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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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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 7/1/2021
Code: BajaWinter2022

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/200139384979914

Don't forget to follow Explorer Chick on Facebook too!

https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/

Canaan Valley West Virginia Winter Weekend

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Become part of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Parka as you enjoy the best winter sports in the East. We’ll explore West Virginia’s mountainous Canaan Valley via snowshoe. Glide past frozen waterfalls, ice curtains, and rivers in Blackwater Falls State Park.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKI
Next, spend a day learning how to cross-country ski with with over 1,200 feet of vertical gains and 60+ km of trail length. Glide through frozen landscapes and white-capped mountain vistas.

UNWIND AND RELAX
Then, slow it down with relaxing evenings in the colorful towns of Thomas and Davis, WV as we enjoy local eateries, live music, and microbreweries. #adventurethencocktails Each night is spent in a cozy State Park lodge with views of Blackwater Gorge.
Every day of our long weekend together will be filled with outdoor activities! Embrace the winter weather and have the best snow days ever on this Winter Weekend Adventure in Canaan Valley, WV!

Adventure Highlights:
• Enjoy West Virginia’s mountainous Canaan Valley while experiencing the best winter sports in the East!
• Navigate through snowy landscapes by snowshoe to frozen waterfalls, ice curtains, and rivers in Blackwater Falls State Park
• Learn to cross-country ski enjoying a variety of terrain and elevation with over 1,200 feet of vertical rise and over 60 km of cross-country ski trails
• Slow down with relaxing evenings in the colorful towns of Thomas and Davis, WV as we enjoy local eateries, live music, and microbreweries.
• Spend each night in a comfortable, State Park lodge with views of Blackwater Gorge
• Geek out with encouraging and supportive Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

Activity Level: Moderate
This winter adventure is rated moderate and focused on a variety of outdoor, winter activities. We’ll be outside every day in a variety of winter elements snowshoeing and cross-country skiing while exploring Canaan Valley. You should train your body to be outside for hours at a time bundled up and staying active. To get the most from your Adventure we recommend having a solid fitness base with training on the trails and inclines in a variety of weather conditions. Train how you play!

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expires: 9/1/2021
Discount Code: WVWinter2022

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/west-virginia-winter-adventure/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/139590374723196

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 ****

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 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/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/4650379045055482

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/

ARCHES AND MOAB HIKING WEEKEND

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Join us for a Moab, Utah Hiking Weekend for women only! Spend four days trekking the best trails in Canyonlands and Arches National Parks by day. At night, explore the town of Moab or relax in our private Explorer Chick lodgings.
Your hiking weekend has been carefully curated and “in the field” tested by your Explorer Chick team! We’ve spent YEARS playing in this outdoor mecca in the desert. You’ll squeeze in some serious hiking over the course of a long weekend working on those hiker booty gains. Most of the ground you’ll cover doesn’t even show up on Utah hiking blogs.
Explore six arches in one trail to discover the namesake of Arches National Park. Wander among red sandstone pillars in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park. Descend down layers of red, pink, brown, and white sandstone to enjoy a well-earned lunch on the White Rim of the Colorado River.
Your thighs will sing every day as you walk a new trail, admire a new horizon, and conquer a new National Park!
Catch an unforgettable sunrise at Deadhorse Point State Park as you sip your coffee and munch on your breakfast. Every day, expect to be challenged by a new trail, and a new horizon, and new friends.
Your heart will swoon every night as you kick off your dusty hiking boots, share bad jokes, and enjoy fresh-made meals in the Explorer Chick lodge.
We’ll enjoy the occasional meal out and even squeeze in some time for you to meander and shop in the funky town of Moab. Your hiking weekend in Moab, Utah begins with an easy rendezvous at a Salt Lake City airport hotel—we take care of all the transportation from there!
(Phew, did we mention this is all going down in four days?)
Explorer Chick is an approved and permitted Commercial Operator for Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Adventure Highlights:
• Experience 4 days of hiking Explorer Chick's favorite desert trails in two iconic National Parks - Arches and Canyonlands.
• Witness the power of wind as you hike among iconic formations in Arches National Park where over 2,000 arches have been documented.
• Wander through slot canyons, among sandstone hoodoos, and across wind-eroded plains in the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park.
● Wake early to watch the sunrise over the canyon in Dead Horse Point State Park while munching on breakfast and sipping on hot coffee.
● Hike in secluded areas of the desert where you'll hear nothing but the rustle of the wind and scruff of your hiking boots.
● Meander into the shops of the quaint and artsy town of Moab.
● 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!

See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/moab-weekend/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!

https://www.facebook.com/events/266001601977531

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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