The most important factor for an explorer on an expedition is having the right clothing and gear.  It can make the difference between life and death. The early pioneers of extreme expeditions never imagined their work gear would become everyday fashion but a hundred years later designers are cashing in on puffer coats, parkas, and …

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Cheetahs, Penguins and Bears…oh my! These are just some of the century-old denizens that you will find inside the historic New York City Upper East Side mansion that serves as the headquarters of The Explorers Club. This venerable club celebrated its 113th year with their annual star-studded awards dinner held on March 25, 2017. The …

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As we are getting close to Valentine’s Day, my thoughts are naturally turning to romance — that includes the thrill of adventure and the feeling of sharing those experiences with someone special. I believe there are parallels between adventure and romantic pursuits; in fact, many women have met their life partners while engaged in adventurous …

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This piece appears in our Winter 2016 print issue. To get more of the print-exclusive content, order a copy! When you think of an “exploring woman” what comes to mind? Is it a version of Lara Croft? A world traveler? The super-toned women on the covers of fitness magazines? In reality, any woman of any …

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It was a hot, humid, ‘dog days’ of August morning in Central Park. I walked along with my friend Alexandra Simon, a working mom who juggles home, kids, work, and dog.  She is a bright and direct woman who believes that “when you’re a woman with opinions, life is always more difficult.” It’s easier to go …

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Throughout my career, I have found myself in various regions of the world that are considered hostile environments — and they capture my imagination and my soul. I share this love of adventure and exploration with many women around the world and I am fascinated by why we feel alive and continue to return to these places. …

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Francine LeFrak is changing the way one approaches “giving back.” She is a philanthropist with a hands-on approach who works tirelessly to help end violence against women and support education and empowerment of women around the world. She was born into a family that imprinted upon her the importance of giving back. LeFrak’s hard work and vision have …

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I first met Canadian Explorer and adventurer Geoff Green in 2003 at the Explorers Club in New York City. Geoff is the brainchild and visionary of the Students On Ice Foundation, a wonderful organization that takes young people to experience the beauty, people, history and wildlife of the Arctic and Antarctic. He is a world …

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I have long been a fan of award winning international journalist Kitty Pilgrim. Now, I am a fan of Kitty Pilgrim, adventure novelist, speaker, and role model. Her first novel, The Explorers Code, got me hooked on the characters and their life of intrigue. I imagined myself as one of them, living the very James Bond …

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Exploring Women Australia is a rich, bold, and beautiful country that is the stuff of any adventure enthusiast’s dreams. The Aussies themselves have a truly adventurous and independent spirit, and it is among them that I found the fascinating and accomplished Kate Leeming. Kate makes her home in Melbourne as an Australian Open tennis player, …

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