After years of being frustrated subscribers to big outdoors-industry magazines (which are written largely by and for men), and not seeing ourselves on the pages of conventional women’s magazines, we decided to do something about it.
In November of 2013, we founded Misadventures to bring quality outdoor and adventure content about women to an overlooked but hungry audience.
Misadventures champions women who embrace creativity, take risks, and go out and beyond. We spotlight inspirational feats and figures, beautiful spaces, honest-to-goodness adventures, and discoveries of all sorts.
Zoe Balaconis lives in Somerville, Mass. Most of the time she wishes she were on a boat. She is descended from potion makers and train hustlers.
Marybeth Campeau, a maker of stuff and doer of things, currently resides in Nashville, TN. She has been stung by a stingray only once (and not in the heart).
Jessica Malordy is a reader and writer in Tucson, Arizona. She suffers from a serious case of wanderlust.
Saveria's passion is connecting people to the outdoors and creating strategic partnerships between companies committed to getting people outdoors. When she is not playing matchmaker, you will find her dreaming about her next backpack to the Sierra or climb in Joshua Tree.
Sarah Connette is a writer, outdoorswoman, and advocate who bakes a mean baguette and doodles in Hindi. If she could be a bird, she'd be an Indigo Bunting. Sarah lives and bikes in Nashville, TN.
Dana Guth is a Tufts University Jumbo studying Environmental Health. She hails from Baltimore, Maryland. When she's not writing and doing homework, she's generally trying to be around beaches, live music, and fuzzy animals.
Ellyn Gibbs is a mass media student from Minnesota. Rock climbing, airports, gardening and campfire food are at the top of her happy list. Usually, she's wandering around with a notebook and dirty hands and wishing she lived in a yurt.
Franny Goffinet was an English major at Davidson College (class of 2013), and a swimming instructor at Indian Harbor Beach pool. She now lives in Novosibirsk, Russia. She thanks the Lilly Foundation and Youthreach (two Christian organizations) for bringing her to Caritas, West Siberia.
Korrin L. Bishop is a California native, Oregon Duck, and current resident of Washington, D.C. where she works on local and federal homelessness programs. In addition to her day job, she is an essayist, letter writer, and cofounder of the outdoor group, Wild Wilderness Women, which you can visit at www.wildwildernesswomen.com. Korrin has an affinity for kayaking, a deep love for the Everglades, and a penchant for initiating group hugs.
Rebecca Sgouros is an archaeologist. She graduated from Boston University and just completed her Msc in Environmental Archaeology and Paleoeconomy at the University of Sheffield in England. She recently moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming where shes live with her fiancé, co-archaeologist, and partner in crime, Matt. They are living on Matt’s family’s Dude Ranch, the R Lazy S Ranch. In addition to archaeology she's an avid foodie and yogi.
Sara Kay Mooney, a recent-ish alumna of Davidson College and Teach For America, is a librarian at a Title I Middle School in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she's not giving book recommendations to adolescents, you can find her taking pictures, frequenting thrift stores, or laughing at her husband's jokes, among many other things.
Alanna Ford was born on a blueberry farm in the Middle of Nowhere, USA. Since then, she’s enjoyed exploring connections between feminism, art, social justice, and international development. She’s lived in 4 countries in the past 3 years, and is ready to keep on exploring.
Carolyn Highland is a Maine native and Northwestern University grad with a BA in Creative Writing. She has spent the time since graduating out in the world gathering material for her writing and enriching herself as a human being everywhere from the backcountry of New Zealand to the desert of Northern Chile to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the woods of Maine. She currently lives, teaches, and studies in Denver. Carolyn counts Joan Didion, Eula Biss, Cheryl Strayed, Lily King, and Jon Krakauer as her greatest literary influences.
Christine Dennison is a native NYC girl who swims with sharks and scuba dives under the Arctic polar ice caps. She is a true explorer and adventurer who leads expeditions to the most remote corners of the world and has been honored as a Fellow with the Explorers club in New York and the Royal Geographical Society of London. Christine is co-founder and president of Mad Dog Expeditions an exploration and adventure company and supports nonprofit organizations that promote conservation, education, exploration, ocean outreach, and animal rescue. When not traveling she makes her home in NYC with her husband and adopted husky dog. | www.maddogexpeditions.com | www.myarcticdog.blogspot.com
A Davidson grad, Devon Jayne Hughes currently lives in Eugene, OR. She delights in discovering local restaurants and foreign landscapes, reading/writing, listening to/playing music, cooking/eating vegan dishes, and forever being a student/teacher.
Elizabeth Wellington is a freelance writer. When not exploring faraway places, Liz can be found at local coffee shops in Boston with a cup of tea in hand.
Originally from Savannah, Laura Zulliger settled somewhere in the sand dunes of the Bay Area after getting lost in rural China for 2 years. She loves the ocean and bubble tea.
When not traveling to funerals in far away places, Maeve Stephenson can be found writing longhand with her morning coffee or solo backpacking in the Pacific Northwest Wilderness. She lives, writes and teaches in Seattle, WA.
Rachel Leeds has been living in Benin for just over one and a half years. She has a cat she sometimes calls Luna, sometimes calls Bucket, and sometimes calls Crack Cat. Her general policy is: let yourself be carried by the kindness of strangers until you find yourself. Indulge curiosity. Spread knowledge and passion, in as much as you can. She is a Peace Corps health volunteer.
Sarah Reijonen is a footloose and not-so-fancy gypsy living in the comfort of her 39-foot fifth wheel. She travels California for work with her rambling man, “Spanky,” who is a power lineman. Aside from being a writer, Sarah is also a certified personal trainer and an avid hiker, runner, biker and traveler, having visited 31 countries (she tries to keep her country count up with her age). Sarah and Spanky quit their jobs and sold their house and 80 acres in Washington in 2009 to travel the world for seven months and haven’t stopped since. She has written a book about her travels entitled Country Girl: Letting Love and Wanderlust Take the Reins.