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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Deepening into the Up

It is when we slow down and take in the scenery and what is going on around us that we truly find peace. Contributor Kristin Bornstein writes about her trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal. Kristin overcame nerves, and the steepness slowed her down so she could really look deep inside herself as she […]

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A Chat With BANGS Shoes Founder, Hannah Davis

Meet Hannah Davis. Hannah is the founder of BANGS Shoes, a company with a mission to provide awesome footwear and give back to help entrepreneurs reach their goals of starting their own small business. We wanted to interview Hannah because we love the 6-word slogan at BANGS. “Your Adventure Helps Others Find Theirs.” We’re fans of […]

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Finding Positives in the Negatives and Getting Outside

We are hardest on ourselves when it comes to body image. But if we learn to not criticize ourselves and find acceptance in nature, we become much happier. Ambassador April writes about how nature makes herself a better person inside and out and how she found positives in the negatives. Finding Positives in the Negatives […]

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Diversity on the trail

Next time you go for a hike take a look around and make a mental note of how many people of different skin colors and backgrounds you see on the trail. Ambassador Helina asks the question of “why isn’t there more diversity on the trail,” and how to change that. Diversity on the trail #HikeLikeAWoman […]

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Do You Ever Feel Like An Imposter?

Do you ever feel like an imposter? Do you ever scroll through your Instagram feed and think, “wow, there’s so much epic beauty and badassery in the outdoor community…there’s no way that I could ever measure up.” Well, you’re not the only one. Today on the show we’re talking about Imposter Syndrome and how those […]

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Quality time with dad on the trail

Mara here. My father taught me so much about what it is to be an outdoorsy woman, and I will always treasure that. Contributor Amber Vaillancourt talks about spending quality time with her father on the trail and what hiking with her father means to her. Quality time with dad on the trail #HikeLikeAWoman Click […]

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How To Deal With Critics

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who […]

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How To Get Up When You Fall

Today’s podcast episode is weird. It’s just me rambling on and on about an experience that I had this week. I don’t know why I’m sharing it with you. But I do know that I had to share it because it’s been nagging me all night long. I couldn’t sleep. I kept thinking about it. […]

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Hitchhiking with Diane

Meet Diane Vukovic. Diane is an American woman who left the United States to make her home in Serbia. She’s raising a young daughter and navigating the world of handicap-accessible outdoor adventures with her partner. Diane is a vegan, a hitchhiker, a mother and a blogger and you can learn more about her on her […]

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No Questions: The Real World (Lack of) Curiosity about My Hike

I’ve have always been amazed at thru-hikers. And I would relish sitting down and discussing what it was like spending six months on the trail. But to the non-hiker, or non thru-hiker they may not know how to respond to the enthusiasm of thu-hiker. Contributor Rachael Leahy thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail and had confusion on […]

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Wandering Wonder Woman

Meet Lucy Lucy is a HLAW Ambassador and amazing woman who has had to overcome everything from learning to walk again after a bad accident to dealing with blood clots.  Not only is she an incredible example of persistence but she’s also the editor of our magazine. You can follow Lucy’s adventures on her website:  […]

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Finding BFFs through HLAW

Mara here and we just got back from the first Hike Like A Woman retreat. I cannot put into words how much I enjoyed this time with friends I have met through HLAW, but I will try to explain the feelings I had for you guys. Finding BFFs through HLAW #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet People […]

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An Open Letter To The Outdoor Industry

Hi Everyone, Rebecca here with a few thoughts on today’s podcast all about the outdoor industry. If you’ve been following along on our social media channels and blog you might have noticed that last week I was in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Outdoor Retailer Show. It was my first time to attend and […]

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The Look

Do you ever feel like you don’t fit in with the hiking community? Or that you don’t have “the look”? Welcome Contributor Jessica Hubbard to the blog today. She discusses how she discovered her own look. The Look #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet What does a hiker look like? Do I fit that look? Do I […]

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Wild Child

Being a wild child has a different definition for for the person it describes. For Ambassador Jennifer Hewitt, it describes two different areas of her life. Read as she reflects on growing up as a wild child. Wild Child #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I’ve always been a wild child. My memories from childhood are full […]

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When 12 Miles Isn’t Enough: Dispatch from the CDT

This post isn’t sponsored but it does contain a few affiliate links. We love it when you shop through them because the few pennies that we earn from each sale help keep HLAW up and running. Thank you! When 12 Miles Isn’t Enough: Dispatch from the #CDT @hikelikeawoman #thatsWY #wyomingtourism Click To Tweet A few […]

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When Women Lead-Dispatches From the OR Show

Hi Everyone, Rebecca here coming at you from the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, Utah where I’ll be hanging out for the next several days checking out the latest in outdoor gear and clothing -and- learning every possible thing that I can about how the outdoor industry works. I’m actually at OR for […]

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Wandering On Purpose With Erin

Excited to talk with @Erindooley34 on the @hikelikeawoman podcast about her new docu-series! Click To Tweet Meet Erin. Erin is a hiker, outdoor woman and filmmaker and today I’m so excited to have her on the show and discussing her upcoming four-episode docu-series, Wander On Purpose. She describes the series as, “a TED talk in nature” […]

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Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good to Break Stereotypes

Breaking the stereotype and showing people that your life doesn’t have to be the same as their preconceived notions does feel really awesome! I love how Contributor Diane Vukovic says that it not only make us feel good to break stereotypes, but it also sets an example for others. Trailblazing: Why It Feels So Good […]

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Klondike Letters Project

Have you ever wanted to communicate with your future self? Tell yourself, don’t forget this part of your trip. Or remember how amazing this part was? The Klondike Letters Project is a program where hikers write post cards to themselves from atop Chilkoot Pass, and then receive that note a year later. Reader Corrie Francis […]

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The Day I Fell for the Mountains

Mara here. Growing up in Arkansas we have our fair share of rugged terrain, but no real mountains. I had never been above the tree line until I went out west. And like Contributor Laura Friesen describes below, when you climb that high and see the rocky peaks towering above you, it is like falling […]

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Chasing The Ashes

Have you ever tackled a hike that you knew you could complete, but you just didn’t want to? I love how Contributor Sarah Kyllo put it in her story here. There are days you simply show up and see how the trip unfolds. Even though she didn’t complete what she set out to do, Sarah’s […]

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Sticking It Out

It is amazing how the more you do something, the more comfortable you become with it. My first backpacking trip was much different than mine now. Welcome Contributor Andie Renner-Miller the blog today. She wrote this piece in the middle of the night on her first backpacking trip to calm her anxieties. I think you’ll […]

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Meet Meg

Meet Meg Meg is a Colorado woman who is in the process of quitting her job to pursue her dream. On today we chat about a trek to Nepal and what it did to inspire her to follow her dreams.    You can follow Meg’s adventures on her website www.foxintheforest.net I loved our conversation and I […]

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Hiking With Hanna

Meet Hanna. Hanna is a down-to-earth outdoor Mom who is fun, adventurous and navigating life as a new Mom. She’s also part of our 365 Mile Challenge. Today we chat about life and Hanna’s badass Russian heritage. I hope you enjoy our conversation.   #Hiking with Hanna on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast Click To Tweet ********** Show […]

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Climbing Over Fear and Stereotypes

If you listen to what society tells you, it will never be safe enough or the right time to try new things. I have found one of the best ways to over your fear of something is to actually do it. And sometimes, do it a few times. After you accomplish what you’ve set out […]

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Adventuring With Amelia

Meet my friend Amelia. You might already know her from her amazingly awesome website, Tales Of A Mountain Mama. If you don’t I’m happy to introduce you to her. But what you probably don’t know about her is that she’s the mother of (almost) 5, some of the secrets of living in Yellowstone National Park, […]

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Happy Father’s Day from HLAW

Happy Father’s Day to all in our Hike Like A Woman community. To celebrate our dads, Ambassador Annie writes about what the holiday means for her, as well as compiled thoughts from our ambassadors. Happy Father’s Day from HLAW #HikeLIkeAWoman Click To Tweet Father’s Day is upon us and while we are all about supporting […]

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Misadventures With Annie

Super stoked to have Annie with #teamHLAW on the @hikelikeawoman #podcast today! Click To Tweet Meet Annie! Well, you probably already know her but now’s your chance to really get to know her as we interview her today for the show. Annie is part of our HLAW Ambassador team and she’s now part of our […]

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The Via Francigena With Chandi

Meet Chandi. Chandi is an author, adventurer, solo female traveler and a teacher. Her book, Return To Glow was recently published and I think you’re going to enjoy our conversation. You can find Chandi on her website, Paradise of Exiles.  Enjoy the show.    Show Notes: 7:00 The Via Francigena in Italy. 13:00 Learning to step away from the pain […]

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Drawn to the Mountains

Art evokes feelings that are unique to each viewer. The same goes for what draws us into nature. Contributor Diane Shearer of South Africa shares why she is drawn to the mountains, as well as some of her wonderful artwork inspired by those mountains. Drawn to the Mountains #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet The best answer […]

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The Adventure Mama

Meet Kirsten. Kirsten is an adventure Mama living in Crested Butte Colorado. She admits that her outdoor adventures don’t look perfect but that’s what makes them adventures.  You can find Kirsten on her website at The Adventure Mama. A post shared by Kirsten (@theadventuremama) on Feb 8, 2017 at 7:42am PST Enjoy our conversation. Show […]

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Finding Calm in Out Back

Immersing yourself in  nature is a great way to heal both your body and your mind. Going into the backcountry also teaches you how to rely on yourself. Welcome contributor Liesl Magnus to the blog as she tell us about her transformation with Out Back. Finding Calm in Out Back #HikeLikeAWoman Click To Tweet I […]

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Sandra Fights Postpartum Depression

Meet Sandra. Sandra is the Mormon mother of 4 children who comes clean in this podcast episode about her struggles with postpartum depression and how a ride on her husband’s bicycle changed her life, gave her confidence and helped her cope with 4 young children. If you’re a mother I encourage you to listen to […]

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