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.
Adventures in Good Company is proud to announce partnerships with the official partners of twelve U.S. National Parks. These partnerships will make it easier for our trip participants to directly support the national parks they visit on AGC trips.
The story of AGC’s partnership with Mongolian Gobi Taiga Tour Co. is one of female relationships and support. Jan Latham, one of our longest-serving guides and program managers, built a relationship with a young Mongolian woman named Enkh-Oyun Erdenebaatar (Inga) just as she was starting her guiding business. Inga got started guiding with the help of her mother and female professors. Now, Inga is a mother and business owner and her six-month old daughter is growing up in an ever-changing Mongolia.
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.
Perhaps you’ve heard of sustainable travel, low impact travel, or green travel. We like the term "Responsible Travel," encompassing all of those concepts. Our founder Marian Marbury recently penned a blog about ten ways to practice responsible travel. Because traveling responsibly is so important to us as a company, we decided to revisit the topic and in celebration of our 20th anniversary and offer 20 specific tips for responsible travel. In some cases, we include a product example that we like, recognizing that there may be other similar types of products
"There is nothing more beautiful and fulfilling than to see others when they get out of the comfort zone, the smile and pride on their faces when they succeed in something they did not believe they can do," Sabina Sirco. One of the greatest joys of adventure travel is meeting like-minded women all over the globe. Within just a few minutes of meeting Sabina Sirco on Skype we were laughing and talking excitedly as if we were old friends. By the end of the chat, she had invited me to Bosnia to come hiking with her. This was no surprise to me- I had heard about Sabina from my colleagues and they described her as friendly, warm, and ambitious. They were right. Sabina has guided our Hiking the Via Dinarica trip and we talked about women in the outdoors, sustainable travel, and how your coworkers can become your family.
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.
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.
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.