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6 EPIC 50th Birthday Trip Ideas to Celebrate a Half-Century
6 EPIC 50th Birthday Trip Ideas to Celebrate a Half-Century

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

Single Travel Tours for Women 50+: Everything You Need to Know
Single Travel Tours for Women 50+: Everything You Need to Know

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

How to Stay Warm in a Tent: 5 Cold Camping Tips
How to Stay Warm in a Tent: 5 Cold Camping Tips

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

40th Birthday Trip Ideas That Will Bring The Decade In With A Bang
40th Birthday Trip Ideas That Will Bring The Decade In With A Bang

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

Why Your Fingers Swell When Hiking (And How to Prevent Those Sausage Fingers)
Why Your Fingers Swell When Hiking (And How to Prevent Those Sausage Fingers)

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

The *Best* US Women’s Hiking Groups Near You
The *Best* US Women’s Hiking Groups Near You

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

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

Hiking, Survival, Winter

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

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

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

How to layer for cold weather so you can keep hiking
How to layer for cold weather so you can keep hiking

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Buddy or Backpacking Buddy
How to Find a Hiking Buddy or Backpacking Buddy

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

8 30th Birthday Trip Ideas to Start Your Thirties Right
8 30th Birthday Trip Ideas to Start Your Thirties Right

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

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

Best Hiking in Midwest US: 7 Best Hiking Trails For Dreamy Views

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

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 Mother Daughter Trips for Bonding and Adventure
Best Mother Daughter Trips for Bonding and Adventure

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

Top 7 Best Hikes in Alaska According to Hikers
Top 7 Best Hikes in Alaska According to Hikers

Alaska has trails for every type of hiker in every season whether you want a snowy winter trek or a casual lake-side stroll. These are the best hikes in Alaska.

Alaska, Backpacking, By Activity, Hiking, North America, United States

Angels Landing: The Scariest Hike You’ll Never Forget
Angels Landing: The Scariest Hike You’ll Never Forget

The trek to Angels Landing is little more than two miles each way, but this is a high-adventure hike that you won't soon forget.

Hiking, National Parks, North America, Training, United States, Zion

What Is a Walk Up Campsite and How Do You Get One?
What Is a Walk Up Campsite and How Do You Get One?

we'll start from the top, defining what a walk up campsite actually is, explain how they work, and provide tips to help you snag the best last minute walk up campsites.

By Activity, Camping, How To, Travel Tips

Training for Half Dome and Half Dome Cables
Training for Half Dome and Half Dome Cables

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

4 EPIC East Coast Road Trip Routes for Outdoor Adventure
4 EPIC East Coast Road Trip Routes for Outdoor Adventure

We’ve laid out tons of options to craft your very own epic East Coast road trip route for your next adventure! Plus, 4 pre-planned routes!

By Activity, Inspiration, North America, Travel Tips, Trip Roundups, United States

Review: the Ultralight MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Canister Stove
Review: the Ultralight MSR Pocket Rocket 2 Canister Stove

The MSR Pocket Rocket 2 camping stove is super light and super compact, so you can take it with you wherever you go. Read our Pocket Rocket Review here.

Backpacking, Camping, Gear, Hiking, Review

9 Hilarious Campfire Games for Adults and Families
9 Hilarious Campfire Games for Adults and Families

After a long day of exploring, swimming, and eating delicious camp food, nothing beats campfire games on your camping trip.

Backpacking, Camping, Entertainment, Inspiration

Creating the Ultimate Campfire Cooking Kit
Creating the Ultimate Campfire Cooking Kit

Is that your stomach growling or are you just hungry to hear about how to create the ultimate campfire cooking kit?! We've got all the goods.

Backpacking, By Activity, Camping, How To

A Woman’s Guide to Peeing Outside
A Woman’s Guide to Peeing Outside

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

Guide to Hiking Essentials For Beginners
Guide to Hiking Essentials For Beginners

From choosing the right trail to safety gear, we'll go over all the hiking essentials for beginners so you can feel confident on the trail.

By Activity, Clothes, Hiking

4 Expert Tips for Skinny Dipping (And Other Naked Swimming Info)
4 Expert Tips for Skinny Dipping (And Other Naked Swimming Info)

Skinny dipping, or swimming sans clothing, can be such a soothing, refreshing experience after a long hike on a hot summer day.

By Activity, Inspiration, Inspirational Women, Why Explorer Chick

Beginner’s Guide to Making a Homemade Fire Starter
Beginner’s Guide to Making a Homemade Fire Starter

We had first-time fire starter Maggie Gigandet try these homemade fire starter ideas on her own and report back. These are the results.

Backpacking, Camping, How To, Survival

6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas That Are Actually Filling
6 Delicious Hiking Lunch Ideas That Are Actually Filling

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

Our Review: Platypus GravityWorks Filtration System 6L
Our Review: Platypus GravityWorks Filtration System 6L

We use the Platypus GravityWorks Filtration System on all of our backpacking trips, so we know a thing or two about it. Here's our breakdown of all its features.

Backpacking, Camping, Gear, Hiking, Review

Guide to Hiking Smoky Mountains National Park
Guide to Hiking Smoky Mountains National Park

By Activity, Hiking, National Parks, North America, United States

5 Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips for an EPIC Adventure
5 Grand Canyon Backpacking Trips for an EPIC Adventure

In this post, we're dishing out the goods on epic Grand Canyon backpacking routes and tips for what gear you'll need to bring with you.

Backpacking, Camping, Hiking, National Parks, North America, Trip Roundups, United States

Our Review: Osprey Ariel Plus 70 Women’s Backpacking Pack
Our Review: Osprey Ariel Plus 70 Women’s Backpacking Pack

The Osprey Ariel Plus 70 is our favorite pack for our backpacking trips. Here's what to know before buying one for yourself.

Backpacking, Gear, Review

The Best Hikes in South and Central America For Adventure-Seekers
The Best Hikes in South and Central America For Adventure-Seekers

Central America & Caribbean, Hiking, South America

The Best Yosemite National Park Photo Spots for Drool-Worthy, Instagram-Ready Photos
The Best Yosemite National Park Photo Spots for Drool-Worthy, Instagram-Ready Photos

If you’re on your way to Yosemite and want to make sure you snap the best shots in the park, here are 8 locations you'll want to hit.

Hiking, Instagram, North America, Photography, United States, Yosemite National Park

Red River Gorge Backpacking: Everything You Need to Know
Red River Gorge Backpacking: Everything You Need to Know

These are all the details you need to know about Red River Gorge backpacking, whether you're a first timer or old pro in the backcountry.

Backpacking, How To, North America, Red River Gorge, United States