Skills You Should Master To Keep The Wild Perfectly Wild

Skills You Should Master To Keep The Wild Perfectly Wild

Knowing these 7 things makes all the difference when it comes to being a responsible backcountry hiker. Whether you’re backpacking, paddling, or day-tripping into the wild on horseback, reduce your impact on the wild and leave wilderness areas pristine for centuries to come.

Find more free resources and gear tips at cleverhiker.com.

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Adventure Business Owner Shares What Travel And Motherhood Have In Common

Adventure Business Owner Shares What Travel And Motherhood Have In Common

By Tara Harvey

Baby Trey thinks grownups are so funny!

Baby Trey thinks grownups are so funny!

It’s not necessarily a natural connection: the years I’ve spent wanderlusting, skipping from one continent and adventure to the next, to the time I spend now in a homebound and baby-dominated stage of life. The world was calling my name from the moment I realized how much there was to discover outside of my hometown of Long Lake, Minnesota. I…

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Explore the Wildlife and Gain an Appreciation of Nature In Costa Rica

Explore the Wildlife and Gain an Appreciation of Nature In Costa Rica

All photos courtesy of WANT Expeditions

All photos courtesy of WANT Expeditions

Explore the Amazon

As a destination widely pursued by many outdoor and nature enthusiasts, Costa Rica remains a region packed with numerous types of species and limitless adventure. The amazon is densely populated with a variety of plants and animals, including more than 350 species of birds alone. While in the region, opportunities to experience the…

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The Fall 2014 Issue Is To Enable Your Story-Worthy Life

The Fall 2014 Issue Is To Enable Your Story-Worthy Life

fall2014coverWEBAt Women’s Adventure, we receive essay submissions on a daily basis. Everyone has a story they want to share. And most of them are great—interesting, funny, well told. It’s tough not to print them all. But we usually print more informational pieces than essays, because while we do aim to inspire through storytelling, a huge part of our mission is to educate and enable adventures.

Why? So you can…

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How to Recognize and Treat Western Poison Ivy

How to Recognize and Treat Western Poison Ivy

Because it’s a steep learning curve, and I’ve ridden that curve completely in the past week.

Last Wednesday morning, my significant other woke up complaining (as much as he ever complains) about an itch on his cheek, below his left eye.

“Put some AfterBite on it,” I told him.

“Nah, I’ll just rub in some lotion.” So he did.

By the end of the workday, his itch had grown into a red and bumpy rash…

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Landlocked Surfers Finding New Ways to Catch Waves

Landlocked Surfers Finding New Ways to Catch Waves

By Tera Swanson

While coastal souls have been hanging ten for over a century, Alberta’s landlocked surfers have had to resort to other local water sports instead of jet-setting to the ocean.

Starting out in Germany in the 70s, river surfing (the sport of surfing on stationary river waves) made its way to Alberta’s rivers in the mid-2000s.

Jeff Brooks, one of the four founders of the Alberta River…

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World Equestrian Games Wraps Up This Weekend in Normandy

World Equestrian Games Wraps Up This Weekend in Normandy

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The World Equestrian Games has been galloping along since Aug. 23 and comes to a halt this weekend on Sept. 7. The event is the largest of its kind, and is held every four years, alternating with the Olympic Games.

Athletes from 76 different countries compete in eight disciplines, Jumping, Dressage, Eventing, Vaulting, Driving, Reining, Endurance, and Para-Dressage. There will also be two…

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A Race Report to Inspire

A Race Report to Inspire

We don’t normally include race reports of any sort. But occasionally we do. And in this case it’s with hopes that these photos and this information will fuel and inspire your weekend, nudge you to push your own limits (like these racers do) whenever you have the chance.

Jennifer Smith pins a corner on the Butterknife Trail during the Grand Junction Off-Road. Smith placed third for the day.  Photos by Brian Leddy

Jennifer Smith pins a corner on the Butterknife Trail during the Grand Junction Off-Road. Smith placed third for the day.
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Technology That Actually Improves the Backpacking Experience

Technology That Actually Improves the Backpacking Experience

Technology, particularly social media and Google maps, has ruined the spontaneity and adventure associated with backpacking across Europe, Alexander Besant suggested in an article for the Globe and Daily Mail. He also pointed out how the advent of the euro has made tourist hubs too expensive to even visit.

Backpacking essentials

Granted, backpacking will never be the way it was 40 years ago, whether you’re talking…

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Girls Night Out, Women’s Adventure-Style

Girls Night Out, Women’s Adventure-Style

Ha Ling Peak, Canmore, Alberta

Ha Ling Peak, Canmore, Alberta (June 2014)

Earlier this spring, I sent out an email to a dozen girlfriends suggesting the idea of a weekly girls’ night out. I explained that I didn’t want to go out for coffee, start a book club, or watch movies together. I wanted to climb mountains and figured we could catch up on the week’s gossip and parenting challenges on the drives out to the trailhead.

The…

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