Here we highlight some great examples of Camping for Women contributors from different parts of the globe who have shared their knowledge, talents, skills, stories, ideas, articles, recipes, tips and related information on outdoor adventures. Presented within eight major regions of the world, we start with our premium contributors who have contributed multiple articles and guest posts.
Our Premium and Multiple Contributors
Shelby Kisgen is an experienced camper and hiker from Wyoming, USA. She is a true nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing her experiences through freelance writing and her blog: naturepreserve.me.
When she is not enjoying the great outdoors she is dueling her husband in tennis, eating, or reading a book. Shelby was the first of many to write articles for the Camping for Women website. She just loves to combine her love of the outdoors with her passion for writing.
Janessa Tice Miller lives in a 17ft Casita Travel Trailer with her husband as they travel full time across North America. She loves making her home in beautiful places and exploring nature from a canoe or trail. When at camp or on the road, Janessa spends her time reading, writing, and completing college courses online. Follow her travels at www.unboundnomads.com and on Instagram.
Stephanie McHugh went on camping vacations every summer when she was growing up in Southeast Texas. The camping bug stuck. Her own family camps each year, and hiking is enjoyed year-round. The Texas Hill Country on the Frio River is one of many favorite destinations. Stephanie is already living the dream of writing for a living, as her newspaper-editor lover-of-camping dad did. The next dream is to live closer to scenic, hilly hiking trails. She currently lives in the flatlands of Houston, Texas.
Born right around sea level in the Midwestern United States, Kristina Eaton heard the call of the wild at a young age. She grew up climbing trees barefoot during the summers and reading every adventure book she could get her hands on during the harsh winters. After graduating from college with a degree in journalism and an itch to explore, Kristina bade farewell to her friends and family and moved west to beautiful Colorado. It didn’t take long for Kristina to bump right into her passion – getting immersed in nature.
Most weekends, you can find Kristina’s tent at the trailhead of one of Colorado’s “fourteeners” – or peaks over 14,000 feet (4267.2 meters). Once she’s hiked to the top of every fourteener in the state of Colorado, her next adventure will take her down the Pacific Crest Trail on a thru-hike that runs along the entire west coast of the United States.
Shazia Chiu is a freelance writer and a recent public relations graduate. As a Utah native, outdoor adventure and travel are central parts of her life. She and her husband are in the midst of a year-long trip that includes stops in South America, Oceania, Southeast Asia and Europe. Shazia is passionate about inspiring women of all ages to explore the world and to embrace foreign cultures and languages. Shazia also loves to camp, whether that involves sleeping in a campervan on the edge of a lake, a tent in the middle of the desert, or a hammock high in the trees. Her other outdoor interests include rock climbing, horseback riding, canyoneering, whitewater rafting, and SCUBA diving.
Phoebe Hodina is a marketing consultant from Evansville, Indiana, USA and is an avid hiker, biker, swimmer, runner, yogi and snowshoe aficionado, you could say that she has a passion for outdoor activities. In her words: “I’ve been fortunate enough to travel around the world, and have biked major parts of North America. I will never say no to new adventures, and I’m happy to encourage other women to get out and try new things in the outdoors”.
Whitney Klenzendorf is an avid camper from Austin, Texas.
She writes the women’s outdoor blog WhitsWilderness.com, where she shares guidance for outdoor adventures and stories of women afield.
She can be found on social media at the handle @whitswilderness.
Emily Pennington (also known as the Brazen Backpacker) is an adventurer, solo traveler, mountaineer, quote collector, and all around lover of things that get people out of their comfort zones. She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Put on her first international flight at 3 months old, she’s been adventuring in one way or another ever since! From wandering the forests of Sweden alone at the age of nine, taking photos of faeries, to solo trekking in the Himalayas of India, to joining the circus as a professional aerialist, Emily is a big fan of the “just get out there and do it” mentality.
She considers it her mission in life to inspire others to go outside, travel, and get curious about everything. As John Muir aptly put it, “going out is really going in.”
She has been camping her entire life and Getcampingwild.com is a place where campers can share everything we’ve learned along the (sometimes prickly) way in the wilderness.
Brown Gal Trekker (Marinel de Jesus) is a nomad at heart who survives the mountains to write about them.
She launched her social enterprise, Peak Explorations, in 2016 to market lesser known mountain regions globally as trekking destinations with a focus on solo travelers while supporting local sustainable tourism.
Along with her blog, Brown Gal Trekker, Peak Explorations aims to promote women and diversity in the outdoors.
Rita Myers is an avid camper, hiker, wife and mother living in Juneau, Alaska, USA.
She blogs on her own site www.datingwithnature.com and enjoys sharing her experiences with others and encouraging as many women as possible to enjoy the beauty of nature and the pleasures of camping and hiking.
