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I am a photographer and writer passionate about the outdoors, meaningful travel, and living deliberately. I hope to use my platform online to show the beauty and complexity of the world we live in, and to encourage genuine connection to the outdoors, culture, people and wildlife.

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After feeling like I got the wind knocked out of me, it’s time to get up and do something fun and challenging. Over the past few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I want and what success means to me. I define success as doing something every day that stimulates me and improves me.

So like, how am I gonna do that?

EASY! I’ll do stuff that scares me!

Fall 2015:

I’m going on a road trip starting next week and ending at some point later on in life. Okay, probably 6-8 weeks. I have never traveled solo and camped by myself (even if it’s just sleeping in my car) for this long, and frankly I’m really, really nervous. And that’s why I’m doing it.

Solo travel is something that has enriched me and helped me grow a lot in my life. But traveling solo in a place like Europe or Thailand is different than road tripping by yourself. I’m afraid of being lonely and scared. I’ll be meeting up with friends along the way, but spending that much time by myself in The Nature is intimidating. I think that’s why it is so important for me to go.

It’s going to be epic. I am going to get lost, I am going to camp in the rain, I am going to be terrified at times and blissed out at times, I am going to make new friends, eat good food, eat weird food, see amazing things and write about all of it. I want to network like whoa on this trip, meet a lot of cool people, and plant myself in the adventure industry in a new way.

I’m planning on Utah, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, and then we’ll see. And since you asked, my car’s name is the Spaceship.

  • Do you have recommendations for stuff I should do, places I should go, things I should try? What do you want to see on my Instagram and Snapchat? I would LOVE to hear from you. Email me!
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  1. Brad says:

    Have you thought of Nevada????

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