August 21st, 2017
Almost a year ago to the date, I hosted an Explorer Chick Cincy Meetup at Rhinegeist Brewery. It was a wonderful turn out of women who showed up to support a local outdoor non-profit by drinking craf...
August 18th, 2017
Nicki Bruckmann, founder and CEO of Explorer Chick. Emily Maxwell | WCPO
A few weeks ago, I sat down with Emily from Cincinnati’s WCPO for an interview to talk about Explorer Chick. I share how ...
June 27th, 2017
“And we never saw her again…” That pretty much sums up our Virginia Triple Crown Hiking and Survival 101 Adventure last weekend.
We hiked over 20 miles and climbed over 4,788′...
June 20th, 2017
We Got WILD!
Cool Shit in Cool Places with Cool Chicks!
The Explorer Chicks showed up in full force for our first ever Wild Weekend June 9-12! We kicked things off with a Friday night dinner and a sup...
May 10th, 2017
Fizzy Pickles Everyone!
Red River Gorge Kick off!
Theresa led a great backpacking workshop at the Red River Gorge this past weekend. Six Awesome women braved the weather only to find a perfect trip w...
May 4th, 2017
It is the women who book an Explorer Chick Adventure who really mak our trips special, memorable, and quite frankly, bad ass. With nothing in common but a sense of adventure, perfect strangers quickl...
April 7th, 2017
Explorer Chick is excited to announce we are growing again! Please welcome Theresa King to the Explorer Chick Team! She will be your guide this Spring in the Red River Gorge for our Bac...
March 22nd, 2017
Deep inhale and exhale. The Caribbean in March. Stepping off the plane, you can smell the salt in the air and feel the humidity on your skin. You’ve made it. You left behind the cooler temps, t...
February 27th, 2017
Virginia Hiking & Survival 101
New Dates in October
Our June trip quickly sold out, and we are still receiving requests to attend!
So, we’ve opened up a second weekend in October! If Mothe...
February 13th, 2017
For many the idea of thru hiking the 2,181 mile long Appalachian Trail seems impossible. It means spending months traveling by foot along a trail that spans 14 states while sleeping in the wildern...
January 23rd, 2017
The original plans for my Martin Luther King weekend adventure was to meet friends at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. However, Mother Nature had plans of her own. The forecast called for an ice ...
January 12th, 2017
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January 11th, 2017
Winter has finally arrived and so has the hot cocoa, wool sweaters, and snuggling under the blankets indoors. Wait, indoors? That doesn’t sound right. We’re Explorer Chicks! Just because ...
December 29th, 2016
Thank you to the Cincinnati Enquirer for choosing the Explorer Chicks of Cincy as one of the top local Meetups to join in 2017 to stay active year round!
And thank you to our over 500 members in the ...
December 18th, 2016
“These companies make it their business to curate tour packages with exceptional itineraries for the busy who’d rather be traveling and exploring.”
Your email is hitting it’s ...
December 13th, 2016
What does every backpacker yearn for after a full day of hiking for miles through the wilderness?
Easy. A hot meal. I can think of nothing more rewarding, satisfying, or motivating than a hot, calori...
December 8th, 2016
Explorer Chick threw an online Adventure Release Party, Tuesday December 6, 2016, and it was EPIC!
We had over 700 people in attendance on the Facebook Event page! Wowzas! 👭
From the comfort...
November 27th, 2016
I still have no idea how the forces that be managed to bring me and Becca together. You can call it serendipity, fate, kismet, destiny, a fluke, or just plain luck. We were simply two women taking bra...
November 23rd, 2016
Source: You Caring Dominican North Coast Flood Relief
A few weeks ago the Explorer Chicks left behind Cabarete and the North Coast of the Dominican Republic filled with good vibes, exciting stories, a...
November 14th, 2016
Every Explorer Chick Adventure, regardless of the destination, always takes on it’s own character and is its own unique experience. This year’s women-only, adventure trip to Cabarete, Dom...
November 3rd, 2016
Do you love to ride motorcycles?!?! Explorer Chicks hop on the back of Motoconchos in the Dominican Republic to quickly get around town all the time! They are everywhere and ready to give you a li...
October 24th, 2016
We just wrapped up our first season of Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshops. To put it simply and succinctly, “That was good.”
We had a total of 4 weekend workshops running from late Sep...
October 3rd, 2016
When I arrived to the Red on Friday night, little did I know that we would discover the path to the exposed ridge that juts out into the gorge in the picture I captured Friday night.
As with all of o...
August 25th, 2016
What does every backpacker carry in her pack to fuel her adventures? Beef Jerky, of course! It’s packed with protein, it’s calorie dense, and it’s as close as we can get to a nice, ...
August 4th, 2016
Inspire. Grow. Play!
