What we're about

Calling all Chicks who dig the Outdoor, Adventurous life and Travel!

Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is an Adventure Travel Company that offers Women-Only, Small Group Trips, Work Shops, and Mini’s in the outdoors.

Our adventures are endless including hiking, camping, rafting, backpacking, road trips, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors or being active and Playing!

Our destinations range from local Mini Adventures to weekends in the woods, and bucket list hot spots like Iceland and Machu Picchu.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS tribe of Women around!

This Meetup is sponsored by Explorer Chick Adventure Co (http://explorerchick.com/). So, there are no dues for joining our Meetup! Just follow along and hopefully, embark on an adventure with us!

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We are always looking for local Explorer Chick Ambassadors to host local events for your area! Check out our Ambassador page (https://explorerchick.com/about/brandambassador/) for all of the details and to apply!

Upcoming events (5+)

Smoky Mountain Glamping and Hiking

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Hike through sweet smelling pine forests to sweeping panoramic vistas on our 4 day Women Only, Small Group Hiking and Glamping Adventure Tour in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This hiking tour has been carefully curated and “in the field” tested to include some of our favorite hikes in the Smoky Mountains. Expect to be challenged on the trail, only to be rewarded with stunning mountain views and lovely waterfalls. You’ll climb to only one of three remaining fire towers in the National Park when you embark on the strenuous trek up Mt. Cammerer. You’ll take it “easy” on a moderate hike to the park’s highest single-drop waterfall, Rainbow Falls. You’ll inch out on to a bald rock outcropping to be drenched in mountain scenery in every direction on Charlie’s Bunion. On two of your hikes, you’ll walk in the foot path of thousands of Appalachian Trail thru hikers that have come before you. Of course, what’s a trip to Tennessee without whiskey? You’ll spend a few hours on an exclusive, private tour with our local guide visiting distilleries on the Tennessee Whiskey Trail. You’ll get to go behind the scenes at a real working still house and see how everything is made start to finish. You’ll learn the history of whisky including the Prohibition era, the state’s history with whiskey, and why these mountains were such an integral part of moonshine culture. Our nights will be spent at our adorable Glamping site located conveniently minutes from Gatlinburg. Each tent has been tastefully decorated and is totally Pinterest worthy! Your digs are outfitted with everything you need to camp comfortably including Wifi and temperature control. Your meals will be freshly prepared at camp by your Explorer Chick guides giving you the only task of relaxing daily after every hike! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Hike three of Explorer Chick’s favorite mountain hikes in the Smoky Mountain National park. • Enjoy the sweeping panoramic views from a fire tower high up on Mt. Cammerer. • Get up close and personal with the Smokies highest single-drop waterfall, Rainbow Falls. • Stand in the midst of mountains from the rock outcropping on Charlie’s Bunion. • Taste the flavors of Tennesee with a private whiskey walking tour and sampling flights. • Kick back at camp with breakfasts and dinners cooked by your Explorer Chick guides. • Sleep easy at our glamping site with canvas tents outfitted with all the creature comforts. • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything between easy. • Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of bold women! Early Bird Discount: $200 Expires: 3/1/19 Discount Code: EBSM[masked] See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/smoky-mountains-hiking-and-glamping/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/295311904446090/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Cincinnati Zoo Africa Slumber Party

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Explorer Chick has partnered with the Cincinnati Zoo for a Women-Only Private Safari Slumber Party! That’s right! You will get to spend an entire evening surrounded by African Wildlife! When camping in canvas tents with all the sounds of the Safari around you, you’ll feel like you’re anywhere but in the city limits! We will be split up into small groups as we are guided on our private tour behind the scenes of the zoo! Your evening starts with 2 drinks tickets and a cash bar with hors-d’oeuvres while getting to know all of the other Explorer Chicks! 🍻🍷 Naturally, there will be games during our Social Hour and Special Guests! You’ll meet three stars of the Zoo’s Animal Kingdom up close and personal. They might even show off a trick or two! We will start our African Safari in the Giraffe exhibit. You’ll enjoy several encounters all while experiencing the zoo behind the scenes. #ZooLife Heck, you never know who you may see! 🦒 🙊🐅 At the finale of the evening, we will meet back at our Safari Camp and enjoy s’mores and trail mix around the fire! Some of the best memories made are the laughs and stories around a good ol’ campfire! Fall asleep to the sounds of the Safari around you with the moonlight above you! As we rise with the morning sun, you will be greeted with the delicious smells of our private Waffle Bar and Scramble Egg breakfast. Fuel up with some fresh joe’ ☕ because you get free admission to enjoy the Cincinnati Zoo for the rest of the following day! ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • Meet and greet with 2 drink tickets and a cash bar with hors-d’oeuvres • One on one encounters with the Stars of the Cincinnati Zoo! • Customized encounters throughout the zoo during the tranquility of the night • Forget you are still in the city as you escape to your African Safari Huts for the night! • Private Waffle Bar and Eggs for breakfast • Free admission to the zoo the following day • Meet other local Explorer Chicks in the area! Woohoo! • Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women! You must book through the website to join us on this adventure. Full details are there as well. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/cincinnati-zoo-africa-slumber-party/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2433458866883387/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Bee Keeping Experience

