outdoors

Babo Botanicals Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick

March 16, 2020

Originally established as a company with products gentle enough for babies and children, Babo Botanicals has evolved to provide health and beauty products that are rich in clean botanical ingredients for the whole family. We reviewed their Clear Zinc Sunscreen Stick several years ago, but this super sunscreen is worth featuring again. We are big fans […]

Free Entrance Days in the National Parks

February 27, 2020

More than 400 across the country…National Parks, that is, and here are the dates that you can get in free of charge! The five days in 2020 are: January 20 (birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.), April 18 (First day of National Park Week), August 25 (National Park Service birthday), September 26 (National Public Lands Day), […]

Wild Weekend South

February 25, 2020

Coming April 17, 2020. Escape to the outdoors. Love Her Wild is hosting Wild Weekend South to bring together like-minded women who enjoy the outdoors. Located in the outskirts of Royal Tunbridge Wells, a town in western Kent, England, 30 miles south-east of central London, this informal retreat will include yoga and meditation, inspiration talks from women […]

Bu Sunscreen Spray

February 20, 2020

They let you, be you. That’s the Sunscreen Sprays from our friends at Bu. Yes, that’s the same folks who brought us the fantastic sun protective clothing we introduced you to earlier today. Here’s a bit more about the company…developed in and inspired by the ultimate California, beach town, Malibu (the bu), they are all about creating […]

Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival

October 2, 2019

Coming October 4, 2019. Earlier this year, we shared the newly designated National Park, Indiana Dunes, the 15,000-acre park with 15 miles of beach along the southern tip of Lake Michigan. This weekend, they’re kicking off the Outdoor Adventure Festival (OAF), a 3-day festival showcasing all things outdoors! Choose from a 4 hour ranger-led hike […]

Outdoor City

August 8, 2019

Coming September 13, 2019. Fun under the sun in the Beaver State! The inaugural Outdoor City event is a 3 day, multi-sport festival held on Mt. Bachelor near the central Oregon city of Bend. Enjoy all things outdoors from biking the 13 miles of chairlift-serviced gravity trails to 300 miles of singletrack to hiking Mt. […]

Hello Bello Summer Products

July 25, 2019

Greeting to affordable, premium products that are safe for babies, parents, and the planet! The folks at Hello Bello have products aimed at babies and the kiddos, however they also have some great outdoor products that meet our TrailblazerGirl needs (hey, if it’s good for those up-and-coming, young TrailblazerGirls, then it’s good for us big […]

Bigfoot Endurance Runs

July 24, 2019

Coming August 9-13, 2019. Sweeping views and the possibility of sighting sasquatch! It’s the Bigfoot Endurance Runs, 4 challenging point to point races through Washington’s Cascade Mountains​, location of the most Bigfoot sightings. Here’s the rundown on all 4 races: the Bigfoot 20 mile is 20 miles with 4,165 feet of elevation gain, 4,178 feet […]

Sonrei Sea Clearly Sunscreen

July 17, 2019

The choice is clear! Here’s a brand new sunscreen, Sea Clearly Sunscreen, just released last month from our friends at Sonrei. The company’s name comes form the Spanish verb to smile, “sonreir”, which is what you will be doing because this gel goes on absolutely clear! That’s right, no white, ghost face when you apply […]

Vermont Outdoors Woman Fall Camp

July 17, 2019

Coming September 13, 2019. It’s no surprise that the Green Mountain State is the location for a 3-day weekend of outdoor fun. The Vermont Outdoors Woman (VOW) Fall Camp is a retreat for adventurous women and is held at Jackson’s Lodge and Log Cabin Village on the shores of Lake Wallace in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, an area […]

Blackberry Mountain

July 15, 2019

Recharge in the Great Smoky Mountains! The recently opened Blackberry Mountain is a wellness retreat located on 5,200 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in eastern Tennessee. Accommodations include a ridgetop cabin, a stone cottage nestled into the hillside near The Lodge, or a multi-bedroom home. Revel in outdoor activities like hiking, mountain […]

Explorer Chick West Virginia Wild

June 11, 2019

Coming June 20, 2019. A weekend of adventure with Explorer Chick West Virginia Wild! The fun takes place at the ACE Adventure Resort, 1,500 wooded acres beside the stunning New River Gorge National Park, about an hour from the Charleston airport. This women-only weekend includes whitewater rafting on Stage 5 rapids, an inflatable water park, […]

