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Five Star Whale Watching

June 2, 2017

A glorious day in Victoria, British Columbia warrants getting out on the water…with Five Star Whale Watching!  With over 30 years of experience, Five Star Whale Watching is Victoria’s longest running family owned whale watching company. The vessel used is a double hulled, expedition catamaran that was designed for whale watching by whale watchers. It’s very stable, offering […]

2017 National Park Week

April 12, 2017

Coming April 15-23, 2017. It’s almost mid-April…don’t think about your taxes (hopefully you’ve already filed!)…think about National Park Week! That’s right, April is when there are oodles of activities going on at the National Parks: ranger led hikes, battle demonstrations, birding walks, parades, bike rides, Olympic distance triathlons, and more. Plus there’s free admission to all the parks on […]

Baffin Island: Polar Bears and Glaciers with AdventureWomen

March 22, 2017

Coming August 14, 2017. Here’s one for the bucket list. Join AdventureWomen for their Baffin Island: Polar Bears and Glaciers tour. Baffin Island, the largest island in Canada, is located in the far northern territory of Nunavut and is home to polar bears, caribou, Arctic fox, Arctic hare, Arctic wolf and bowhead whale. The 7-day itinerary […]

Urban Trails: Kitsap

February 9, 2017

A pocket-sized resource filled with treasures! The Urban Trails: Kitsap is your guide to 36 trails in the Key Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula, and Bainbridge Island areas of Washington State. This guide has two missions: (1) to promote fitness and get you outside and (2) to promote the local parks, preserves, and trails in urban areas. […]

Midwest Outdoor Expo

January 31, 2017

Coming March 24, 2017. Love the outdoors? Then check out the inaugural Midwest Outdoor Expo at the Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indianapolis. It’s 3 days of vendors, seminars, demonstrations, and entertainment, all related to enjoying the outdoors. Some of the exhibitors include Yurts of America, various campsites, RV and boat vendors, action sports, and […]

National Parks of Canada

January 25, 2017

Happy 150th! Back in November 1885, the Canadian National Parks system was formed so this year’s 150th anniversary is being celebrated with a big present to you! Parks Canada is offering their Discovery Pass free of charge to anyone who applies online for this pass. It allows free entrance to over 40 national parks, historic sites and […]

Smith Rock State Park

November 3, 2016

A TrailblazerGirl’s paradise! Smith Rock State Park in central Oregon is an impressive sight with towering rocks and a winding river (aptly named, Crooked River!), making it a popular backdrop for movies like Wild, Swordfish, The Postman, and a John Wayne western called Rooster Coburn. But the real star of the show are the tuff and basalt […]

The Beast

October 28, 2016

The Beast. No, it’s not your next Halloween costume or the latest scary movie. It’s Dayak Inc’s new power-assist electric “bike”. We say “bike”, because it’s like an e-bike on steroids with the features of an ATV that make it ideal for taking off-road on those trails, plus it’s street legal. With 4 models to choose from, you […]

Carson HookUpz 2.0

October 27, 2016

You’ll be hooked! The optics industry leader, Carson, just released their latest innovation, the HookUpz 2.0 Smartphone Optics Adaptor. This patented optics adaptor easily connects to your smartphone or phablet and a variety of optical devices such as binoculars, monocular, spotting scopes, telescopes, and night vision scopes. This allows you to take pictures and videos with your […]

Tumalo Falls

October 25, 2016

Get out and explore! When in Central Oregon, check out Tumalo Falls in the Cascade Range west of Bend. At this time of year, the aspen trees are turning golden, and the falls are filled with water from springs and glacial melting. There is about a 3 mile, unpaved (read: gravel and lots of potholes!) […]

HOSHINOYA Fuji

October 19, 2016

Glamping in Japan? Yes! HOSHINOYA Fuji offers breathtaking views of Mt. Fuji from it’s prime location on the slopes north of Lake Kawaguchi. Every guest room has floor to ceiling windows, a private ensuite bathroom, and a balcony with an outdoor campfire or wood burning stove. Public areas also take full advantage of this unique […]

Alaska: Northern Lights Ecotour with Gondwana Ecotours

September 29, 2016

Various dates in 2016 and 2017. Ever dreamed of seeing the Aurora Borealis? Then check out Gondwana Ecotours Northern Lights Ecotour in Alaska. This 6-day adventure is limited to 12 lucky guests who will experience local culture and amazing natural beauty. Highlights include: dogsledding; curling lessons; a visit to Chena Hot Springs; entry to Running Reindeer Ranch and the […]