Chicago

Join Explorer Chick for a Private and Exclusive Women-Only Bee Keeping Experience in Chicago! Why are the Bee’s in the news so often? What is Colony Collapse Disorder, and what can we do about it? Learn why bees matter and why it’s so important to support those who are keeping their bees responsibly! Topics may vary, but the passion for discussion will always “bee” present. 🐝 Are you interested in beekeeping as a hobby, or because your Grandpa once kept bees when you were growing up? Do you just want to do your share to 💛 help the honey bees to survive and thrive, this course will help you get started on your new adventure as a beekeeper! Honeybees have evolved with humans for centuries and at this time they are in peril and need your help! You will start by meeting with fellow Explorer Chicks at the Urban Garden. This Garden was created in 2014 when the property was bought on the northwest side of Chicago to keep honeybees. Once you arrive, you will experience firsthand how it feels to be inside an apiary! You will learn about the extraordinary life of the honeybee. Before heading into the apiary, you will suit up with your protective head veil. The beekeeper will gently wisp smoke from white sage over the beehives and around the participants. This ritual has a calming effect on the already docile bees and promotes a deeper state of peacefulness. You will see the working hives up close and in great detail. The apiarist demonstrates how the bees harmoniously work together throughout the honey making process. You will learn how a hive is created, how bees choose a new queen, how honey is made, and much more! This experience will conclude with a sampling of local small-batch honey and other kinds of honey from around the world! 🌎 Because our brain is so intricately involved in how we think and feel, it makes sense that when you fully taste the honey, you must use all five of the body’s senses. Like wine, each honey has its own terroir that reflects the environment of the hive it comes from. You will leave this workshop with the knowledge of the needs of the sweet Honeybee and what it takes to ensure they will be around for the years to come! 🍯 Adventure Highlights: • Experience firsthand how it feels to be inside an apiary • Understand the science of honeybees • Implement the best practices of experienced beekeepers • Understand bee biology and behavior • Use typical beekeeping clothing and equipment • Identify and treat common bee pests and diseases • Outline various bee products you and your bees can make • Understand pollination and the role bees play in it • Receive a sampling of local small-batch honey and other kinds of honey from around the world • Exclusive and Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only event. Enjoy more fun She-Nanigans with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women! You must book through the website to join us on this adventure. Full details are there as well. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/bee-keeping-experience-in-chicago/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/347831255863870/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

Red River Geological Area

Learn how to backpack with our small group, women only backpacking workshop in the Red River Gorge. Have you ever dreamed of hiking to a faraway, remote land to spend a few days camping and living in the wild surrounded by mountains? We have! And, we want you to be able to live freely in the wild at your every whim armed with the skills and experience to do so! We’ll meet you in the Red River Gorge to spend 2 days teaching you the fundamentals of backpacking with plenty of hands-on experience. With it’s abundance of natural bridges, sandstone cliffs, rock shelters, and arches, we couldn’t think of a more beautiful location to teach you how to backpack in the wilderness. The best part? We’ll lend you the essential Gear to get started! Every Explorer Chick will be provided with a Backpack, a Sleeping Bag, a Sleeping Pad, and a shared 2 person tent. We’ll provide all of the meals beginning with Saturday lunch through our Sunday closing lunch at a Red River Gorge local eatery. As for the rest of the gear, you’ll be provided with a packing list. Workshop Highlights: • Explore the many Arches, Sandstone cliffs, Natural Bridges, and Rock Shelters in the Red River Gorge. • Receive a hands-on experience with a small group of women guided by the Explorer Chick experts. You’ll be able to ask all of your questions, practice your skills as often as necessary, and get personal attention without feeling awkward or embarrassed! • Borrow the expensive gear giving you the opportunity to learn all about Backpacking and the required gear before investing in your own! • Spend two days meeting and becoming friends with a fabulous group of outdoor adventure lovin’ women! • Optional day hike to Iconic Landmarks in the Red River Gorge on Sunday • Eat Picnic lunches surrounded by the natural beauty of Red River Gorge. • End your Outdoor Adventure with our closing lunch at a local Red River Gorge eatery. Go home with a full belly and a happy heart! Early Bird Discount Savings: $20 Expires: April 15, 2019 Discount Code: RedSum19 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/red-river-gorge-backpacking-workshop/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2190811151170263/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/ We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

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Hocking Hills Rappelling 101

High Rock Adventures - Hocking Hills Ecotours

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