She Explores

She Explores

Stories of Life-changing Adventures on the Road and in the Wild

Book - 2018
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A collection of stories that inspires unforgettable adventure.

Beautiful, empowering and exhilarating: She Explores is a spirited celebration of female bravery and courage, and an inspirational companion for any woman who wants to travel the world on her own terms. Combining breathtaking travel photography with compelling personal narratives,She Explores shares the stories of 40 diverse women on unforgettable journeys in nature: women who live out of vans, trucks, and vintage trailers, hiking the wild, cooking meals over campfires, and sleeping under the stars. Women biking through the countryside, embarking on an unknown road trip, or backpacking through the outdoors with their young children in tow. Complementing the narratives are practical tips and advice for women planning their own trips, including preparing for a solo hike, must-haves for a road-trip kitchen, planning ahead for unknown territory, and telling your own story. A visually stunning and emotionally satisfying collection for any woman craving new landscapes and adventure. Gale Straub is the founder of, a media platform for curious, creative women who love travel and outdoor adventure. For any woman who has ever been called outdoorsy... or who wants to be.

Beautiful, empowering, and exhilarating,She Explores will inspire even the most outdoor-averse woman to connect with the landscape, take a leap of faith and find her tribe. Makes a wonderful birthday, graduation, or new going away gift for an adventurous woman. Great coffee table book to spark conversation about travel and exploration.
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, 2018, c2019.
San Francisco, CA : Chronicle Books, [2018]
ISBN: 9781452167664
Characteristics: 240 pages ; color photographs ; 24 cm.


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SnoIsleLib_BrianH Jul 17, 2019

"Almost five years after starting, to hold 200 pages of She Explores in my hands feels a lot like a dream. Within its binding are the first-person stories of 40 women (outdoor advocates, enthusiasts, nomads, transplants, professionals, and creatives) complemented by their photographs and artwork. The book shares their accomplishments and fears. It highlights mental health, motherhood, conservation, diversity, equity and inclusion, on-the-road travel, the list goes on. While each woman has a distinct and personal story, there are also undeniable overlaps. It’s what I love about this work: we get to learn from others and we also get to discover what we have in common." Gale Straub, founder and host of She Explores podcast


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