The big 3-0 is a huge milestone—at least for me it was. Although the idea of entering a new decade didn’t prompt a need to settle down and commit to a certain kind of lifestyle, the fact of the matter is, turning 30 is a pretty big deal. Despite being a rather optimistic person, I’ll …

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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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“Can you explain the revenue model?” “What percentage of your sales are from repeat customers?” “Do you see this as a lifestyle business or as having the potential to be a huge scalable company?” An all-star panel of CEOs, investors, and leaders in the outdoor industry fired off these questions and more at Camber Outdoors’ …

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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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Bluetooth speakers are all the rage these days, and, this summer, it seems like more and more outdoors brands are jumping on the blue-tech bandwagon to put out their own versions. Gone are the days of cranking up the volume on your phone and hoping to make out some semblance of a melody. Gone are …

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Movement shapes our lives. How we choose to move defines us, sketches the outline of experience. Yet movement also invites the space to be moved—in unexpected, even tectonic ways. In the weeks leading up to REI Outessa, I imagined a weekend bursting with movement. Hiking, running, biking, climbing, all in a gorgeous mountain setting with amazing, …

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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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