What we're about

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. We're local! Born and raised in Cincinnati.

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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Upcoming events (5)

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 **** 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/1062397817512896 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/

Virginia Hiking and Survival 101

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Find your bold on a Women’s weekend hiking trip on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Slay the most iconic summits on the Appalachian Trail – Dragon’s Tooth, Tinker Cliffs, McAfee Knob – as you earn your survivor badge in Catawba, Virginia. Between hikes, you’ll learn basic hands-on wilderness skills from emergency bug-hunting to fire-building in the rain. You’ll kick off your adventure on Thursday arriving to our lodge in the woods in the late afternoon. Your feet won’t be settled for long as we gear up to tick off the first jewel in the crown: Dragon’s Tooth. It’s the shortest of the three hikes, but the most exciting as you scramble up rocks and via ferrata-type ladders to reach the summit and the huge monolith stretching to the sky on the summit. The next morning, you’ll embark on your hike with the most elevation gain – Tinker Cliffs. It’s a beautiful hike that takes you a across a field where you’ll be able to stare way up to our goal. It’s a lovely hike through the “Green Tunnel” with a gnarly steep section before you connect with the Appalachian Trail to reach the summit. Then you get to kick back, break out that sandwich, and bask in the view of the next day’s summit: McAfee Knob. On Saturday morning, we’ll take a short hike to our outdoor classroom where we’ll spend the day learning and practicing wilderness survival skills.Throughout the day you’ll learn a variety of knots, how to construct a few types of wilderness shelters, how to start and feed a fire even in the rain, and which bugs are the tastiest for eating! 🦗 Yes, it is completely hands-on. You will be building fires and shelters all with a supportive group of like-minded, fun women In the evening, we’ll hit a mall walker’s stride as we jump on the trail to catch one of the best sunsets. The hustle up the mountain is totally worth the burning quads as you rest your hiker booty and kick your legs off the edge of the world on McAfee’s Knob. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most photographed spots on the Appalachian Trail. (And, one of our favorites!). On your final day in wilderness paradise you’ll learn hands on Backcountry Personal Self Protection. During this hands-on course you’ll gain the necessary skills to break free from a stranger’s hold, recognize the signs of threatening behavior, and objects that you carry in your day pack that can be used as a weapon. You’ll be able to practice in a supportive environment with a “Red-Man Suit” while learning a proper palm strike, finger fan, knee jab, knee strike, and blocking moves. KA-POW!!! We’ll say goodbye Sunday afternoon, after refueling our bodies during one last delicious lunch at our Mountain Lodge. Each night, you’ll be resting your head at a beautiful lodge nestled in Catawba,Virginia. You’ll call the place home with freedom to stretch your legs on the lawn soaking up the sun after hiking, sharing stories around a campfire, or knocking back a few beers in the communal area. And, food! Your dinners and breakfasts will be home-cooked goodness served up on a plate! (Don’t worry! Bugs are optional and not on the menu!) It’s a wonderfully wild weekend with a small group of women hiking the Appalachian Trail and learning wilderness survival tactics. Over the course of a long weekend you’ll quickly grow close with your posse of Explorer Chicks as you hike the trails and share memories of of summits. Join us to experience this small-group women’s only hiking weekend yourself! $200 Early Bird Discount code: EBVA111220 Expires 07/01/2020 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/virginia-hiking-survival-101/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/560827267860328/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

Women's Baja Out to Sea Adventure

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Cross “become besties with a whale shark in the Sea of Cortez” off your list. This women’s adventure tour to Baja, Mexico bunks you in a privately chartered boat so you can snorkel with sea lions, surf in the golden sun, and kayak amidst giggling gal pals. Play with fish the size of a Volkswagen bus by day, sleep in a bunk anchored in the Sea of Cortez by night – yes, this is real life on your Baja, Mexico adventure! Your time in Baja will be jam-packed with excitement as you explore Isla Espíritu Santo National Park and its neighboring islands by private boat over the course of 6 days and 5 nights. You’ll swim with playful sea lions. You’ll come face to face swimming with the largest known fish, the majestic whale shark! You’ll learn to breathe under water with a Discover Scuba Diving day. Already a certified Scuba Diver? Fantastic! We’ve got gear you can borrow! Yes, there’s more! You’ll learn how to surf off the shores of Todos Santos. You’ll leave behind the equipment learning the technique to dive naturally and become a Level 1 Certified Free Diver. Oh, and you bet we’ll jump into kayaks to take to the island for hiking and exploring. Phew! At the end of each night aboard our cozy home at sea, you’ll fall asleep to the silence and tranquility anchored in a bay under a star filled sky. Once we’re good and pruny, we’ll leave behind our floating home to clamber back on land. It’s down a dirt road for us to explore the natural pools in the Sierra de Laguna. (Yup, more water. Mermaid life forever). Your last night will be spent camping at Huertas Los Mangos in Santiago – which is fully equipped with all of your basic camping needs including a turnt up Margarita happy hour around the campfire. • A surf lesson off the shores of the adorable, bohemian town of Todos Santos. • Search for and snorkel with Whale Sharks in the bay of La Paz. • Give Scuba Diving a try without the full commitment with a Discover Scuba Diving Day. • Ditch the equipment and earn your AIDA 1 in Freediving. • Snorkel with the fun and playful sea lions of Los Islotes. • Explore the sea caves and beaches of Baja California. • Hike the Sierra de Laguna discovering natural swimming holes. • Enjoy the tranquility and solace of the sea. • Free range use of on-board water equipment aboard our private vessel including kayaks and snorkel gear. • Live a life at sea aboard a privately chartered boat with a small group of women-only Explorer Chicks. • Enjoy an evening of camping under the stars around a bonfire with a happy hour and authentic Mexican dinner. • Meals – All of your meals are included from Lunch on Day 1 through Lunch on Day 7: B-6, L-7, D-6 • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics of arrival, departure, and everything between easy • Private Explorer Chick, small group, women only tour. Embark on your adventure with an encouraging and supportive bold women! Save $300 until 9/1/20 Code: EBBA111520 See website for full details and to book. https://explorerchick.com/adventures/baja/ Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities! https://www.facebook.com/events/2959532237599719/ Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

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