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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Join our national Women-only, Closed Facebook Group, Explorer Chick Tribe (https://www.facebook.com/groups/ExplorerChickTribe), where we share, inspire, educate, and encourage women in outdoor adventures and play.

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)

Women's Smoky Mountains Glamping and Hiking

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Spend a long weekend hiking the best trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including parts of the Appalachian Trail and enjoy nightly glamping near Gatlinburg, TN on this 4 Day Women-only, Small Group Hiking Adventure. Your hiking adventure has been carefully curated by the Explorer Chick team over countless in-field tests. Only our top treks make the itinerary – so prepare to be challenged on the trail and rewarded with the most OMFG-level mountain views and waterfalls. You’ll stride through sweet-smelling pine forests to reach sweeping panoramic vistas with a girl gang you’d trust more than Paul Bunyan. 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 to a bald rock outcropping on Charlie’s Bunion to get your heart hammered by mountain scenery in every direction. On two of your hikes, you’ll walk in the foot path of thousands of Appalachian Trail thru hikers that have come before you. Your Insta feed won’t know what hit it. Yes, this is real life with WILD women. 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. Go behind the scenes at a real working still house and see how everything is made start to finish. Learn the history of whiskey throughout the Prohibition era, the state’s romance with whiskey, and why these mountains were such an integral part of moonshine culture. Each night, put your feet up in total Pinterest-worthy digs at our adorable glamping site minutes from Gatlinburg. You will sleep in a tent that has been tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed with WiFi and temperature control – with meals freshly prepared at camp by your Explorer Chick guides. You only have one task after hiking: RELAX. It’s a wonderfully wild weekend with a small group of women hiking the Appalachian Trail and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over the course of the long weekend, you’ll quickly grow close with your posse of Explorer Chicks as you hike the trails and share memories of summits. Join us on our 4 Day, small-group women’s weekend hiking trip to experience it yourself! Adventure highlights Activity level: moderate to strenuous • Hike three of Explorer Chick’s favorite mountain hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains 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 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. • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour. Early Bird Discount: $200 Expires: 6/1/20 Discount Code: SMOKIESFALL20 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/238016370922929/ 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/

Backpacking For Beginners Live Virtual Workshop

Online event

$49.00

**** Please visit the Explorer Chick website for full details and to book with the link below. Your spot is not confirmed until you do so **** https://explorerchick.com/adventures/backpacking-for-beginners-live-virtual-workshop/ Ready to level up your day hiking adventures? Anxious to learn to camp for multiple days in the wilderness? Want to move from established campsites to the remote backcountry? We got you—and you can even wear your PJs. Learn how to backpack from the comfort of home (or wherever you get WiFi) with our live virtual online backpacking for beginners’ workshop, just for women! It’s the perfect introduction or refresher on how to go backpacking, taught by an expert Explorer Chick guide. If you’ve booked (or are still considering) one of Explorer Chick’s backpacking trips—or heck, just want to see if backpacking is the right hobby for you—this live, two-hour workshop is an ideal introduction or next step. Oh, and you know it’s not an Explorer Chick adventure without our classic SHE-nanigans—virtual or not! Come along as we transform your computer screen into a backpacking adventure lesson, all while you enjoy a cocktail from the comfort of the couch! You’ll even receive a few camp-inspired cocktail recipes leading up to your workshop. (Hello 👋 Punch O’ Pine, Campfire Sour, and Cranberry Margarita) In just two-hours, learn the all the backpacking for beginner’s essentials, from pre-departure to packing up camp—and everything in between. Watch live demonstrations of packing, cooking, setting up camp, meal prep, clothing, safety, filtering water, gear, equipment, and more. Yes! Everything you need to know, without having to dig through the endless blogs, forums, and books. Or worse, have it man-splained to you by the well-meaning males in your life. You’ll also receive a copy of our very own Backpacking Field Guide. The Field Guide covers the backpacking essentials covered in the workshop, so you’ll have a handy reference of your future camping trips. Get Answers to Your Toughest Backpacking Questions Should I be concerned about bears? Where can I find deals on equipment? Is it cool if I leave a big dump in the woods? Ever had these thoughts, but were too afraid to ask? Fear not! Everything you ever wanted to learn about backpacking (especially as a woman) will be answered during a reserved Q&A session. (And we LOVE to answer your questions! Even the gross stuff!) So ask away, then hit the trails as a confident and empowered backpacker. Each workshop is limited to 20 Explorer Chicks. This means a small class setting where you will feel comfortable and supported, no matter your previous outdoor experience. Pricing: $49 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/backpacking-for-beginners-live-virtual-workshop/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/1062129877539690 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/

Smoky Mountain Hiking and Glamping Adventure

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Join us on our Great Smoky Mountains Hiking & Glamping Weekend for women only! Enjoy four days of sweeping mountain vistas, a private whiskey tour, forest hikes, and more. Spend a long weekend with a small group of women hiking the best trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and luxuriate with nightly glamping near Gatlinburg, TN. Your hiking adventure has been carefully (obsessively?) curated by the Explorer Chick team over countless in-field tests. Only our top treks make the itinerary. Prepare to be challenged on the trail and rewarded with the most OMFG-level mountain views and waterfalls. You’ll stride through sweet-smelling pine forests to reach sweeping panoramic vistas with a girl gang you’d trust more than Paul Bunyan. 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 to a bald rock outcropping on Charlie’s Bunion to get your heart hammered by mountain scenery in every direction. On two of your hikes, you’ll walk in the foot path of thousands of Appalachian Trail thru hikers that have come before you. Your Insta feed won’t know what hit it. Yes, this is real life with WILD women. 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. Go behind the scenes at a real working still house and see how everything is made start to finish. Learn the history of whiskey throughout the Prohibition era, the state’s romance with whiskey, and why these mountains were such an integral part of moonshine culture. Each night, put your feet up in total Pinterest-worthy digs at our adorable glamping site minutes from Gatlinburg. You will sleep in a tent that has been tastefully decorated and luxuriously appointed with WiFi and temperature control – with meals freshly prepared at camp by your Explorer Chick guides. You only have one task after hiking: RELAX. It’s a wonderfully wild weekend with a small group of women hiking the Appalachian Trail and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over the course of the long weekend, you’ll quickly grow close with your posse of Explorer Chicks as you hike the trails and share memories of summits. Adventure Highlights • Hike three of Explorer Chick’s favorite mountain hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains 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 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. • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour. Early Bird Discount: $200 Expires: 8/31/20 Discount Code: SmokiesFall 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/307628773549959/ 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/

Glass Blowing Class in Indianapolis

6400 S Brookville Rd

$65.00

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?!) CREATE A STUNNING PIECE OF HOT GLASS SEASONAL ARTWORK 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. SEASONAL GLASS BLOWING CLASSES FALL PUMPKINS $65 November 7, 2020 November 21, 2020 CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS $55 December 4, 2020 December 19, 2020 VALENTINE’S HEARTS $55 January 30, 2021 ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS • 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. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/glass-blowing-class-indianapolis/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/events We’re on Instagram as well! https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

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Backpacking For Beginners Live Virtual Workshop

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$49.00

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