Six miles off the wild, southwest coast of Tasmania, in a remote region of world heritage wilderness, stands Australia’s most southerly lighthouse on a magnificent island called Maatsuyker. Maatsuyker Island is known for extreme weather and gale force winds over 100 days of the year. The island is a safe haven for dozens of protected …

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The Summit Photography Workshops and Misadventures Magazine are excited to announce the 2018 Adventure Photography Contest! Open to all female photographers, the winner of this contest will receive a free tuition to the 2018 Summit Adventure Photography Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and a subscription to Misadventures Magazine. Other prizes include backpacks from ThinkTank Photo and external …

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Stories for the young adventuress and aunties who love to read aloud. by Alison L. McConnell [dropcap size=big]O[/dropcap]nce upon a time in a dry, hot corner of California lived a girl named Louise who really loved trees. California has some pretty special trees, you see, and Louise had been visiting them with her family since …

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On a dark night last year, my closest friend Laura and I landed in Honolulu: backpacks, skateboards, and sleeping bags in tow. I had just spent months toiling as an intern at a major publishing company in New York, freelancing and genuflecting to editors—not to mention moving from sublet to sublet. Something had to give. …

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Another SXSW in the books and BOY HOWDY what a week. So much great music everywhere — bars, restaurants, coffee shops, bike shops, pizza shops, pharmacies, parking lots, gravel pits… It’s hard to write a coherent piece about the festival, so what follows instead are a bunch of vignettes from Austin. But first, a few …

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It started before I even arrived—the friendliness and want to help out a stranger. Maybe that’s what happens when you live in the Land of Bed and Breakfast; you learn how to return to those simple things like kindness, courteousness, bed, and breakfast. I was planning a paddle trip down a stretch of the Mississippi …

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This is the second installment of Elyse DeFranco’s photography. She is a wildlife conservationist in Kenya, and chronicles her time there through the lens. This collection focuses on Lamu, a town on the northern coast of Kenya quite near Somalia. It’s one of the oldest towns in Kenya. It is an island in an archipelago …

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It’s been too long since we’ve checked in on our UK Ambassador, pro surfer Jessie Tuckman. She’s adamant that surfing isn’t just a summer sport, and here she proves it. Enjoy this short clip of fall and winter footage from the coast of England. If you’re interested in getting into surfing, this piece is all …

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The leathery-skinned man with a southern Missouri accent had dropped us off at the gravel boat ramp. His rusty pickup truck had barely survived the fifteen miles from our campground to the river. But there we stood: paddles in hand, hats on our heads and a tangled blue stretch of river before us. I was …

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I have come to believe that there may be nothing that requires more self-reliance than backpacking. And solo backpacking? Even more so. Last year, I completed my first solo (and first ever) backpacking trip. I planned a three-day excursion, and before I left, some asked if it seemed scary, or if I was worried, or …

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My daydreams these days eventually wind up sailing back to Hawaii, that glorious paradise emblazoned with memories of sun melting into water. Somehow in this place, motion becomes free of constraint. On a SwellWomen Surf, SUP, and Yoga retreat in Maui this summer, my body rejoiced in the doing away with work routines, chores, and chairs, and heartily took …

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