outdoors

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 […]

Voited Fleece Outdoor Pillow Blanket

October 12, 2018

The ultimate camping blanket…and pillow…and sleep sack…and hands-free cape! Yep, the Fleece Outdoor Pillow Blanket from our friends at Voited will be your new favorite cuddling companion. Let’s talk about the fabric first. Made out of recycled bottles and a durable water-resistant treatment, the three-layer sandwich construction is eco-friendly and has all the properties that you […]

International Observe the Moon Night

October 12, 2018

Coming October 20, 2018. Celebrate the moon! International Observe the Moon Night (InOMN) is a worldwide event dedicated to learning about lunar science and space exploration. Held annually since 2010, it is observed in September or October when the moon is at first quarter, the moon phase when we can see exactly half of the moon’s surface illuminated, and […]

Tender Corporation Products

September 25, 2018

Bugs. One of the unfortunate downsides of enjoying the outdoors. But thankfully, our friends at the Tender Corporation have some products that will help you out with these critters. Starting with their Ben’s Tick and Insect Protection Line – a collection of sprays and wipes containing DEET. For everyday hikes and camping in lightly infested […]

Great Maine Outdoor Weekend

September 21, 2018

Coming September 21, 2018. Saturday is the first official day of fall and very fittingly, also the start of the Great Maine Outdoor Weekend. It’s actually a weeklong event that focuses on connecting you with the natural world, to promote fun, physical activity, and good health. Various organizations and companies host a a slew of outdoor-oriented […]

Headsweats Race Hats

September 19, 2018

Available in a whole rainbow of colors, the Race Hats from our friends at Headsweats will keep you shaded and sweat free…yippee! A few years ago, we introduced you to Headsweats and their Ultra Reflective Supervisor. The novel design of their hats and visors incorporates a “sweatband” inside your hat to keep you from experiencing […]

San Juan Outfitters Whale Watching Tour

September 18, 2018

Winning trivia question: After humans, what mammal is the most widespread in the world? Answer: Orcas! Yes, and one of the best ways to see these impressive creatures is to go on the San Juan Outfitters Whale Watching Tour. Leaving out of quaint Roche Harbor, the Sea Hawk, a mid-sized vessel of 42 feet, embarks […]

Aurora Glass Chalets

September 14, 2018

The Northern Lights season is just beginning, and there’s a new way to experience this stunning phenomenon. The Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Canada’s Yukon is building 3 new Aurora Glass Chalets with floor to ceiling windows for optimal viewing of the Aurora Borealis from the comfort of your toasty warm bed or cosy […]

Sundots

August 30, 2018

Are you doing everything you can to protect yourself from skin cancer? Sunscreen…check. Hat…check. Sundots…no? Yes, you need to get Sundots! Sundots are chewable gummies, about the shape of those Dots candies but less gummy and less sweet, that contain an organic fern extract called polypodium leucotomos. Research demonstrates that this active ingredient has antioxidant and photoprotective […]

Downtown to Defiance

August 23, 2018

Coming September 9, 2018. No cars allowed! Downtown to Defiance is a free event designed to encourage everyone to get outdoors and enjoy the Tacoma waterfront. Situated along the saltwater banks of Puget Sound, Tacoma is 32 miles southwest of Seattle and is known for its world-renowned glass art. The waterfront will be closed to […]

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, […]