travelers. Additionally, she has expertise in developing customized travel, combining deluxe travel accommodations
with special amenities and superlative service. As one satisfied client said: “all the I’s were dotted and
the T’s were crossed.” She has developed specially-designed customized trips for the Berklee College of Music,
Boston Center For Adult Education, and many NPR radio stations.
unique focus has always emphasized the importance of the place and culture hosting the trip, with locals providing background
and flavor. Now with Give Back Kick Back, travelers can expand their travel adventure by making a difference in the
communities they visit.
Ms. Williamson's love of travel began as a child, following an Army
father to different postings throughout the U.S. and Europe. Her parents made the most of each move with family vacations
and long weekends to surrounding countries, usually with a station wagon and tents. Photo albums and videos were full of images
of gondola rides in Venice, bullfights in Barcelona, swimming in Alpine lakes, and eating sausages at German festivals. Those
childhood experiences led to adult wanderlust and trips to Mexico, the Caribbean, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Learning about other people and cultures led
Williamson to establish Women Worldwide, an organization connecting people around the world with opportunities to help women and children in
need. Women Worldwide provides links to volunteer, donate, be an advocate, and buy from women in underdeveloped countries
around the world. Following her love of travel and meeting new people,
Williamson looked for opportunities for volunteer travel. Not always finding what she was looking for, she
decided to create Give Back Kick Back Travel. The thinking: people who volunteer abroad often want to tour the country they
are visiting – and – many world travelers would love an opportunity to help locals in need.