Trekity is a
daily newsletter
for women who love travel.
Sign up today to get travel ideas and inspirations right in your inbox daily!

A Chilling Interview with Arctic Explorer Matty McNair…

She loves a good challenge.

Matty McNair is an American explorer who relocated to the Canadian Arctic for her love of the wilderness and dog sledding.

Here expeditions and records are endless…

  • The first Canadian woman to ski to both the North and South Poles.
  • Led the first women’s expedition to the Geographic North Pole.
  • Led an expedition across Ellesmere Island.
  • Led four ski expeditions to the South Pole.
  • Kite-skied and dog sled across the Greenland Ice Cap with her children Sarah and Eric.
  • Led a ski expedition to the South Pole with her children Sarah and Eric – who now hold the record for the youngest to ski to the South Pole.
  • Holds the world record for the fastest to the North Pole, using dogs and skiis, in 36 days; proving that Peary could also reached the North Pole in 1909.

But her true passion is sharing her love of the Arctic through her company NorthWinds – that specializes in Polar Training, Dog Sledding and Polar Expedition.

But don’t take my word for it…

Experience life in the Arctic wilderness through Matty McNair in this interview…

Continue

Barbara Hillary on Reaching the Poles and Living Life…

She’s proof, age has no limits…

At 76 years old, Barbara Hillary became the first African-American woman to reach the north pole.  But she didn’t stop there…

Just three years later – at age 79 – she continued her adventures and reached the South Pole, becoming the first African-American woman to reach both poles!

As a lung cancer and breast cancer survivor, her mission is to encourage people to live life to the fullest.

She’s been featured on ABC News, Good Morning America, the Boston Globe, the New Yorker Magazine and is an inspirational speaker around the world.

But don’t take my word for it.

Listen to Barbara Hillary this exclusive interview…

Continue

Skiing Across Antarctica (Yes, Antarctica!) with Felicity Aston…

Most people tour Antarctica by cruise ship.

But not this British explorer and scientist…

Felicity Aston is the first woman to ski across Antarctica alone and without the use of a kite or machine.

For 59 days, she skied 1,084 miles (1,744 km) from the Ross Ice Shelf to Hercules Inlet on the Ronne Ice Shelf via the South Pole, completing the journey on January 22nd, 2012.

It was not only challenging and rewarding, but severely lonely.

Just watch this three minute video as Felicity accomplishes her goal…

And that’s just the beginning!

Felicity shares her personal journey in this exclusive interview… 

Continue

Experience the Great Southern Unknown on an Antarctic Cruise

Finally. You’ve arrived at the end of the world. For the  past century, Antarctica has been a “bucket list” destination for die-hard adventurers, both for its inhospitable demeanor and inviting, pristine wilderness.

Antarctica is many things. It currently holds the titles of  the driest, coldest and windiest place on earth. It’s also one of the world’s last great frontiers, a land with zero native human inhabitants and few animals living among its frozen interior.

But life positively teems along Antarctica’s icy coastline in summer. From November through March, several thousand penguins – including gentoo, adelie and emperor – flock here to nest. By late February/early March, the chicks have emerged and begun to fledge.

Continue