Author: Explorer Chick

Training Tips for Half Dome Hiking
Training Tips for Half Dome Hiking

Those who have hiked Half Dome already know the absolute magic of the entire journey. But training for half dome is essential.

Backpacking, Hiking, Inspiration, National Parks, North America, Training, United States, Yosemite National Park

7 Benefits of Traveling Solo
7 Benefits of Traveling Solo

Inspiration, Self Discovery

How To Train For Long-Distance Hikes
How To Train For Long-Distance Hikes

Backpacking, Hiking, How To

The Best Women’s Hiking Groups in the US Near You
The Best Women’s Hiking Groups in the US Near You

Fall, For women, Hiking, North America, Summer, United States

9 Best Bucket List Trips for Single Empty Nesters
9 Best Bucket List Trips for Single Empty Nesters

Age Travel Ideas, Inspiration, Self Discovery, Trip Roundups

8 Best Scenic Hikes in the Midwest US
8 Best Scenic Hikes in the Midwest US

Midwest hiking involves scenic views and colorful trails, all celebrating the beautiful open spaces of the Midwest. Here are our 7 favorite hiking trails for dreamy views.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, United States

7 Top Rated 40th Birthday Travel Ideas
7 Top Rated 40th Birthday Travel Ideas

Looking for a kickass way to bring in your fourth decade of living? Here are our best 40th birthday trip ideas for epic SHEnanigans worldwide.

By Activity, By Age, Hiking, Inspiration, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

6 Incredible Trips to Take for a 50th Birthday Adventure
6 Incredible Trips to Take for a 50th Birthday Adventure

Turning 50 is a big life event so why not do one of these amazing trip ideas for 50th birthday celebrations? Start the next decade right!

By Age, Inspiration

Best 30th Birthday Trip Ideas for a Memorable Milestone
Best 30th Birthday Trip Ideas for a Memorable Milestone

Make a big entrance into your 30's with one of these 30th birthday trip ideas from epic international trips to weekend getaways.

By Activity, By Age, Hiking, Inspiration, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

How to Layer for Cold Weather
How to Layer for Cold Weather

Learn how to layer for cold weather so that you can keep climbing those mountains and scaling those rock walls. We don’t let winter slow us down!

Clothes, Gear, How To, Survival, Winter

4 Steps for Peeing Outdoors as a Woman
4 Steps for Peeing Outdoors as a Woman

When nature calls in the great outdoors, we've got the best advice for peeing outside to help you get the job done.

Backpacking, Camping, For women, Hiking, How To

5 Tips to Keep Warm in a Tent
5 Tips to Keep Warm in a Tent

Learn how to stay warm in a tent even in cold winter conditions. We've got the tips you need to stay toasty and sleep well in your tent.

Camping, How To, Survival

6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas
6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas

Chow down in style and make your taste buds happy with these delicious hiking lunch ideas and tips to create your own meals on the trail.

Backpacking, Hiking, How To, Recipes

What To Wear Hiking In Hot Weather
What To Wear Hiking In Hot Weather

It’s getting hot in here! Check out our top picks for hot weather hiking clothing so you can have an easy-breezy adventure without overheating.

Backpacking, Camping, For women, Hiking, Review

6 Best Solo Trips For Women Who Love Adventure
6 Best Solo Trips For Women Who Love Adventure

Hey, girl! Ready to go explore what the world has to offer? Check out the best solo trips for women, according to Explorer Chicks.

Croatia, For women, Galapagos, Iceland, International, Scotland, Slovenia, Uganda

Adventure Travel Tours for Single Women 50+
Adventure Travel Tours for Single Women 50+

If that midlife crisis is sinking in and you’re ready to prove age really is just a number, check out some single travel tours for women 50+.

By Activity, By Age, Team Travel, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

Single and Ready to Travel: The Top 8 Divorce Vacations for Every Mood
Single and Ready to Travel: The Top 8 Divorce Vacations for Every Mood

Ready to leave the past behind and embrace a new chapter? Check out our top 7 picks for best divorce vacations that will help you move on and start anew.

For women, Self Discovery, Trip Roundups

How (And Where) To Have An Ethical Camel Riding Adventure
How (And Where) To Have An Ethical Camel Riding Adventure

Ready to experience a taste of ancient nomadic life complete with a sunset journey on camel back? Here’s the best way to go camel riding.

International, Jordan, Middle East

Your Ultimate U.S. National Parks Bucket List
Your Ultimate U.S. National Parks Bucket List

Are you energized by earthy landscapes? Here’s our National Park bucket list for the earthiest places in the US.

