We live in a time of “Look at me, look at me,” presented to us on a daily basis whenever we have any contact with social media. I am witness to countless situations where people feign interest in news and conversations so that they can turn it around and make it all about themselves. It’s so …

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I peeled up two more strips of bacon from the paper sheet and put them into the plastic bag with the others. I handled them delicately so they wouldn’t break apart. Zipping up the bag, I nestled it in the box of frozen hamburgers, pitas, and bagels. Sunday afternoon in the storehouse bay was always …

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I’ve been doing “gym yoga” for years. I became more flexible, more relaxed…I even got some tricep definition from all those chaturangas. But I was completely missing the point. I’m thankful that yoga has come down from the monasteries of Nepal and into the L.A. Fitness’s of Middle America, but its accessibility has led to …

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I arrived in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with a significant amount of travel experience under my belt. In addition to numerous shorter trips, I had spent the last 2 years of my degree “studying” in the Czech Republic and South Africa (a.k.a. backpacking across Eastern Europe and basking on the beaches of Cape Town). My travel …

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Part 1: Women of Adventure I am very excited to join the fabulously talented team of Misadventures Magazine, and thank them for the opportunity to share a little extra adventure with you. I have been fortunate to travel the world working and participating in explorations and expeditions for twenty years. I believe challenging ourselves can …

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Now, plenty of people’s perfect weekend will go something like this: go out to a pub or a nightclub, get steaming drunk, and crawl in at the wee hours — but not this girl. I will be in bed by 10pm and up by 5am to see a few mountains. Here is a guide to what …

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“I began a lifelong love affair with a pile of rock.” ~ Edward Abbey Growing up I had never heard the words “rock climber” uttered and, to be perfectly honest, I wasn’t actually aware that it was a sport that people dedicated their lives to. I come from a pretty conservative family. It was all …

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In sixth grade I woke up with the Big Red Dot. The Big Red Dot. I sat in the bathroom coddling the whirlwind of feelings in my stomach: excitement, panic, triumph, naivety, dread. Mostly dread. The Big Red Dot was the epic tag of womanhood that I’d been anxiously awaiting since they introduced us to periods in …

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On Saturday morning we awoke to a flood of brilliant light at our base camp near the Two Pan Trailhead in Oregon’s Wallowa Mountains — Eagle Cap Wilderness. The sun was so bright it made the drops of rain still clinging to leaves into prisms and gave the air a fresh taste. There were over …

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When I last spoke with Misadventures I was training for a North Pole ski expedition — that was back in January when the skies were dark and the weather was cold.  My mind was set on getting even colder with my upcoming April trip.  It is now summer, the days are long and hot, and I’ve …

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