Now Recruiting Brand Ambassadors
Calling all Explorer Chicks!!! We are excited to announce the launch of our 2016 Brand Ambassador program.
When I conceived the idea of Explore...
July 26th, 2016
Let’s face it. Bears are insanely cute and exciting to see in the Wild. Yet, Yogi and Boo Boo won’t hesitate to trash your campsite stealing your food and deodorant! 🐻ὃ...
July 13th, 2016
Flashback to that summer when you were 7 years old. Seriously. Shut your eyes and go way back. Yep, keep going. Are you there? Awesome. Now, what’s your plan for a hot, summer day? Take the ti...
June 9th, 2016
Explorer Chick’s mission is to Impact and sometimes we impact by way of others. The Aubrey Rose Foundation reached out to me earlier this spring to ask if Explorer Chick would like to particip...
June 5th, 2016
One day over the spring, I conceived this crazy idea to create overnight Backpacking Workshops for women in the Cincinnati region. People had reached out to me regarding local trips, friends ...
June 1st, 2016
We love the outdoors! Instagram and Facebook are flooded with absolutely stunning images of Mountains, Valleys, Arches, Canyons, and every other masterpiece that Mother Nature throws at us. It...
May 2nd, 2016
“One local woman turned her love for travel and adventure into a new company that curates trips for women seeking exciting and experiential vacations.”
Explorer Chick Founder, Nicki, was ...
April 28th, 2016
Over the past week, both me and Explorer Chick have been tagged in posts by Explorer Chicks sharing their adventures! This darn near makes my heart burst every single time.
Explorer Chick was create...
April 5th, 2016
There’s nothing like opening Facebook in the morning to find out your company (aka Heart and Soul) has been named a March finalist for WomensNet Amber Grant!
The Amber Grant presented by...
March 31st, 2016
Last summer, I came across a woman with an absolutely positive attitude who was interviewing inspiring women weekly on her podcast show, Tough Girl Challenges. I loved the idea and I just I had to ...
March 17th, 2016
“What would happen if we heard the voices of many strong women?”
I recently read an article defining traits of bad ass women. I found myself thinking as I read it, “What qualifies th...
March 4th, 2016
Here’s a relaxing picture of Playa Bonita in the Dominican Republic while you read about overworking. #NoFilter || Photo credit: Nicki Bruckmann
“I worked 80 hours last week. IR...
February 26th, 2016
Mt. Isabel de Torres Summit ~ Anna M. on our November 2015 Cabarete Adventure & Fitness Retreat.
This contest has expired. Congratulations to our winners!
@Beckyvandijk ~ @JennMcamis ~ @Clutchthis...
February 25th, 2016
World’s Best, what?
We’ve only earned the honor to be listed among Epicure and Culture’s “10 Best Transformative “Yoga And…” Retreats For A Powerful Trip”
This is ...
December 1st, 2015
Explorer Chick’s Cabarete Adventure & Fitness Retreat in November of 2015 was chock full of adventure, friendships, and fun.
Everyone arrived from Santo Domingo to our lodgings in Cabarete ...
November 2nd, 2015
For having such a busy schedule, recruiting Explorer Chick to research and manage the travel arrangements was a welcomed relief.
The Dirt has settled. The obstacles have been broken down and place...
September 28th, 2015
Explorer Chick Adventure Co. is excited to announce that we are organizing and managing Race Shuttles for the UK OCR team for the upcoming OCR World Championships taking place just north of Cincinnat...
July 24th, 2015
You’ve booked an Adventure Travel Trip with Explorer Chick. You’re rearing to go. You’re just dying to jump off a waterfall and swim in the ocean. But, then you remember, “I d...
July 9th, 2015
1. You can’t remember the last time you did something for the first time.
2. Everyday you open the email advertising last minute, cheap airfare hoping the departure cities include your hometown...
July 2nd, 2015
My first evening when I landed in Santo Domingo to begin my month long adventure in the Dominican Republic this past winter was simply magical and inspiring. After a very long flight (17 hours and 2 l...
June 4th, 2015
When people hear Dominican Republic, they immediately think of Punta Cana, the Mecca of all-inclusive binge drinking and gluttony. This breaks my heart every single time. I have had a love affair with...
May 28th, 2015
Explorer Chicks flying into Santo Domingo for their Cabarete Adventures may want to spend an extra day or two exploring the Dominican Republic’s capital. It’s rich in history, culture, and...
February 2nd, 2015
I adored the “Like a Girl” commercial from Always. After it aired, there was an applause at the beach bar I had hunkered down at for the game. It addressed an overlooked, misunderstood ins...
November 6th, 2014
I’ve always believed that whatever you are when you are young, as you age, you become more so. – Evelyn Lauder
Explorer Chick. The name of our company, but also an identity. To embark on a...