outdoors

Art Safiental

August 17, 2018

Now through October 21, 2018. Love art? Love the outdoors? Now you can enjoy both at the Art Safiental! Art Safiental is a collection of 14 works of contemporary art from artists all over the world scattered throughout the Safien Valley, about 2 hours drive from Zurich. This year more than twice as many installations are […]

District Vision Keiichi Small Sunglasses

August 16, 2018

They have their eye on the prize…and the Keiichi Small Sunglasses by our friends at District Vision are quite the prize! Careful design and testing are evident with this pair of sunglasses, aimed at runners. The D+ lenses are manufactured out of very high quality therapeutic grade polycarbonate, which is shatterproof and anti-scratch. On sunny days, […]

Mullerthal Trail

August 15, 2018

Within the tiny country of Luxembourg that houses one of the three official capitals of the European Union and the seat of the European Court of Justice, is a popular hiking route known as the Mullerthal Trail. Spectacular natural and cultural highlights in Luxembourg’s Little Switzerland area await along the 112 km which is composed […]

goodr Going to Valhalla…Witness! Sunglasses

August 14, 2018

You will find your Valhalla with the Going to Valhalla…Witness! Sunglasses from our friends at goodr! If you hadn’t already guessed from the names of their products, for example Flamingos on a Booze Cruise (pink frame with blue lens) and Swedish Meatball Hangover (yellow frame with blue lens), this tongue in cheek company has some […]

Brittanie’s Thyme Bug Repellent

August 14, 2018

Keep bugs away…organically with Brittanie’s Thyme Bug Repellent! Brittanie’s Thyme is a family-owned and operated business located in Alabama that specializes in vegan and gluten-free products that are made with USDA certified organic ingredients. Their Bug Repellent is particularly effective at protecting you from those biting mosquitoes, yet it contains no citronella! Nor will you […]

The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run

August 13, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Have you tried nav racing? Navigation racing, that is. The Whidbey Woods Checkpoint Run is a great way to get to know this new form of trail running/orienteering on scenic Whidbey Island, just a ferry’s ride north of Seattle. They offer an introductory session prior to the race where they’ll explain […]

Body Glide Sun

August 8, 2018

It does double duty! Sadly, we’ve all experienced chafing. If you haven’t, then you’re one of the lucky few! But for the majority of us, the folks at Body Glide offer a collection of products to deal with this annoying and painful problem, and we’re excited to tell you about their Body Glide Sun. This […]

Mat Collective

August 7, 2018

Now through August 31, 2018. Take it outside! For the summer, the folks at Mat Collective are offering free outdoor yoga classes in Vancouver. Yes, free! Yes, outdoors! This is the largest free, outdoor yoga program in western Canada, and they offer drop in classes in 5 locations including Kits Beach with beautiful views of […]

Backpacker Hidden Gems

July 31, 2018

Sshhh…it’s a secret, but we’ll share them with you! Backpacker Magazine and Destinations Editor, Maren Horjus have found some of the not-so-well-known (at least up until now!), best hikes in the United States and are sharing them with us in their new book, Backpacker Hidden Gems, 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America. The book is […]

Rattlesnake Ledge Trail

July 31, 2018

A very popular hike for Seattleites. If you’re visiting the Emerald City and itching to escape to fresh air and nature, then drive about 35 miles east to the Rattlesnake Mountain Scenic Area for a hike that affords 360 degree views of the Cascades including Mount Si and Mount Washington. Owing its name to an early Seattle pioneer […]

Vallea Lumina

July 26, 2018

So much more than a walk…it’s an experience! Vallea Lumina is a multimedia journey through the old-growth forest of Cougar Mountain courtesy of a collaboration between Moment Factory and The Adventure Group (yes, the folks that brought us Superfly Ziplines!). Starting at sundown, take the complementary shuttle from Whistler Village and prepare to be amazed with […]

100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky

July 24, 2018

Attention all budding astronomers! Recently released, the new book from author, Dean Regas, 100 Things to See in the Southern Night Sky, will be your guide to identifying and viewing planets, satellites, meteors, constellations, and more when you are in the southern hemisphere. Unlike his previous book, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, which focusses on […]

Joffre Lakes Provincial Park

July 17, 2018

Instagram-worthy vistas! Located about an hour’s drive from Whistler Village in Beautiful British Columbia, Joffre Lakes Provincial Park consists of 3 turquoise, glacier-fed lakes, simply named Lower, Middle and Upper Joffre Lakes. Each one is more special than the last, and their striking, saturated blue colour is caused by “rockflour” – or glacial silt – […]

St. Maarten Nectar Bug 0%

July 16, 2018

Don’t feed the mosquitos! Get St. Maarten Nectar Bug 0% and starve those nasties. You needn’t worry about harsh chemicals, because St. Maarten Nectar uses only natural ingredients such as Sweet Almond Oil, Citronella Oil, Tea Tree Oil, and Eucalyptus. And their special formulation works. We tested their Body Oil Bug 0% and Baby Bug 0% on […]

Sundriven Original Gloves

July 9, 2018

OK, as the responsible TrailblazerGirls that we know you are, you’re all set for summer with your sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat, but wait…how about your hands? Yes, they need protection from the sun too. Just think about those dark spots and wrinkles that can give away your age. Well, our friends at Sundriven have just […]

The Dyrt

July 5, 2018

Want to go camping but not sure where to go? Then check out The Dyrt, the fastest growing camping app on web and mobile that provides you with a host of user reviews of campsites throughout the United States. Whether it’s tent camping, RV camping, hike in, or drive in, they have you covered. Easy […]

Life+Gear USB Rechargeable Hang Lantern

June 22, 2018

Take this little cutie on your next camping trip! The Life+Gear USB Rechargeable Hang Lantern is about the size of a tennis ball, and despite its small size, it puts out a bright 100 lumens. It has 3 settings: high (100 lumens), medium (50 lumens), and low (15 lumens). Cleverly, the USB recharging cable doubles as […]

American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day

June 1, 2018

Coming June 2, 2018. Take the pledge: Leave the trail better than you found it. Let’s join the American Hiking Society on National Trails Day in what should be a collective quest to preserve our precious resource – public hiking trails across the United States. We all enjoy the outdoors, and it’s time to give […]

Keys ForceX

May 29, 2018

Avoid the chemicals and go natural! Our friends at Keys have developed an insect repellent that is all natural and avoids chemical-based ingredients. Their formula is made up of a collection of super concentrated, non-toxic ingredients including neem oil, karanja oil, avocado oil, black seed oil, lemongrass oil, and peppermint oil. You won’t find any preservatives, […]

Star Wars Death Star Camping Tent

May 25, 2018

May the force (of this tent) be with you! Here’s a unique tent for you Star Wars-loving TrailblazerGirls to take on your next camping trip… the Star Wars Death Star Camping Tent from the folks at The Monster Company! This replica of the notorious space station can comfortably sleep up to 3 Stormtroopers (oops, we mean […]

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

May 17, 2018

The best way to see the oldest continually surviving topical rainforest on earth. The Skyrail Rainforest Cableway smoothly glides you over the canopy of this Wet Tropics World Heritage Area just outside of downtown Cairns, Australia. The 6-person gondolas continuous run the 7.5 km from the Smithfield Terminal, making 2 stops, and ending at Kuranda village. Be […]

Voyages Field of Light Star Pass by Camel

May 15, 2018

An all around magical experience! The Australian outback is awash with color; add to that, viewing of the imposing and impressive Uluru and Kata Tjuta atop friendly camels, and finish with a unique, glowing, outdoor art installation, and “magical” is most definitely an understatement! The Field of Light Star Pass by Camel from our friends at […]

Scenic World

May 14, 2018

The best way to see the Blue Mountains! Our friends at Scenic World have created quite the experience in this UNESCO World Heritage listed wilderness area. The Blue Mountains, named for the blue tinge in the air thanks to the evaporating eucalyptus oil from the abundant eucalyptus trees, cover one million hectares (3,861 square miles) of tall […]

Earth Day 2018

April 20, 2018

Coming April 22, 2018. Every day should be Earth Day, but officially it’s this Sunday. Join this global event involving more than 1 billion people in nearly 195 countries to show your support for environmental protection. The focus of this year’s Earth Day is to end plastic pollution. Experts predict that if our consumption of plastic products […]