Travel and Adventure

 

Camping for Women Travel and Adventure

 

Welcome to the newest area for Camping for Women: Travel and Adventure!

 

Camping for Women Travel and Adventure 2For those ladies who have more of a desire to spread their wings, travel and savour the great outdoors on a global scale, this section is especially for you.

Here we publish feature stories, information, articles and reviews of extraordinary places and feats of adventure that are yours for the taking – or just to enjoy as a visitor to this page.

 

Travel Articles

Inspiration for the (Female) Adventurer’s Soul

By Andrea Willingham

Inspiration 1Where do women get their inspiration for great adventure?

Andrea Willingham shares some examples from her past including great essays, books and films.

Read through Andrea’s inspirational list and see which appeals to you the most.

 

Taking Camping Gear on an International Trip

By Shazia Chiu

International Trip 1Preparing for an international trip is often a lengthy process. Packing, making sure you have all the proper travel documents, finding someone to watch your pets or home, and making arrangements at your destination takes time and effort.

If you anticipate camping at all during your trip, you’ve probably thought about renting or buying camping gear in-country. However, a bit of extra effort before your trip can save you a lot of money and help you avoid the stress of dealing with unfamiliar gear.

 

Camping in Less Developed Areas: A Simple Guide

Less developed areas 1By Oceana Setaysha

There are so many things to love about camping, but despite its ubiquitous nature in many Western countries, it’s not practiced widely all over the world.

That means that sometimes when you go to other countries, often less developed countries, it can be difficult to explain what camping is, and why you want to do it.

 

 

Dry but delightful: Hiking in the desert

By Lynley Joyce

Hiking in the desertDeserts are dry, dangerous and often barren.  Why would anyone go hiking there?

It’s because deserts can also be stunningly beautiful with a wide range of plants and wildlife tenaciously hanging on to the rugged and sometimes dramatic landscape.

Read on to discover how to ensure you stay safe while enjoying a desert hike.

 

7 Unique Getaways for Outdoor Adventurers

By Phoebe Hodina

Unique Getaways 1Searching for unique getaways that still have a connection to the great outdoors? Well being in nature doesn’t always mean a tent.  Sometimes it can be a yurt, igloo or treehouse!

Here’s a list of retreats that will give you some great stories not only from their locale, but from your accommodations as well! Some are a little more rustic than others, but all are completely original.

 

Top Ten Tips for Solo Females Headed to India

Solo Females India 1

By Emily Pennington

In this comprehensive article, Emily Pennington shares her tips for all solo females headed to India based on her first hand experience.

 

 

 

Overcoming Fear as a Solo Trekker in Zhangjiajie Mountains of China

Zhangjiajie 1By Marinel de Jesus

 

An inspiration story of how the Brown Gal Trekker overcame her fear of solo trekking while exploring the Zhangjiajie Mountains in Hunan Province, China.

 

 

Beautiful Treks in the North of Italy

By Alessia Morello

Beautiful Treks in the North of Italy 1Italy has a reputation for being a very popular and scenic country to visit.

Here we show you where you can find 5 beautiful treks in the North of Italy as covered by a woman adventurer who calls this beautiful place home.

Read about her treks and see her video.

 

 

Travel and Adventure Reviews

Doing the Rickshaw Run, India

By Kristine MacMillan

Camping for Women Doing the Rickshaw RunAn amazing true story reviewed here and caught on film.  3 ladies, 1 rickshaw, 3000 klms in a race across India!

This review summarizes all aspects of this event where a Canadian, an American and a New Zealander joined forces in a great adventure to raise money for charity.

At the bottom of the review is the video compilation of actual footage showing how it all happened over a period of 14 days, from the start all the way to the finish line.

 

Preparing for a Quest to Conquer Kilimanjaro

By Mary Lyons

Kilimanjaro 1Kilimanjaro.

The highest peak in Africa.

Many come to explore and climb this every year and many more have this on their bucket list.

Read all about how to best prepare yourself for one of the trips of a lifetime!

 

 

Glamping Takes on a Whole New Meaning in Africa!

By Mary Lyons

If you think you have really experienced glamping before you should take a look at what is on offer in Africa.

Glamping taken to a whole new level here…

 

 

Camping in Beautiful Bhutan is not as Far Reaching as You Think

By Mary Lyons

Bhutan 1When I tell people I went to Bhutan, I get mixed reactions. Sometimes I get asked, “Where’s Bhutan?” Others say, “Oh, is everybody really happy there?” in reference to their reputation for measuring Gross National Happiness. But the response I get most often is, “Wow, I want to go there, but ______…” You can fill in the blank. There’s always a but, and when it comes to Bhutan, there are two main obstacles that prevent people from visiting this amazing country. Number 1 is money. Number 2 is lack of knowledge that results in the misconception that getting there is difficult.

 

 

Explore the Magical Desert of Joshua Tree, California, USA

Joshua TreeBy Lucy Gomez

The Joshua Tree Park is considered as a magical and massive desert land, which is about 790,000 square acres.