Mary Lyons is a former expat/international teacher with a serious wanderlust spurred by her treks and travels in the United States before moving to the Middle East eleven years ago. This Kentucky native-turned-Arizonan is moving back to the desert of Tucson to pursue her dream of being a business owner and travel blogger. She’s also looking forward to getting back in the great outdoors where she can camp without a tent and see the stars because sleeping in a sleeping bag at her age ensures she wakes up often. You can follow Mary’s travel and trekking advice on her blog at http://feettoflight.com.
“Ask Natalie” host, Natalie McCarthy was born and raised in the urban American rust belts of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Cleveland, Ohio, in a not-particularly-outdoorsy family. She discovered the outdoors in her early 30s and now seeks out new ways to adventure.
Natalie earned her master’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Social Work. She works as a licensed supervisory clinical social worker specializing in the treatment of co-occurring substance use, general mental health, and trauma-related disorders. While her professional practice is where Natalie spends most of her time helping people with their problems, she was an online advice columnist in the past.
In the early 2000s, she was the go-to answer girl on a now-defunct website called New Girl Order. Her column there led her to research a diversity of topics, from May-December romances to why on Earth plucking our eyebrows makes us sneeze.
Magretha “Mo” Palepale is the Founder of the dynamic group Adventure Some Women in the United States. From its beginnings in 2016, Adventure Some Women has grown significantly with active members who love to explore the great outdoors. Under Mo’s leadership and guidance, women get involved, share, learn and inspire each other to achieve some wonderful times among nature.
Mo worked closely with Natalie McCarthy to launch the “Ask Natalie” column on Adventure Some Women which proved extremely popular and beneficial for women who feel a passion for outdoor adventure. She currently also works with Nicole Anderson at Camping for Women to produce the “Ask Natalie” program on the Camping for Women Channel.
Mo is always looking to new and exciting developments to assist women in the outdoors, including ASW clothing, local chapters, events and an annual camping retreat. The latest news is published on the ASW website https://www.adventuresomewomen.com/
Ashley Barlow currently lives in Northern Virginia, just outside of D.C. Ashley is a regional outdoor enthusiast and creator of the “Adventures with Ashley” social media presence. Ashley is a distance runner, obstacle course racer, trail runner, hiker, cyclist, triathlete, waterfall chasing, nature lovin’ Virginia girl with a severe case of wanderlust. As a long-distance runner, her passion for running helped spur her to see new places and discover how much she enjoyed nature and photography. Her treks across Virginia led her to discover that she really wanted to see everything our world has to offer. From the rainforest trails of Costa Rica, to the glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland, this adventure seeking woman aspires to empower women to live a healthy life and to be your most confident self, chasing passions (and waterfalls) along the way! Follow her adventures on Instagram for more! 8) @adventurewith_ashley
Carley Fairbrother is the creator and host of the YouTube channel, The Last Grownup in the Woods, geared at getting adults outside and connecting with nature.
After a seven year career as a backcountry park ranger, she returned to school to get her Bachelor of Education and dedicate her life to helping kids get outside.
She loves to travel, but is most at home in the forests and mountains of British Columbia, Canada.
She enjoys hiking, climbing, canoeing, building forts, and eating bugs.
Allison Barfield began blogging after receiving her Media Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and quickly followed the call of the mountains to Asheville, North Carolina, where she fully embraced hiking, nature, and landscape photography.
Currently, her writing for Aeroflow Breastpumps includes advocating for and helping breastfeeding women through the means of education and helpful tips, including a variety of articles on how to successfully introduce baby to the great outdoors.
When Allison isn’t writing and can’t play outside, you can find her indulging in her coffee addiction as a Netflix enthusiast or totally nerding out with a video game.
Kristi Westberg is a writer, indoorsy camper, hiker and bookworm living in Pasadena, CA.
She is the creator of “Indoorsy Camper” a blog that helps scaredy-cat’s like herself gain the confidence and bravery to get outside.
A self-professed “indoorsy” person, Kristi tries to make camping, hiking and backpacking approachable for everyone.
Follow her on Instagram @indoorsycamper
Amanda Moore is a freelance writer from Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She spends most of her time hiking, camping or hanging out at the lake with her fiance and two dogs.
Jessica Shouse (Jessy) is a 30 something, wife, mother, photographer, blogger, gear reviewer and avid nature lover. Nature, hiking and camping are her game! Jessy is blessed to call colorful Colorado and her beautiful Rocky Mountains home.
Jessy lives just 45 minutes from Rocky Mountain National Park and spends as much of her free time in the park as she can. Frequently visiting the park for Sunday morning sunrise sessions that are truly breathtaking! Jessy is also a volunteer for the US Forest Service and conducts patrols of some of her favorite trails in the Indian and James Peak Wilderness areas.
Julia Zipp is the youngest contributor presenting with the Camping for Women Channel. A college student who loves the outdoors and lives in New Jersey, Julia grew up on the bay and loves being on the water. She also has a love of camping and hiking to explore new views of the world. On the weekends at school she loves to accompany her friends travelling around North Carolina. When she’s not exploring she’s normally reading, volunteering, or doing her schoolwork as she studies Communication – Video Production and Human Relations.