National Parks, North America, Trip Roundups, United States

How to Keep Hands from Swelling While Walking & Hiking
How to Keep Hands from Swelling While Walking & Hiking

Hands swelling when hiking is a super common thing. Here’s what to do next time it happens and how to prevent it.

Backpacking, Hiking

The BEST Hiking in Slovenia For Epic Views
The BEST Hiking in Slovenia For Epic Views

Explore the amazing mountains of Slovenia with this hiking guide. Here are the best hikes in Slovenia.

Hiking, International, Slovenia

3 Tips for Winter Hiking Safety
3 Tips for Winter Hiking Safety

Hiking, Survival, Winter

5 Best Spots for Sandboarding in South America
5 Best Spots for Sandboarding in South America

Here are the best spots for sandboarding in South America, for adventurous women only!

Baja, International, Peru, South America

6 Best Solo Trips for Women in the USA
6 Best Solo Trips for Women in the USA

Explore the best solo trips for women in the USA and discover the beauty, culture, adventure, and SHE-nanigans.

For women, North America, Trip Roundups, United States

Lake Bled Slovenia: Why You CAN’T Miss The Chance To Visit!
Lake Bled Slovenia: Why You CAN’T Miss The Chance To Visit!

Are you ready for jaw-dropping views? Get on board with a visit to the iconic Lake Bled in beautiful Slovenia!

Europe, International, Slovenia

Traditional Uganda food for a delicious African experience
Traditional Uganda food for a delicious African experience

Food is perhaps one of the best ways to get to know a new place and culture. Here’s what Uganda food is like.

Africa, Travel, Uganda

How to Prevent Altitude Sickness When Traveling
How to Prevent Altitude Sickness When Traveling

Learn how to acclimate to high altitude on an epic hike across some high altitude peaks. Here are our tips.

Hiking, How To, Survival

Jordanian Culture: Your Questions Answered About The Kingdom of Jordan
Jordanian Culture: Your Questions Answered About The Kingdom of Jordan

Learn more about Jordanian culture and why we love it so freakin’ much!

International, Jordan, Middle East, Travel

The Best Hut-to-Hut Hiking Trips For Women (Worldwide)
The Best Hut-to-Hut Hiking Trips For Women (Worldwide)

These hut to hut hiking trips are the perfect way to explore the world. Join us in Banff and Slovenia for SHE-nanigans!

Backpacking, Banff, International, Slovenia, South America, Trip Roundups

Is Uganda safe? How to prepare for a safe trip to Uganda
Is Uganda safe? How to prepare for a safe trip to Uganda

Is Uganda safe? Uganda has its struggles, making many travelers nervous to explore its wonders. Here’s what we know and how to be prepared.

International, Travel Tips, Uganda

4 Cycling Routes in Scotland For An Epic Bikepacking Adventure
4 Cycling Routes in Scotland For An Epic Bikepacking Adventure

With thousands of miles of cycling routes through cities and mountains, shorelines and small villages, these 4 Scotland cycling routes show you the best of Scotland.

Cycling, International, Scotland

9 Unique Icelandic Traditions You Need to Experience
9 Unique Icelandic Traditions You Need to Experience

Iceland is one of our top destinations because of the epic nature, delicious food, and quirky celebrations. Here are our favorite Icelandic traditions we love to enjoy while visiting.

Iceland, International

These INCREDIBLE Tropical Vacations Are Calling Your Name
These INCREDIBLE Tropical Vacations Are Calling Your Name

Escape to one of these tropical vacations just for women. Join us in Belize, Dominican Republic, or Mexico for warm and salty tropical adventures!

Baja, Belize, Central America & Caribbean, Dominican Republic, Snorkeling, Surfing

How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Hikes
How To Keep Your Feet Warm During Winter Hikes

Learn how to keep your feet warm so that you can keep exploring the outdoors even as temperatures drop this winter. Our guides share their tips.

Camping, Hiking, How To, Survival, Winter

Best Castles of Scotland: Must-See Enchanting Castles
Best Castles of Scotland: Must-See Enchanting Castles

Embrace your inner princess Merida with the best historical castles in Scotland. We can hear the bagpipes already!

Europe, International, Scotland

60th Birthday Trip Ideas for Mom
60th Birthday Trip Ideas for Mom

You’re aging like fine wine, Chick! Let’s celebrate your birthday milestone by going on a girls trip. Here are some of Explorer Chick's favorite 60th birthday trip ideas for Mom.

Age Travel Ideas, By Age, Galapagos, International, North America, Peru, Scotland, Trip Roundups

Best Inflatable Rafts, Kayaks, Paddleboards That We Swear By
Best Inflatable Rafts, Kayaks, Paddleboards That We Swear By

Dip your toes into some of our favorite water activities! Here are some of the best inflatable rafts, kayaks, and paddleboards on the market.

