Even as we fix our eyes on the future of women’s exploration and adventure, let’s not forget those who blazed the trail behind us. Whether it was climbing Long’s Peak well before it was a standard route, pushing through a broken rib to collect plants, fighting for suffrage and climbing in pants, traveling to France …

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On a dark night last year, my closest friend Laura and I landed in Honolulu: backpacks, skateboards, and sleeping bags in tow. I had just spent months toiling as an intern at a major publishing company in New York, freelancing and genuflecting to editors—not to mention moving from sublet to sublet. Something had to give. …

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As we are getting close to Valentine’s Day, my thoughts are naturally turning to romance — that includes the thrill of adventure and the feeling of sharing those experiences with someone special. I believe there are parallels between adventure and romantic pursuits; in fact, many women have met their life partners while engaged in adventurous …

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It was a hot, humid, ‘dog days’ of August morning in Central Park. I walked along with my friend Alexandra Simon, a working mom who juggles home, kids, work, and dog.  She is a bright and direct woman who believes that “when you’re a woman with opinions, life is always more difficult.” It’s easier to go …

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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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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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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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