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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.

Best Parks for Sustainable Travel
If you want to help diminish your impact on our public lands, here are some of the parks that I think do that best.
What (and Where) is the Via Dinarica?
Wild. Austere. Pioneering. The Via Dinarica is unlike any other trail you’ve ever trekked
First Day Hikes 2019
First Day Hikes are part of a nationwide initiative led by America’s State Parks to encourage people to get outdoors. On New Year’s Day, hundreds of free, guided hikes will be organized in all 50 states.
Magic of Mongolia- A Photo Essay
We recently returned from Mongolia and our guide Jan pulled together some of the photos that best represented this year's trip, group, and experience.
I'm In Love with the Land of Fire and Ice
Why Iceland needs to go to the top of your ‘need to see’ list.
Epic Journey: Hiking and Kayaking in Greenland
There were a few fields of bright green grass in the small villages we visited.
Visiting Cuba in 2018 - What's Changed?
Confused about traveling to Cuba? We can understand why due to the new travel regulations and recent news.
How to See the Northern Lights in Alaska
The northern lights are one of the most stunning natural phenomena mankind can experience.
Patagonia in Pictures
Patagonia is a vast, sparsely populated region of South America.
Ebola and travel to Africa: Is it safe?
Safety is always our first priority at Adventures in Good Company, and we are constantly evaluating the safety of the places we go and the activities we're doing
Climbing Kilimanjaro: 5 decisions to make
Climbing Mt Kilimanjaro is a dream for many women. It's non-technical, meaning you don't need mountaineering skills or even to be an athlete. It is also truly a physical and mental challenge.
Sifting Through Your Travel Bucket List
"You know all those things you've always wanted to do? You should go do them." Ever since I saw that quote, I've been pondering it.
Adventure Vacations: The Ten Best Free Attractions in Sydney
Glamorous Sydney is one of Australia’s priciest cities, but that needn’t deter visitors on a budget. Like all great cities, Sydney has plenty of free attractions.
Hawaii: Adventure Travel Style (psst... it's not all about beaches)
Images and advertisements for Hawaiian Vacations often depict coconut milk sipping tourists lounging on beach chairs, with leis around their necks, and grass skirts hula dancing by. Those images are certainly not false and are quite enticing… but did you know that Hawaii is a lot more than luaus and lying ocean-side?
Adventure Vacations in Outerspace
Take a hike – on the moon! No really… I’m serious – space travel for tourists is becoming a reality; that is, if you have a few hundred thousand (and for some trips a few million) dollars lying around.
Happy Birthday Appalachian Trail!
This week marks the 75th anniversary of the Appalachian Trail. Quite appropriately a group of women with Adventures in Good Company is out backpacking a section of the “AT” this week in Vermont.
4 Reasons to Visit Bryce and Zion National Parks
My first experience with women's adventure travel was in 2008 on AGC's Hiking in Bryce and Zion trip. As this annual trip approaches – I am reminded of that memorable experience.
National Geographic's Best Summer Trips 2012: Northern Michigan
National Geographic and Adventures in Good Company both agree that Northern Michigan is one of the best kept secrets among outdoor adventure travel destinations.
Five things you may hate about European travel
Although European travel is full of delights, there are at least five aspects you may find you don't like. But if you're prepared for them, you'll be in a better position to cope even if you can't change them.
Hiking Amalfi Coast: Five things you might not know
Maybe you have experience hiking Amalfi Coast so you do know these things, but I sure didn't the first time I did our "Amazing Amalfi" trip.
3 Reasons Why Adventure Travel is Best in the Off Season
The off season is my favorite time for adventure travel, and last weekend reminded me why.
Travel in Scotland and Bhutan
You wouldn't think that travel in Scotland and Bhutan has many similarities. Bhutan is land locked, Scotland is surrounded by the ocean except where it joins England.
Peanut butter and overseas adventure travel
Anytime I travel, especially overseas adventure travel, I try to think of at least one thing I learned that will be useful for other women travelers. That thing from my latest trip to the Austrian Alps is - bring peanut butter.