Whether you’re looking for ideas to fuel adventures, or want to kickstart a few of your own, you’re in the right place! We’ll be putting the spotlight on some of our favourite adventures, and inviting you to tuck in ideas from your bucket list.
We’re working to make it easy for you to find sister Adventure Divas when you want to share the magic. We’ll also be helping you find ways of having those adventures on a shoestring budget.
Lantern Festival 2020/02/08 - The Lantern Festival or the Spring Lantern Festival is a Chinese festival celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunisolar Chinese calendar. Usually falling in February or early March on the Gregorian calendar, it marks the final day of the traditional Chinese New Year celebrations. Visit www.thelightsfest.com to attend a Lantern Festival near you! ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ If your adventure isn’t documented on the internet, did it really happen? 2019/08/07 - 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? ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ Have fun. Do good. (…and be sure to do your homework first 😉 2016/06/16 - There are lots of ways to have unconventional adventures, and some of my favourites are the ones that allow you to have fun while doing good. CBC (the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) shares some wonderful (and essential) tips for ensuring that social justice adventures are both safe and meaningful. Good intentions don't always lead to good outcomes. This list is a terrific launchpad to cover your bases before traveling abroad to help. ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ Ballet at 84! Carla Steenkamp Sheills’ Empowering Class. 2015/11/25 - 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. ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ The case for micro-adventures, and getting out of your own way. 2015/04/22 - I live with something called "Graves Disease." It reared it's ugly head the week Hurricane Katrina blew in back in 2005, a fitting harbinger for the health storm that was about to come along for the ride. When I get sick, instead of my immune system attacking the illness, it attacks my organs. There is no cure, and at the moment it's kicking my butt. While there's no magic bullet to knock it down, there are certainly things I could be doing better to manage it. A lot of us underestimate the importance of getting enough rest, managing the stress in our lives effectively, and maintaining a healthy headspace. I'm finding as I get older, ignoring these 3 comes with a much greater price. There are days I am physically ill, others when I can barely hold up the weight of my own head, and more when the pain is… ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ Stephanie Zito is Wandering for Good, and ready to teach you how to do it too, on a budget! (…and did I mention she’ll teach you for free?) 2015/04/21 - The "Adventures with the Estrogen Army" project has a mini mission statement -- "Have fun. Do good." -- so you can imagine how fast I clicked the link to Stephanie Zito's web site when I saw her own motto resonated with our's. After all, an Adventure Diva can never have too many allies! 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… ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ Boundless Adventures: busting the myth of limitations, baby! 2015/02/12 - Reason #107 why I frigging love my job: I get to research Adventure Divas who have been out there proving that our notion of limitations is pure B.S., AND fall down the Pinterest rabbit hole at the same time 😉 Tell me it's not a great job when you get to be inspired by a woman who goes deep-sea diving in her wheelchair, another who does belly dancing in the same, and a quadruple amputee who lost all of her limbs to bacterial meningitis, and is kicking butt as a fashion model? Remind me again why I think I can't have epic adventures? Yeah ... ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ Spontaneity: the gateway drug to mirth, and an Adventure Diva’s best friend. 2015/02/01 - I've been thinking about a moment riding the bus, when a mother boarded, pushing her son in a stroller. As she stopped to pay the fare, the toddler looked straight down the aisle, then hollered "Hey, everybody! How ya doin'?" The entire bus erupted into laughter, and in an instant the invisible cord that had tied us all to our seats, silently bound by some misguided sense of propriety, had been broken. Everyone was talking with each other and laughing the entire way home. It was brilliant! Kids have such incredible social capital. How do we manage to rob ourselves of that as we grow up? And what does that have to do with this picture? Well, it captured a moment when I knew the value of that. It was snapped just hours before an earlier picture I shared of a couple celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the Banff… ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ On the objects of my affection, and the lessons of a captain and his bride. 2015/01/29 - 30 years ago I was a very young woman on a very big adventure. Traveling West through several provinces on business, I was treated to a night up in the mountains at the Banff Springs Hotel. My colleagues and I were dining at a table next to the Calgary Flames NHL hockey team, who had just the day before won the Stanley Cup. Their boisterous celebration was eclipsed by this amazing couple, gliding around the ballroom floor with their feet barely touching the ground. They were on a trip around the world, celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary, and the way they looked at each other made you absolutely, positively believe in true (and lifelong) love. We sent a bottle of champagne over to their table, and they came and joined us. He introduced himself as "The Captain," and his wife was simply beaming as they shared stories from their incredible… ᘡ READ MORE ᘠ