Contributors

Many people have contributed to this website and we are thankful to them all for their hard work.

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Alessia Morello is an Italian girl who loves hiking, nature and climbing.

She lives in the north-east of Italy in the middle of the famous Dolomites mountains where she makes her walks and likes to take pictures and videos.

Often accompanying her is her dog Giorgino that you can see in many adventures in the mountains. She likes to tell people about her homeland and the beauty of these not very touristy areas.

Alessia has travelled the world with her work for many years but two years ago she preferred to settle in her homeland and return to live a simple life.  She lives with her boyfriend and her dog, where they grow their garden, they are close to their family and can spend time doing treks and staying more together.  They love to cook (Italian cliche) and are vegetarians. You can read about their adventures in the mountains (and not) on the website: www.theitaliansmoothie.com

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In June of 2016, Alex quit her job to pursue a life of freelance writing in the outdoor industry.

She’s now located out of Durango, Colorado, where she writes short stories, gear reviews, essays, and more for magazines like Backpacker, Matador Network, Earth Island Journal, and Sonderers.

Alex also serves as the lead backpacking gear reviewer for 99boulders.com, as well as the blogger for the local Durango Office of Tourism.

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Hi there, I’m Allena, Founder and Editor of The Better Fit. I’ve always had a passion for finding ways to help women improve various areas of their lives, whether it be sharing ways to save money or effective fitness tips.

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Allison Barfield began blogging after receiving her Media Arts degree from the University of South Carolina and quickly followed the call of the mountains to Asheville, North Carolina, where she fully embraced hiking, nature, and landscape photography.

Currently, her writing for Aeroflow Breastpumps includes advocating for and helping breastfeeding women through the means of education and helpful tips, including a variety of articles on how to successfully introduce baby to the great outdoors.

When Allison isn’t writing and can’t play outside, you can find her indulging in her coffee addiction as a Netflix enthusiast or totally nerding out with a video game.

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Amanda Moore is a freelance writer from Phoenix, Arizona, USA. She spends most of her time hiking, camping or hanging out at the lake with her fiance and two dogs. 
 
Amanda is passionate about inspiring women of all ages to try new things, see new places and meet new people. Amanda has always been adventurous and spent most of her childhood camping with her family. She hopes that someday she will be able to provide the same childhood memories for her future family.

I love to hike, snowboard, backcountry camp, canoe, scuba dive and explore, and I try to experience this in as many different countries as possible.

Though I truly believe that you need to explore your own back yard, and I continue to explore as much of Canada as possible, from the West Coast Trail to the banks of Cape Spears.

“YOU CAN TAKE THE GIRL OUT OF THE PRAIRIES, BUT YOU CAN’T TAKE THE PRAIRIES OUT OF THE GIRL.”

Hi There - My name is Anahita Irani, I am the author at Sweetannu.com. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Sweetannu to you. I am a lifestyle blogger and express my thoughts and experiences on food, beauty, fashion and travel. I have been a preschool teacher for 25 years, taken voluntary retirement to pursue my career as a full-time lifestyle blogger and content writer.

I presently enjoy my free time on social media, develop recipes and enjoy travelling and making new friends. Added hobbies are reading, movies and fashion, going for events, socializing, networking and doing anything I have never done before.

You can also check out my recipe website: www.cookwithsweetannu.com and my Trip Advisor profile: https://www.tripadvisor.in/Profile/AnahitaI

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Andrea Willingham received her Master of Science degree in Environmental Studies, Media, and Geography from the University of Oregon in 2017. Before diving back into academia after earning her Bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College in her home state of Florida, Andrea spent four summers and a winter working for the National Park Service in Alaska. There she realized her dream of pursuing environmental communication through multimedia as a way to explore and address issues of climate change.

With a background in both the arts and sciences and a special interest in the cryosphere and all things cold, desolate, and remote, Andrea hopes that her sense of adventure and wanderlust will inspire others to appreciate the far reaches of our planet, as well as the amazing people with whom we share our world.

