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.
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!)
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.
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.
In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we're sharing some of the priceless wisdom we've learned over our last two decades of guiding women's adventure travel. This month: 20 tips for international travel!
You are planning a trip to Colorado’s mountains, Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, or other high-altitude location, but you live close to sea level. So, how do you prepare your body and mind for your adventure?
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.
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.
In our years of traveling across the globe, we've had the chance to meet some incredible people and organizations who are doing meaningful work in their communities. Some of these groups have helped us to positively impact the areas and communities that we visit which in turn has shaped our commitment to sustainable travel.
When our early morning flight along the Himalayan peaks ended quickly on the short runway in Lucla, Nepal, we walked off the 16-seater Summit Airlines plane to meet our female guide team for our 14-day trek to Everest Base Camp. We didn’t know yet that the summit of Mount Everest, not just the base camp, was the dream for two of our guides.
Let's start the new year HIKING! Several AGC Guides are leading First Day Hikes for free. We're offering hikes in Michigan, Maryland, California and Colorado and you can sign up below. First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors. On New Year’s Day, hundreds of free, guided hikes will be organized in all 50 states. Last year nearly 28,000 people rang in the New Year, collectively hiking over 66,000 miles throughout the country! We're so excited to be part of this initiative.