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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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Destinations | Sustainable Travel

Best Parks for Responsible Travel

By: Anna Claire Eddington
March 28th, 2019

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.

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Destinations | Sustainable Travel

What (and Where) is the Via Dinarica?

By: Anna Claire Eddington
February 28th, 2019

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.

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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 | 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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travel tips | Destinations

Magic of Mongolia- A Photo Essay

By: Jan Latham
December 10th, 2018

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Destinations

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

By: Jan Latham
September 18th, 2018

So first, in an effort to be completely transparent, I want to tell you this blog post is an outright effort to convince you that Iceland needs to go to the top of your ‘need to see’ list. I love the country with an almost comical zeal and I want you to, too!

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Adventurous Activities | Destinations

Epic Journey: Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland

By: Anne Brewer, AGC Guide
July 17th, 2018

There were a few fields of bright green grass in the small villages we visited. This grass was almost sacred to the farmers, as they depended on it to feed their sheep. But aside from those few fields, the Greenland I saw was snow, ice, and glaciers. It is believed that Eric the Red, the famed Norse Viking, was the first European to discover the island. He knew he would have to convince his fellow countrymen that they could farm on the new island if he was going to persuade them to relocate; hence, he gave it the compelling name of Greenland.

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Destinations | Trip Planning

Visiting Cuba in 2018 - What's Changed?

By: Anna Claire Eddington
June 7th, 2018

Confused about traveling to Cuba? We can understand why due to the new travel regulations and recent news. Hundreds of thousands of American tourists have visited Cuba in the last 3 years and it is still a beautiful and intriguing country to explore.  

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Adventurous Activities | Destinations | Trip Planning

How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska

By: Ella Kim, Guest Contributor
June 1st, 2018

The northern lights are one of the most stunning natural phenomena mankind can experience. Ancient Inuit Indians believed that the stunning display of rippling colors had magical properties or were the spirits of the departed dancing across the sky.

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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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Destinations | Trip Planning

Ebola and travel to Africa: Is it safe?

By: Marian Marbury
September 17th, 2014

NOTE: I wrote this specifically for women who are signed up for our Kilimanajaro Climb and Safari next February, but I hope it is useful for anyone planning to travel to Africa in the next year. -- Marian

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