You won’t see me posing in beautiful gowns on the white stairs of Oia. I’m not here to recommend the most expensive and eccentric dishes of Turkey.
This blog is built on grit.
I’m interested in new perspectives and challenging travel norms. If you choose treehouses over The Hamptons and a mountain lodge over an upscale boutique hotel, you’ve come to the right place.
If you’re prepped for real-life stories of failed travels and cringe-worthy tales of sleeping in a bush in Northern Spain, I’m glad you’ve found me. If that last sentence scared you, please don’t read any of my blogs.
Travel is exciting, eccentric, and exotic. It’s also a complete shit show where nothing goes as planned.
I provide real stories of real places. Sometimes I rant. Sometimes I swear. But that’s real life, isn’t it?
My outdoor and adventure blog grew its roots as a source for my Facebook friends who often asked questions of how I traveled. Since 2014, it’s taken me around my home state of Michigan and beyond throughout the world. 30-some countries and 45ish states later, I’m still the complete mess I was when I began this journey. But I hate people who pretend they have their life together. Boring.
I hike, forget to shower, and will do just about anything that has a sense of adventure. I’m all about the outdoors, so be prepared to read a lot about mountains, forests, and the beautiful natural wonders spread throughout the world.
Most importantly, I aim to challenge others to be uncomfortable. Complete that hike that scares you. Take that solo trip you’ve been dreaming of. Remind yourself that you’re braver than you want to believe.
I still question every day how this small Michigan blog grew into a worldwide adventure blog. Sometimes I think it’s all a dream. It sure feels like one. Who knew counting quarters for gas would someday be exchanged for counting countries.
Thanks for reading this far, and welcome to the journey! You’ll probably see a lot of photos of my two adventure cats (Maverick and Aspen), along with my adventure partner Josh. We never know what’s next, be we always know it’s about to be a wild ride.