Gear, Kayaking & SUP

The Best Cycling Destinations in Croatia
The Best Cycling Destinations in Croatia

Our wheels are turnin’ for these gorgeous cycling destinations in Croatia! Gear up for the ride of your life.

By Activity, Croatia, Cycling, Europe, International

Best Self Defense for Women Traveling Solo
Best Self Defense for Women Traveling Solo

Thinking about going on your first solo trip but you’re nervous about the safety? Then these best self defense for women classes and tools will help you prepare.

For women, Travel Tips

Your Complete Itinerary of Things to Do in Jordan: An Adventurer’s Guide
Your Complete Itinerary of Things to Do in Jordan: An Adventurer’s Guide

As if we couldn’t think of more things to do in Jordan…Here’s another recommended itinerary! Gear up for more adventures of a lifetime, explorer chick!

International, Jordan

Iceland Insights: Where To See Puffins
Iceland Insights: Where To See Puffins

Looking to make your Iceland adventures even more spectacular? We recommend doing some puffin sightseeing! Look no further, here’s our best recommendations for where to see puffins in Iceland.

Iceland, International

What Is Slovenia Known For? Here’s Why We Love Slovenia
What Is Slovenia Known For? Here’s Why We Love Slovenia

Craving jaw-dropping hikes, vineyard wine, and festivals galore? Slovenia may be your perfect fit. Here’s why visiting Slovenia should be on your bucket list.

International, Slovenia

The Lost City of Petra: Explore Its Ancient Beauty
The Lost City of Petra: Explore Its Ancient Beauty

Ready to be transported back in time? Join us on a virtual tour of The Lost City of Petra!

International, Jordan

Best Bucket List Adventures Around The World For Women
Best Bucket List Adventures Around The World For Women

Itchin’ to check off some adventures on that bucket list of yours? Here are our favorite places to travel around the world to give you some venture inspiration.

Africa, Belize, Croatia, Galapagos, Iceland, International, Jordan, Peru, Slovenia, Trip Roundups

Where to Find the Best Hikes in Belize
Where to Find the Best Hikes in Belize

Put your best foot forward by hiking some of the most beautiful trails in Belize. That’s right, it’s Belize, baby!

Belize, Hiking, International

You Have To Visit These Must-See Glaciers in Alaska
You Have To Visit These Must-See Glaciers in Alaska

Hike and climb glaciers? You betcha. Here are the best glaciers in Alaska for hiking (and kayaking and climbing and...).

Alaska, By Activity, Ice Climbing, North America, United States

The Best Snacks to Bring on a Plane (We Would Know)
The Best Snacks to Bring on a Plane (We Would Know)

Who doesn’t love snacks?! They’re especially important & convenient when traveling. Let's round up which snacks to bring on a plane and which ones security will let fly!

Travel Tips

Our Ultimate Bucket List of the Best Hikes in Europe
Our Ultimate Bucket List of the Best Hikes in Europe

These boots were made for hikin’! Get geared up for our ultimate bucket list of the best hikes in Europe. To summit all up, they’re gorge-ous.

Europe, Hiking, International, Trip Roundups

What To Do and The Best Places to Stay in Croatia
What To Do and The Best Places to Stay in Croatia

Itching to get to Croatia but not sure where to begin? Here are our top picks based on our experience hiking and exploring Croatia.

Croatia, International

How to Enjoy Iceland Hot Springs, According to EC
How to Enjoy Iceland Hot Springs, According to EC

Want to know what Iceland hot springs are all about? Here's our dish, plus some pictures of us enjoying them thoroughly.

By Activity, Iceland, International

Best Hiking Routes in Scotland for the Trailblazer
Best Hiking Routes in Scotland for the Trailblazer

There's much more to Scotland than finding the Loch Ness monster, eating haggis, or playing the bagpipes. Here are the best hiking trails in Scotland for the adventure seeker.

Hiking, International, Scotland

These Foods You HAVE To Try In Iceland
These Foods You HAVE To Try In Iceland

If you think Iceland is only about glaciers and hot springs, think again. Iceland food is bomb-diggity. Here are the top Icelandic foods that you HAVE to try.

Iceland, International

How to Conquer the Slovenia Mountains Like a Pro
How to Conquer the Slovenia Mountains Like a Pro

Want to experience the best hiking of your life? Slovenia mountains are what a hiker's dreams are made of. Here's our guide to the best hiking trails in Slovenia mountains.