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Anoosh loves sharing her love of the outdoors in her native Armenia.

In particular, she loves camping across regions she knows very well, namely the Caucasus countries of Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan.

Ashley Barlow currently lives in Northern Virginia, just outside of D.C.  Ashley is a regional outdoor enthusiast and creator of the “Adventures with Ashley” social media presence. Ashley is a distance runner, obstacle course racer, trail runner, hiker, cyclist, triathlete, waterfall chasing, nature lovin’ Virginia girl with a severe case of wanderlust.  As a long-distance runner, her passion for running helped spur her to see new places and discover how much she enjoyed nature and photography. Her treks across Virginia led her to discover that she really wanted to see everything our world has to offer. From the rainforest trails of Costa Rica, to the glaciers and waterfalls of Iceland, this adventure-seeking woman aspires to empower women to live a healthy life and to be your most confident self, chasing passions (and waterfalls) along the way!

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Bailey is a Redfin Content Specialist and loves writing about all topics related to homeownership from data to dogs and décor. Bailey's dream home would have an oversized walk-in closet and overlook Lake Washington.

Bailey uses her natural creativity, writing expertise, and eye for design to manage content from ideation to evaluation, including blog posts, infographics, technical specifications, and long-form content. She thrives managing multiple, complex projects simultaneously and meets deadlines and project requirements through superior organization and understanding her coworker’s communication styles and needs.

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Betsy Green is from East Yorkshire, England and is a lover of all things outdoors, a keen camping enthusiast and a lover of nature and vegetarian.

Hi! I'm Bryony from Coasting Australia. We are a family of four travelling around Australia on an epic road trip in our bus - together with our kelpie cross, Bobby. We are always looking for the best family and pet-friendly locations around the country, and sharing our favourite accommodation, attractions, restaurants and stories.

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Caitlin is a bookworm and active-life aficionado. When she is not trying to find the meaning of life and Universe, Caitlin is researching and writing about various health, travel and adventure-related topics. She is happily addicted to art in all its forms, grilled tofu, and long walks.

Camille is an experienced thru-hiker and rock climber. Growing up in the Pacific Northwest has cultivated a deep love for the great outdoors in Camille, and she travels all around the globe to seek life-changing adventures.

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Carley Fairbrother is the creator and host of the YouTube channel, The Last Grownup in the Woods, geared at getting adults outside and connecting with nature.

After a seven year career as a backcountry park ranger, she returned to school to get her Bachelor of Education and dedicate her life to helping kids get outside.

She loves to travel, but is most at home in the forests and mountains of British Columbia, Canada.

She enjoys hiking, climbing, canoeing, building forts, and eating bugs.

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I’m Carmen, and I’m 50 years old.  I started a travel blog with my husband on March 5, 2016, which was our 5th wedding anniversary.  I’m the main writer, photographer, and planner for the site.

I’ve been camping for as long as I can remember.  When I was little, we camped because that was all the vacation we could afford.  As a Girl Scout leader for 10 years, I spent many a weekend teaching girls how to cook outdoors and not burn down the woods.

Teaching is in my blood, and I have been a teacher for the past 18 years.  Currently, I am a 6th-grade ancient history teacher.

Cleartrip is a global online travel company, headquartered in Mumbai, India. The company operates an online travel aggregator website for booking flights and train tickets, hotel reservations, and activities in India and the Middle East countries. It has offices across India, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Egypt.

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Connie Jiang is a seasoned editor at World Weather Online.

Connie's extensive knowledge of climate, weather and the environment helps her a lot as an avid hiker. She stays in tune with the most updated forecast allows for accuracy for those utilizing World Weather Online for leisure, business or travel. Connie works with World Weather Online to ensure that everyone has access to the most accurate weather forecasts globally.

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Daniela McVicker describes herself as someone who has options. Those options include music (she is actually a keyboard player for a band), a seeker of new adventures (the latest being skydiving), and a lover of the written word. She is a creative writer, has a published novel, and is a frequent blogger for many authoritative sources.

