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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Adventure Woman Loves Fishing

Adventure Woman Radio presents the Adventure Canteen.  Christy Benton visits the canteen to tell us about the life of a female Commercial Fisherwoman.  If you ever dreamed about living a life on the water fishing in beautiful Alaska then listen to our show at the Adventure Canteen.  Christy also tell us about her family's fishing lodge.  A real adventure.  If you're Thirsty for Adventure then listen in!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Trekking and Climbing Mt. Everest

Adventure Woman is featuring Mt. Everest as its destination for March.  We just completed a great radio interview with world class climber Jeff Reynolds on his adventure travel company S2Mountaineering and their trips to Mt. Everest.  S2 does treks to Everest Base Camp, climbs to Island Peak and summit bids on Mt. Everest.  If you have ever dreamed of going to Mt. Everest listen to our interview in the Adventure Canteen at Adventure Woman Basecamp.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Adventure Woman Loves Self-Publishing!

In our current addition of Adventure Woman (check out February 2013 or visit our Archive Tent) we visit with Marcia Meier in our Adventure Interview.  Marcia is an expert on eBooks and self-publishing.  Her book, Navigating the Rough Waters of Today's Publishing World, is an excellent resource for any aspiring author.  For a review of her book visit the Armchair Adventurer.  Marcia knows what she is talking about, she is an author herself with an impressive background in writing.  She is the former director of the Santa Barbara Writer's Conference and her contact list (provided in the book) is impressive.  If you don't want to read about Marcia then listen to her on Adventure Woman Radio.  She gives wonderfully astute advice on how to break into self-publishing and encouraging words of wisdom.  Don't miss Marcia and her adventurous book!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Adventure Woman Loves Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Coast Trail

“Fear, to a great extent, is born of a story we tell ourselves, and so I chose to tell myself a different story from the one women are told.”

By Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed’s (Torch, Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar) memoir Wild recalls a three month adventure she tackled seventeen years ago on the Pacific Coast Trail hiking from the Mohave Desert through California, Oregon to Washington. While Strayed encounters challenges, mishaps and disconcerting moments on the trail the real adventure is found in her emotional revelations along the way and the slow discovery of her previously lost self.

Strayed became inspired to take the journey after reading the back cover of a book while waiting in line at an outdoors store. The author takes-on the trip as a personal pilgrimage and as a far-reaching goal when she is at a desperately low point in her life. Grieving the death of her mother, having split from her husband and using recreational drugs, she plans to hike her way through her confusion. However, her homework of the rigors of the PCT is poor and she is as physically unprepared for the hike as she is emotionally bewildered.

Not long into the trek she learns the highs and lows of serious hiking and is witness the frailties and strengths of her own body. Strayed walks with persistent hunger, bloody feet, an aching back (from too heavy a backpack) and fits of extreme loneliness. But slowly her blurred existence starts coming into focus as she begins appreciating the beauty of the trail and the pieces of her shattered life.

This is a sometimes dark, and often raw memoir that is uplifting in a soul-searching (and not saccharine) sort of way. It’s a rewarding read for any lost adventurer who wants to find their way home again. This is a memoir about the inner and outer challenges of life’s journey – and it makes for a gripping adventure.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Adventure Woman Loves Train Travel!

Trains, planes or automobiles? Each mode of transportation has so much to offer than its hard to pick just one. But, if I had to pick -- I would choose the train any day. Not only is it a wonderful way to see the beautiful USA (or any country) by also a relaxing and soothing experience.

I took the Amtark from Portland, Oregon to Chicago, Illinois and I had the best time. All of the meals are included when you get a sleeper car (I had one for two nights) and as awkward as it initially seems, the Amtrak policy of sitting guests together over Breakfast, lunch and dinner is a fantastic way to meet people. I had a few fabulous conversations with the friendliest strangers. It was simply an unforgettable adventurous experience.

Next time you're traveling consider the train. Its a romantic and historic way to travel and the next stranger you meet might be your lifelong friend. Choo Choo! All aboard!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Adventure Woman Loves the Royal Palms Resort!

Step back into old world Phoenician luxury and glamour at the impeccable Royal Palms. This hotel is a special and unforgettable treat and retreat. Unlike many of the newer hotels in the Phoenix-area, the Royal Palms has a warm, cozy and personal feeling to it. Perhaps it is because the resort started out as a private residence first and later evolved into a fabulous destination hotel. The mansion was originally built in 1929, as the winter home of New Yorkers Delos and Florence Willard Cooke, and was transformed into the Royal Palms Inn in 1949.
For more information see our review at

Friday, January 27, 2012

Adventure Woman Loves the Cubs!

The Chicago Cubs are arguably the most lovable team in baseball. No, we all know they don't have the best record, but perhaps that's why they mean so much to us. With the Cubs Convention just finishing two weeks ago, Cubs fever is back in the air with that 'hope springs eternal' belief that this could be our year. Perhaps it is that Midwest confidence in the possible, when history has shown its not always probable, that keeps us cheering for the Cubs.

March 4th is the start of Spring Training for the Cubs. Spring Training is held in the warm weather of Mesa, Arizona. Click here for the full spring schedule. Regardless, of the Cubs' record, no one can deny they are a winning team.

Their charitable contributions are impressive and their commitment to the community undeniable. At the Convention the Cubs management only upped their commitment to philanthropic and charitable involvement for 2012. And for that alone, the Cubs are big winners.

As the Cubs enter the 2012 season lets hope (once again) that they are winners on (as well as off) the field.

Go Cubbies!

Adventure Woman