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Explorer Chick (https://explorerchick.com/) is empowering women to live their best lives. How? Through the shared experience of our kickass outdoor adventures and trips!

We provide exciting itineraries to local and global destinations, a supportive adventure-loving community, uncommon experiences, and our signature SHE-nanigans. Discover your awaiting adventure— from a local day tour, a weekend road trip, or your next travel bucket list vacation of a lifetime. Whether you arrive as a female solo traveler or with several of your closest girlfriends, you’ll be greeted by a small group of like-minded women travelers of all ages.


Explorer Chick Adventure Co. (https://explorerchick.com/) is an adventure travel company offering women-only, small group travel trips, workshops, and Mini Adventures.

Our adventures range from local day trips (Mini Adventures) and weekend getaways, to multi-day travel bucket list hot spots all over the world! Outdoor activities on our trips include: hiking, camping, rafting, rock climbing, backpacking, canyoning, surfing and more! Basically, anything that gets us in the outdoors to be active and play.

Oh, and we think we’re the most BAD ASS group of women around! Explorer Chicks show up with open minds, willing to push their comfort zones, ready to have fun, and to be all in.

This Meetup is sponsored by Explorer Chick (http://explorerchick.com/), so there are no dues for joining! 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 our single day Mini Adventures in her area! Check out our Explorer Chick Ambassador page (https://explorerchick.com/about/brandambassador/) for all of the details and to apply!

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Smoky Mountains Hiking and Glamping Adventure

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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!

• 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: 12/01/2021
Discount Code: SmokiesSpring2022

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Glass Blowing Class in Indianapolis

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**** Did you book your spot on our website, Explorer Chick? To buy your ticket, follow the link at the top of the Meetup details. ****

Today’s glass blowing techniques echo those of the past, with skilled workers using methods of glass creation that have been passed down through the generations. At this hands-on glass blowing class, learn these same techniques to create your own unique piece of artwork.

Your left brain will be just as engaged as your right, because you’ll learn some pretty cool/nerdy stuff too. For example, did you know that glass is an amorphous solid? No, that’s not a contradiction in terms! It’s a solid, but has a molecular structure that’s random like a liquid. This amorphous molecular structure is what makes it transparent. (Pretty cool right?!)


Each of our glass blowing classes will focus on a specific seasonal project (see details below), but the rest is up to you! After learning the basics of glass blowing and studio safety, it’s time to fire up that creativity (literally). Select your glass colors and create your own beautiful design—with help from a 2100-degree furnace. Our favorite part? You get to say things like, “Stick it in the glory hole!” 😲🤣 The “glory hole” is the furnace you heat the glass in. (Where was your mind going, silly?) Other terms you may hear are:
• gaffers – experienced glassblowers who’s workshops are called
• hot shops – gaffer workshops
• crucibles – where silica is melted
• maver – where silica is shaped

Sounds like fun already, and we haven’t even started! Join us for some creative seasonal fun during this half-day glass blowing class in Indianapolis.


December 4, 2021

December 18, 2021

February 5, 2022

March 12, 2022

April 23, 2022

May 28, 2022

• Hands-on Instruction and Training.
• Choose your colors and design.
• After the cool-down process, you will be able to pick up your one of a kind piece of art.
o Shipping is available for about $20 if you can not make it back.
• Private Explorer Chick, small group, women-only Mini Adventure.
• 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.


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Glamping and Hiking in Zion National Park + Bryce Canyon

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Unreal hoodoos? Check. Slot canyons? Majestic overlooks? Check. All this and more (like heated tents with electricity) await you during our Women’s Hiking and Glamping in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon weekend adventure!

Escape to prehistoric Utah where you’ll hike stupid-pretty trails in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Wade through the Virgin River below 1,500′ canyon walls in the Narrows. Spend an entire day exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. Ghost the tourists as you wander deep into orange hoodoos. Explore areas of Zion so remote, they can only be reached by rappelling, scrambling, and down-climbing on a beginner-friendly canyoneering route.

