- Gear Reviews
By Our Readers on February 11, 2013
This Fall we had the opportunity to spend 16 days trekking in Humla, Nepal. Before we left we had heard how beautiful the Himalayas are and we were not disappointed.
By Our Readers on February 7, 2013
At age 42 I decided that I was ready to fulfill an item on my bucket list–a triathlon. I wish I could tell you that I crossed the finish line.
By Our Readers on January 28, 2013
Last time I skied South Sister was with my best ski buddy and at the peak of my physical ability. This time I was all alone, and in the worst physical condition that I’d been in in years.
By Our Readers on January 2, 2013
By the time I finished the trail I was not only physically drained but mentally fatigued not to mention completely pissed off that I went out of my way for at least three miles.
By Our Readers on December 24, 2012
As a kid, I would not even take a shower: having water in my eyes was one of the worst things that could happen to me then.
By WAm on December 19, 2012
My hikes were consumed with delirious visions of steaming, heaping, stacks of pancakes smothered with fruit and hot buttery syrup. And of course no options in sight.
By WAm on December 14, 2012
Day 10 of Shawn Garber’s Big Hike for MS along the Arizona Trail
By WAm on December 11, 2012
Day 13 of Shawn Feliciano Garber’s Big Hike for MS along the Arizona Trail.
By WAm on December 7, 2012
From August 2012 to November 2012, Shawn Feliciano Garber hiked the 817 miles of the Arizona Trail in an effort to raise funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Shawn journals her experiences on her website and shares them with us here at Women’s Adventure.This entry has been posted on Shawn’s behalf by Shawn’s husband, Bob [...]
By WAm on December 3, 2012
Shawn Garber prepares for her through-hike of the Arizona Trail by finding the perfect hiking partner in Liz Mares.
By Our Readers on November 19, 2012
I have a hunch that mustaches, much like our life callings, are rarely a choice.
By WAm on November 5, 2012
This trip brought me face to face with the part of myself that longs for the wilderness and it was a revelation to let her roam the terrain, both physical and spiritual.
By Our Readers on October 29, 2012
Each and every day of this adventure I have thought back to the day my husband presented me with divorce papers and my thought that life was over and I think, “Wow, my life was only beginning.”
By Our Readers on October 8, 2012
The wilds are never still – especially in Alaska! Reader Daniella Mekus shares some wisdom from her solo trip to Denali.
By Tanya on September 24, 2012
Despite the fact that I hike at the pace of a three year old, I don’t feel like my son has cramps my lifestyle – at all!
By WAm on September 13, 2012
How adventuress Payge McMahon prepped for next week’s self-supported, 7 day, 160-mile, grand adventure: the Grand 2 Grand Ultra.
By WAm on September 6, 2012
At age 49, I look forward to whatever adventure I will tackle when I am the same age as my grandmother on her first group bike ride.
By Tanya on August 20, 2012
How often do you talk to moms who used to climb? Used to hike, used to have big mountain adventures, used to… You can fill in the blank.
By Our Readers on August 17, 2012
As I headed into the water this morning, the only thing I could think of is wondering what the hell I was doing there.
By Our Readers on July 30, 2012
Balyolu, is the first honey tasting rural business incubation walking journey of its kind, led and inspired by local women who are training to become world-class beekeepers in Turkey.
By Our Readers on July 23, 2012
Whitewater tubing involves sitting in an inner tube and, quite simply, going with the flow. When the river’s current is weak, it’s quite a restful pursuit.
By Jennifer Olson on July 10, 2012
Don’t think for a minute that the Matthew Quigley Buffalo Rifle Shoot is simply a gathering of “good ol’ boys”, as quite a few women shooters are among the participants. And I attended as a first time competitor, with a cadet model .45‐70 Trapdoor Springfield rifle that is twice as old as I am.
By Our Readers on July 2, 2012
I spend a lot of time talking about fear, other people’s fear, mostly. It comes with my occupation and it is often our greatest motivator and our greatest barrier.
By Our Readers on June 28, 2012
Expectation. Thirst. Fear. Determination. Disappointment. Friendship. All real things made sharper and more intense along the trails of Kilimanjaro.
By Our Readers on May 7, 2012
This Winter, alone with only whales, dolphins, seals and great white sharks to join her, Karen Wrenn navigated 150 nautical miles, over 5 days, becoming the first standup paddler to successfully cross all seven channels.
By WAm on May 4, 2012
Alison Turner took a leap of faith, quitting a six-figure job for a life on the road with her dog, Max. She’s never been happier.
By Our Readers on May 2, 2012
At 20, LauraLynn Jansen faced down a diagnosis of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and beat the odds. Now she faces a watery opponent.
By Our Readers on April 25, 2012
Reader Joanna Zaremba returns to the landscape that feeds her soul.
By Our Readers on April 9, 2012
Women’s Adventure reader Sheena Jibson rediscovers a love she forgot a decade ago.
By Our Readers on March 30, 2012
Winter in Glacier National Park is one of many of Montana’s secret and precious gems.
By Our Readers on March 1, 2012
Shawn Feliciano Garber isn’t going to let a multiple sclerosis diagnosis stop her from, well, anything.
By Our Readers on February 14, 2012
Even if we aren’t on a trail, dirty, or trying to walk in the wilderness, we get mad at the people we love most when we are stressed, tired, hungry, or otherwise out of kilter.
By Our Readers on January 11, 2012
Surrounded by couples in lip locks and rogue packs of 16-year-old Italian boys, we five female travel companions counted together the last seconds of 2011. “Tre, due, uno!” The crowd erupted with slurred shouts of “buono anno!” and I realize this night makes up for a year of lost time.
By Our Readers on December 12, 2011
Spend an afternoon walking in the woods, swim bare breasted under a waterfall, push yourself through waves in the ocean or sing your heart out around a campfire. Feel yourself wild and powerful and a precious part of the life that grows all around you.
By Our Readers on November 14, 2011
You know that feeling when everyone thinks you are a little crazy? But, instead you know that your choices are the sanest ones you could make? That’s how I felt about a month ago…
By Our Readers on November 7, 2011
I’ll admit, I was in for this ride for all the wrong reasons. My reasoning for signing up was so I’d hopefully get in better shape and come back a certified yoga teacher. I had no intention to come back with a changed outlook on the world at large.
By Our Readers on October 24, 2011
Ann Yungmeyer’s great travelogue on her cycling trip down the Danube Bike Trail.
By Susan on October 10, 2011
We need to give thanks to all the special souls in our lives that let us cry on their shoulders.
By WAm on September 23, 2011
Women’s Adventure reader Robin Rongey had a blast doing the St. Louis New Belgium Urban Assault this August.