Flying Solo

I’ve been traveling alone for a long time now, but I don’t think that’s particularly remarkable. The first time I went abroad on my own, I was 18 and I spent two weeks traveling through southern Spain. At the time I had a sailing job where I made a whopping $75 a week, so I was impressed with myself for traveling … More Flying Solo

Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?

I get asked a lot of questions about gear. I have a few friends who are just getting into the outdoorsy side of life, and lately their questions have had me thinking about what I wish I had known when I was a brand new starry-eyed backpacker, completely clueless about what would actually happen when I … More Backpacking Gear: What Should You Invest Your Money In?

Video: A Woman’s Guide to the World teaser trailer

“A Woman’s Guide To The World” is a how-to documentary TV series for women traveling to dangerous and adventurous locales solo. Apollonia Productions is currently pitching it as a 10-part TV series. This raw footage for the first episode features sailing to Antarctica aboard the Bark Europa. I loved watching this, it brought back good memories from my trips to Antarctica … More Video: A Woman’s Guide to the World teaser trailer

Should You Take a Wilderness First Responder Course?

I’ve spent a lot of time in remote regions far, far away from medical resources– whether sailing 250 miles offshore or backpacking the southernmost trail in the world. I’ve had a few backcountry injuries and illnesses myself, but overall I’ve been pretty fortunate, although I’ve wished I had more medical knowledge. What if something really went … More Should You Take a Wilderness First Responder Course?

San Carlos de Bariloche

In, February, I spent three weeks in San Carlos de Bariloche, a gorgeous mountain town in Argentina’s Lake District. Bariloche has an incredible amount of activities, all accessible from the city center: kayaking, SUP, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Pro tip: it’s also famous for its chocolate and has incredible ice cream. If … More San Carlos de Bariloche

Ice Watch

If I were to ask you to climb 75 feet up a rope ladder (the shrouds) on a rocking ship, to stand on some metal bars and cling to a mast in the frigid Antarctic air while keeping lookout for icebergs– what would you say? I’m guessing there’s a high chance your response might sound something like … More Ice Watch