Winter Wellness Retreat at Retreat in the Pines

September 23, 2016

Coming December 2, 2016. Plan a respite for yourself before the craziness of the holidays begins. The Winter Wellness Retreat at Retreat in the Pines is designed to be a women’s restorative retreat. Nestled in 30 acres of pine trees in eastern Texas, this all-inclusive getaway is a chance to escape with your TrailblazerGirl-friends or make new […]

Crocodile Bay Resort

September 14, 2016

Nature at its best! Head to the Crocodile Bay Resort on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica for an amazing fishing or ecotour holiday getaway. Situated at an ideal location where the Pacific Ocean meets Costa Rica’s largest coastal rainforest, Crocodile Bay Resort offers fishing options galore including inshore, offshore, fly fishing, kayak fishing, and surf casting. If […]

Flinders Ranges Walking Tour by Adventurous Women

September 2, 2016

Coming September 23, 2016. The true Australian outback. Head to the largest mountain range in South Australia for Adventurous Women’s 7-day Flinders Ranges Walking Tour. Highlights include Wilpena Pound, Tanderra Saddle, Mount Remarkable National Park, Spencer Gulf, and Alligator Gorge. On the Heysen Trail and Mawson Trail, be sure to keep an eye out for hundreds […]

The Dyrt

September 1, 2016

Get the scoop on campsites! Labor Day is just around the corner and for those wanting to pitch their tent, it pays to first check out The Dyrt. This new website is a source of reviews from people just like you that are looking to find the perfect campground. Photos, videos, and first hand reviews […]

Sapphire Coast (NSW) – Light to Light Walk with Women’s Own Adventure

September 1, 2016

Coming November 25, 2016. An Aussie weekend escape! Join Women’s Own Adventure for their Sapphire Coast (NSW) – Light to Light Walk. Graded as an easy to moderate tour, an intimate group of no more than 10 walkers plus a professional, local guide travels the Light to Light Walk which hugs the coastline from historic […]

POD Tents

August 26, 2016

The more the merrier! POD Tents provide a way for you to connect multiple tents or “PODs” together, creating a social camping experience. Varying sizes of tents from the Mini, sleeping 4 people to the Maxi – Elite, sleeping 8 people, can be zipped together with connector tunnels. This modular tent system is easy to put together […]

itiba Carib Lime Body Spray

August 8, 2016

Natural skin care products from the island of St. Croix. Our friends at itiba shared their Carib Lime Body Spray with us, and we think this is a great product for TrailblazerGirls. You know that we love products that do double duty, and this one actually does triple duty – fragrance, moisturizer, and insect repellent. […]

Creaky Knees Guides

June 16, 2016

We’ve just discovered some great, newly-released guides that we think will be just right for you TrailblazerGirls who want to explore the Pacific Northwest. Published by Sasquatch Books, the Creaky Knees Guides for Washington (2nd Edition), Oregon (2nd Edition), and the Pacific Northwest National Parks and Monuments are a comprehensive collection of hikes that are […]

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day

June 2, 2016

Coming June 4, 2016. Celebrate the trails! This year is the 23rd anniversary of American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day (NTD). Kick off the summer with a wide range of activities including hikes, biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, birdwatching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, and stewardship projects. Last year, NTD was highlighted by 2,329 activities taking […]

Quantum Health Buzz Away Extreme Spray

June 1, 2016

TrailblazerGirls love the outdoors, but we don’t love those biting bugs. Fortunately, our friends at Quantum Health have a solution for those nasties! Buzz Away Extreme Spray is an all natural repellent, free of DEET, that will keep mosquitoes away for up to 4 hours and ticks away for up to 2 1/2 hours. Formulated […]

Great Washington State Birding Trail

June 1, 2016

Bird, birds, and more birds! In the Emerald State, you’ll see a myriad of avian species, and the Audubon Washington’s Great Washington State Birding Trail will help you identify the best places for the best bird watching. Seven routes have been identified along which you might see Bald Eagles and Pileated Woodpeckers on the Puget […]

Walaker Hotel, Norway

April 29, 2016

A relaxing, nature inspired getaway. The Walaker Hotel in the fjordside town of Solvorn in Luster is the oldest family-run hotel in Norway, dating back to 1690. Guest rooms are located in 3 different buildings and offer historic rooms decorated with antiques and Old World charm as well as more modern traditional rooms. Excursion from […]