It’s no surprise that Maui was rated the #1 Island in Trip Advisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Awards. For adventure seekers and outdoor enthusiasts, Maui offers waterfalls, tropical hikes, beaches, an inactive volcano crater, and mountain valleys to explore, not to mention any type of outdoor activity you could imagine in these stunning and lush environments. …

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Dian Fossey initiated the longest-running Mountain Gorilla research in 1967, which lasted almost two decades and changed the world of zoology. As the 30th anniversary of her untimely death approached, I visited my role model’s grave in Rwanda. I now carry a reminder – a totem – in my pocket: a carved wooden keychain from …

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“FRICTION ZONE!” It’s eight hours into the first day of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse I’m taking at a North Carolina community college and my instructor is baffled, maybe even annoyed. Preparing to weave my way through an obstacle course, I released the clutch too quickly on my loaner Yamaha TW200 and it stalled—again. …

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My husband and I were together for eleven whole years before we got married, but it’s only since saying our vows that the world has expressed displeasure with my propensity for traveling solo. Eleven years isn’t an obscenely large amount of time to maintain boyfriend-girlfriend status for high school sweethearts, but it’s a decent period …

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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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Maria Boustead is the founder of Po Campo, “a mission-driven, woman-owned small company that makes bike bags and travel bags with weatherproof fabric and lots of pockets to fit your favorite devices.” Designed to transition from your bike to your body in no time at all,  Po Campo’s products are practical, versatile, and chic (and if …

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Allyson Leang is founder of The Ski Lab, a small “mom-and-pop” operation in Park City, Utah. She and her husband handcraft custom skis for everyone from seasoned backcountry experts to newcomers to the sport, and provide DIY-minded ski and snowboard-building enthusiasts with high-quality materials and supplies. Every pair of Ski Lab skis is unique, designed …

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