She Explores

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 28 Feb 2019

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Yes!  I love reading a book about/by strong females and their life adventures, whatever that may be.  This book felt like a conversation with the author and a front-row seat to the film of her adventures.  She is so fearless and strong and represents an integral voice for other readers.
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As someone who is almost always interested in picking up a book centered on the outdoors, this book was excellent. I enjoyed reading about how others interact with nature and how nature can unlock creativity.

In the beginning I was really excited about this book. I loved the cover and the idea of reading about women who adventure outdoors. I had no prior knowledge of the blog and website, She Explores, so it was fun learning about that as well as enjoyed the pages throughout the book.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in getting started in an outdoor hobby and needs a little encouragement. It’s a great window into the lives of women who make the outdoors part of their lives and use nature as inspiration.
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Filled with beautiful photographs but I missed out on the stories since the review copy was watermarked with a distribution authorization across every page making it difficult to read.

I quickly gave up.

I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  Have to give it 1/5 stars due to the watermark issue.
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Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing an eARC of this book in exchange for my honest review. 

What a cool collection of stories from inspirational women! Not only are the stories great and diverse, but there are quite a few tips that help you with your own exploration story. Plus, there are lovely pictures that inspire as well. It is an all-around cool book that doesn't need to be read in one sitting. The stories or moments can be enjoyed piece-meal. It makes me want to, so badly, get outdoors and have some adventures.
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While I would consider this a "light read," it's a great one to pick up to inspire you to get outdoors, especially if you're looking for the female perspective.  It's beautiful to look at, in terms of photography, as well.  A great little compilation of essays, and I really appreciate the diversity.
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Inspiring collection of women’s stories from the Outdoors and from the road

First off, I read this book as an ebook, which I believe took away some of the beauty of the photographs, as I was seeing them in black and white on a small screen.
This book is a collection of stories from women from different walks of life about what being outside means to them. I have to say, I enjoyed every single one of them. The stories are grouped according to what the outdoors means to each of the women (enthusiasts, creatives, founders and professionals, nomads, transplants and advocates). All the stories mean to inspire in some way. In between, there are some tips on hiking, living on the road, making friends on trails, cooking on the road etc. 
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The photographs are beautiful. The stories are beautifully written and unique. I enjoyed the “nomad” stories most, they almost made me want to give up my job and start living on the road! I also liked the tips in between. Overall, I found this an inspiring read that I highly recommend. I imagine this to be a great “coffee table” book to just pick up and start dreaming.
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Ive been a huge follower of "She Explores" via podcast and social media for a while now. My love for the outdoors knows no end and I thoroughly enjoy what Gale always brings to the table. This book was well written and the photography to coincide was amazing as well and on brand for the book.
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This book is so wholesome. I just finished and I feel so inspired by these powerful and free women!

The book is divided in chapters with various kind of women, for example travelers, artists and professionals. In one or two pages they describe their life and why they explore the way they do. Guided by stunning photography and art, it really immerses you in nature.

What I especially love is the diversity of women in this book. It's not just privileged rich people. Even though most lifestyles are not for everyone, I think most readers can feel inspired by these women and use a little of their enthousiasm in their own life.

There's also helpful tips for exploring, hiking and camping in this book. This is a welcome addition in my opinion since it also makes the book practical. There are just enough stories in it, not too much, so that you feel you arent reading the same thing over and over. 

So, I give it five stars. The photography really is so beautiful, and sets the mood so well. If you buy this book, get it as a hardcopy. That will make the photography come to life even more than your eReader or computer screen.
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An interesting collection of stories from women explorers with so much enthusiasm and energy to motivate the reader to get out more and enjoy the great outdoors. Each story is accompanied by stunning images—and useful tips— that will pique your interest in nature and make you crave a new adventure. I would recommend

Thank you to NetGalley and Chronicle Books for an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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A beautiful and insightful look into the lives of some inspiring women. The photographs highlight the magnificence of nature, while also celebrating human bravery and wonder. I especially loved the section on "Creative", since I relate to those women the most. Overall this book had a really nice layout, some awe-inspiring images, and personal stories to inspire us to get out and explore the world.
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Women explorers women who love adventure exciting essays challenges. A wonderful read for those women who challenge then selves who dare themselves .Perfrct book for those like me who is an armchair traveler loves to read the feats others accomplished.#netgalley #sheeexplores#chroniclebooks
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The blurb for this book says it’s for women who have been called “outdoorsy” and I can testify it is indeed that. There are stories of women who seem to have boundless energy, enthusiasm and bravery who willingly jump feet first into any new adventure. But I also argue that this book is for the rest of us, maybe not so brave or strong, but who long to be. Maybe our idea of exploring means flying alone for the first time, or taking a solo trip, my point is, no matter what kind of woman you are, if you have a love and a reverence for nature and solitude, this book is indeed, for you
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It is hard to give my feeling about the text as I could not read the stories with the big copyright on each page. Therefore, I will just give my thought on the general concept. The idea of speaking about women and the various relationships with nature and traveling is great and can inspire women who are afraid of being solo hikers for example.
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