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Daniela Schoenberg is a Media Coordinator for B-low The Belt, based in the greater Los Angeles area.

She coordinates articles across a number of websites and loves to spend time in the outdoors.

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Hi! I’m Demi – founder and editor in chief here at Outdoorsdoc. There, I share everything I know about enjoying and surviving the outdoors and sports. If you love to go outdoors, you will find interesting and informational articles on this blog.

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Diana is a Fitness and Nutrition enthusiast. She does so much reading about it that and started writing posts about it for blogs.  You can find her as one of the contributors over at ripped.me.

She loves to write Guest Posts for the blogs she likes to read. Diana is a runner and yoga lover so loves to write about those activities, but is always interested in doing research about other topics too.  She’s always happy to represent happy, healthy and active women of Australia.

If you'd like to read her other posts featuring on other blogs, you can find these in her online portfolio https://dianaawills.contently.com/

 

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Elise Hanson has been writing since she was a wee lass growing up in Utah, receiving encouragement from elementary teachers to compete in writing contests and explore her passion for the art form. She grew up to adore the craft, writing (and producing) plays, novels, blog posts, theatre criticism, and copy for both the fun of it and to put bread on the table. Have a look at her publication on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Elise-Hanson/

She lives in Salt Lake City where she runs some theatre companies, participates in the local Fringe festival, and enjoys reading Shakespeare aloud with a group of nerds like her. She is supported in her creative endeavors by her husband Jesse and her cats Hermione and Freddie Mercury.

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Elise is a freelance writer located in the mountains of North Carolina and has recently discovered her love for writing about health, wellness, and fitness.

Growing up, Elise was always running out the door to go to soccer, gymnastics, or any other sports practice her parents could think of, but as she has grown older, she has transitioned to writing about the sports and watching her children participate instead. In her free time, Elise enjoys yoga, trying out new healthy recipes, and visiting new restaurants with her friends and family.

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Elizabeth Wambui is the Director of Advancement at Nativity School of Worcester, the city’s only private, tuition-free middle school for boys from low-income backgrounds. Prior to joining Nativity Worcester, she served as a Major Gifts Officer and the Regional Financial Development Specialist at the American Red Cross of Massachusetts. She has also served as the Development Associate at Easter Seals Massachusetts.

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Emily is a content creator from the bay area focused on female empowerment and self-love. When’s she’s not behind her keyboard, she loves to spend her free time hiking with her dogs and watching reruns of The Office.

She is also is a millennial mom of two crazy kiddos and a content creator for True and Co. She believes in self-love and the power of women. Emily runs on coffee and Gilmore Girls quotes.

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Emily Pennington (also known as the Brazen Backpacker) is an adventurer, solo traveller, mountaineer, quote collector, and all-around lover of things that get people out of their comfort zones.  She lives in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Put on her first international flight at 3 months old, she’s been adventuring in one way or another ever since! From wandering the forests of Sweden alone at the age of nine, taking photos of faeries, to solo trekking in the Himalayas of India, to joining the circus as a professional aerialist, Emily is a big fan of the “just get out there and do it” mentality.

She considers it her mission in life to inspire others to go outside, travel, and get curious about everything. As John Muir aptly put it, “going out is really going in.”

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Erica runs the PR & Community Outreach for the newly developed Journey-Driven app.  She met her partner while in South East Asia and together they travelled and created a resource for all travellers.

They believe the world is a wild place of wonder and adventure. That travelling has the power to change the way we see it, and the ability to crack us open and shine light into who we are truly meant to be. The power to show us our potential and intended path, and we only hope to expand that mindset outward.

She believes experiencing the world brings us face to face with something much larger than ourselves. That an adventurous heart and open mind can lead to unlimited possibilities and bring us all closer together.

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​I am an enthusiastic article/blogger writer and my main field of writing is camping & hiking.

This lifestyle inspires me to write articles about it with great enjoyment.

