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.


National Parks, often considered America's Best Idea, host many of our women's hiking trips and adventure vacations. Utah has some of our favorite National Parks: the soaring red walls of Zion, the multi-colored hoodoos of Bryce, and the fantastical arches of Arches. You can visit four Utah National Parks in one trip on Hiking Utah and Exploring the National Parks of Utah, or enjoy a long weekend of hiking on Hiking Bryce and Zion. Hike the Grand Staircase National Parks or descend into the Grand Canyon. Kayak in the ocean and ride the bike paths of Acadia National Park. Hike in a temperate rainforest in Olympic National Park. Look for wildflowers or admire the fall foliage of the Great Smoky Mountains. Learn to sketch in Rocky Mountain National Park or just focus on hiking more challenging trails there. Escape the winter blues in Death Valley National Park or combine that with a visit to Joshua Tree. Climb a volcano in Lassen National Park or soak in the hot springs at remote Big Bend National Park. Learn to SUP during a Caribbean vacation on St John's. Shed the backpack and hike lodge to lodge on the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park in the spring or fall. The National Parks offer boundless opportunities - come join us on a women's hiking trip or adventure vacation!