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Also called "Editor Jenn" at Women’s Adventure, Jennifer Olson learns as much from you as she hopes you learn from the magazine and this website. Playing with magnetic poetry on her refrigerator helped Jennifer develop a philosophy by which she still lives: “If you publish a cliché, go explore real inspiration."
By Jennifer Olson on June 14, 2013
Lucky for ladies looking to adventure on our own, the web offers pages and pages of tips from women who’ve been there. In case you don’t have time to sift through it all, we’ve summarized the highlights in this list of top resources.
By Jennifer Olson on June 14, 2013
More people are playing outside than ever, and they’re recreating outdoors more frequently, too! Here’s our way of making sense of The Outdoor Foundation’s findings.
By Jennifer Olson on June 12, 2013
Friendship forms that moment when…
By Jennifer Olson on June 11, 2013
My favorite gear is pulled from a pool of the best and brightest options. Here, I’ll inventory some running gear I’ve been coming back to again and again lately, hopefully helping clue you in on a few of a female gear snob’s favorites.
By Jennifer Olson on June 7, 2013
Women’s Adventure is partnering with the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to stop the loss of women from ovarian cancer, by supporting the Climb4Life Colorado on June 22, 2013, at Eldorado Springs State Park.
By Jennifer Olson on June 6, 2013
High concentrations of tiny plastic [micro] beads pollute The Great Lakes. Let’s change that!
By Jennifer Olson on June 5, 2013
“What would be ugly in a garden constitutes beauty in a mountain.” -Victor Hugo
By Jennifer Olson on May 24, 2013
“If one loves nature, one can find beauty everywhere.” -Vincent Van Gogh
By Jennifer Olson on May 21, 2013
A properly fitting bike is key to a woman’s efficiency and comfort during a ride. The bottom line of a good fit is whether the rider is in a powerful and efficient position and whether he/she is comfortable.
By Jennifer Olson on May 20, 2013
Women’s Adventure magazine’s Summer 2013 issue is chock full of how-to articles, inspirational photos, stories about women pushing the boundaries of their passions, and gear advice.
By Jennifer Olson on May 17, 2013
This photo gallery depicts some of southeast Alaska’s best scenery, most typical transportation methods, and local attractions.
By Jennifer Olson on May 16, 2013
The more you ride, the more you’ll want to ride. The more you want to ride, the comfier you’ll want to be on your bike. And so on. Your bike life will progress as it’s supposed to—at your speed and according to your style.
By Jennifer Olson on May 14, 2013
In part three of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling offers health tips and encouragement for the everyday cyclist.
By Jennifer Olson on May 13, 2013
“Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush.” -Doug Larson
By Jennifer Olson on May 12, 2013
In part two of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling lends her training secrets and tips for aspiring pro cyclists.
By Jennifer Olson on May 10, 2013
In part one of this video series, Jade Wilcoxson of Optum Pro Cycling tells us how she got into the sport and why she’s sticking with cycling.
By Jennifer Olson on April 30, 2013
Jennifer Davis-Flynn: My job is to engage the wonderful community of women adventurers currently wandering the earth! Stop by and introduce yourself!
By Jennifer Olson on April 26, 2013
“Why do people say ‘grow some balls’? Ball are weak and sensitive. If you wanna be tough, grow a vagina.” -Sheng Wang
By Jennifer Olson on April 22, 2013
“How wrong is it for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants, rather than to create it herself?” ― Anaïs Nin
By Jennifer Olson on April 11, 2013
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” -Kahlil Gibran
By Jennifer Olson on March 26, 2013
“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” –H.G. Wells
By Jennifer Olson on March 25, 2013
Bethany Hamilton and Chrissie Beavis, sponsored by Women’s Adventure, are in 1st place among American teams and rank 7th overall in this women’s international off-road race. Here’s a photo gallery!
By Jennifer Olson on March 24, 2013
A strong woman is someone who is able to smile this morning like she wasn’t crying last night. -Harriet Morgan
By Jennifer Olson on March 21, 2013
First, I loved yoga. Now, it’s like my old dog that stares at me from the corner wondering when I’m going to take her for a walk. How did something I once loved turn into one more stressful item on my to-do list?
By Jennifer Olson on March 19, 2013
FiveFingers is a misnomer.
By Jennifer Olson on March 18, 2013
“In the Spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.” — Mark Twain
By Jennifer Olson on March 14, 2013
Here’s a run down of the events that got me entered in the Leadville 100 and an intro to the journey I’m continuing to the famous 100-mile bike race! I’m ready to enjoy and share the process with you in this blog series for Women’s Adventure magazine.
By Jennifer Olson on March 7, 2013
In nature, nothing is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
By Jennifer Olson on March 4, 2013
Highlights of the Spring 2013 issue: Forage for Food. Train Like a Pro. Cast Your Line. Dive a Shipwreck. Retreat in Texas Hill Country. Try Canyoneering, SUP Racing, Fly Fishing, Road Biking, and Poi!
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By Jennifer Olson on March 3, 2013
At what point does something uncomfortable, something that makes you anxious, something that could land you in the morgue turn into something you must do?
By Jennifer Olson on March 2, 2013
Julie Sprinkle—a fly fishing guide and the buyer for one Colorado fishing shop—provides expert gear-buying advice for female anglers.
By Jennifer Olson on March 1, 2013
Most of us prefer challenge by choice. But this woman ended up on the end of a pendulum swing rope because her boyfriend wanted her there. And she ended up in flying through the canyon on that rope. Because he pushed her.
By Jennifer Olson on February 27, 2013
Do you get wildly enthusiastic about the little things, too? We hope so.
By Jennifer Olson on February 26, 2013
Our nonprofit partner, the HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation, teamed up with La Sportiva to bring you the new HERA Helios women’s mountain running shoe. Ten dollars from the sale of every pair of HERA Helios helps stop the loss of women to ovarian cancer.
By Jennifer Olson on February 25, 2013
The trouble is: You think you have time.
By Jennifer Olson on February 23, 2013
In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on. -Robert Frost
By Jennifer Olson on February 21, 2013
Be the heroine of your life, not the victim. –Nora Ephron
By Jennifer Olson on February 12, 2013
Valentine’s Day rituals are packed with calories and counter conducive to heart health (red wine and dark chocolate in moderation excluded). This Valentine’s Day show your sweetheart something truly heart warming with these healthy date ideas.
By Jennifer Olson on February 11, 2013
This Blueberry Gingerbread recipe hails straight from a Victorian bed and breakfast overlooking New England’s Southwest Harbor. We’re hoping that this rare recipe cheers up all you snow-bound New Englanders and inspires the rest of you to bake after a day outdoors.
By Jennifer Olson on February 11, 2013
A regular Women’s Adventure contributor, Jayme Moye, wins a Silver in the 2012 North American Travel Journalists Association’s Personality and Profiles category for her feature “Finding Her Path” in our spring issue.