Finding new paths and new experiences

Mara here. I am so jealous of Ambassador Marianne who is experiencing new things while living in a new country. Today she tells us about her new life in South America as well as the importance of hiking your own hike. Finding new paths and new experiences #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “If you’re brave enough […]

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Who Inspires You? Women Mentors in the Outdoors

During the month of March we celebrate women with Women’s History Month, and yesterday was International Women’s Day. Is there a woman in your life that has helped shape who you are? Ambassador Sarah shares with us two women who mentored her and helped her become the women she is. I love how she shows […]

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Embracing The Beauty of Aging With Marianne

Hi Everyone Rebecca here with episode 064 of the HLAW Podcast. I’m excited to have Marianne Hoffman on the show today. She is a HLAW Ambassador who recently relocated from Utah to Ecuador all for the sake of adventure. Marianne has also hiked the Camino, and she’s an advocate for living life to the fullest […]

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When Self-Doubt Rears Its Ugly Head

Hi Everyone Rebecca here with episode 063 of the HLAW Podcast. Today we get real on the show. Jessica, Lorna, Felicia and myself all share experiences where we’ve felt self-doubt creep into our lives and force us to question whether or not we are smart enough, brave, enough or tough enough to reach our goals. […]

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Episode 62: What We Learned in 2017

Well… We’re 27 days into 2018 and finally taking a moment to reflect on 2017. Between our 2-week Hike Like A Woman website and social media holiday break, and getting back into a routine after the ringing in the new year we’ve collected our thoughts on a few things that we learned in 2017. On today’s […]

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Episode 61: Building Community With Jacquelyn

Meet Jacquelyn. She’s a woman with a goal. To encourage and inspire women to get outdoors. But most importantly, she’s a woman with a goal to build community. If you’ve been following along on social media you might have seen this post about a presentation that Jacquelyn recently gave at her local library, or you […]

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I Would Love To Hike Solo, But I Am A Woman

This post is sponsored by REI. All thoughts and opinions are our own. Do you want to get out and hike but you have no one to go with, or do you crave that solitude in the woods? And you think, “I would love to hike solo, BUT I am a woman.”? Well, Ambassador Jacquelyn […]

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Episode 60: On The Trail With Sarah

  When I started Hike Like A Woman a few years ago I had no idea that it would grow into a place where I’d meet amazing women and make incredible friends. HLAW has filled a gap that I didn’t know existed in my life. So much so that I want to share it with […]

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Episode 59: Moving Forward With Gear Forward

We have something unusual going on with the podcast today. Our first male guest! We’ve decided that in 2018 it’s time to open things up to the wider outdoor community. We talk about diversity so it’s time to practice what we preach. Please welcome Scott Gauvin to the show.  Scott is a hiker, an explorer, […]

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Body Image and Outdoor Media: Working Toward Change

For our fifth and final installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Laura as she discusses the importance of diversity in the outdoor community. Body Image and Outdoor Media: Working Toward Change #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always had a hard time relating to the female athletes who grace the covers of outdoor magazines […]

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The Social Media Perfection Syndrome

For our fourth installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Social Media Manager April as she challenges us to not only celebrate the good and perfect times on social media, but the misadventures as well. The Social Media Perfection Syndrome #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet It goes without saying that social media has given us the […]

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When the Shadows Darken: E.D. and the Outdoors

For our third installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Sarah. Sarah bravely opens up and talks about struggling with an eating disorder. It’s a pretty powerful post and I know you are going to glean so much encouragement from it. When the Shadows Darken: E.D. and the Outdoors #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet This […]

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It’s about being healthy, not just skinny

For our second installment of Body Image Week, we welcome Ambassador Crystal. Crystal discusses how she has struggled with body image her entire life. And how she wants to change that for her daughter and encourage her to be healthy. It’s about being healthy, not just skinny #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I get older […]

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Hike Like A Woman, Past, Present & Future

Happy New Year! Rebecca here. Today’s podcast is a little bit unusual. In fact, it’s actually the audio of a video that we produced a few weeks ago. So while we’re all about the podcast we’d encourage you to check out our video if that suits you better today. If audio is more your style […]

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The beauty within

Mara here. As information and media become more and more apart of our lives, there are more opportunities to compare ourselves with other women. It is more than just models in fashion magazines we size up. I know for me personally, I look at Instagram with its super outdoorsy chicks with perfect soft curls and […]

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Looking forward to 2018

Mara here. I have never been one to set a New Year’s Goal. This is mainly because of two reasons: I believe a goal should be set anytime during the year; and I never seem to keep them. However, I’ve really become sluggish lately both mentally and physically. Also this year, I am starting the […]

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No bad weather, just bad gear debunked

Have you heard the phrase, “There’s no bad weather, just bad gear”? Do you agree with it, or have you had all the right gear and still wished to not be in the elements? Hike Like A Woman’s Brand Partnerships & Sponsorship Team Leader Annie writes about running into weather that no gear would have […]

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Merry Christmas from HLAW

Christmas is a special time of year. It is a time where we come together and celebrate long-standing traditions with our families, friends, and community. We at Hike Like A Woman want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays, and share with you some of our most cherished holiday memories. What are […]

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What it means to Hike Like A Woman

What does the term Hike Like A Woman mean to you? Ambassador Jacquelyn poses this question and says what she believes it means. What it means to Hike Like A Woman #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet As I was getting ready to head out for my second Hike Like A Woman Locals group my husband says […]

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The Inside Scoop On Deuter with Becky Marcelliano

Meet Becky Marcelliano Becky is awesome. Hands down. She once rode her bike coast-to-coast. She’s passionate about Mother Earth and sustainability in the outdoor industry. She cares about ensuring that women have gear that is functional and fits properly. And in today’s interview we learn that Deuter got it’s start making tents for German beer gardens. […]

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Thank You from Lucy

We’ve all been down and don’t know where to turn. While Magazine Editor Lucy was in the hospital last year she turned to the Hike Like A Woman community and received outpouring support. On the one-year anniversary, she says “Thank you” to that community. Thank You from Lucy #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet One year ago […]

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Littlest Sidekick: An Interview With Shannon Vistisen

Meet Shannon Vistisen Shannon is a Mom with a mission. A mission to equip children with high-quality and affordable clothing that they need for rough and tough outdoor play. We sat down to chat about her goals, dreams and some of the challenges of starting a small business from home in your spare time. We […]

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Our Favorite Outdoor Entrepreneur- Amy Hatch

Meet Amy Hatch. Amy is an adventurer. An entrepreneur. And an expert on outdoor gear startups. Oh, and she also runs ultra marathons and competes in adventure races just for fun in her leisure time and we’re stoked to have her on the show today. You can learn more about Amy’s entrepreneurial endeavors and adventures at https://www.garagegrowngear.com/. […]

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“Hiking Through” Book Review

I love stories about people who thu-hike. I also love the stories behind the reasons people thu-hike. Looks like I’m going to have to add the book, “Hiking Through” to my list. Welcome Jacquelyn to the blog today and read her thoughts on the book. Hiking Through Book Review #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet “Every year, […]

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Our 50th Podcast Episode Celebration

We’re 50! Weird. It’s our 50th podcast episode and that’s crazy! I wanted to do something a little bit fun for today show. So, I asked a few women on our Ambassador team to send in a voice recording with their favorite outdoor story, quote, mantra or lesson learned. As I was putting the show […]

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Who is Superwoman?

Sometimes we just want to sit on the couch, eat chocolate, and watch Netflix. Does that make us less like Superwoman? No, even Superwoman has bad days. Welcome Ambassador Bozenka to the blog today as she discusses the pressures we put on ourselves and how she copes with that. Who is Superwoman? #HikeLikeAWoman Click To […]

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From brunches to bivvies

Have you ever had a shift in your life. Ambassador Meg talks about a major shift that pointed her in a different direction – the right direction. From Brunches to Bivvies #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Don’t panic! I scream on the inside. My knees twitch uncontrollably as I lean back over the 80-foot cliff. I […]

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On The Farm & The Trail With Laura

Meet Laura. Laura is a writer, a hiker and a member of our Ambassador team. In our conversation today we talk about her adventure on the Chilkoot trail, her blog, her family’s farm and what it means to truly be connected with nature. I hope you enjoy my conversation with Laura. You can find her […]

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The Retreat Road Trip

We had such an amazing time during the Hike Like A Woman retreat. It was a trip of a lifetime. Ambassador Annie shares her thoughts and tells a great narative of how things went. The Retreat Roat Trip #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet Butterflies in my stomach doesn’t even begin to describe how I felt. My […]

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Robyn The Nomad

Meet Robyn. Robyn is a wife, mother of 5, and a full time nomad. In our conversation today we talk about how her and her husband sold their business to live in a trailer and travel the world. We also dive into her approach to “unschooling” her children, and she gets really honest about her […]

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Can We Take A Second To Say Thank You?

Rebecca here. I know. I’m punching letters into a computer instead of spewing nonsense into the airwaves via the podcast. My heart is full of gratitude today so I just wanted to take a second to thank you. Thank YOU to the over 60,000 people who read our blog, subscribe to our newsletter, follow us […]

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The first mile

– The first mile #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The first time I set out to summit a mountain, our group had decided on an alpine start, meaning that we woke at 2:45 a.m. – in the morning – and were setting out hiking by 3:30 a.m. It was a late July morning, and there wouldn’t […]

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Rain or Shine With Linda Åkeson McGurk

Several years ago I found the website, Rain or Shine Mamma. Instantly it became one of my favorite websites (which says a lot because I typically loathe parenting blogs). The website is fun, refreshing and full of great tips on outdoor play and parenting. Well, Linda, the woman behind the blog recently published her first […]

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The One Word That’s Saved My Life

If you’re tired. If you’re burned out. If you’re stressed out. If you have too much on your plate. Or too many things to do… Today’s podcast episode is for you. I get a little personal and tell you about the past month or so around here. And how I made a decision to say […]

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