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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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Dominican Republic Adventure Vacation

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This isn’t your typical Dominican Republic vacation. Heck no! Enjoy surfing, yoga, rafting, trapeze lessons, and more! It all takes place from your own beachfront eco-hotel. The soul-filling hospitality of the Dominican Republic goes so much deeper than the bottom of a tiki glass. Encounter lush jungles, sandy beaches, dramatic mountains, friendly locals, and authentic farm-to-table food along the north shore of Hispaniola Island. Join other adventurous women on our multi-sport Dominican Republic Adventure Vacation!

CABARETE BEACHFRONT HOTEL
Your vacation in Cabarete begins the second after arriving to our beachfront home away from home. Sink your toes into the sand for the very first time that week. Read a book by the pool with a view. Go ahead and exhale away every ounce of chaos back home. Then, spend the next week stirring up all the FOMO from your friends who opted for the beach vacation at a mundane, ubiquitous All-Inclusive.

SURF LESSONS, TRAPEZE AND WATER ACTIVITIES
Your vacations never looked (or felt) this adventurous before! Take to the waters at Encuentro Beach to learn how to surf. (Yes! You could be that rad chick flashing the hang loose on a surf board in two hours’ time!). Fly like an acrobat swinging from a trapeze with a crowd of Explorer Chicks cheering you on from the ground. Hike from the countryside down into a river canyon to LEAP FROM WATERFALLS. Such epic payback for the days you couldn’t climb a rope in gym class. Zipline across a sinkhole before dropping into the crystal clear waters. Get acquainted with the real Dominican Republic on a home visit in the countryside including a tasty lunch.

BEACHFRONT YOGA
Think to yourself new body, who dis? as you become a stronger version of yourself every day in the Dominican Republic—all while on vacation! Besides your outdoor playground, you’ll have included access to evening open air yoga classes overlooking the ocean. No Post Malone necessary as the waves crash beside your mat.

You’ll have plenty of rest and recovery time as you dine on meals sourced locally and kick back happy hour mojitos from the beachfront bar.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS
Beach to Ocean Surf Lesson at Encuentro Beach
Ciguapa Falls canyoning, river trekking, and waterfall jumping
Flying on a Trapeze
Swimming and Ziplining into a sinkhole
Countryside farm tour including a picnic lunch and swimming
Three Beach front Yoga practices
Accommodations in a beachfront hotel with wi-fi, a pool, and a restaurant/bar.
Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, transportation, 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: $300
Expires: 2/1/2022
Discount Code: DRSummer2022
See website for full details and to book.

https://explorerchick.com/adventures/dominican-republic-tropical-adventure/

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We’re on Instagram as well!

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Alaska Hiking, Kayaking + Glacier Tour

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Ready to take on Alaska, she-wolf?! Explorer Chick is howling over this stunner of a week-long women’s Alaska Hiking, kayaking, and Glacier Tour to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Prince William Sound and the Talkeetna Mountains. Bring your Mukluks, a flask and plenty of Lord Huron. Alaska is gonna swallow your heart whole.

  • SLEEP AND HIKE IN AMERICA’S LARGEST NATIONAL PARK

Hike through legit caribou tundra in the Talkeetna Mountains. Fly over volcanic mountains before wandering America’s largest National Park, Wrangell-St. Elias, for three days. Stay in a friggen ghost town near the base of yet another glacier and shame every lame tampon sport commercial as you ice climb a glacier

  • SEA KAYAK PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND

Waterproof your phone for all the iceberg selfies while sea kayaking Prince William Sound. Just when you think it can’t get more beautiful, Columbia Glacier will “calve” millions of pounds of ice into the bay like the badass Mama Nature is.

There will be moonshine, ferry rides, wildlife, abandoned mines, ice fields, lodge-cooked meals, nights out on the “town,” coastal national forest, pure Alaska hiking, and more snowy peaks than you can count from the SEVEN mountain ranges you’ll see.

Caw into the cold air and Alaska will echo back. You’re about to fall hard for this wild world that gives America it's midnight sun.

Adventure Highlights

  • Check off that bucket list over 7 days with Alaska hiking, kayaking, glacier trekking, ice climbing, and wildlife spotting.
  • Clamber up to alpine tarns to spy turquoise alpine lakes in the Talkeetna Mountains.
  • Board a Bush Plane for a scenic flight over volcanoes and glaciers in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
  • Trek onto a glacier equipped with crampons and all the safety gear for ice climbing.
  • Explore an old copper mine at the top of an epic hike with unforgettable mountain high views.
  • Paddle your sea kayak amidst icebergs up to the face of the Columbia Glacier.
  • Enjoy a very scenic ferry crossing across Prince William sound keeping an eye out for marine wildlife.
  • Relax in boutique mountain lodges and cabins for 4 nights with front yard views of mountains, glaciers, and rivers.
  • Actively experience Alaska with an Explorer Chick Guide who will ensure you hike the best trails.
  • 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: $300
Expires:[masked]
Discount Code: AlaskaAugust2022

See the website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-alaska-hiking-kayaking-and-glacier-tour/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/910708673154757/

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4-Day Yosemite Valley North Rim Backpacking

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Soaring peaks, tough climbs, epic views, and all of the SHE-nanigans! During your 4-Day Yosemite Valley North Rim Backpacking adventure, you’ll tour through the best of Yosemite National Park starting with unbelievable views of El Capitan and Half Dome from Yosemite Valley! Brave the ‘Switchbacks-to-the-Sky’ one of the toughest trails in the park, take a dip in the icy-cold runoff of Yosemite Creek, bask in the beauty of Half Dome’s reflection in Mirror Lake, and stand atop North Dome, all alongside your new BFFs!

