A Woman Afoot

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Gear reviews, packing lists, and gear advice

Tips, hacks, and skills for hiking & camping

Big cities, quirky towns, and tiny little villages

Wellness, mental health, hiking inspiration

Hiking trails & excellent camping destinations




Did you know you can now see the best of my photos in an online Gallery and buy any you love?

I love taking photos and can’t image to travel without the possibility of capturing the surrounding me reality. Taking pictures is one of the ways I react with Nature, and I always have my camera ready when I hike.

Recently, I’ve created a Gallery and online Store where you can see many of my best photos and even buy them as prints, canvas or… your soon-to-be favorite tote.

Take a minute to jump over to my Gallery and who knows? Maybe you will find a photo to adore your naked walls :)



Hello, Friend!

I’m Ioanna aka, A Woman Afoot: a 40+ woman, an educator passionate about hiking and camping alone.

I want to encourage more women - of every shape, color, age or sexual/gender identity - to hit the trails. Hiking is not just an adventure for straight white guys - it’s for all of us.

Thank you for your interest in my website. I do my best to provide high-quality content that could be helpful for any hikers - beginners or experts. I share with you reports from my hiking and camping trips, some advice and tips on backpacking, as well as a fair amount of musings on mental health, body-acceptance, feminism, women’s rights, and similar subjects dear to my heart.

I hope my articles will give you strength and tools to find your own way into the Great Outdoors. Click below to find out why hiking and hiking solo is so important to me:

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New! A Woman Afoot’s store!


Do you like to wear your thoughts on your tees? Now you can express your love for the mountains and inspire self-love with my new tees and tote bags. Designed by me and made in partnership with Teemill and are made from organic cotton and printed in the UK in a renewable energy powered factory. They can be shipped world-wide.

Are you looking for the hottest on solo hiking & camping?

The Latest from A Woman Afoot

Hike proud. Be proud.
You are enough.

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We are surrounded by the “you are not enough” message since very early on and we internalize too much of it. We are never enough.

Good, healthy encouragement is wonderful but if it causes you to feel inadequate, worse, a failure, not enough – it’s harmful.

I am striving to be body positive. In all that it encompasses. To love our bodies – the way they are, to give them what they need in terms of nourishment.

What stuff do you need to hit the trail?

Hiking & Camping Gear


Are you looking for a gift for your adventure-loving friends?

Gift Ideas for Hikers & Campers

What skills would you like to learn today?

Hiking & Camping Advice


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Do you enjoy the content of my page? I will tell you a secret: it runs on coffee… No caffeine = no writing. Simple as that. Would you want to show me I’m doing a good job and buy me a coffee? Click below to donate $4.99 to my coffee fund or find other ways to support my writing.

Thank you!

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Do you think this blog’s author deserves stable and ongoing income? You can help with that by becoming my Patron! By pledging to donate a set amount of money each month, you provide me with reliable support.

Thank you!


Why is it worth it?

Inspiration & Wellness