The Adventuress is a blog for women with adventurous spirits.
It's a source of inspiration, planning, tips, and advice from experienced travelers and outdoor adventurers
with the extra flair of being for women and by women only.


Our history

Adventures in Good Company was founded in 1999 by Marian Marbury. After 12 years of guiding for Woodswomen before it closed, she wanted to continue offering trips for women based on the same philosophy. Over the next 20 years the company steadily grew, attracting both participants and guides who share our vision of what adventure travel should be.  In 2020 Kelly Kimple assumed ownership, bringing fresh energy and a commitment to the vision and philosophy of guiding on which Adventures in Good Company was founded.

Our philosophy

  • We want to create a space where you feel supported in following your own agenda, whether that's to challenge yourself or to take some much needed R&R. It's your trip.
  • We think that groups form the strongest bonds when individual needs and wants are being met. We design our itineraries to maximize flexibility and we will do everything we can to help you have the trip that you want.
  • We strive to create an atmosphere where women feel comfortable being who they are, and where everyone enjoys sharing their similarities and celebrating their differences.
  • We believe that feeling truly connected to the natural world is both a human need and deeply rejuvenating. In this context we also understand the joys of challenging your limits.
  • We find that experiencing other cultures in ways that are respectful and not exploitative enriches our understanding of our common humanity.
  • We are committed to being a leader in sustainable travel among travel companies. Visit this page to learn more about the concept of sustainable travel and what that actually means in terms of how we operate.
  • We love eating good food and laughing lots!

If this sounds like what you're looking for, we would be delighted to have you join us on one of our 90+ trips a year. Please contact us with questions - we would love to assist you in choosing a trip that delights you and meets all your expectations.

- Marian Marbury, Founder and Guide