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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.

Marian Marbury

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Adventurous Activities | 20 Year Anniversary

2020 Trips and our new website

By: Marian Marbury
April 24th, 2019

Last year we had all of out 2020 international trips posted on our website by the end of March. So you may be wondering where the 2020 trips are - and by the number of emails we're getting asking that question, you are not the only one. So here's the answer. While there are still a few trips we're waiting to get costs for or new trips that need a little more work on writing up the itinerary, they're basically ready to go. 

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travel tips | Trip Planning | Sustainable Travel

10 Ways to be a Responsible Traveler

By: Marian Marbury
March 7th, 2019

Responsible travel is travel that has a positive impact on the places we visit, in environmental, cultural, social and economic spheres. In addition, it's an approach to travel that seeks to minimize negative impact on those places. Here are 10 ways you can practice responsible travel (and still have fun on your vacation!)

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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.

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miscellaneous | 20 Year Anniversary

20 Ways Adventure Travel Has Changed in 20 Years

By: Marian Marbury
January 20th, 2019

We’ve seen a lot of change in our 20 years of adventure travel, and much of this change mirrors larger changes in our society. Compared to 1999, today there is an increased interest in exercise and healthy living and people staying healthier into older years. There is the ever-evolving push for women's equality, rapid technological innovation, and dramatically increased connectivity because of the internet. The world itself is changing, adventure travel is changing with it. Here are 20 things that have dramatically changed in the world of adventure travel over the last two decades.

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clothing and gear | travel tips | Trip Planning

Seven Tips on Packing Light for Any Type of Travel

By: Marian Marbury
November 20th, 2018

When you start packing your suitcase, you know a trip is real! But how do make sure you have everything you need without also packing the kitchen sink? Here are some tips to help you get to where you're going with what you need and stay organized while you’re there.

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Adventurous Activities

Program Manager position available

By: Marian Marbury
August 29th, 2018

We've been growing in the last couple of years and we're looking for a fun and talented person to grow with us. This is not a guiding position. Our program managers work on selected trips with guides, clients, and local partners/outfitters to assure everyone has the information they need.

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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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Five mistakes to avoid on your next international trip

By: Marian Marbury
January 13th, 2017

We love international travel! We do it not only to see new things and meet new people, but to enrich our understanding of the world and humanity, and our own place in it. But there is no doubt that it takes more work and more preparation. Over the years we've made lots of mistakes and thought that sharing them might help you avoid the same ones. 1. Not looking for your passport until a week before your trip. 

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travel tips | Trip Planning

We Cannot Be Safe, We Are Not in Danger

By: Marian Marbury
January 12th, 2016

I woke up this morning to the news that a bomb had gone off in Sultanahmet, the Old City of Istanbul. Along with sadness for the victims and wondering who they were and what they had been doing when the blast occurred, I wondered how it would affect the thinking of the women who are signed up for our trip to Turkey next fall. And I thought of how two realities that appear to be contradictory are in fact simultaneously true.

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Adventurous Activities | Destinations

Patagonia in Pictures

By: Marian Marbury
September 2nd, 2015

Patagonia is a vast, sparsely populated region of South America. Encompassing parts of both Argentina and Chile, it stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean and is known for the towering peaks of the southern Andes, as well as steppes, grasslands, and even desert. Rugged and windswept, for years it was known as the province of cattle ranchers and outlaws. The inhabitants have changed over the years, particularly with the advent of airports and better roads, but its beauty is no less compelling than it ever has been. Fortunately for hikers and climbers (and wildlife!) both Argentina and Chile have preserved some of the most iconic areas in National Parks, and it is those we visit on our Adventures in Patagonia trip.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Adventure Travelers

By: Marian Marbury
June 2nd, 2015

Having been in the adventure travel business for over 16 years, we've seen a lot of people have truly amazing experiences during their travels. What habits do they cultivate?

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