Here Are 8 Women who Traveled Alone and Led Adventurous Lives

Throughout history, bold women have been casting off the shackles of conventional life. Women who fought courageously and tirelessly to assert themselves as individuals and experts in their field, something most men have had the luxury of taking for granted.

In the female sect of explorers, there are heiresses, socialites, and rebels. But the one thing they share beyond their sex is an intrepid spirit that thirsts for adventure.

These woman and others like them did not just prevail, they excelled when personal, economic, political, and racial obstacles threatened. The cards were stacked against these women, but they bet the farm and won. Their stories are full of adventure, romance, loss, and triumph. Everyone can relate to that—and to their stories.

Here are 8 women who traveled and led adventurous lives, because they wanted to expand their horizons, earn money, or simply because boredom was not their style.

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Where’s The Gold? Here Are 5 California Lost Treasures

Lost treasure has been the focus of countless books, myths, and movies for as long as we’ve been telling stories. History is full of tales about stashes of treasure left behind by pirates, scoundrels, and thieves, and lucky for us, some of that fortune is still up for grabs. Here are five undiscovered treasures, along with a few other stories of lost treasure in California.

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Aquarium Of The Pacific & The Scenic Shoreline Village

The aquarium in Long Beach, California, is one of the largest aquariums in the United States, with more than 12,000 ocean animals and nearly 50 exhibits requiring more than a million gallons of Pacific seawater. With its sweeping, curving, wave-like architecture, the Aquarium of the Pacific is designed to emulate the ocean. It is the only aquarium in the world to focus solely on the Pacific Ocean.

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Are You Looking For A Good Hike? Try The Scenic Coastal Wetlands: Known To Locals As “The Back Bay”.

Nestled in the center of busy streets, multi-million dollar homes and shopping malls is a small body of water that is teaming with life: the Newport Back Bay. The reserve encompasses the inland delta that connects the Upper Newport Bay and Newport Harbor.

SAM_4745-001The Upper Newport Bay (known by locals as ” The Back Bay”) is a large coastal wetland in Southern California and a major stopover for birds. Dozens of species, including endangered ones, can be observed here. The Preserve is a place that is a scenic way to view the Newport Bay and Newport Dunes away from the hustle and bustle of the Newport beach side resorts.

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You’ll be Surprised at What You Find While Hiking in Malibu Creek State Park

Malibu Creek State Park is a sprawling, magical landscape; complete with massive jagged mountains, cliffs, and vast gorges that were formed over two million years ago.

SAM_6439-001Just 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, the park has over 4,000 acres, featuring hiking, fishing, bird watching and horseback riding opportunities. There are 15 miles of streamside trail through oak and sycamore woodlands and chaparral-covered slopes.

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Are You Afraid Of Hiking Solo?

Hiking is one of the few activities where there is no shortage. There are countless mountains to conquer, waterfalls to see and views to take in.

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Nature offers something that being indoors simply can’t. It is motivating to walk among the trees and tramp along the trails, focusing on nothing more than the path ahead. You notice the shape of broken tree branches, how a blade of grass reacts to the wind flowing through it, and how clouds form into shapes and images.

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The Mysterious Ortega Highway: A Dumping Ground For Serial Killers

SAM_6043-001A scenic road winding through mountains, pine forests and pastoral valleys, connecting South County and Lake Elsinore, is a crucial link for commuters, and a weekend thrill ride for motorcyclists, and also a dumping ground used by criminals who wait for the cover of night. It is the stuff of mystery novels, a place where people with secrets push them over steep cliffs or bury them under a thick layer of brush.

The 44-mile Ortega Highway is a twisting two-lane stretch that connects Riverside and Orange counties via the Cleveland National Forest — and it has a killer reputation.

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