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Empowered Women: One Woman. Two Oars. And a Thousand Miles of River: The Solo Adventures of Stephani

The idea of traveling alone is daunting for many of us.

But for Stephanie Neyhart, her passionate love affair with exploring the great outdoors has been a constant throughout her whole life, stemming from her childhood growing up in rural Canada.

Since she first left home at 17, Stephanie has travelled throughout the Arctic, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and North America. Surviving war zones and teaching students along the way, today she encourages women to explore the world and remember that the journey is just as important as the destination.

As you read this, 65 year old Stephanie is currently on a three month solo expedition kayaking one thousand miles through the Yukon River (Yukon River Expedition!)

Listen to part one of her incredible story and learn about her current journey in our eighth episode of the Empowered Women Series:

What are your thoughts and ambitions when it comes to solo travels? What’s one thing that you’ve learned from your solo travels? Or, what is something that stopped you from traveling by yourself?

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