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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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travel tips | Trip Planning | Sustainable Travel

10 Ways to be a Responsible Traveler

By: Marian Marbury
March 7th, 2019

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!)

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travel tips | Destinations

Magic of Mongolia- A Photo Essay

By: Jan Latham
December 10th, 2018

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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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travel tips | health and fitness

Top 5 Ways to Cultivate Gratitude in Nature

By: Anna Claire Eddington
November 22nd, 2018

Have you ever been hiking and felt like you were in a bit of a trance? What about when you’re riding a bike and get lost in thought, or paddling on the water and find yourself in a sense of flow? Some people call this mindfulness, and it’s a perfect segue to cultivating gratitude.

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clothing and gear | travel tips | Trip Planning

Seven Tips on Packing Light for Any Type of Travel

By: Marian Marbury
November 20th, 2018

When you start packing your suitcase, you know a trip is real! But how do make sure you have everything you need without also packing the kitchen sink? Here are some tips to help you get to where you're going with what you need and stay organized while you’re there.

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travel tips | health and fitness

A Traveler's Guide to Finding Safe Food and Water Abroad

By: Uma Campbell, Guest Blogger
May 7th, 2018

One of the best parts of international exploration is diving into new cuisines that entice and challenge our palate. While many areas of the world adhere to strict measures in food safety and saving water, it's important to know what the standards for food safety are when traveling to a new place. 

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clothing and gear | travel tips

GPS Devices for Hikers

By: Anna Claire Eddington
April 22nd, 2018

GPS devices are the topo maps and compass bearings of modern hikers. While they aren't maps in the traditional sense, they offer a resource for keeping track of your route and analyzing data like pace, elevation, time and distance. Gadgets with GPS systems can provide easy-to-use information on where you are, where you’ve been and where you're going.

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travel tips | Trip Planning

AGC and Social Media

By: Anna Claire Eddington
March 8th, 2018

In our opinion, adventure travel is about much more than just taking a trip.

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travel tips | Sustainable Travel

Seven FAQs about Leave No Trace

By: Anna Claire Eddington
February 14th, 2018

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Five mistakes to avoid on your next international trip

By: Marian Marbury
January 13th, 2017

We love international travel! We do it not only to see new things and meet new people, but to enrich our understanding of the world and humanity, and our own place in it. But there is no doubt that it takes more work and more preparation. Over the years we've made lots of mistakes and thought that sharing them might help you avoid the same ones. 1. Not looking for your passport until a week before your trip. 

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travel tips | Trip Planning

We Cannot Be Safe, We Are Not in Danger

By: Marian Marbury
January 12th, 2016

I woke up this morning to the news that a bomb had gone off in Sultanahmet, the Old City of Istanbul. Along with sadness for the victims and wondering who they were and what they had been doing when the blast occurred, I wondered how it would affect the thinking of the women who are signed up for our trip to Turkey next fall. And I thought of how two realities that appear to be contradictory are in fact simultaneously true.

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