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Adventure Divas

Two Adventure Divas set out to be the first black woman to travel to every country in the world. 55-year-old Woni Spotts did it without sharing it on the internet, while Jessica Nabongo is still very much in the throes of her own adventure but closing in on the finish line (visiting country 189 of 195 as I write this) and sharing it online. If your adventure isn’t documented on the internet, did it really happen? Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - Two Adventure Divas set out to be the first black woman to travel to every country in the world. 55-year-old Woni Spotts did it without sharing it on the internet, while Jessica Nabongo is still very much in the throes of her own adventure but closing in on the finish line (visiting country 189 of 195 as I write this) and sharing it online. Both of these women are deliciously present in every way that counts. Why, then, was there such a ruckus about one doing it unplugged? ᘡread.moreᘠ
Are you too old for adventure travel? That’s the question posed by Marie-France Roy, a self-professed middle-years Adventure Diva who has visited 65 countries while travelling solo since 1992. Are you too old for adventure travel? Sunday, July 14, 2019 - Are you too old for adventure travel? That's the question posed by Marie-France Roy, a self-professed middle-years Adventure Diva who has visited 65 countries while traveling solo since 1992. Marie uses her blog "Big Travel Nut" to give the 40+ solo traveler "the means and inspiration to travel safely on your own, stray off the beaten path, and have unusual adventures, all without breaking the bank!" Read on to discover all the ways this Adventure Diva is the ultimate ally ... ᘡread.moreᘠ
What does an Adventure Diva conquering fear look like? Kristina Paltén on a 1,144-mile journey of trust. The Swedish ultra-runner began her run through Iran on August 29th, 2015. She was to become the first woman ever to cross Iran by foot. Kristina wanted to challenge her own and others' prejudices against Islam by running across Iran. What does an Adventure Diva conquering fear look like? Friday, May 13, 2016 - What does an Adventure Diva conquering fear look like? Kristina Paltén on a 1,144-mile journey of trust. The Swedish ultra-runner began her run through Iran on August 29th 2015. She was to become the first woman ever to cross Iran by foot. Take a peek at the trailer for "Alone through Iran - 1144 miles of trust," a documentary about Kristina Paltén, a lone Swedish woman, who wanted to challenge her own and others prejudices against Islam by running across Iran. "I will tell people about the incredible kindness I have met." -- Kristina Paltén. ᘡread.moreᘠ

Alex Lyngaas loves his mum. He loves her so much that he wants to help her find the love of her life. Over the course of a year he had been filming her, but until last May, she had no idea why. 69-year-old Adventure Diva Eva could be any of us: a woman in act two, living life solo, with someone who cares about us wanting more for us. Take a peek at the moment Eva discovers what her son has been up to, then c'mon back here and weigh in! What would YOU do if you were Eva? Would you embrace the unconventional adventure that someone who cared about you set you on? C'mon over and join us at the kitchen table, and share your thoughts!
Holy Estrogen Army moment, Batwoman! I had goosebumps watching this! Think that's a funny reaction? Watch this through to the end, and tell me when Prokofiev's "Dance of the Knights" comes on you don't get it. An empowering ballet class with dance tutor and choreographer, Carla Steenkamp Sheills, and her amazing pupils, the eldest who is 84! Always so cool to find another micro-adventure to add to the Estrogen Army treasure chest. Dance is such a great way of reclaiming a vital part of our femininity when we get older and perhaps (for some of us) no longer feel as sensual as we once did ❤️
Stephanie is a humanitarian globetrotter who lives by her personal motto: “See the world. Change the world. Have fun doing it.” Her expertise in all things travel comes from more than 20 years working on the road across 120 countries and all seven continents. Stephanie is also the founder of the #give10 project, the author of "Upgrade Unlocked: The Unconventional Guide to Luxury Travel on a Budget" and the resident travel expert for the Travel Hacking Cartel. When she isn’t collecting points and miles, Stephanie consults for international humanitarian organizations as a strategic communications advisor. She also manages operations for Color Cloud Hammocks—a social business she co-founded while living in Cambodia. Click through to learn more about how can register to participate in the live sessions of her "Make Your Dream Trip a Reality" course, free of charge.
What are you afraid of? Not much after watching 82-year-old nurse-turned-action-hero, Kay D’Arcy! Ten years ago if you had asked me what I was afraid of, I would have told you: heights, a world chocolate shortage, and snakes. Today? Getting old, getting sick, being alone, being irrelevant, peeing my pants and dying. Ageing has a funny way of shifting the lens. (And yes, dignity is often one of the first things to go). When we understand what we are afraid of, we also understand what we need, and that is the key to asset building. There are all kinds of clichés I could apply to this (things like "what we fear we give power", and it would be true), but instead of waxing poetic, I've decided I'm going to take that litany of self-conjured horrors and turn it on its head. I'm going to turn it into the best damned fuel for a bucket list. Ever.
Ginny Bogaert is one of the single most inspiring, purposeful and alive people I have ever met in my life. She turns some of the biggest problems inside out so that they are amazing adventures, and takes the normal stuff of life and turns it on it's head. There are so many stories I could share about Ginny: but let me start here, with an accidental adventure in the Colorado Back Country last July. From Ginny's digital diary ...

 


Ready to retire to that rocking chair on the porch and gaze off into the sunset now that the kids are grown?  Me neither!  This is where the good stuff starts.

Is it possible to have great adventures with very little money, experience or courage?

Absolutely!

 

So you’re ready for an adventure …

Maybe a big one.  Maybe one that will change your life.  But where to start?  There are so many things to think about, and maybe it seems like it’s just too big to -really- be do-able.

We’re retooling the Adventure Lab to help you find some of the best ways to have epic adventures, even on a shoestring budget!

In the meantime, why not take a peek at a few women just like you who have done exactly that?

We’ll be back with a whole new posse of fairy-godmothers soon!