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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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Five Highlights of Traveling as a Mother-Daughter Duo

By: Anna Claire Eddington
May 12th, 2019

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.

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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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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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Adventurous Activities | 20 Year Anniversary

20 Nonfiction Adventure Travel Books

By: Deb Malmon
March 20th, 2019

Having something to read while you travel is almost as important as having your suitcase! For every AGC trip, we recommend a few books to read that pertain to that trip, activity, or general area. But what about just regular great books for you to read when you're not traveling but have a hankering for adventure?  For our 20th Anniversary our guides have compiled a list of 20 nonfiction adventure travel books that have brought us joy. Not all are by or about women, but they are all interesting, enjoyable, and give you the thrill of adventure even from the comfort of your couch. Check them out from your local library or purchase them for your e-reader or book collection.

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Adventurous Activities | Trip Planning

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

By: Brenda Porter, AGC Guide
February 12th, 2019

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? 

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Announcing Our Adventuress of the Year Finalists

By: Anna Claire Eddington
January 11th, 2019

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!

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Adventurous Activities | Destinations

First Day Hikes 2019

By: Anna Claire Eddington
December 11th, 2018

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.

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Opt Outside with Adventures in Good Company

By: Anna Claire Eddington
November 12th, 2018

You're invited to join Adventures in Good Company guides in Opting Outside this Black Friday. Several of our guides are leading free local hikes the day after Thanksgiving and we hope you'll join them in getting off the couch, out of the mall, and onto the trail in North Carolina, New York, Iowa, Colorado, and Louisiana. 

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Adventure Travel for Women Under 50

By: Karen Katt
September 25th, 2018

Adventures in Good Company has always been a proponent of adventure travel for women of all ages. We’ve written articles on Adventure Travel for Women Over 50, and Adventure Travel for Women Over 60. Many of our travelers, in fact, are living testimonials to the benefits of staying active and out-of-doors into the later stages of our lives.

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Hiker's Glossary Part 5: Navigational Terms

By: Anne Flueckiger
September 4th, 2018

This fifth and final installment of the Hiker's Glossary is a guide to navigational terms. The first portion of the Hiker's Glossary is all about Types of Trails, the second portion focuses on Terrain, the third section is all about Common Hiking Terms, and the fourth section is about Different Types of Hiking.  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 here to help you learn all the lingo you might encounter as a hiker. 

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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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