By Activity, International, Slovenia

Uganda Travel Guide: Everything Uganda Tourists Need to Know
Uganda Travel Guide: Everything Uganda Tourists Need to Know

As Shakira so famously said, “This time for Africa!” Have you been eager to see the beautiful country of Uganda? Check out our Uganda travel guide to get the inside scoop on what to expect, what to see, and where to go!

Africa, International, Travel Tips, Uganda

How to Lace Hiking Boots: 7 Pro Lacing Techniques
How to Lace Hiking Boots: 7 Pro Lacing Techniques

Tired of getting your stomach in knots tying different lacing techniques? You can take a deep breath–we’ve laid out how to lace boots for hiking with patterns that’ll help you step into comfort.

Hiking, How To

How to Experience Belize Islands the Adventurer’s Way
How to Experience Belize Islands the Adventurer’s Way

You won’t BELIZE your eyes when you see the incredible adventures the Belize islands have to offer. Ready to adventure? Follow our footsteps!

Belize

How to Use Trekking Poles 101
How to Use Trekking Poles 101

Ever wondered why everyone is using hiking poles? Wonder no more. Here’s how to use trekking poles and why you need them.

Gear, Hiking, How To

Best Mosquito Repellent for Camping, According To Our Guides
Best Mosquito Repellent for Camping, According To Our Guides

Want to know what bugs us? Bugs that bite! We compiled a list of the best mosquito repellents that will help you camp bite-free. These products will repel so you can relax!

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, Review

The Best Time to Visit San Juan Islands (Hint: When We Go)
The Best Time to Visit San Juan Islands (Hint: When We Go)

If you’re wondering when the best time to visit the San Juan islands in Washington is, then let us tell you from experience that it’s when we go. Join us!

By Activity, Inspiration, North America, Travel Tips, United States, West Coast

Hiking in the Rain? Here’s the Gear We Use (and Recommend)
Hiking in the Rain? Here’s the Gear We Use (and Recommend)

Nothing worse than getting caught unprepared while hiking in the rain. Here are our expert tips on how to stay dry and enjoy hiking while it's raining.

By Activity, Gear, Hiking, Inspiration

Best Day Trips From DC For People Who Like To Have Fun
Best Day Trips From DC For People Who Like To Have Fun

Washington DC is full of cool stuff to do, but how much of it includes outdoor adventure? We’ve got the best day trip from DC for the adventure seekers.

By Activity, East Coast, Meetup, North America, United States

Is Jordan Safe To Travel as a Woman? Yup.
Is Jordan Safe To Travel as a Woman? Yup.

Is Jordan safe for solo female travel? Let’s put it this way: it’s safer than Paris and the US. Here’s what we know about traveling to Jordan.

International, Jordan, Travel Tips

7 Epic Girls Trip Ideas For Adventurous Women
7 Epic Girls Trip Ideas For Adventurous Women

Looking for an excuse to get out and get dirty with your girlfriends? Us too. Here are our top 7 girls trip ideas for adventurous women.

By Activity, For women, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups

Guide to Driving From Zion to Bryce Canyon National Parks
Guide to Driving From Zion to Bryce Canyon National Parks

If you’re looking for a fun and adventure-filled road trip, driving from Zion to Bryce Canyon is exactly what you need and we’ve got the tips for how.

Bryce Canyon, Hiking, National Parks, North America, Travel Tips, United States, Zion

How to Find a Hiking Partner
How to Find a Hiking Partner

There's nothing like a hiking buddy to suffer alongside you for every sweaty mile. Find your new trail BFF with these tips.

Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, How To, Inspiration, Meetup, Why Explorer Chick

Training to Hike the Grand Canyon: Gear, Tips, and Exercises
Training to Hike the Grand Canyon: Gear, Tips, and Exercises

We've put together a list of training tips and physical training moves to get you ready to take on the Grand Canyon hike of your dreams.

Backpacking, Hiking, How To, National Parks, North America, Training, United States

13 Best Hikes in Forests and National Parks in Western US
13 Best Hikes in Forests and National Parks in Western US

We asked other outdoor enthusiasts what their favorite hikes are in western US and this is what made the list.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, United States

Knee Pain Hiking Downhill: Causes, Prevention, and Exercises
Knee Pain Hiking Downhill: Causes, Prevention, and Exercises

Don’t interrupt your fresh air and sweet views with painful knees and injuries. There are ways to reduce pain from downhill walking.

Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, Training

Best Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trips
Best Unforgettable Mother-Daughter Trips

Great ideas for mother daughter trips for moms and daughters of all ages to bond over a new day trip, weekend getaway, or week-long adventure.

By Activity, For women, Hiking, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups