outdoors

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 […]

National Park Week 2018

April 19, 2018

Coming April 21-29, 2018. Next week is National Park Week, making it the perfect opportunity to explore our treasured outdoor sites that have been set aside for public appreciation and recreation. The theme this year is “Park Stars” and celebrates the night sky and beyond. The week kicks off with free entrance to all national parks […]

Milford Track

April 17, 2018

It’s like stepping onto the set of Jurassic Park! The Milford Track in the Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South Island, the larger of the two major islands of New Zealand, is a very popular walk, with 14,000 people visiting each year. Classified as a Great Walk, this one way hiking trail covers a […]

Bite-Lite Mosquito Candles

April 11, 2018

Yippee! On your next camping trip or backyard BBQ, keep those annoying mosquitos away with the Bite-Lite Mosquito Candles. Conveniently packaged in travel-ready tins, these candles provide you with a natural alternative to chemicals and they smell great too! Made with a proprietary concoction of spearmint oil, lemongrass oil, and citronella oil, these little guys […]

Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook

April 5, 2018

Practical advice for the average Joe and Josephine to survive in the wilderness! That’s what the new book, Backpacker The Survival Hacker’s Handbook by Ted Alvarez gives you. It’s divided into 2 sections, the first half concentrates on the basics: shelter, fire, water, food, and navigation; while the second half focuses on counteracting the external […]

La Conner Daffodil Festival

March 23, 2018

Spring has sprung! So how about walk among the flowers at the La Conner Daffodil Festival? Throughout the month of March, those smile-inducing, yellow blooms are covering the fields in this area of Washington, just a little under 2 hours north of Seattle. La Conner has a quaint downtown with shops and restaurants, so make […]

Red Reflet Ranch Adventurous Ladies!

March 21, 2018

Coming May 17, 2018. Channel you inner Annie Oakley for the Adventurous Ladies! weekend at the Red Reflet Ranch! Located at the base of the Big Horn Mountains, this ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming offers active outdoor activities galore – horseback riding, zip-lining, hiking, fishing, a shooting range, mountain biking, rock climbing, and ATV riding. […]

Awasi Iguazú

March 5, 2018

A TrailblazerGirl’s paradise! The Awasi Iguazú Lodge is located just 20 minutes away from Argentina’s impressive Iguazú Falls, the largest waterfalls in the world. Each of the 14 exclusive villas has its own private guide and 4 wheel drive vehicle at your disposal. The villas are luxuriously furnished with local woods and crafts and include […]

D•CURVE Crown Sunglasses

February 28, 2018

New shades to match your style and mood! Our friends at D•CURVE have some awesome styles with quality lenses and happily the prices aren’t over the top, so you can stock up! We’re especially taken with their Crown Sunglasses, a chic looking pair of sunnies that comes in cool shiny black or fun matte crystal dark […]

DolfinPack

February 5, 2018

Hydration on-the-go with DolfinPack! This minimalist hydration pack sets itself apart from other hydration packs on the market by being form fitting and non-restrictive for those active adventures. A patent-pending three-way adjustable strap system, one across the chest and one on each shoulder, ensure that the pack will stay put, reducing the risk of chaffing […]

Points Unknown: Women’s Winter Adventure 2018 DOG MUSHING!

January 24, 2018

Coming February 8, 2018. You had us at sled dogs! Join Points Unknown for their Women’s Winter Adventure, a long weekend in the northern Minnesota wilderness. A small group of lucky women will receive detailed, individual, hands-on instruction on how to mush their own team of sled dogs. Navigation and wilderness survival skills will also […]

Red Ledge Free Rein Jacket

January 18, 2018

Waterproof to the max and so much more! Our friends at Red Ledge have a fantastic shell that is ideal for our Pacific Northwest weather, the Free Rein Jacket. The Free Rein (love the play on words!) is designed out of a water repellent finished fabric that is laminated with a coating, T-Core, that is […]

100 Things to See in the Night Sky

January 11, 2018

Embrace the darkness! With the new book by Dean Regas, 100 Things to See in the Night Sky, you will impress your Trailblazergirl-friends on your next camping trip with your stargazing knowledge! In an easy to follow format, this book focuses on the night sky in the mid-northern latitudes (e.g., between 25 and 55 degrees north […]

Lost and Stranded

January 10, 2018

If you’re headed out to the backcountry, take a look at Lost and Stranded by Timothy Sprinkle before you embark on your adventure. The purpose of this book is two-fold: 1. highlight potential dangers; and 2. provide practical advice for specific situations. Each chapter includes a story, sometimes tragic, followed by detailed facts and information […]

Seattle Lantern Light Festival

December 18, 2017

Now through January 7, 2018. A spectacle of lights and colors! The Seattle Lantern Light Festival has debuted at the Washington State Fair Events Center and features massive lighted lanterns in a variety of shapes and themes. These lanterns are handmade out of steel rod frames covered with a silk-like material by Chinese artisans using […]

Top Skin Care Products of 2017

December 12, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Skin Care Products category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the solution to a common problem, the PURA D’OR Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo and […]

Top Hike of 2017

December 4, 2017

And the winner is… it’s the end of the year, and we’ve just finished counting all of your Facebook likes (and shares) for our 2017 reviews in the Hike category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the Search and Rescue Survival Series, waterproof, pocket-sized cards loaded with essential information for your TrailblazerGirl outdoor […]

SmithFly Shoal Tent

November 9, 2017

Have tent, will float?! Yes, the SmithFly Shoal Tent is a floating tent! This unique tent has a 6 inch thick inflatable floor which acts as a raft, and instead of the usual poles to prop up the tent, the structural support system is inflatable. The top part of the tent can also be detached […]

Kukenam XL Ruggedized SKY

October 20, 2017

The view is great up top, and the sleeping’s pretty comfortable, too! The Kukenam XL Ruggedized SKY from the folks at Tepui Tents is your ticket to an awesome camping experience. This roof top tent is geared towards 4×4 trailers and rugged off-road vehicles with a big, 8 foot by 6 foot sleeping platform, durable, water resistant ripstop […]

OPUS Off-Road

October 13, 2017

Here’s to a luxury off-road adventure! Turn your next camping trip into a glamping trip with the new OPUS Off-Road. This camper has all the bells and whistles to make the most of your time outdoors. An all-terrain chassis with off-road ready tires allows you to get off the beaten track and really get away […]

Camp Rockaway

October 3, 2017

Through November 5, 2017. Camping just outside New York City? Yes, escape the hustle and bustle of the city with just a 90 minute subway ride to Camp Rockaway. For a limited time only, this “popup campground” is located at Fort Tilden, a former U.S. Army Coast Artillery Post. No camping equipment? No worries, because you can choose to […]