Puffy Jackets for Education

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday there’s no doubt you have been inundated with shopping advertisements. But what if you could combine them all. With Jacket’s for Jasper you can score a nice puffy jacket and help educate a girl in Nepal. Ambassador Lori gives us the details.  Puffy Jackets […]

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Trail History: Episode 84

On this week’s episode we talk about what it’s important to learn the history of our trails. Have you ever stopped to read the trail marker history information? Or gone online to research the history fo the trail/park you plan on hiking? You’d be supposed at what you’ll find!!!! We challenge you this week to […]

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Gratitude for Mother Nature

Mara here. Today we reflect on what we are thankful for. At Hike Like A Woman we are for sure thankful for Mother Nature. But it goes much deeper than simply saying “I’m thankful.” So Ambassadors Madelene, Katheryn Jones, Sierra, and Lauren detail just exactly why they are grateful for Mother Nature. I will also […]

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Meet Jane: Epsiode 83

Meet Jane! Jane is a hiker, retired teacher, and a volunteer for a Wolf Rescue in Central Florida! Today we get a chance to hear all about Jane’s adventures, and learn about how we can help protect wolves in the wild and at home! You find out more about the Wolf Rescue Jane volunteer’s at […]

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Not Instagramable

Mara here. I love this post by Chief Adventure Officer Annie! I have often felt like I don’t belong in the outdoor community  because I don’t measure up to what I see on Instagram. But that really doesn’t matter does it? Not Instagramable #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a yearning for travel, exploring […]

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Making the decision and saying “why not”

Have you been hesitant to go backpacking? We’ll don’t be. There are a lot of things that hold us back. But it is something you can do. Ambassador Jana tells us about her hesitation, what she did about it, and her first time on the trail. Making the decision and saying “why not” Click To […]

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Shaka: From the Streets of Rwanda to Wyoming

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we here at HLAW love our pups! So much so that when we asked for submission from our Ambassadors on the subject we got more than enough. So from now until Tuesday, we are running a shelter dog story! Today we welcome Ambassador Kimberly to the blog […]

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Being Rescued by a Rescue: My Dog Love Story

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we here at HLAW love our pups! So much so that when we asked for submission from our Ambassadors on the subject we got more than enough. So from now until Tuesday, we are running a shelter dog story! Today we welcome Ambassador Emily to the blog […]

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Finding the sweetest hearts in the abandoned

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we here at HLAW love our pups! So much so that when we asked for submission from our Ambassadors on the subject we got more than enough. From now until Tuesday, we are running a shelter dog story! Today we welcome Ambassador Elizabeth to the blog who […]

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Loving Shadow and finding the love of your life

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love our four-legged hiking partners. For our third installment of this series, we hear from Ambassador Lori about Shadow Dog. Have you fallen in love with a shelter dog? Loving Shadow and finding the love of your life #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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Jessie’s Shelter Dogs

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love our four-legged hiking partners. For our second installment, we hear from Ambassador Jessie about Neena and Ryuk and shelter dogs can rescue us. Jessie’s Shelter Dogs #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet All of my life, my family has owned (or been […]

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Giving Shelter

Mara here. October is a Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, and dogs make great hiking partners. This month we bring you a series on adopting dogs and how to get them outside. I have a bad habit of bring home stray dogs and it has gotten me into trouble many times. But how can you […]

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The World Needs You

Today on the podcast we talk about something near and dear to my heart. Those feelings of insecurity that tell us “I’m not good enough,” “I’m not smart enough,”…”I’m not brave enough.” As I wrestle with my own insecurities about speaking at an upcoming conference I realized that the world needs something only I can […]

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The #1 Thing We Can Do To Raise Brave Children

So there I was, afraid of dogs. So there I was, afraid that my parachute wouldn’t open as I took my first jump out of a C-130 at the US Army Airborne School. So there I was, completely exhausted after laboring for 36 hours to deliver a 9 pound, 2 ounce baby boy, scared that […]

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Being Truly Alison Again

For our next installment of Self Improvement Month Ambassador Allison tell us how a major life event led her to new beginnings. For the first installment click here, and for the second installment click here. Being Truly Alison Again #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I guess I always loved the outdoors but never knew it until […]

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One Crazy Trip – Part III

For the final installment of One Crazy Trip, Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie tells us about the time she spent at the Hike Like A Woman Retreat and what makes Hike Like A Woman so special. Spoiler alert: it the women behind it. One Crazy Trip – Part III #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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Failure Is An Option (Episode 080)

Welcome to Episode 80 of the HLAW podcast. I’ve been taking a break lately. Wondering about the future of the podcast. I’ve been bored with our long interview format. I haven’t had time for interviews or to edit interviews or publish episodes. I’ve thought about shutting the show down and taking a big break forever […]

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Loving YOU!