GUIDED BACKPACKING IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
With your small group and experienced Explorer Chick Guide, you will climb steep, challenging trails along the North Rim. You will hike 20 miles and over 5800 feet of elevation gain over three days. Overlooking dramatic vistas of the Yosemite Valley (some badass level stuff), you’ll visit the park’s tallest waterfall, peer into the reflection of Mirror Lake and see Half Dome looking back at you; hike to the top of North Dome for some of the most iconic and sweeping views of the valley below; sleep under the stars near Snow and Yosemite Creeks, and catch a sunrise at Indian Arch.
Don’t worry, we’ll take care of the logistics, permits, food and equipment. You just bring your hiker booty!

SNOW CREEK TRAIL: SWITCHBACKS TO THE SKY
Your Explorer Chick Guide will lead you and your small group on an epic adventure along one of the most challenging but rewarding trails in the park: the Snow Creek Trail. During your trek you will champ the Switchbacks to the Sky to hike above the famed Yosemite Valley along the North Rim with an eagle eye’s view of the jaw-dropping scenery below. You will visit the park’s only granite arch, and explore the park’s tallest waterfall from top to bottom.
Your route will be less crowded than the many of the others in the park, allowing you time and space to take in all of the gorgeousness including views of Half Dome, Clouds Rest, Tenaya Canyon and Mount Watkins. Yes, there’s serious mileage and elevation gains. Worth it? Hell yes!

BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED
Don’t have backpacking equipment, but can beast the stairs? Perfect. Explorer Chick has you covered with:

  • Shared Tents
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping pad
  • Backpack
  • Trekking poles
  • Shared cookware

All you need to do is to show up ready for backpacking SHE-nanigans and you’ll get that National Parks bucket list checked.

ADVENTURE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Backpack 4 days/3 nights exploring Yosemite National Park along the North Rim with views of Tenaya Canyon, Half Dome, El Capitan, Clouds Rest, and Mount Watkins
  • Stand at the top of North Dome for the best face-to-face views of Half Dome in the park
  • Climb 3000+ feet along Snow Creek Trail with sweeping views of the Yosemite Valley including towering peaks, steep cliffs, winding rivers, immense waterfalls and lush forest
  • Peer into Mirror Lake to see a perfect reflection of Half Dome and the surrounding scenery
  • View the tallest waterfall in Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Falls
  • Catch a sunrise at Indian Arch, the only granite arch in Yosemite
  • Share stories of the day while chowing down on a yummy backcountry dinner with your Explorer Chick sisters.
  • Enjoy down time at camp to read a book, lizard on a river rock, take a chilly dip, or sneak in a nap.
  • Disconnect to reconnect! Leave behind the constant contact and use your phone solely for capturing moments.

Simply show up to a fully-planned backpacking trip. We’ll take care of everything including snagging the nearly impossible to obtain permits.

  • Relax with a comprehensive itinerary that makes the logistics, permits, navigation, meal planning, gear, and everything in-between easy.
  • Geek out with supportive and encouraging Explorer Chicks on a private, women-only, small group adventure tour.

See website for full details and to book.
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/4-day-yosemite-valley-north-rim-backpacking/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/520280643052604

Say Hello 👋

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📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/
❤️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/
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Yosemite Half Dome Backpacking

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Hit your bucket list with all the feels on this women’s backpacking weekend tour to Yosemite National Park as you climb the famous cables of Half Dome with ladies who do their own stunts.

Live out every last one of those John Muir nature quotes in the backcountry of Yosemite National Park. Mountains calling? Check. Between two pines? Check. Walk with nature? Double check.

Meet your new woman crushes in the Valley as the landscape gives way to mountains, waterfalls, and a piney perfume that’ll make Yankee Candle jelly. Mother Nature swiped ALL THE WAY right. Leave the phone on airplane mode to immerse yourself in stunning National Park backcountry over the course of 4 epic days.

Romp through the backcountry on a demanding, yet epic backpacking trip. Climb steep, challenging trails to look down upon the Valley with a panoramic view that includes Mt. Starr King, Half Dome, Nevada Falls, Illilouette Falls, and plenty of ant-sized tourists with tiny selfie sticks.

Fuel up for the real MVP – the famous cables of Half Dome! Blast that hiker booty ascending 500’ over .5 mile up steps carved into the rock. Then, the real fun begins. It’s a 400’ gain up the cables with some points at 70%+ grades. Pace your footwork on wooden slabs spaced out on the climb as you get the upper body workout of a lifetime. Worth it? HELL YES!

Don’t have backpacking equipment, but can beast master the stairs? Perfect. Explorer Chick has you covered with a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and shared tent. You just need to show up to Yosemite National Park ready for a women’s backpacking trip.

Early Bird Discount: $200
Expires: 03/01/2022
Discount Code: YosemiteAugust2022

See the Website for full details and to book!
https://explorerchick.com/adventures/womens-yosemite-half-dome-backpacking/

Join the Facebook Event to meet Explorer Chicks from other cities!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1201738457002431/

Say Hello 👋

💻 Website: https://explorerchick.com/
📧 Email: [masked]
📸 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/explorerchickadventureco/
❤️ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ExplorerChickAdventureCo/
👯‍♀️ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/weareexplorerchick
🎥 TikTok:https://www.tiktok.com/@explorerchick

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