About Women’s Adventure

Women’s Adventure is the only sports, travel, fitness and lifestyle magazine published specifically for active women. Published quarterly, Women’s Adventure is for women who choose to thrive in the wild. Every edition inspires, informs and invigorates.

Published since 2003, Women’s Adventure was titled Dandelion magazine until its successful relaunching in January, 2006. Publisher Michelle Theall, a veteran of outdoor publications such as Women’s Sports + Fitness and VeloNews, missed having an authentic and adventurous magazine for women, so she started her own.

In January 2008, Big Earth Publishing Inc., a Boulder, Colorado book publisher with several regional book imprints throughout the United States, acquired Women’s Adventure as the first periodical in its expanding magazine publishing division.

Today, Women’s Adventure is a thriving publication. It was awarded third place in the 2008 Folio: Magazine Eddie Awards for editorial excellence in the Consumer/Sports: Single Article category, following National Geographic Adventure and Field & Stream.

Despite its growth, Women’s Adventure remains a targeted magazine, dedicated to providing valued information and real-life adventure to active women. With a growing stable of talented writers and photographers, the magazine provides women the opportunity for growth and inspiration in a world of outdoor pursuits ranging from running to climbing to surfing to skiing to paddling to backpacking to fishing to caving. It appeals equally to moms in their 30s and 40s and to young women in their teens and 20s who seek personal challenges in our natural world.

About Big Earth Publishing

Big Earth Publishing is committed to being more than just a publisher of good books. We are a family of independent publishers with a unified purpose—to provide our readers with compelling stories and ideas that inform and inspire us all. We remain focused on those ideals that make independent publishing unique: a reader and an author perspective, creativity, and flexibility.

Our imprints include Westcliffe Publishers, founded in 1979, which has a solid reputation for producing high-quality fine art books and nature guidebooks; Johnson Books, the Boulder-based publisher that has been exploring and celebrating both the facts and fantasies of the West for 30 years through its varied list of nonfiction; Trails Books, the leading publisher of regional non-fiction titles in the Midwest, specializing in outdoor activity guides, sports, home and garden, legends and lore, photography and children’s books; and Bleak House Books, the publisher of crime and dark literary fiction, featuring imperfect protagonists doing their best to survive in the world.

In addition to Women’s Adventure, Big Earth’s Magazine Division also publishes Telluride Magazine, the regional city title published since 1982. Featuring the talents of Telluride’s finest photographers, writers, designers and editors, the magazine showcases the beauty, history and character of the historic southwestern Colorado city.