About

Our Origin

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.

In November 2015, we debuted in print! Find the winter issue now in a Barnes & Noble, REI, or indie retailer near you. Or send one to your mailbox. It’s gonna be wild.

Our Mission

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.

Our Team

Zoe Balaconis

Zoe Balaconis

Co-Founder/Senior Editor

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

Marybeth Campeau

Co-Founder/Creative Director

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

Co-Founder/Senior Editor/Social Media Maven

Jessica Malordy is a reader and writer in Tucson, Arizona. She suffers from a serious case of wanderlust.

Saveria Tilden

Saveria Tilden

Partnership Development, Sales & Advertising

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

Sarah Connette

Operations Manager

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

Dana Guth

Editorial Intern

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

Editorial Intern

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

Franny Goffinet

Writer

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 Bishop

Writer

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

Rebecca Sgouros

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Writer

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

Christine Dennison

Writer and Columnist

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

Devon Jayne Hughes

Writer

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

Elizabeth Wellington

Writer

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.

Laura Zulliger

Music and Marketing

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.

Maeve Stephenson

Maeve Stephenson

Writer

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

Rachel Leeds

Writer

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

Writer

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.