Skycamp 2.0

June 7, 2019

Five star rooftop camping! The Skycamp 2.0 from the folks at iKamper is the ultimate rooftop tent. This beast is large enough to sleep a family of 4 and is made out of a breathable, insulating poly-cotton canvas tent fabric. It can be mounted on SUVs and other large vehicles with roof racks that can […]

National Trails Day

May 29, 2019

Coming June 1, 2019. A day dedicated to the trails (that’s our kind of day!). Saturday is the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, a day aimed at advocacy and trail service. This year, the goal is to try to set a world record by encouraging as many people as possible to make an online pledge […]

Transferring from Gym to Crag with Outdoor Women’s Alliance

May 28, 2019

Coming June 30, 2019. How’s it hanging? If you’ve been practicing your indoor climbing skills and want to take them to the outdoors, this is the course for you! The Outdoor Women’s Alliance is offering a one-day class, Transferring from Gym to Crag, to help you ladies take the fun outside. Designed for those at a […]

Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts

May 3, 2019

How about a hike to a fire lookout? In Amber Casali’s book titled, Hiking Washington’s Fire Lookouts, you’ll get the scoop on 44 of these buildings that were essential in the early detection of fires in forested areas, as well as a brief history of these structures in the Evergreen State. For each lookout, she […]

Segway Drift W1

April 19, 2019

You’ve seen Segways – whether it’s those Segway tours around town or your local mall cop zipping around on one making sure everything’s safe. Now, Segway has a new way to get around and have fun. It’s the Drift W1, self-balancing e-skates that are a little like a cross between a hoverboard and a pair […]

Outside Experience

April 12, 2019

Coming July 13, 2019. Get outside! At the inaugural Outside Experience, you’ll be exposed to the hottest travel destinations, 200 outdoor and travel vendors with new gear, and 10 “adventure zones” to test out the latest and greatest. Hosted by Outside magazine, Go RVing and Reed Exhibitions, the McCormick Place Lakeside Center in Chicago is […]

Dunia Camp

March 27, 2019

A safari camp set apart from all the rest! Sure, the location in the heart of the Serengeti is stunning, but what really is unique about Dunia Camp is that it is the first and only all-female managed, guided, and staffed lodge since 2016. Talk about girl power! Get ready for an amazing safari experience […]

Keukenhof

March 20, 2019

Coming March 21, through May 19, 2019. Happy Spring! Today is the official, first day of spring, and what better way to celebrate spring than to visit Keukenhof, the world’s largest flower park. Located in southern Holland, this park sports a different theme each year, and this year, it’s “Flower Power”. Forty gardeners planted an impressive […]

Ombraz Armless Sunglasses

March 15, 2019

Look ma, no arms! Yes, the Ombraz Sunglasses are armless! How do they stay on? Just rest the sunnies on your nose, place the permanently attached cord over your ears, then gently tighten the cord via the adjustable knot system. Voilà, these shades stay put no matter how much your TrailblazerGirl adventures have you moving […]

Dirty Leprechaun

March 15, 2019

Coming March 16, 2019. Not that kind of dirty! We’re talking mud at the Dirty Leprechaun, held on Lee Farms, just outside of Portland, Oregon. Yep, lots of mud since this is an actual, working farm so some of the 20+ obstacles will take you through swamp areas with mud that is chest high (yikes!), some great […]

Women Outside Adventure Forum by Backcountry Experience

March 12, 2019

Coming March 19, 2019. Be inspired and empowered at the Women Outside Adventure Forum by Backcountry Experience (BCEXP). Going on its fourth year, this Durango, Colorado based business has hosted this three day event showcasing exceptional female adventurers. The evening talks feature ultrarunner Kelly Halpin, adventure journalist Morgan Tilton, National Geographic Adventurer Hilaree Nelson, REEL ROCK […]

Editor’s Top Finds of 2018: Celebrating the Cold Weather!

January 3, 2019

Burrrr…with cold winter weather in full swing, the team at TrailblazerGirl got together and came up with their top 3 picks from the 2018 reviews for ways to enjoy and celebrate this cold weather. First, cuddle up in the Voited Fleece Outdoor Pillow Blanket. This is an eco-friendly outdoor blanket with a warmth rating of 50 degrees […]