outdoors

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 […]

Top Running Gear of 2018

December 10, 2018

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 2018 reviews in the Running Gear category. And the item that came out on top was… drum role please…the hats that keep you shaded and free from sweat blindness, the Headsweats Race Hats. Rounding […]

National Hiking Day

November 16, 2018

Coming November 17, 2018. Take a hike! Tomorrow is National Hiking Day, so get your hiking boots on and head outside. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Trails System Act as well as the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, two important legislative acts that help establish trails and waterways in both urban and rural settings, […]

Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood Cemetery

October 24, 2018

Coming October 27-28, 2018. What Halloween wouldn’t be complete without a cemetery tour! Join the Spirited Stroll at Green-Wood Cemetery, a 478 acre, National Historic Landmark located in Brooklyn, New York. The 2.5 hour walking tour lead by author and Green-Wood Cemetery historian, Jeff Richman, covers stories of some of the more than 560,000 “permanent residents”, […]

Toad&Co Earthworks Skinny Pant

October 16, 2018

A comfy pair of pants from a feel-good company! You must remember our friends at Toad&Co, who brought us their Debug Range Pant, a fantastic pant to help keep you bug-free when you hit the trails. We’re excited to introduce you to their Earthworks Skinny Pant, another winner from their Fall/Winter line. Toad&Co has taken […]