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If you’ve always wanted to be a more adventurous woman, you might wonder how. The good news is that it is easy if you take a few steps and change your attitude – We’ll explain exactly how to do that in this article.

7 Ways to Become a More Adventurous Woman

Here are some tips and tricks that help you in embarking on more adventures.

1. Hang Out With Outdoorsy Friends

If you’re not an outdoorsy person, but you want to be, the first step is to start hanging out with an outdoorsy friend. You can learn new skills from adventurous women you may not know, such as how to start a fire using sticks and brush. They’ll help you step outside your comfort zone and show you it’s possible to survive outdoors with just the bare necessities.

2. Take a Day Hike

If you want to become an adventurous woman, another good way to start is to take a day hike in a national park. National parks offer great adventures for women because they often have trails of different lengths and difficulty, so as you get more experienced, you can try harder trails. Eventually, you may feel comfortable hiking the Salkantay Trails in Peru or pursuing travel with a purpose.

3. Read About Famous Female Adventurers

One way to motivate yourself to become an adventurous woman is to read about famous female adventurers. Some of our personal favorites include:

Isabella Bird

This UK-born female adventurer traveled the world independently. She’s visited many countries and is an expert traveler. But she is also elected woman fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a professional organization for geography. Despite insomnia, spine problems, and migraines since childhood, Bird remained confident all her life. As a devoted reader, she had an appreciation for places outside of the UK that she had never seen before.

During 1854, her physician recommended taking a sea journey. After sailing to America, she never forgot about her adventurous spirit. Despite being ill, she continued to travel until her death in 1904, shortly after coming home from Morocco and planning to visit China.

Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz

This Polish sailor is the first woman who has sailed around the globe without assistance. She sailed on a 31.2 foot long single-masted Conrad 32 sloop called Mazurek to complete her journey. Her husband led the team that built it. Her journey began February 28, 1976, when she sailed out of the Canary Islands. After spending over a year at sea, she returned home in 1978, shortly before Naomi James became the second woman to solo sail around the globe.

Annie Edson Taylor

Her adventure differed from those of other female adventurers. It was shorter, but no less frightening due to the shorter distance.

Born in 1838, she was the eighth child of the owner of a flour mill. After studying education, she founded a dancing school in Michigan before specializing in music education. The traditional ways of earning money didn’t give her the satisfaction and safety she wanted. She survived a plunge over Niagara Falls. She found the essential equipment and prepared for her adventure. In 1901, she entered a barrel, entered the Niagara River, and passed over the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. As a result, she became the first to endure a drop on top of Niagara Falls.

4. Be Open-Minded

To be more adventurous, you must be more open-minded. It’s not always an easy lesson, and it takes constant practice, especially on the road. This can be interpreted in many ways; one way to interpret it is not automatically to say no without thinking.

5. Be Positive

You can’t be positive 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To be adventurous, you must look on the bright side. Life is hard. Travel is challenging. Adventures aren’t always easy. But that’s the point. If it were easy, women of all ages would do it.

Women have a knack for trying to talk themselves out of things, focusing on the negative instead of the positive. Female travelers must learn to embrace the bad with the good, continue moving forward, and not let negativity hold them back from taking the next step.

6. Be Smart

This isn’t about book smarts – young girls must be street smart when making their first trip to a new place, or at least wise.

To be adventurous, a young woman must be prepared to take risks. There are many types of risk. There are things like skydiving that have minimal risk of injury, but people are still inherently afraid of.  It’s less risky to swim in an alpine lake than climb the highest mountain. As a woman, social media and tv shows often tell us to avoid riskier countries, like the Middle East, but how risky are they?

Then there are small, everyday things where the real risks hide. As an adventurous woman, you want to learn to be smart on the road and learn to read and judge risky situations.

You already agreed to be open-minded, but with experience and time, you will learn what is safe and what isn’t, especially when traveling alone. Trust your instincts and you’ll gain solo travel confidence. Also, get travel insurance through travel companies, because accidents happen, whether we’re cautious or not.

7. Have Faith in Yourself

It’s easier to say “No, I can’t do that,” than to try something for the first time. Don’t be afraid to try something new. If you want to be an adventurous person, you must let go of traditional ways immediately. You will never, ever go on a women’s outdoor retreat or ladies-only vacations if you don’t believe in yourself. And if you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either.

Becoming a More Adventurous Woman

That’s what you need to know about how to be an adventurous woman. You’ll go on more exciting adventures and have more to talk about as you become more adventurous. You’ll gain more solo travel confidence and want to try other things like rock climbing.

December 14, 2022

How to Become a More Adventurous Woman

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