ABOUT ERIN

I’M ERIN.

I WRITE INSPIRATION & ADVICE FOR ADVENTUROUS PEOPLE.

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 Colorado, writing and traveling often.

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 it out there.

This blog started as a way for me to share my stories and tips from time spent in the outdoors and traveling. I quickly realized that trip reports and product reviews bore me to tears, so I started writing more free-form reflections instead. That is what you’ll find here today: pieces that challenge you to be real, show up, and live your life like you mean it.

I aim to empower you to make purposeful choices in your life, and to show you that an adventurous life is completely within your reach.

Thanks for stopping by.

Love, Erin.

First photo taken by Lee Tilghman, others by Ali V.


 

Check out my video channel here.

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14 Comments

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    Sierra Wilmot
    April 4, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Love your blog, your honesty and your passion! Can’t wait to read more!

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    Ashley Dolbee
    April 30, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Stumbled upon this and am loving such inspiration you provide! :) I was just curious though, what is the wilderness expedition you went on? And how did you get into the teen adventure programs? Would love to get involved in something like that!

    • Erin Sullivan
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      Erin Sullivan
      May 2, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Thanks Ashley! The first trip I went on was with NOLS. You might find these posts helpful if you are looking into getting into the industry: here and here!

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    Brittany
    July 7, 2016 at 12:50 am

    Love your ig and blog! Will def. keep up with it now. I am in a transitional phase and have been for awhile- ready to knock those socks off and start to live my life my way- no more waiting. What camera do you use? I’m also a writer and photography enthusiast and would love to get a good mirrorless camera. Thanks so much!

    Xo Brittany

    • Erin Sullivan
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      Erin Sullivan
      July 8, 2016 at 8:10 am

      Thank you so much Brittany! Right now I use a Sony a5100, GoPro Hero 4 Silver and iPhone 6s. I’m new to mirrorless and if your primary use is photography I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the a5100 (I have it for video)- the a6000 is probably a better choice. :)

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    Shawnee Faye Hunter
    July 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Aloha Erin, my friend Brittney Love told us about your blog. Im so glad she did. I left my blog information too, thank u for your sharing your heart and experience. Its beautiful, i subscribed!

    • Erin Sullivan
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      Erin Sullivan
      July 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm

      Thank you Shawnee! I will check out your blog for sure. xo

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    Susanna
    July 9, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    Erin, your blog is truly inspirational. I just found it through bloglovin and have been scrolling through a bunch of your posts. Thanks for dreaming big and speaking out about it. I’ve always dreamed of traveling and travel blogging. I actually moved to Wales to go to college last year. Unfortunately due to finances and a change in family situation, It looks like I’m going to have to quit college, move home, and get a few jobs. I’ve been considering closing my blog but your article about living adventurously inspired me to keep going. Even if I’m not technically living abroad and having outdoor adventures like you, I want to continue to promote a lifestyle of savouring moments, treasuring the preciousness in every human being, and staying open to the new experiences around every corner. Thank you!

    • Erin Sullivan
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      Erin Sullivan
      July 28, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Hey Susanna – I am so sorry to hear about the changes, BUT I think this is going to be a huge challenge for you in the best way. It will probably be incredibly sucky at times. I think writing about what you are going through at home is even more important than what you go through when you are abroad– it speaks to a larger audience (those who are not traveling or feel they can’t). Proud of you!! xo

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    Christina
    August 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you Erin!

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    Sarah
    November 27, 2016 at 11:19 am

    Hi Erin! I randomly fell upon your Instagram account thanks to Instagram’s Explore page. I am a beginner “adventurer” and am currently hunting for a house to move into in the mountains in Western North Carolina with my husband. I love your Instagram…and blog…and Pinterest…and YOU! Your passion overflows! You make me want to explore more and record those moments. I’m starting about creating a blog now. I think I’ll start with flooding my Instagram page with photos and going from there lol. Thanks for the inspiration! Can’t wait to see more!

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      Sarah
      November 27, 2016 at 11:22 am

      Step 1 of blogging: proofread comments before clicking “Send”. ugh. *facepalm*

      I’m thinking about creating a blog now*

    • Erin Sullivan
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      Erin Sullivan
      November 28, 2016 at 1:26 pm

      Thanks so much Sarah! So happy to hear that. There is no reason not to start- if you want to do it, go for it!! xo

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