From mountains to cities, this Kind Apparel dress has you covered As women who work and play in wilds but still live in cities, if not only when we must, we need clothes that can keep up with our adventures and dance between those two worlds. The Andraste dress from Kind Apparel does just that. …

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At the José Martí International Airport in Havana, Cuba there are no escalators. Passengers lug carry-on bags down stairs to their gate cursing the poorly air conditioned terminal, and the one restaurant in the food court has a constant line, with no indication of what is actually available. When I reach the counter, a woman …

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[dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]nce a year, there’s a drag show at a small whitewater rafting outfit in Fayetteville, West Virginia. Cantrell Ultimate Rafting, which everyone just calls Cantrell’s, is a family-owned business that gives guided tours to church groups and Boy Scouts and curious travelers looking to brave the rapids of the New River. The site boasts …

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Want to visit Cuba? It’s complicated. In 2016 everyone’s favorite communist island nation got its day in the sun when then president, Barack Obama, eased restrictions for U.S. travelers – meaning Americans were no longer required to visit Cuba through a licensed travel group. They could go as individuals, or what’s known as people-to-people travel. …

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The Beginning When I was ten years old, I was transfixed by a book at the town library: Madeleine L’Engle’s A Ring of Endless Light. The cover art, a watercolor of a young woman in a black racing swimsuit riding a sleek blue-black dolphin, arcing between a night sea and a starry sky, was a gateway …

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There’s nothing fiercer than clambering up a steep scramble while rocking a skirt. Women can really rock it in the outdoors (Misadventures itself is proof enough of that). But the outdoor industry has always, perhaps unintentionally, turned a blind eye to the technical needs of women venturing outside. Growing up, we’ve all envied that purple …

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Is this real life?, I asked, arriving at the 2017 Women’s Outdoor Summit for Empowerment. Sunlight streamed in through floor-length glass windows, the Golden Gate radiant in the background, without a hint of fog in sight. Unzipped Patagonia puffies lay strewn about on this perfect San Francisco summer day. Teresa Baker, founder of African American …

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August 29th, 2014 HWY 120 Eastbound, Yosemite National Park 6:30am [dropcap size=big]M[/dropcap]y headlights lit the trees as I drove in silence. With the faint rise of the sun, the sky was a smear of painted clouds just beyond the Sierra Nevada ridgeline, and as the sun crept closer to the precipice of the mountains’ rugged …

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“You look like a beached whale,” Tyler called up to me. Thanks to fear, I barely winced at the insult. I peered at the vertical ice wall above me through fogged-over goggles. One of my crampons had come unfastened from my boot. I pressed my chest, stomach, and cheek to the ice, wishing my body …

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Morning commutes have a reputation for being frustrating, long, dull—but not for filmmaker Jessie Markowitz. But, then again, her commute is not what one might call typical. She lives in Gustavus, Alaska, a town of 443 residents, two paved roads, and only accessible by boat or plane. Like many of the people who live here, …

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A crying girl, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and a supermarket parking lot. Not exactly the elements for an epic summit. But having missed the turn-off for our hike, we were now on the wrong side of Lake George in upstate New York, eating the lunches we were supposed to be having on the peak. …

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