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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.

Announcing Partnerships with National Parks' Friends Groups

Five Highlights of Traveling as a Mother-Daughter Duo

Hiker's Glossary

Before you leave, grab a copy of our Hiker's Glossary

The glossary is the perfect companion for every female hiker, whether it's your first time on the trail or you have hundreds of miles under your boots. It was developed by our professional women hiking guides from their 100+ years of experience on the trail. Learn all you need to know about hiking terms and lingo today for FREE.

An Interview with Enkh-Oyun Erdenebaatar, Director of Mongolian Gobi Taiga Tour Company

2020 Trips and our new website

Traveling While Vegan- Five Tips for Success

20 Ideas for Responsible Travel

An Interview with Sabina Sirco

An Interview with Maria Abud, Owner of Patagonia Trails

Best Parks for Responsible Travel

20 Nonfiction Adventure Travel Books

10 Ways to be a Responsible Traveler

What (and Where) is the Via Dinarica?

20 Tips for International Travel

High Altitude Hiking- What You Need to Know to Handle Elevation!

20 Ways Adventure Travel Has Changed in 20 Years

Announcing Our Adventuress of the Year Finalists

Tips for Getting Onto the AGC Trip You Want

Giving Back this Holiday Season

Two Widows from Nepal Climbing Towards Equality in the Mountains

First Day Hikes 2019

Magic of Mongolia- A Photo Essay

Top 5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Nature

Seven Tips on Packing Light for Any Type of Travel

Adventuress of the Year Campaign

Opt Outside with Adventures in Good Company

9 Health Tips for Active Travelers

When and Why to Use Rubber Tips on Trekking Poles

Adventure Travel for Women Under 50

I'm In Love with the Land of Fire and Ice

The Nine Most Frequently Asked Questions by New AGC Travelers

Hiker's Glossary Part 5: Navigational Terms

Program Manager position available

Trail Etiquette for Hiking Groups

Hiker's Glossary Part 4: Different Types of Hiking

Hiker's Glossary Part 3: Common Terms

Epic Journey: Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland

Hiker's Glossary Part 2: Terrain

Hiker's Glossary Part 1: Trail Types

Five Tips for Getting Plane Tickets for Your Next Trip

Visiting Cuba in 2018 - What's Changed?

How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

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

The 6 Best Hiking Apps

GPS Devices for Hikers

Changes for 2019

Through a Guide's Eyes: Sketching in Tanzania with Brenda Porter

AGC and Social Media

Training For a Hike On and Off the Trail

Seven FAQs about Leave No Trace

Five mistakes to avoid on your next international trip

We Cannot Be Safe, We Are Not in Danger

Making an impact through charitable contributions: resources for informed giving

Patagonia in Pictures

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Adventure Travelers

AGC meets GoodReads: A Summer Reading List

How to Train for Your Next Hiking Trip

Choosing the right active vacation

Getting ready for your next backpacking trip

The Story of the Buff

Ebola and travel to Africa: Is it safe?

Do I really need to buy rain pants for my rafting or hiking trip

How We Price Our Adventure Trips

How Adventures in Good Company got its start

Lodging options for your next active vacation

Buying airline tickets for your next adventure vacation - Part 2

Buying airline tickets for your next adventure vacation - Part 1

How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Outdoor Adventures

Climbing Kilimanjaro: 5 decisions to make

How to Stay Warm Outside in Winter

A New Year's Resolution Worth Making

Trekking poles for hiking trips: the 4 most common questions

How to start an adventure travel company

Boots for hiking vs boots for backpacking

Choosing Trekking Poles for your Next Hiking Trip

Do you really have to have all that stuff on a hiking trip?

How to Find Hiking Partners

Advice on Backpacks from AGC’s Lightweight Lady

Should you try barefoot hiking on your next hiking trip?

Adventure Travel for Women Over 60

Five Ways to Celebrate the Summer Solstice

Should you have expectations for adventure travel?

What is small group adventure travel?

Sweet Dreams on the Trail Part II: Sleeping Pads for Lightweight Backpacking

Sweet Dreams on the Trail Part I: Sleeping Bag Selection

Being an Adventure Travel Guide: Part 2

Trip Preparation: Three Organizational Strategies to Minimize Stress

Gearing up for Adventure Travel: Going to Get Gaiters?

Being an adventure travel guide: Part 1

The unspoken fear about women's travel groups

Unplugging from the Outside World

Hydration and hiking trips: how much water do you need?

