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CALLING ALL CHICKS WHO DIG THAT OUTDOOR, ADVENTUROUS LIFE AND LOVE TO TRAVEL!

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.

ABOUT US

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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BECOME AN EXPLORER CHICK AMBASSADOR

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!

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: 12/01/2021
Discount Code: SmokiesSpring2022

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!
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Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!
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We’re on Instagram 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!

BRYCE CANYON HIKING AND BEGINNER -FRIENDLY CANYONEERING
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.

ANGELS LANDING HIKE
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).

GLAMPING
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.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • 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

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/hiking-glamping-zion-bryce-canyon/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/349885876626624

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

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**** 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 ****

  • 8-10 PM (Eastern Standard Time)

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 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 30 Explorer Chicks. This means a small class setting where you will feel comfortable and supported, no matter your previous outdoor experience.

Virtual Workshop Price: $49

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/backpacking-for-beginners-live-virtual-workshop/

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Croatia Hiking National Parks and Multisport Adventure Tour

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Get ready to have your mind blown multiple times over turquoise waters, frothing waterfalls, badass mountain summits, and medieval towns. Croatia will turn anyone into an annoying romantic. Book your week-long women’s multi-sport adventure tour featuring hiking, e-biking, mountain-summiting, sea kayaking, snorkeling, and plenty of Adriatic Sea swimming. You’ll explore ancient cities tripping through architectural history from ancient Roman, Venetian Gothic, Romanesque, and Medieval. Cycle through stupid-pretty Istrian Peninsula hilltop towns. Bust your booties through Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica National Parks. Climb a freaking Via Ferrata to summit Bojin Kuk. And float through the 80+ islands that make up Kornati National Park. BRB we need to pick our jaw up from off the ground.

EXPLORE ZAGREB, CROATIA’S CAPITAL CITY
You and your Explorer Chick entourage will geek over all the architecture porn – from medieval stone gates to Gothic cathedrals. We’ll visit all the “musts” and gather for a welcome dinner in the Old Town. Did you just change your Insta handle to Croatia_Cutie? We are obsessed with you!

E-BIKES, WINE, AND TRUFFLES IN THE ISTRIAN COUNTRYSIDE
What could be better than seeing tiny cutie towns? TASTING the wares of those tiny cutie towns! We’ll cruise the Parenzana trail on our E-Bikes, stopping in Grožnjan, Oprtalj, and Motovun for coffee, olive oil tastings, and a spectacular lunch. By evening, we’ll cycle to the top of Motovun for a stunning gargoyle view of the Adriatic cities. You won’t leave Istria without loading your bike down with bottles of wine and a tummy full of truffles.

HIKE PLITVICE LAKES AND PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARKS
You’re gonna see the kind of natural beauty that shows up in the screensavers of Apple products. The Instagram world is stark raving mad over Plitvice Lakes because of its unique system of lakes and waterfalls. A rock climbing and hiking paradise awaits you in Paklenica National Park with views of the Adriatic Sea from your very own mountain summit.

KORNATI NATIONAL PARK SPEED-BOAT AND SPLIT SEA-KAYAKS
The best views of this gorgeous region are often gleaned from the sea. Across two days, we’ll explore the island systems via speedboat and sea-kayak, leaving plenty of time for swimming, snorkeling, and floating otter-style on your back. You are basically a mermaid now and have to deal with mermaid things like schools of fish, coral spottings and island lunches. You poor thing.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS:
-E-Bike through Croatia’s “Tuscany” tasting Wine, Olive Oil, and Truffles along the way
-Discover charming hilltop medieval towns on the Istria Peninsula
-Truffle Hunt with a local in the forests of Motovun
-Hike the lower and upper falls of the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park
-Soak in sunsets over the Adriatic from beautiful viewpoints
-Climb a Via Ferrata to the summit of Bojin Kuk in Paklenica National Park
-Enjoy the background music of Zadar’s Sea Organ at sunset
-Explore Kornati National Park by speedboat with swimming, snorkeling, and a seafood lunch
-Sea Kayak to a secluded beach off Split with more swimming, snorkeling, and cliff jumping
-Get lost in the narrow streets of Split while enjoying a cone of gelato or a glass of wine
-Kick back in 3-4 Star boutique hotels throughout your adventure with fabulous views that pair well with a cocktail
-Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes everything in-between easy.

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expires: 02/01/2022
Discount Code: Croatia2022

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-croatia-hiking-national-parks-and-multisport-adventure-tour/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1549687252049873/

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!
https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

We’re on Instagram, too!
https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/

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Red River Gorge Backpacking Workshop

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