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In turn inspirational and extraordinary, these profiles in female courage, determination, and adventure are illustrated with breathtaking photography from some of the most intriguing corners of the world.

The twenty women profiled in this collection are from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. One thing they all have in common is a deep desire for adventure. There‚Äôs Bel√©n Castell√≥ who left the comfort of a high-profile job to explore the world on her bike; Gina Johansen who skied solo across the Arctic Finnmarksvidda plateau; Alienor Le Gouvello who horse trekked over 3,300 miles across Australia; Cal Major who SUPed the length of the UK to raise awareness of ocean plastic pollution; and other women, who tell of how they listened to their own inner voice, bucked tradition, and gave it everything they had. Told in their own words, their fascinating stories are illustrated with jaw-dropping photographs of their adventures‚ÄĒon passes in the Swiss Alps; under the stars in Hawaii; through Iceland‚Äôs lava fields; deep in the Guyanese jungle; from Mexico‚Äôs underwater caves to the Sequoia forests of California. From the ocean‚Äôs deepest canyons to the earth‚Äôs highest peaks, these extraordinary women offer readers the inspiration and encouragement they need to pursue their dreams‚ÄĒwhatever they are, wherever they may be.

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Our Story

We are partners in business and in life,¬† and founded Hamilton & Adams because we love the thrill of an adventure. Having spent years traveling the world with extensive time in the Hudson Valley living and learning about the region‚Äôs rich history, we decided to embark on the ultimate adventure ‚Äď build a business that shares the best of what the Upstate region has to offer with the world.¬†¬†