Mitra Cazaubon is a nature-loving, free-spirited explorer from the small island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. You will have her energized with the mention of camping or sustainable living. When she isn’t blogging about her adventures she is writing and giving relationship advice. Her soon-to-be-open blog will feature thought-provoking philosophies and her journey to finding true happiness. She is married to the love of her life, a survivalist, and they spend most of their time gardening in their off-grid home. The remainder of their time is spent keeping up with their active son.
South American Women Contributors coming soon.
Sharon Maree is a woman camper who currently lives in Mallorca, Spain. She has been caravanning since she was 5 years old and is passionate about camping and food. She is an accomplished food writer, caterer and nutritionist with many projects to her name. Sharon grew up in South Africa where she spent her childhood camping. She completed her education in Johannesburg with a Diploma in Catering and Nutrition before moving to Cape Town where she and her husband ran a newspaper and she taught cookery classes. She has 2 children and moved to Spain in 2013, where she continues to indulge her passion for good food and the outdoors.
Sharon is also Camping for Women´s Food, Cooking and Nutrition Consultant in Europe. She is the author of The 3 in 1 Camping Cuisine Cookbook as well as a number of other publications.
Alessia Morello is an Italian girl who loves hiking, nature and climbing.
She lives in the north-east of Italy in the middle of the famous Dolomites mountains where she makes her walks and likes to take pictures and videos.
Often accompanying her is her dog Giorgino that you can see in many adventures in the mountains. She likes to tell people about her homeland and the beauty of these not very touristy areas.
Alessia has traveled the world with her work for many years but two years ago she preferred to settle in her homeland and return to live a simple life. She lives with her boyfriend and her dog, where they grow their garden, they are close to their family and can spend time doing treks and staying more together. They love to cook (Italian cliche) and are vegetarians. You can read about their adventures in the mountains (and not) on the website: www.theitaliansmoothie.com
Amanda Parent is a writer and researcher who lives in Nieul Le Dolent, France and is passionate about camping and researching and sharing the latest tips and tools to experience the best camping adventure.
She authored the eBook ‘Attention Women Campers: What you will never be taught about camping’, available for free when subscribing to the Camping for Women community.
She is also the author of the Camping First Aid Guide.
Marta M. Samalea hails from Spain and roams the world at the speed of a snail, hitch-hiking, walking and camping all around with her partner Boris and their cat friend Burma. She loves simple travels, teatime stories and crafts. Marta shares all her journeys in her blog www.rovingsnails.com
Regina Evangelista is an online content writer and researcher based in Davao City, Philippines. She has been writing articles and blogs for her and her clients since 2011.
She also collaborates in writing e-books for others on various subjects such as health, entrepreneurship, and personal development.
Her hobbies include travelling, backpacking and camping.
Kristine MacMillan, a Canadian expatriate nurse living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She blogs at kristinewanders.com
Kristine has visited 50 countries and counting. She has spent over 3 years living in the Middle East and has travelled extensively throughout the region. She will be leaving Saudi Arabia this fall to walk the Camino de Santiago with her Dad and then spending some time exploring Paris, Amsterdam and Iceland before deciding if she’ll return to the Middle East.
A young writer and blogger, Iris West lives across her 3 rental houses in Nairobi, Mombasa and Nanyuki in Kenya. She spends most her holiday time travelling and exploring different geographic regions for social pleasure, nature experiences and for educative purposes, including spending some weeks each year at Kenya’s North parts of Rift Valley, Turkana. She contributes a lot toward supporting less fortunate families and attends a number of international business conferences as part of her professional work.
Lynley Joyce lives on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia with her family and a variety of other wildlife. She loves to camp and hike in her home territory of Tasmania, though she has been sighted on walks in other parts of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe. Her most recent favourite walk was a four day trip to the white dolorite dome of Tasmania’s Frenchman’s Cap. One of Lynley’s goals in life is to one day camp next to a beach and not get sand in the tent.
Oceana Setaysha is a hiking-lover and outdoors fanatic who loves nothing more than a long walk on a cool day, sleeping in a dome tent under the stars, and cooking on an open fire.
She lives in Darwin within Australia’s famous Northern Territory and is always on the lookout for new adventures, new walking trails, and new geocaches.
And finally – last but not least…
Nicole Anderson, founder and publisher at Camping for Women. Travel writer, blogger and influencer, Nicole loves to share the beauty and benefits of spending time in the great outdoors.
She spends her time liaising with all contributors, exchanging ideas and planning content based on the feedback of readers. When she’s not doing that, she spends time with her partner James planning their next adventure to places in the world they haven’t yet explored.
In addition to the premium multiple contributors above, below is a list of all our wonderful contributors, shown alphabetically: