On International Women's Day, Conde Nast Traveler is celebrating women who open their hearts to adventure travel.

Tour companies such as VBT and Country Walkers are seeing a spike in female solo travelers who are choosing mountaineering over pampering, adventure over leisure.

“There is a focus on learning and self-discovery, on improvement, which appeals to women.”

Read more here: http://www.cntraveler.com/story/solo-female-adventure-travel-is-on-the-rise.