For our next installment of Self Improvement Month Ambassador Sam reminds us of the importance of giving back to yourself and take care of yourself. For the first installment click here. Loving YOU! #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet It’s the easiest thing in the world to forget to give to yourself. You can easily fall into […]

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One Crazy Trip – Part II

Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie tells us about the second leg of her crazy fun trip. After OR she and her mother took off to explore the Rocky Mountains. Here is “One Crazy Trip – Part II” follows. For part I click here. One Crazy Trip – Part II #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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Wide Open Spaces

September is Self Improvement Month, and we at Hike Like A Woman love a chance to reflect, grow and improve ourselves. So each Friday, we bring you an article to celebrate Self Improvement Month. To kick off this series, Ambassador Kimberly writes about wide open spaces. Wide Open Spaces #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Almost twelve […]

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One Crazy Trip – Part I

Have you ever had one of those whirlwind trips that leaves you exhausted yet thrilled at the end? Hike Like A Woman’s Chief Adventure Officer Annie traveled across the country and pack a lot of adventure in. So much, in fact that she’s split it into three parts. Here is “One Crazy Trip – Part […]

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How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer

It’s the Dog Days of Summer. Ambassador Lauren tells us how we can out and enjoy the outdoors without letting the Dog Days of Summer get us down or keep us inside. How to Survive the Dog Days of Summer #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Don’t let the heat or humidity keep you inside this summer. […]

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5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike

Hiking alone has its benefits, but so does hiking with others.However, there are several things to consider when sharing the experience with other people. Ambassador Sarah gives us five steps for a successful group hike. 5 Steps for a Successful Group Hike #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Let’s be honest, there are times when I just […]

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Do I Belong Here?

Have you ever felt like you were not outdoorsy enough to be outdoorsy? Sometimes the outdoors can give the allusion of being for only a certain type of people. But as it’s important to accept everyone, it’s important to not prejudge how people will perceive you. Hike Like A Woman’s Content Manger Mara, writes about […]

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The Importance of Volunteering for Trail Maintenance

Did you think about how that amazing trail you love hike stays so clean and not overgrown?  Volunteers spend countless hours keeping our trails in a good hiking condition. Have you ever thought about volunteering to do that work along with others? Ambassador Lori talks about her time volunteering on trail maintenance.  The Importance of […]

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What’s in a Year?

A year can go by uneventful or can change your perspective on life. Ambassador Jessica talks about what has gone on in her life in the past year. And about what being a Hike Like A Woman Ambassador has meant to her. What’s in a Year? #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I sit here typing […]

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The Great and Powerful Mosquito

Mara here. I interviewed a woman who thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. She said to me, “If something brings me down, it’s going to be a bug.” I hate bugs! Ambassador Lori give us some interesting fact and useful information about mosquitoes.  The Great and Powerful Mosquito #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet First you hear that sound, […]

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Episode 79: Finding the Courage to Quit

Hi Friends, Rebecca here with a big announcement. I quit. It’s hard to quit something that you start, so I guess I’m not really quitting I’m just stepping down to hand the reigns of Hike Like A Woman leadership off to someone new.  Someone with passion and motivation, someone with new ideas and who has […]

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Mara Kuhn: Outdoorsy in Arkansas

Meet Mara. Actually you probably already know Mara by now. She was a 2016-2017 HLAW Ambassador and is now our editor. She’s responsible for every single blog post you see here. She does a great job and I don’t think her (or pay her) nearly enough. Today on the show Mara and I chat about […]

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Alyssa Feinberg: A Rad Young Entrepreneur

Meet Alyssa. She’s in high school. She’s a mountain biker. She’s a Nordic skier. She just started her own small business making rad headbands. Her advice to all of us is to give young entrepreneurs a chance. I’m honored to have her on the show today and to carry her products in my store so if […]

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The Funstoppable Becca Droz

Way back in February I was laid up for a few weeks with an unexpected surgery. Naturally, I had to binge watch Season 29 of The Amazing Race. While watching the show I was instantly inspired by Becca Droz. She had two braids and a permanent smile on her face for the entire race. What’s […]

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Bloodroot, Doggie Bags, and Why Trail Etiquette Matters

Knowing how to behave in the wilderness and on the trail is so important! Ambassador Jessica writes about meeting others do obviously do not. She sums it up best by saying, “The best thing any of us can do as hikers is to educate and inform ourselves of best practices when out in nature and […]

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My Litter Rant

We go into nature to nurture us, heal us, and provide us with a calm, tranquil experience. But how easy that experience can be ruined by the people who were there before us. Ambassador Bozenka shares an experience that really ruined it for her. My Litter Rant #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet This how I am […]

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