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.
Adventures in Good Company is proud to announce partnerships with the official partners of twelve U.S. National Parks. These partnerships will make it easier for our trip participants to directly support the national parks they visit on AGC trips.
With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’ve been thinking about some of the mother/daughter duos who have traveled with us over the years.
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.
The story of AGC’s partnership with Mongolian Gobi Taiga Tour Co. is one of female relationships and support. Jan Latham, one of our longest-serving guides and program managers, built a relationship with a young Mongolian woman named Enkh-Oyun Erdenebaatar (Inga) just as she was starting her guiding business. Inga got started guiding with the help of her mother and female professors. Now, Inga is a mother and business owner and her six-month old daughter is growing up in an ever-changing Mongolia.
When you’re a world traveler and avid hiker who has been a vegetarian for more than 50 years, you learn a few pointers about how to eat well on the road. Aggie Alvez, who has traveled with AGC for many years and has been a vegetarian since she was eleven (and moved to veganism about 12 years ago), shares five action steps that she takes when traveling while vegan.
"There is nothing more beautiful and fulfilling than to see others when they get out of the comfort zone, the smile and pride on their faces when they succeed in something they did not believe they can do," Sabina Sirco. One of the greatest joys of adventure travel is meeting like-minded women all over the globe. Within just a few minutes of meeting Sabina Sirco on Skype we were laughing and talking excitedly as if we were old friends. By the end of the chat, she had invited me to Bosnia to come hiking with her. This was no surprise to me- I had heard about Sabina from my colleagues and they described her as friendly, warm, and ambitious. They were right. Sabina has guided our Hiking the Via Dinarica trip and we talked about women in the outdoors, sustainable travel, and how your coworkers can become your family.
As a former National Park Ranger and an avid visitor of both state and national parks, I love discovering the quiet side of our public lands. And as the Chief Sustainability Officer at AGC, I especially like finding parks that haven't been over-touristed. These are the areas that are still closest to their natural state, where the grandeur of nature isn't interrupted by human development, and where I can take in the views without someone snapping a photo on their phone next to me.
Wild. Austere. Pioneering. The Via Dinarica is unlike any other trail you’ve ever trekked. Here, a spine of 8,000-feet high peaks tower over fairytale meadows. Alpine lakes glimmer through dense beech forests, and secluded stone houses stitch together a region previously known for splintered cultures, conflict and borders.
With over 100 nominations, over 3,000 votes and over 22,000 viewers, our Adventuress of the Year Contest is inspiring women all over the globe! Congratulations to all of the incredible women who were nominated- you continue to wow us with your adventures!
We hear it often- "How do I make sure that I get on the trip that I want?" Our trips fill up quickly- it's a blessing and a curse. We can't know what trips are going to fill up as soon as we post them and which trips will stay stagnant on registrations until we've posted them. While we have a loose guess, the trends change dramatically from year to year. We always say that if you know you want to take a particular trip, your best bet is to sign up early.