Hi! I’m Evelyn. It’s nice to meet you!

Outdoor travel is one of my true passions. For much of my career, I worked in the environmental education and wildlife conservation fields. This led me to live in and explore some incredible places including the Dominican Republic, the Cayman Islands, and Northern California. I love to explore through hiking. To be surrounded by nature and take in the sights and sounds of the area.

Planning trips is my favorite hobby after actually traveling. I love seeking out the unique experiences that embody a location. Whale watching in Samana Bay, Dominican Republic, and staying in a Yurt with an epic canyon view in Utah are two recent highlights. If I’m visiting somewhere I have been before, I always try something new, such as a trail I’ve never tried, to get a different perspective. My friends and family have come to rely on me for these special insights and experiences during our trips together. Now, you can too…

My goal for this community is to provide the inspiration and resources you need to start planning your dream outdoor travel adventures…and empower you to turn them into reality!

In this space, you can expect:

  • Useful tips for personalizing your own unique outdoor travel expeditions
  • Personal insights that have elevated past travel experiences to into once-in-a-lifetime extraordinary memories
  • Guidance to help you get started hiking and feeling empowered that you have the knowledge, confidence, and resources to achieve your hiking dreams!
  • “Conservation Considerations” – quick tips to keep in mind to help preserve the area you are visiting
A powerful waterfall crashes into a pool.  This fall is accessible only by hiking.

Wonderful Waterfalls

Havasu Falls (L) – Arizona

Yosemite & Vernal Falls – Yosemite NP, California

Narada & Silver Falls – Mount Rainier NP, Washington

Latourell Falls – Oregon

A single palm tree stands tall above the turquoise ocean with dark green mountains in the background.

Best Beaches

Beaches of Samana (R) – Dominican Republic

Juanillo Beach, Cap Cana – Dominican Republic

Devils Bay Beach – Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.

Seven Mile Beach – Grand Cayman

Cane Garden Bay – Tortola, B.V.I

A female hiker and outdoor traveler poses on a mountain summit with a dark lake and mountains behind her.

Trails I Love

Mount Tallac (L) – California

Sentinel Dome – Yosemite NP

Highline – Glacier NP, Montana

Kuliouou Ridge Trial – Oahu

A small American Kestrel falcon with light brown feathers and a tiny black beak sits in light green grass.

Favorite Wildlife

Raptors – esp. American Kestrels (right)

Marine Mammals

Tigers, Cheetahs, Bobcats, Giraffes

An outdoor traveler poses in front of a large wooden hanging sign with the words "Grand Teton National Park" and a drawing of the mountains.

Fav National Parks

Yosemite NP

Grand Tetons NP

Glacier NP

Grand Canyon NP – North Rim (in Fall)