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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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Traveling While Vegan- Five Tips for Success

By: Anna Claire Eddington
April 24th, 2019

When you’re a world traveler and avid hiker who has been a vegetarian for more than 50 years, you learn a few pointers about how to eat well on the road. Aggie Alvez, who has traveled with AGC for many years and has been a vegetarian since she was eleven (and moved to veganism about 12 years ago), shares five action steps that she takes when traveling while vegan.  

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Trip Planning | Sustainable Travel | 20 Year Anniversary

20 Ideas for Responsible Travel

By: Brenda Porter
April 20th, 2019

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

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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 | 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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Trip Planning | 20 Year Anniversary

20 Tips for International Travel

By: Liz MacNeil
February 20th, 2019

In honor of our 20th Anniversary, we're sharing some of the priceless wisdom we've learned over our last two decades of guiding women's adventure travel. This month: 20 tips for international travel!

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Adventurous Activities | Trip Planning

High Altitude Hiking- What You Need to Know to Handle Elevation!

By: Brenda Porter, AGC Guide
February 12th, 2019

You are planning a trip to Colorado’s mountains, Machu Picchu, Everest Base Camp, Kilimanjaro, or other high-altitude location, but you live close to sea level.  So, how do you prepare your body and mind for your adventure? 

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Tips for Getting Onto the AGC Trip You Want

By: Anna Claire Eddington
January 7th, 2019

We hear it often- "How do I make sure that I get on the trip that I want?" Our trips fill up quickly- it's a blessing and a curse. We can't know what trips are going to fill up as soon as we post them and which trips will stay stagnant on registrations until we've posted them. While we have a loose guess, the trends change dramatically from year to year. We always say that if you know you want to take a particular trip, your best bet is to sign up early. 

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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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Trip Planning | Sustainable Travel

9 Health Tips for Active Travelers

By: Anna Claire Eddington
October 8th, 2018

Nothing can ruin a trip like an unhealthy body. It's easy to get out of our routines while we travel, so here are some easy ways to stay healthy while on the road, on the trail, and in the sky. 

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trip preparation | Trip Planning | Sustainable Travel

The Nine Most Frequently Asked Questions by New AGC Travelers

By: Debra Huntington
September 10th, 2018

Excited about group travel but a little unsure about how we at AGC do things? These are the nine most frequently asked questions asked by travelers who are new to Adventures in Good Company.

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Adventurous Activities | Trip Planning

Hiker's Glossary Part 5: Navigational Terms

By: Anne Flueckiger
September 4th, 2018

This fifth and final installment of the Hiker's Glossary is a guide to navigational terms. The first portion of the Hiker's Glossary is all about Types of Trails, the second portion focuses on Terrain, the third section is all about Common Hiking Terms, and the fourth section is about Different Types of Hiking.  Whether you've been hiking for half a century or are looking to hit the trail for the first time, one of the greatest joys of hiking is that there are so many different things to discover on your own two feet. We're here to help you learn all the lingo you might encounter as a hiker. 

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