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Wild West Virginia Registration is Open!

February 15th, 2018 0
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Click for Full Details! Last year over 40 women joined us in West Virginia for a weekend of camping, whitewater rafting, bonfires, new friendships, the Blob, inspiration from Stacey Kozel, hiking, ...

Recap! Baja Out to Sea Adventure

January 23rd, 2018 2
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The Explorer Chicks first trip to Baja might finally be sinking in (Maybe!). There are so many things I could say about it, but I first want to share my gratitude for the fabulous foursome of women w...

Machu Picchu Sale Extended!

December 15th, 2017 0
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Save $300 on Machu Picchu Extended until December 24! That’s right! We are extending the sale for one more week! I know many of you are trying to decide between Peru and Iceland next year. I exp...

2018 Women Only Machu Picchu Tours are Live!

December 7th, 2017 0
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Save $300 on Women Only Tours to Machu Picchu Now through December 17 Both Peru Adventures are LIVE! Now through Sunday, December 17, I am knocking $300 off the price. No code necessary. Why? I want ...

New Adventures on the Horizon!

November 29th, 2017 8
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2018 is Shaping up to be BADASS! Here’s a quick preview: Greetings Explorer Chicks! I hope your holidays have been off to a fabulous start spending time with family, friends, and our main squee...

Recap! Dominican Republic Tropical Adventure November 2017

November 13th, 2017 4
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I am still in awe of the incredible tribe of women who joined us on our Women Only Dominican Republic Tropical Adventure in November. It was a week of firsts for much of our group: Surfing, White Wa...

What does an Explorer Chick look like?

November 2nd, 2017 0
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Fierce, Strong, and Beautiful The other day I was reviewing our Instagram feed in the tile view. Just scrolling down quickly glimpsing at all the pictures. La-di-da! La-di-da! And then it hit me lik...

Get the Most from Explorer Chick!

September 14th, 2017 0
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All the ways to join our Badass Community Last Sunday I hopped in my car and drove down to the Red River Gorge to join the Explorer Chicks for an Underground Glow SUP tour in a mine. (Huge thank you t...

News: WCPO shares the Explorer Chick Story

August 18th, 2017 0
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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 ...

Recap: Virginia Triple Crown and Survival 101

June 27th, 2017 0
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“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′...

Explorer Chick Wild Weekend

June 20th, 2017 4
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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...

Explorer Chicks are on Adventure!

May 10th, 2017 1
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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...

Recap! Moab Dirtbag Adventure Spring 2017

May 4th, 2017 2
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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...

Welcome Theresa to the Explorer Chick Team!

April 7th, 2017 0
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    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...

Recap! Dominican Republic Adventure March 2017

March 22nd, 2017 1
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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...

New Dates, Partners, and Fun! [News]

February 27th, 2017 0
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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...

Stacey Kozel to Speak at Wild this June! [News]

February 13th, 2017 3
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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...

A Sneak Peak of our 2017 Summits! [News]

January 23rd, 2017 0
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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 ...

Avocado & Coconut Smoothie [Recipe]

January 12th, 2017 0
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Hello world! Share the Adventure! Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on Google+Share on Linkedin ...

How to Layer for your Winter Hike

January 11th, 2017 2
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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 ...

The Cincinnati Enquirer Features Explorer Chick

December 29th, 2016 1
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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 ...

6 Benefits to Booking a Guided Tour Package [Pro-Tips]

December 18th, 2016 0
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“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 ...

Recipe: Krave Fire Roasted Chili

December 13th, 2016 0
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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...

Adventure Release Party 2017

December 8th, 2016 0
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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...

Welcome Becca Foss to the Explorer Chick Team!

November 27th, 2016 0
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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...

Adventure to Rebuild Cabarete

November 23rd, 2016 1
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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...

Recap! Explorer Chick Cabarete November 2017

November 14th, 2016 6
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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...

Motoconcho! The Dominican Uber

November 3rd, 2016 0
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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...

Red River Gorge 2016 Recap

October 24th, 2016 0
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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...

Recap: Red River Gorge Oct 1-2, 2016

October 3rd, 2016 0
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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...

Krave Jerky and Explorer Chick Partner for Adventure!

August 25th, 2016 0
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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, ...

Announcement: Recruiting 2016 Brand Ambassadors

August 4th, 2016 0
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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...

How to Hang a Bear Bag [Video Tutorial]

July 26th, 2016 1
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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...

Remember How It Feels to Play

July 13th, 2016 2
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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...

Backpacking to Benefit the Families of Sick Children

June 9th, 2016 0
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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...

Welcome Lynsey Harmon to the Explorer Chick Team!

June 5th, 2016 0
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  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 ...

The 10 Essential Items to Pack for Every Hike

June 1st, 2016 0
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  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...

Cincy Chic Interviews the Explorer Chick

May 2nd, 2016 0
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“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 ...

The Explorer Chick Experience Continues to Impact

April 28th, 2016 0
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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...

Explorer Chick named a March Finalist for the Amber Grant!

April 5th, 2016 1
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  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...

What it takes to be a Tough Girl [Interview]

March 31st, 2016 0
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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 ...

Traits of a Strong Woman as Told by Strong Women

March 17th, 2016 0
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“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...

The Evils of Overworking: 7 Ways Work is Killing You

March 4th, 2016 0
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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...

The #Make Your Own Adventure ~ Instagram Challenge Giveaway

February 26th, 2016 0
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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...

Explorer Chick Named Among World's Best!

February 25th, 2016 0
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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 ...

Recap: Cabarete Adventure & Fitness Retreat November 2015

December 1st, 2015 0
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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 ...

The Dutch Mud Men: Team Travel

November 2nd, 2015 3
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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...

Explorer Chick welcomes the UK Team to the OCR World Championships

September 28th, 2015 0
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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...

4 Best Free language tools

July 24th, 2015 0
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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...

17 Signs You are Ready for an Adventure

July 9th, 2015 2
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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...

Taste of the Dominican: Pescado con Coco Recipe

July 2nd, 2015 0
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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...

The Real Dominican Republic

June 4th, 2015 0
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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...

Santo Domingo: A Gateway for Explorers

May 28th, 2015 0
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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...

Like A Girl

February 2nd, 2015 0
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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...

What's in a Name?

November 6th, 2014 1
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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...