Lets get outside together.
Hello! I’m Liza.
I’m an adventurer and content creator that loves spending time in the great outdoors. I love getting people excited about getting outside and exploring – whether it’s hiking, backpacking, camping, or anything else!
I believe that nature provides us with a sense of peace and calm that we can’t find anywhere else, and my goal is to inspire others to feel comfortable getting out there and discovering it for themselves. Thanks for following along on my adventures!
Trail Runners versus Hiking Boots: The Full Scoop
Are you planning a hike or a trail run and wondering whether to wear hiking boots or trail runners? Well, both of them have their pros and cons. It ultimately comes down to personal preference and the terrain you’ll be covering. In this article, we’ll be comparing and contrasting trail runners and hiking boots, so…
How to Select Your Hiking Boots: A Complete Guide
Choosing the perfect hiking boots for your adventures is an exciting process that requires careful consideration of several important factors. Hiking boots are one of the most important pieces of equipment for any hiker. They provide support, stability, and protection for your feet on long hikes. With so many different brands and models available, it can…
3 of the Best Places to Buy Used Outdoor Gear
Buying new gear can be the downfall of any hiker. There’s always something to upgrade, replace, or try out when you’re spending copious amounts of time outside. If you’re looking for some fresh gear, but don’t want to break the bank, you might want to consider buying used! You can get great deals on quality…
Jetboil Flash Review: The Backpacker’s Dream Stove
If you’re an avid backpacker, camper, or hiker, you know the importance of efficiency and convenience when it comes to cooking. After all, when you’re out on the trail or in the wilderness, you don’t want to be lugging around a bulky stove that takes forever to boil water. Fortunately, there’s many options at varying…
Backpacking Grayson Highlands State Park: A Complete Guide
If you’re looking for a beautiful, thrilling outdoor adventure, look no further than Grayson Highlands State Park. Located in the Appalachian Mountains of southwestern Virginia, this park is home to stunning views, plenty of hiking trails, and of course the well known wild ponies that have made the park their home. Whether you’re an experienced…
Conquering the Mount Mitchell Trail
Are you looking for an intense and rewarding challenge? Look no further than Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain east of the Mississippi. The Mount Mitchell trail is an11.9-mile out and back hike that starts at Black Mountain Campground and takes you all the way to the summit of Mount Mitchell (and back again). While it’s…
A Guide to Budget Trekking Poles
When it comes to finding the best budget trekking pole options, you don’t have to break the bank to find quality products. Let’s take a look at some of the best budget trekking poles on the market today. Why Use Trekking Poles? While many beginner hikers don’t need or use trekking poles, they can provide…
4 Must-Visit Hiking Areas in Central North Carolina
North Carolina is a nature-lovers paradise, and central North Carolina is no exception. From the dense forests of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the rolling hills of the Piedmont region, there are plenty of stunning spots to explore. In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at four must-visit hiking areas in central North…
Gear Recommendations: Women’s Hiking Boots under $100
Hiking gear can get expensive, and for those just starting out it can be difficult to determine where you want to spend a little extra for quality gear or where you can save a bit and go for the cheaper option. Hiking boots are an area you don’t want to sacrifice quality, but if you’re…
Hiking 101: Hiking Packing List
One of the most intimidating factors for those new to hiking is not knowing what to bring on your first hike. There’s a lot of resources out there that go over comprehensive lists of what to bring on a hike, but in truth it varies based on how far you’re going, how remote the trail…