Exploration often gets a reputation for being an activity for men, but many women have long paved the way for adventurers of all genders throughout history. At Lindblad Expeditions, it's always been clear that a desire for adventure and discovery is present in all people. In fact, women often make up 50 percent of the explorers on our trips. And it's no wonder why, with so many female explorers — both past and present — to look up to. Here, eight of the greatest. We hope their stories motivate you to push boundaries and drive you to experience the world.