I am a traveling photographer and writer who believes that images and words have the power to inspire meaningful change.
Growing up, I was not outdoorsy. I didn’t know anyone who traveled regularly. I didn’t have a role model who was exploring the world.
But as I got older, I got curious. I felt like it was something I had to do.
When I was 19, I went on my first wilderness expedition. It was one of the more challenging things I’d ever done. It changed my life and I’ve been hungry for more ever since.
After graduating from SUNY Purchase with a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts & Environmental Studies in 2012, I spent three years living out of my backpack, traveling and leading teen adventure programs in 9 countries.
I am currently loosely based in Los Angeles, spending about half my time on the road or the trail. My photography aims to communicate the wonder of this world and the stories that can be found within it when you ask good questions.
WHY THIS BLOG?
I started this blog in December 2014 as an attempt to get over my fears and challenge myself in a new way. At that point, I had lots of travel experience and stories to share, I just hadn’t been putting them out there.
This blog started as a way for me to share my time spent in the outdoors and traveling. I quickly realized the power of vulnerability online, so I started writing more free-form reflections in place of trip reports and gear reviews (though I still do those from time to time!). Here you will find pieces that challenge you to be real, explore this world, and live your life like you mean it.
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