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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 | 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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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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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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Making an impact through charitable contributions: resources for informed giving

By: Anne Flueckiger
December 28th, 2015

Editor's note: I asked Anne Flueckiger, who is a guide and is also trained in evaluation research, to help us make decisions about where to donate money this year. I also asked her to write a blog post about charitable giving.

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Adventure Travelers

By: Marian Marbury
June 2nd, 2015

Having been in the adventure travel business for over 16 years, we've seen a lot of people have truly amazing experiences during their travels. What habits do they cultivate?

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travel tips | Adventurous Activities

AGC meets GoodReads: The Booklist from our latest women's hiking trip

By: Jan Latham
April 28th, 2015

One of the many pleasures of women's hiking trip is that often the talk turns to books that we're currently reading or that we particularly enjoyed. With any luck some enterprising soul volunteers to write the list down and then share it with everyone. And if the stars align, it actually happens. 

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travel tips | Trip Planning

Buying airline tickets for your next adventure vacation - Part 2

By: Marian Marbury
February 6th, 2014

So after reading "Buying airline tickets for your next adventure vacation - Part 1" you have decided not to use a travel agent and that now is the time you should start looking. These recommendations are primarily for people who have to be somewhere on a specific date by a specific time. If you have flexibility, there are additional options that will be addressed in another blog post.

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