National Braids Day: link together to celebrate + conserve our rainforests

Did you know that every second 1-2 football fields of forests are cut down?
Did you know that half of the world’s tropical forests have already been cleared?
Did you know that the number of the Earth’s wild animals has halved over the past 40 years, and every decade, another 10% of remaining wildlife will become extinct?
Here’s how you can help protect our rainforests and the threatened and endangered species that call them home…

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Setting a Solid Foundation in the Outdoors for Kids

Our childhood experiences can definitely shape us and stick with us, for better of worse. At She Went Wild, we couldn’t agree more on what a positive impact the outdoors can have on children’s cognitive, physical and character development. We’re stoked to have community member, Shinae Lee Walker, relive a significant child memory of Bundjalung National Park in Australia’s Northern New South Wales on the blog…

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FREE Downloadable Packing Lists for Day Hikes and Multi-Day Hikes

When you are first starting out with hiking and backpacking, packing can be confusing and even daunting. You worry about packing too little and getting caught in an uncomfortable (potentially dangerous) situation. You worry about packing too much and turning what should be a manageable hike into an unexpectedly strenuous challenge. We have put together some guidelines as well as FREE downloadable packing lists to give you a starting point…

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The Ultimate Packing List for Everest Base Camp Trek

Planning on trekking to Everest Base Camp? From Lukla to EBC and then back, the entire journey makes up approximately 136 km in distance and 3 km in elevation in just two weeks. The idea is to strip down to absolute essentials, but still have the right gear on you while not breaking the bank. Through first-hand experience, tried and tested, here is a complete breakdown of a two-week EBC packing list.

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Behind the scenes on Kilimanjaro: Why a female responsible travel entrepreneur is helping a local Tanzanian not-for profit improve the treatment of porters on the mountain

It is estimated that 3 out of 4 porters in 2018 may still be paid less than minimum wage, fed less than 3 meals a day or have inadequate sleeping conditions.  The work that KPAP are doing around educating the public on the importance of choosing KPAP-approved partner companies is beginning to gain traction. But the journey has just begun. 

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