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Eunise is a Filipino writer and outdoor enthusiast who curates articles for a living. It is her passion to share her own pieces of writing to everyone and inspire people from across the globe. She loves sipping hot coffee, going to artsy cafés or restaurants, as well as eating fried chicken and anything with noodles.

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Fleurine just loves to travel.

Her most memorable trips have been across central and southern Asia, particularly Nepal which she hopes to return to in the coming years to complete the Everest Base Camp trek.

Her ultimate feeling of freedom comes from a trip with no prior bookings or routes set, such as hiring a motorhome in the Netherlands and finding your own journey across the continent.

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Gail Kearns is a Book Sherpa who has helped people through the self-publishing process for nearly twenty years, and she is also the editor-in-chief of The Gourmet Girls Go Camping Cookbook.

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Gemma Tyler is a writer and blogger. If you are interested in more information on hiking and camping, then check out her ultimate camping guide and checklist for more details

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A young writer and blogger, Iris West lives across her 3 rental houses in Nairobi, Mombasa and Nanyuki in Kenya.

She spends most her holiday time travelling and exploring different geographic regions for social pleasure, nature experiences and for educative purposes, including spending some weeks each year at Kenya’s North parts of Rift Valley, Turkana.

She contributes a lot toward supporting less fortunate families and attends a number of international business conferences as part of her professional work.

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Isabella Lambkin is a financial analyst by day and freelance writer by night but is an adventurer at heart.

When she's not crunching numbers or typing up articles, Isabella is planning her next great adventure.

She enjoys hiking, swimming, and outdoor yoga.

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By profession, Jade is a Personal Brand Content Strategist.

Lover of fitness, cats & marmite.

Living in Manchester, UK.

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Jameesa enjoys spending her spare time in nature, loves the water and has a real passion for fishing.

 

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Janessa Tice Miller lives in a 17ft Casita Travel Trailer with her husband as they travel full time across North America. She loves making her home in beautiful places and exploring nature from a canoe or trail. When at camp or on the road, Janessa spends her time reading, writing, and completing college courses online. Follow her travels at www.unboundnomads.com and on Instagram.

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Janey is a Content Marketing Specialist at Siege Media.

She enjoys writing on a variety of topics including travel, career and lifestyle.

In her free time, you can find her trying out a new coffee shop or planning her next trip.

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Janiel is the founder and creative producer of Culturetrekking.com. She uses hiking outdoors as a way of expanding her internal boundaries. Her website is committed to connecting cultures, exploring without boundaries and finding unique art & adventure wherever she goes. Her favorite quote is from Patrick Rothfuss, “No man is brave that has never walked a hundred miles. If you want to know the truth of who you are, walk until not a person knows your name. Travel is the great leveller, the great teacher, bitter as medicine, crueller than mirror-glass. A long stretch of road will teach you more about yourself than a hundred years of quiet.”

Janiel is a Physician Assistant with a passion for helping people and travelling.

Culture Trekking LLC and its community are committed to connecting culture, exploring without boundaries, finding unique adventures and serving those throughout the world.

Janiel has been able to visit 5 of 7 continents and 16 of 196 countries and she hopes to visit all 196 within her lifetime.

 

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Jennifer Bridgers is 23 years old and enjoys spending time outside with her husband and 2-year-old Shepard mix, Jasper. She especially enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains. When she isn't writing or enjoying the wilderness, you can find her crocheting, listening to true crime podcasts, or working on her first novel.

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Jessica is a content marketer for ProFlowers with a passion for writing and storytelling. She loves diving deep into a diverse array of topics and she’s written on everything from self-love, decor trends, seasonal flowers and everything in between! When she’s not writing, you can find her visiting community festivals and trying out the latest foodie trends.

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I’m a 30 something, wife, mother, boss babe, photographer, blogger, gear reviewer and avid nature lover. Jessy's my name, and hiking’s my game! I am blessed to call beautiful Colorado home. Getting out and enjoying nature, being in the mountains helps me to escape the pressures of life.  Being up in those peaks takes away all my stress, all my worries. It is my solitude, my peace - my healing place. I go to the mountains to seek guidance and find clarity.

