In college I shared a bathroom with a girl who made her own cheese. She rode a bike with no brakes and handlebars that you had to hold crooked to go straight. She washed her hair only once a week, and convinced me to do the same. She also composted. One wet spring evening I …

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Fuel your outdoor adventures with delicious recipes and simple ideas for camp cooking: Make Meals in Advance Make casseroles, soups, stews, and other one-pot meals — and freeze them in waterproof, heavy-duty plastic bags. Bake and freeze muffins and cookies, too. When it’s time to load up for the trip, pack your frozen foods strategically …

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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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There’s nothing I love more than hopping on a plane. But when I land, I need a solid base to rest and relax. I’m equal parts homebody and adventurer. As passionate as I am about travel, I enjoy sinking my teeth into a place and staying for long enough to pick up on the characteristics …

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If you’re looking closely enough, adventure opportunities are everywhere. I started  by looking at islands to circumnavigate in my kayak; I thought circling round an island by kayak could be a fun and accessible mini adventure, one perhaps I could pack into a single weekend. As I scribbled down notes on various islands, I came …

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“Still really scared” is how I would describe my mental state whenever I shut the trunk of the car, giving the fresh pair of undies I laid out to change into upon my return a wistful glance, before heading out for a solo lady backpack expedition. I have gone backpacking in the Pacific Northwest, alone, …

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This piece appears in our Winter 2016 print issue. To get more of the print-exclusive content, order a copy! When you think of an “exploring woman” what comes to mind? Is it a version of Lara Croft? A world traveler? The super-toned women on the covers of fitness magazines? In reality, any woman of any …

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Cammie Donaldson — 50-years-old Executive Director of the Florida Association of Native Nurseries — Melbourne, Florida Cammie Donaldson has been my neighbor since I was three. My parents say they remember her on a hot summer day in the early 90s shaking her malfunctioning lawnmower, swearing, and swearing that she would never mow the lawn again. …

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I consider myself a semi-experienced traveler — someone who has taken the initiative to see the world but still does not possess the ease or confidence of a seasoned pro. After having visited four continents and eleven countries I still feel there is an unimaginable amount to learn. It can be overwhelming to contemplate. Driving …

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