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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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clothing and gear | active travel | outdoors tips | health and fitness

How to Stay Warm Outside in Winter

By: Marian Marbury
January 4th, 2014

Plunging temperatures this week may have you convinced there is no alternative to staying indoors with a good book until Spring. Think again! Staying outdoors and active improves your mood, fends off winter weight gain, and keeps your vitamin D level high. Of course you won’t want to stay outdoors if you’re cold, but follow these 5 simple tips and you’ll be able to play outdoors all day.

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outdoors tips | travel tips | health and fitness

A New Year's Resolution Worth Making

By: Marian Marbury
January 1st, 2014

If you make New Year's Resolutions about diet, exercise, or general self-improvement, the odds are you won't keep them. Don't be discouraged, breaking old habits takes time. But here is one that doesn't require you to sweat, make radical changes, or deprive yourself. Implement it and I guarantee it will change your experience of travel this year.

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Ten Tips for Better Hiking Trips for Women

Ten Tips for Better Hiking Trips for Women

'Ten Tips' is the perfect companion for every female hiker. It offers well-crafted, not-so-obvious tools that hikers of all experience levels can use. From lacing up your boots the first time to thru-hiking a major trail, this piece will make hiking even more enjoyable.

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clothing and gear | hiking | outdoors tips

Dressing for your next hiking vacation

By: Marian Marbury
May 29th, 2012

This picture of some women who were on our recent Wildflowers and Waterfalls hike perfectly demonstrates the equipment and clothing you need for a hiking vacation. The great thing about hiking is that after an initial investment, it's an inexpensive sport. But making the initial investment in these items will make your hiking safer and more fun - plus you'll look as great as they do!!

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clothing and gear | womens travel | outdoors tips

Outdoor Adventure for Women - PFDs

By: Deb Malmon
December 29th, 2011

If you are a woman who loves outdoor adventure, you probably have noticed many women-specific items on the retail market.  Backpacks, climbing harnesses, sleeping bags, bicycles, etc. The design of gear oriented towards women is based on the general anatomy of the female body - narrower shoulders, shorter torso, and wider hips.

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backpacking tips and trips | hiking | outdoors tips | food and drink

3 snack suggestions for your next adventure trip

By: Marian Marbury
November 14th, 2011

On any adventure trip, you can be sure of one thing - you're going to need some extra snacks to compensate for all that energy you're putting out. There is now a huge market for high energy bars - Power Bars, Clif Bars, Luna Bars etc.  But not only are they expensive, if you read the ingredients for most of them, you might reach the conclusion they are candy bars with extra vitamins and sometimes protein. So here are three lower cost healthier alternatives.

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active travel | womens travel | outdoors tips

5 steps to becoming an outdoors woman

By: Marian Marbury
July 5th, 2011

When I was in my late teens, I decided that one of my major goals was becoming an outdoors woman. For me, that meant being comfortable in the outdoors for an extended time, which meant being competent in outdoor skills. It took a few years but here are 5 steps that helped.

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