Reconnecting with nature and developing a true passion for hiking and the outdoors has literally saved me. This is why I created Colorado Mountain Momma.  I want to share the incredible healing power of hiking & nature with other Mommas that may be experiencing their own struggles.

By opening a very personal door into my own journey and life experiences I hope to show others that they too can benefit from all nature has to offer. Through Colorado Mountain Momma, I aim to guide others to find a healthy balance between catering to life’s responsibilities and caring for one's self and passions.

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I’m Joy, a 30-year-old California transplant, originally from Upstate NY. In summary, I’m big into the outdoors, travel, and wildlife. I’m also a self-proclaimed foodie, cold brew connoisseur, and matcha-holic.

I’m equally passionate about travel as I am wildlife research and conservation. Specifically in reptiles and amphibians. When I’m not catching flights, I’m catching lizards.

Between backpacking, road tripping, taking seasonal wildlife positions, and working as a seasonal cruise ship staff, I have currently travelled to 25+ countries and have lived in 9 states and visited a total of 34.

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Judy Robinson is a passionate health and lifestyle blogger. She loves to write on healthy lifestyle, travel, fitness 101 and DIY related topics. Follow @judyrobinson for more updates

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Karlyn McKell is a content marketing specialist who lives in Austin, Texas. She is regularly published in the lifestyle and wellness space.

She’s committed to helping make the world better through writing, and when she’s not writing she’s busy perfecting her yoga flow.

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Keilah is a Content Marketing Specialist based in San Diego. With a background in small business marketing and writing, she specializes in developing and promoting content that drives growth for her clients.

When she's not writing or venturing the globe, you'll find her in sunny San Diego on a hike with her dog.

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I was born and raised in Chicago Illinois, and I haven’t really been keen to stay in one place since! Over the past few years, I have been fortunate enough to discover different facets of myself and my style through living abroad. I have lived everywhere from Chicago, to Oklahoma to Dallas, Italy, and Israel in my recent past.

Exploring the world, one place at a time has opened my eyes to the beauty of simplicity — good eats, a nice white wine, Friday nights indoors with a box of Chinese, and a movie with my friends or my love bug.

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Keen explorer of the outdoors.

Kimberly Fisher is a Lifestyle Expert + Mindfulness Coach based in NYC.

She currently works over several multi-media platforms, including print, on-camera and live events. She is dedicated to bringing mindfulness to everyday living and helping others live their best lives.

As a Lifestyle Expert, Kimberly has travelled the world as a writer and On-Camera host. She has been an expert for eHow.com, and her writing has appeared in print magazines like Food Wine Travel, Disarray, GC,  Luxe Beat, NiteGuide, Ocean View, Play and ReLiving. On the web, you can find clips at eHow, Elephant Journal, Examiner, Huffington Post, JustLuxe, Sherman’s Travel and USA Today.

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Krista Karlson is a freelance writer and curiosity follower based in Connecticut. Her latest adventures involve learning to camp with a dog.  She has her own website and is also a contributor at Peak Explorations/Brown Gal Trekker. 

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Kristi Westberg is a writer, indoorsy camper, hiker and bookworm living in Pasadena, CA.

She is the creator of “Indoorsy Camper” a blog that helps scaredy-cat’s like herself gain the confidence and bravery to get outside.

A self-professed “indoorsy” person, Kristi tries to make camping, hiking and backpacking approachable for everyone.

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Kristin Hanes is a journalist and writer who lives on a sailboat in the San Francisco Bay. Besides sailing, she loves anything adventurous and outdoorsy, including hiking, backpacking and travelling. Besides staying active, Kristin also loves cooking, salsa dancing and drinking a good beer. You can follow her adventures on her blog, www.thewaywardhome.com 

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Born right around sea level in the Midwestern United States, Kristina Eaton heard the call of the wild at a young age. She grew up climbing trees barefoot during the summers and reading every adventure book she could get her hands on during the harsh winters.  After graduating from college with a degree in journalism and an itch to explore, Kristina bade farewell to her friends and family and moved west to beautiful Colorado. It didn’t take long for Kristina to bump right into her passion – getting immersed in nature.

