Gale Straub is a Massachusetts-based travel writer, photographer, and podcast host. In 2014 she spent a year traveling in a Sprinter Van with her boyfriend, Jon. She is the founder of SheExplores.com, a content site for adventurous women who love the outdoors and travel. Her goal is to empower women to take chances by sharing the stories of women who explore adventure, creativity, and human connection on the road. Since its launch on 2014, She Explores has had over 250 contributors and has received coverage from CNN, Elle, GrindTV, and GearJunky, among others.
"a series of odes to adventures in the wild told by nature-loving
women-both beginners and badasses-and prepare to plot your own
expedition. You'll find hard-won advice amid the captivating tales;
as one notes, "taking a chance on the out- doors is always worth
it." -- Shape
"This month, author and photographer Gale Straub is releasing She Explores, 40 first-person tales from women inspired by their adventures. Highlights include a musical duo who play sunrise summit concerts (past audiences: Mount Pilchuck in Washington and the Monte Cristo Range in Utah); Sarah Attar, one of Saudi Arabia's first female Olympic athletes, who runs the backcountry trails of the Eastern Sierra; and Marine Malvar de Jesus, who swapped a career as a lawyer for the life of a mountain nomad." -- Conde Nast Traveller (UK)