And speaking about the desert, here you need to know that there is absolutely no electricity, no lights, no food service and mobile receptions.

 

 

 

International News

Film Project: All Women Hikers/Trekkers opportunity to feature!

Dont Date a Girl Who TreksBy Marinel de Jesus

Women around the world who enjoy hiking and trekking can now be a part of being featured in a film being put together shortly.

All Camping for Women subscribers and readers can submit their hiking and trekking photos to be included in the production.

The film is designed to showcase women that love and embrace nature everywhere.  Click on the title or photo to see all the fabulous details where everyone can be involved.

 

 

Hiking Reviews:

The Colorado Trail, USA

The Colorado Trail 1By Phoebe Hodina

The Colorado Trail runs almost 500 miles from Denver to Durango and is divided in 28 segments.

From the trails, there are multiple points to do additional trails, visit different areas along the way, and even climb some 14ers (mountains over 14,000 feet in elevation).

 

An Amateur Dirtbag’s Guide to Zion in the Winter, USA

Winter in ZionBy Emily Pennington

Have you considered exploring Utah’s famous Zion National Park in winter?

Check out this review and photos to see if you are game to embrace all this experience has to offer.

 

 

Crown Jewel of the Winds: Titcomb Basin, Wyoming, USA

Titcomb 1By Nicole Atkins

Titcomb Basin is one of those destinations that will leave you changed. It’s nestled in the Wind River Range, in Western Wyoming and well worth seeing.

 

 

The Appalachian Trail – What to Expect and How to Prepare

By Mary Lyons

Appalachian Trail 1The great Appalachian Trail is considered by many to be a great test for serious trekkers.  

In this in-depth article, Mary Lyons shares her impressive experience on how she completed it and guides you as to how you can achieve this feat too.

 

 

Band on the run

By Robin EH. Bagley

Band on the run 1Love seeing wildlife?

They may not have the heart-pounding excitement of bears, or the majesty of an elk herd, but not-so-wild burros have their charms.

Meet this merry band of thieves in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

 

 

Anarchy and Otter Pops in East Jesus

By Emily Pennington

East Jesus 1There’s a lot more to East Jesus than meets the eye, some 85 miles southeast of Palm Springs, California.

Certainly not an average roadside attraction!

 

 

Glamping Southern California Destinations

By Lucy Gomez

Glamping Southern California 5If you happen to be in, or passing through the area and want to enjoy nature with some luxury, then glamping Southern California is definitely the way to go.

Check out these 5 different options.

 

Journey to the Medicine Wheel

By Robin EH. Bagley

Medicine Wheel 1Sitting just under 10,000 feet on a windswept Wyoming mountain, the Medicine Wheel welcomes visitors, if you’re game enough to get there.

This unique experience is certainly worth the trip.

Have a look for yourself in this article.

 

3 ways to enjoy Natural Bridge Campground in Oregon, USA.

By Rita Myers

Natural Bridge Campground 1The Natural Bridge Campground in Oregon is a great place to enjoy the river, explore the mountains, and erase your troubles.

Read and see more about this incredibly beautiful place with this write up, photos and videos.

 

Getting Misty in the Cloud Peak Wilderness

By Robin EH. Bagley

Cloud Peak 1If you don’t mind running across a stray moose or getting a little chilly at night, consider a trip to Misty Moon Lake in the Cloud Peak Wilderness in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains. This summer we took two trips to this area on the western side of the Bighorns.

This is one of the most popular routes into the wilderness area for day hikers or backpackers who are making a run at either Cloud Peak (13,166 feet) or Bomber Mountain (12,841 feet). Plus, it’s absolutely breathtaking.

 

Hike the Mendenhall Glacier Ice Caves before it’s too late

By Joy Sheehan

Mendenhall GlacierLocated just 12 miles outside of downtown Juneau, Alaska sits the Mendenhall Glacier. Hundreds of thousands of visitors gaze upon its beauty each year, but very few people actually see it from its most beautiful angle: the inside.

Inside the glacier is a series of ice caves that are simply otherworldly — like walking through the wardrobe into Narnia. Only all of Narnia is blue. And you had to hike a moderately strenuous 3.5 mile trail (each way) to get there.

However, the caves are quickly melting and collapsing. Get to Juneau as fast as possible if you have any interest in photographing yourself as a Smurf experiencing this surreal natural wonder!

Experience the Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

By Robin EH. Bagley

Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup 1If you’re on the lookout for new, memorable experience, point your compass toward the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Every September, Custer State Park rounds up their herd of 1,300 buffalo, not something you see every day.

Disclaimer: the proper name for these animals is American Bison; however, they are colloquially referred to as buffalo throughout this region.

 

 

Do you have an international travel and/or adventure experience to share with readers and subscribers?  Let us know.  We would love to work with you to showcase this to fellow women travelers, explorers and adventurers.  Get in touch by dropping us a line on our knowledge sharing page.

 

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