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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In honor of International Day of the Girl 2016, we asked photographer and international guide Christine Armbruster to share her experience introducing girls and young women to the extraordinary experience of worldwide travel and adventure. Next time you see a Girl Scout selling cookies, ask them what they are raising money for. You might hear that …

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“If it terrifies you so much, why do you do it?” my mother asked. I was about to leave for Port-au-Prince to sail on a relief yacht through Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands. I was popping anti-anxiety meds, losing sleep, my fingers itching to call it all off. To retreat into safety. I had never …

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Five miles into a hike on Yosemite’s Mist Trail, I stopped and panted, wondering whether I should (or could) continue for the rest of the planned twelve miles. I tried to fend off disappointment in myself as I pondered, recalling a similar crossroads I encountered twelve years prior during my first ever backpacking trip. I …

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At Misadventures, we’re not only delivering content by and for adventurous women. We’re also keeping track of how women are represented in the outdoor and adventure-industry publication world. Last summer, we documented how most outdoors and adventure lifestyle magazines and websites, rather than being gender-neutral, strongly skew toward a male audience. We had the gut feeling, and we did the …

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Did you know that 75% of women would like to be more active, but aren’t, because of “worries about being judged for being the wrong size, not fit enough and not skilled enough”? When UK government agency Sport England found that out, they launched a women’s fitness campaign called “This Girl Can.” Instead of impossibly-toned …

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