Do you dare to Beastmaster up the chains of Angels Landing? If your answer is “Hell yeah!” you’ll snag one of the best views in Zion National Park. Not feeling it? No problem! You can still enjoy the Angels Landing hike without the exposed and often crowded chain portion. You’ll have the option to hang out on Scout Lookout while the rest of your group ascends the chains. Your guide and Explorer Chick sisters will support you the whole way. Afterward, dry your pits as you amble the streets of Springdale, Utah – the gateway to Zion (and seriously good ice cream).

Every night you’ll rest your head in Insta-worthy glamping tents bordering Zion National Park. Kick it by the campfire under a diamond sky with goddesses who aren’t afraid to get dirty.


  • Check off your National Parks bucket list over 4 days with hikes in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.
  • Get lost, figuratively, surrounded by the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon.
  • Explore below the canyon walls in Zion trekking the Narrows and cast your eyes down at the valley perched atop Angels Landing.
  • Rappel, scramble, and down climb your way canyoneering in a beginner friendly slot canyon.
  • Sleep easy at our Glamping site with canvas tents outfitted with all the creature comforts.
  • Actively experience the parks with 2 Explorer Chick Guides who will ensure you hike the best, and sometimes most challenging, hikes.
  • Relax and let us do the driving in the Explorer Chick SHE-nanigan Shuttle!
  • Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments.
  • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, entrance fees, navigation, meal planning, lodging, and everything in-between easy.
  • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expiry Date: 12/01/2021
Discount Code: ZionSpring2022

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Rappelling in Hocking Hills

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Join us for a Rappelling in Hocking Hills Mini Adventure! No experience? No worries! This one-day trip is a perfect introduction to rappelling and will leave you wanting more. Rappelling is less physically demanding than rock climbing but doesn’t sacrifice any of the excitement.
Hiking in Hocking Hills
Once you're all geared up and ready to rappel, we take an over a mile-long hike to the starting location. As we stroll along our hike going up and down hills and between colossal rock formations, we will take time to embrace the nature around us. Your guide will share interesting tidbits about native plants, trees, and the geology that make Hocking Hills so stunning!
You'll experience 3 different types of rappels! We'll start with a 35-foot flat wall rappel, then proceed to a higher 65-foot breathtaking rock canyon rappel. Finishing with Pride Rock, a big overhang rappel. It's just under 100 feet, which allows you to flip upside down toward the bottom for an added thrill!
With rappels beginning at 35 ft and topping out at to nearly 100 ft, this tour is a great blend of nature and adrenaline! At each one, you will have two expert guides: one top side and one below, to instruct you as you lower yourself down the rock face.
We have more exciting adventures here that can be combined with your rappelling experience to make the most of your rockin' trip to Hocking Hills!
• Hocking Hills Rock Scramble & Climb
• Forest Bathing with Edible and Medical Plants in Hocking Hills
• Rock Climbing in Hocking Hills
There's also plenty of hiking in the area, so stay and explore if you have time.

• Get a taste of outdoor rappelling surrounded by the natural beauty of Hocking Hills.
• Experience 3 rappels ranging from 35 to 100 feet in a variety of formations including flat wall, canyon, and an overhang!
• Learn about the native plants and geology of Hocking Hills.
• Exclusive and Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive group of Bold women!

The Details
For all 2022 Hocking Hills events
• Masks are required while inside of the High Rock Main Office where the restrooms are.
• The mask can be removed when you are able to maintain the 6 ft distance. This will help ensure your safety as well as the High Rock staff.
• Weight limit for climbing and rappels is 275lbs. Applies for safety.
• This is an active event, bring snacks to keep you fueled!
• Check-in Time: 30 minutes prior to departure.
• Print or screenshot your directions ahead of time. Service can be spotty.
• Duration: 3 Hours.
• Women-Only, 21+
• If you are interested in looking for lodging:
o Most of the local Cabins have a 2-night minimum.
o For single nights check local hotels.
 The Holiday Inn Express in Logan or Lancaster both are close.
 Or the Baymont Inn in Logan.

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