Training Tips (Part III of III): Hiking Leg Preparation

Choosing a tent for lightweight backpacking

A 'Heart Healthy' Valentines the AGC Way

Foot care on hiking and backpacking trips

Planning your adventure vacation itinerary

Training Tips (Part II of III): RPE Decoded for Active Travel

Adventure travel and the beaten path

Training Tips (Part I of III): 3 Month Sample Cardio Routine

Three myths about training for hiking trips

Sifting Through Your Travel Bucket List

First Day Hikes – January 1, 2013

Gifts for women who already have a lot

Travel Tips: Surviving Holiday Air Travel

Adventure Vacations: The Ten Best Free Attractions in Sydney

Should novice hikers go on beginner hiking trips?

Getting Ready for Kayak Tours: 5 Upper Body Exercises

Can adventure travel be too cheap?

Hawaii: Adventure Travel Style (psst… it’s not all about beaches)

Should women travel alone or join a group?

Adventure Travel Training Trips: Training for Outdoor Travel Inside?

High altitude adventure trips for women: what you need to know

Knotty Active Travel Tips

Adventure Vacations in Outerspace

Rock art or Sign post?

How to sabotage your next adventure vacation

Happy Birthday Appalachian Trail!

International adventure travel and low fat diets

4 Reasons to Visit Bryce and Zion National Parks

The Art of Unpacking after Active Vacations

When it comes to adventure travel, there is no bad weather

Simplify Adventure Travel for Women with This Piece of Clothing

Preventing Wildfires

Adventure travel for women over 50: Are there limitations?

Part II. Cleaning gear POST Active Vacations

Cleaning gear POST hiking trips

Hydration made Easy for Active Vacations or Everyday Living

Women's travel tips: Some packing suggestions

Backpacking for women: Multifunction keeps it light

Traveling with hiking poles on hiking vacations

Appalachian Trail Backpacking – the movie!

Dressing for your next hiking vacation

Tips: Attitude and Gear Check for Adventure Travel

Hiking Vacations and Fitness: The Perfect Match

National Geographic's Best Summer Trips 2012: Northern Michigan

Five things you may hate about European travel

Backpacking Adventures: Thoughts on Ultralight and Lightweight Backpacking

Hiking Amalfi Coast: Five things you might not know

Travel Tips: 5 Travel Apps That Could Save Your Life

Staying in touch on international adventure travel trips

7 ways to prepare for international adventure travel

Celebrate Earth Day with Adventure Travel & Green Travel Tips

The Hunger Games and Adventure Travel

Hydration Packs - staying well-hydrated in the outdoors

Outdoor tips: Adjusting your pack

Fitness Training Tips for Adventure Travel

Travel tips: Dealing with airline delays or cancellations

If the shoe fits: tips to buying hiking boots

Adventure travel for women over 50

Outdoor tips - to sock liner or not to sock liner on hiking trips?

Travel tips: When should I buy airline tickets?

4 tips for saving money on adventure travel gear and clothing

What's the point of adventure travel? (a guest post)

Adventure travel: What's the real price of your trip. Part 2

Adventure travel: What's the real price of your trip? Part 1

How to choose an adventure travel company

Is adventure travel the right choice for you?

Why is adventure travel so expensive?

Outdoor Adventure for Women - PFDs

Outdoor Tips and Topics - keeping your hands warm

Overseas adventure travel first aid kit - Part 2

What's in your overseas adventure travel first aid kit

5 things I learned while hiking Scotland

Salmon salad: the perfect adventure travel lunch

3 Reasons Why Adventure Travel is Best in the Off Season

Travel tips: Why a plastic sandwich box is your best friend

How will the Euro Crisis affect European Travel?

3 snack suggestions for your next adventure trip

On adventure travel trips, should you ban smokers? Or smoking?

Travel in Scotland and Bhutan

Hiking tips: 5 steps to save your knees

Can you trust TripAdvisor when planning overseas adventure travel

Handy Uses for Bandanas

Tips for buying a daypack

Peanut butter and overseas adventure travel

Death in the outdoors: Ignorance, Thoughtlessness, and Choice

Six tips for great National Park trips

Training for hiking trips

7 Weight Loss Tips (for your pack, of course)

Traveling tips: Dealing with money

10 Uses for Trekking Poles

5 steps to becoming an outdoors woman

4 Ways to ship your wilderness backpacking gear

How much water should you drink a day?

Outdoor Tips and Topics: Does Cotton Really Kill?

Three myths about womens travel

Adventure travel is like investing

Preparing for active travel vacations

Tips for Overseas Adventure Travel: Plugs and Converters

Outdoor Tips and Topics: Hydration Beverages

Backpacking - Fit is Everything!

Getting ready for overseas adventure travel

Choosing destinations for overseas adventure travel