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The Adventuress

The Adventuress is a blog for women with adventurous spirits. It's a source of inspiration, planning, tips, and advice from experienced travelers and outdoor adventurers with the extra flair of being for women and by women only.

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Adventurous Activities | Destinations

Epic Journey: Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland

By: Anne Brewer, AGC Guide
July 17th, 2018

There were a few fields of bright green grass in the small villages we visited. This grass was almost sacred to the farmers, as they depended on it to feed their sheep. But aside from those few fields, the Greenland I saw was snow, ice, and glaciers. It is believed that Eric the Red, the famed Norse Viking, was the first European to discover the island. He knew he would have to convince his fellow countrymen that they could farm on the new island if he was going to persuade them to relocate; hence, he gave it the compelling name of Greenland.

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Hiker's Glossary Part 2: Terrain

By: Anne Flueckiger
July 9th, 2018

This second installment of the Hiker's Glossary is a guide to hiking terms related to terrain. Terrain refers to the physical features of a natural landscape (rocky, swampy, hilly, forested, etc). The first portion of the Hiker's Glossary was all about Types of Trails.  Whether you've been hiking for half a century or are looking to hit the trail for the first time, one of the greatest joys of hiking is that there are so many different things to discover on your own two feet.  When you read a description of a hike in a guidebook or on the AGC website, you may encounter terms you’re unfamiliar with, especially if you’re new to hiking or have only hiked close to home. 

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Ten Tips for Better Hiking Trips for Women

Ten Tips for Better Hiking Trips for Women

'Ten Tips' is the perfect companion for every female hiker. It offers well-crafted, not-so-obvious tools that hikers of all experience levels can use. From lacing up your boots the first time to thru-hiking a major trail, this piece will make hiking even more enjoyable.

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Adventurous Activities

Hiker's Glossary Part 1: Trail Types

By: Anne Flueckiger
June 22nd, 2018

Whether you've been hiking for half a century or are looking to hit the trail for the first time, one of the greatest joys of hiking is that there are so many different things to discover on your own two feet.  We're creating a Hiker's Glossary of useful trail terms paired with photos from our own trips to help introduce hikers of all levels to appropriate terminology and lingo. When you read a description of a hike in a guidebook or on the AGC website, you may encounter terms you’re unfamiliar with, especially if you’re new to hiking or have only hiked close to home. This first installment of the Hiker's Glossary is an illustrated guide to some different types of trail surfaces. Part two is all about terrain.

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Trip Planning

Five Tips for Getting Plane Tickets for Your Next Trip

By: Brenda Porter
June 11th, 2018

You’ve booked your trip and now you need to get your plane tickets. Take our advice:

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Destinations | Trip Planning

Visiting Cuba in 2018 - What's Changed?

By: Anna Claire Eddington
June 7th, 2018

Confused about traveling to Cuba? We can understand why due to the new travel regulations and recent news. Hundreds of thousands of American tourists have visited Cuba in the last 3 years and it is still a beautiful and intriguing country to explore.  

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Adventurous Activities | Destinations | Trip Planning

How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

By: Ella Kim, Guest Contributor
June 1st, 2018

The northern lights are one of the most stunning natural phenomena mankind can experience. Ancient Inuit Indians believed that the stunning display of rippling colors had magical properties or were the spirits of the departed dancing across the sky.

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travel tips | health and fitness

A Traveler's Guide to Finding Safe Food and Water Abroad

By: Uma Campbell, Guest Blogger
May 7th, 2018

One of the best parts of international exploration is diving into new cuisines that entice and challenge our palate. While many areas of the world adhere to strict measures in food safety and saving water, it's important to know what the standards for food safety are when traveling to a new place. 

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health and fitness | Adventurous Activities

The 6 Best Hiking Apps

By: Anna Claire Eddington
May 1st, 2018

It's one thing to lose yourself in nature. It's an entirely different thing to get lost in nature. So even though getting out on a hike is a perfect excuse to disconnect from your digital world, there are a few apps that can actually enhance your outdoor adventures. Here are our six favorite apps for making your hikes even more  incredible.

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clothing and gear | travel tips

GPS Devices for Hikers

By: Anna Claire Eddington
April 22nd, 2018

GPS devices are the topo maps and compass bearings of modern hikers. While they aren't maps in the traditional sense, they offer a resource for keeping track of your route and analyzing data like pace, elevation, time and distance. Gadgets with GPS systems can provide easy-to-use information on where you are, where you’ve been and where you're going.

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Trip Planning

Changes for 2019

By: Marian Marbury
April 3rd, 2018

Although we're only a third of the way into 2018, we're already focused on getting our 2019 trips on the calendar. We think you’ll love our new trip offerings, and that you’ll be happy to see many returning favorites! We are definitely seeing the effect of market trends as we plan for the future and we are making a few adjustments in our ongoing efforts to offer you great trips at reasonable prices. In this blog post we wanted to point out a few of our changes for 2019.

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