exploration

Grandma Gatewood: The Domestic Violence Survivor Who Became an Appalachain Trail Heroine  Alone

In 1955, Emma "Grandma" Gatewood became the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail solo. A mother of 11 children and 23 grandchildren, she was 67 years old when a cab dropped her off in Jasper, Ga., and she set out for Mount Katahdin...

Where in the World SMNTY Fans Have Traveled

At end of Women's Wanderlust all about women traveling alone, we asked podcast listeners to share their travel stories with us. So in case you're needing any travel inspiration, here are just some of the spots around the globe where Stuff Mom Never Told You fans trekked and, for some, how those journeys have changed their lives.

Women's Wanderlust

Women who travel alone have long raised suspicious eyebrows for bucking convention in order to see the world. Cristen and Caroline take a trip from the 19th-century Golden Age of Travel to today to find out why women travel solo and whether their independent itineraries are really a safety risk.

All-Terrain Women

During the Golden Age of Exploration, discovering unknown lands was something that typically required a lot of money -- and being a man. Cristen and Caroline highlight the women who dared to defy convention, explore and change the world.

Mapping Women Explorers

Exploration has long be considered a manly pursuit, but a new generation of women explorers and adventures are changing that. Cristen and Caroline survey the women's rich and exciting history of exploration and how they've fought for the right the investigate the natural world -- even in petticoats and corsets.