NAME: Jeanette Cheney LOCATION: Melbourne, Australia OCCUPATION: Coffee drinker, blogger, executive officer Jeanette is our Exploring Women contest winner, and in true Misadventures spirit she has an innate curiosity of people, places, and exploring the world. She credits her parents and grandparents for inspiring and encouraging her to travel since she was a child. She says, “You’ll …

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Mars is big business. There are “one-way ticket to Mars” contests, waiting lists for space flights, and most likely a Mars reality show in the works. Everyone wants to colonize and cash in on Mars, kissing Earth goodbye. It all sounds exciting enough — but no one is going anytime soon. The reality is that …

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It’s no surprise at Misadventures that surfing magazines have a history of erasing women from their pages, and the sport. Last year, our very first Gender Representation Report, which tracks women’s representation in outdoors magazines across the board, revealed the sorry surfing media statistics: in the August 2014 issue of Surfing Magazine, only 9 images of women appear, as compared …

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Jessie Tuckman, our surf correspondent, UK ambassador, and general surf inspiration has sent us some updates on the winter swells in her part of the world:  “The winter swells have started pumping waves in the UK. In fact, yesterday the big wave spot “the Cribbar” was breaking around 20ft and local big wave surfers have …

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We caught up recently with Gianne Doherty, co-founder of Organic Bath Co. and founder of the upcoming, totally exciting W.E.L.L. Summit. If you’ve ever gone to a wellness retreat or conference, well, it’s not going to be like that. At least that’s what Doherty and her crew of collaborators (Amy Flyntz, Founder of Amy Flyntz …

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Backpacker Magazine just conducted a survey of more than 3,000 readers, and found an unsettling trend: “No matter how we sliced the data, women of any outdoor experience level were, on average, less confident in their skills and less likely to see themselves as leaders than men with the equivalent experience.” Given that outdoor adventure encourages people to feel more confident …

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Women making a difference in the world of conservation are driven by their passion. They work tirelessly to implement programs that educate, inspire, and raise awareness for their cause. Ghislaine Maxwell is one such woman who campaigns internationally to protect our oceans. I am mesmerized by her enthusiasm, her passion for the underwater world, and her …

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I met Henrietta Lovell, also known as the Tea Lady, at one of Boston’s most beloved restaurants Island Creek Oyster Bar. As the founder of Rare Tea Company, Lovell travels the world supporting the finest tea farmers and visiting the long list of high-end restaurants that procure her selections. Don’t get too wrapped up in …

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As the last of the blazing purple streams of fireweed lining Alaska’s Denali National Park turn to cotton, the first white powder falls on each surrounding mountain peak. Seasonal employees here refer to the snow as “termination dust,” referring to the end of summer jobs as the tourists that fuel the economy here for four …

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Bethann Garramon Merkle is not your average scientist. She’s also not your average artist. She agreed to talk with me about her business CommNatural and how she integrates science fields with art and the great outdoors. Can’t even draw a stick figure? No worries. Keep reading. [divider]The Interview[/divider] Hello, Bethann. Can you describe the meaning …

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The first trailer in my life wasn’t the traveling kind—at least, it never meant to travel. Grandma’s single-wide guest trailer stayed tucked beneath the same sprawling Oak on North Carolina’s Intracoastal Waterway for decades, till Hurricane Fran blew it straight up Easy Street, along with the Oak itself. My parents drove two hours from my …

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