Most weekends, you can find Kristina’s tent at the trailhead of one of Colorado’s “fourteeners” – or peaks over 14,000 feet (4267.2 meters). Once she’s hiked to the top of every fourteener in the state of Colorado, her next adventure will take her down the Pacific Crest Trail on a thru-hike that runs along the entire west coast of the United States.

Kristine MacMillan, a Canadian expatriate nurse living in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. She blogs at kristinewanders.com 

Kristine has visited 50 countries and counting. She has spent over 3 years living in the Middle East and has travelled extensively throughout the region. She will be leaving Saudi Arabia this fall to walk the Camino de Santiago with her Dad and then spending some time exploring Paris, Amsterdam and Iceland before deciding if she’ll return to the Middle East.

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Laura works for DMV and in her spare time loves to get out and about, travelling and adventuring the world.

Caravan and Motorhome enthusiast.

Lives in Derbyshire, United Kingdom.

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Lucy Gomez is a camp editor at Getcampingwild.com. She has been camping her entire life and Getcampingwild.com is a place where campers can share everything we’ve learned along the (sometimes prickly) way in the wilderness.

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Lynley Joyce lives on the outskirts of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia with her family and a variety of other wildlife. She loves to camp and hike in her home territory of Tasmania, though she has been sighted on walks in other parts of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and Europe. Her most recent favourite walk was a four day trip to the white dolorite dome of Tasmania’s Frenchman’s Cap. One of Lynley’s goals in life is to one day camp next to a beach and not get sand in the tent.

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Maggie grew up in Virginia and spent 3 years in New York City before wanting more access to the outdoors. She moved to Colorado in 2014 and hasn’t looked back! A ski instructor in Breckenridge, she took to mountain biking during the summer. After moving to the Front Range in 2016 the adventures continued, with camping being a big theme.

Her favorite spot to camp is 18 Rd in Fruita, Colorado and her favorite camping buddies are her husband, Matt and their dog, Durango.

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Travel Blogger, Influencer, outdoor lover, content sharer.

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Marian Black lives in Brandenburg, Kentucky, USA and aside from being an avid camper is a creative writer and researcher who enjoys spending as much time away as possible in her camper van.

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Brown Gal Trekker (Marinel de Jesus) is a nomad at heart who survives the mountains to write about them.

She launched her social enterprise, Peak Explorations, in 2016 to market lesser-known mountain regions globally as trekking destinations with a focus on solo travellers while supporting local sustainable tourism.

Along with her blog, Brown Gal Trekker, Peak Explorations aims to promote women and diversity in the outdoors.

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Mary Lyons is a former expat/international teacher with a serious wanderlust spurred by her treks and travels in the United States before moving to the Middle East eleven years ago. This Kentucky native-turned-Arizonan is moving back to the desert of Tucson to pursue her dream of being a business owner and travel blogger. She’s also looking forward to getting back in the great outdoors where she can camp without a tent and see the stars because sleeping in a sleeping bag at her age ensures she wakes up often. You can follow Mary’s travel and trekking advice on her blog at http://feettoflight.com

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Megan's work role is as a Content Marketing Specialist, where she is most passionate about building relationships with clients, while creating and promoting unique content that drives their growth.

Outside of the office, you can find her obsessing over any dog she sees, hanging in her hammock, seeking out the next camping spot or consuming way too much coffee.

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A recent graduate of Grand Valley State University, Meghan completed a study on women that travel and camp solo.

She shared her findings with Camping for Women readers and is looking forward to a career in the tourism sector.

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Mia is a creative content specialist and strategic brand manager who loves spending time in the great outdoors.