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Katie Harris

As a solo female traveler, Katie is passionate about exploring outdoor spaces, involving others in the fight against climate change, and being a student of the world. She has traveled the U.S. in her van in order to film a documentary on solo female travel, and is currently on a mission to travel the world armed with nothing but a backpack and a fierce desire to taste the best local dessert in as many places as possible.

12 Camper Van Conversion Mistakes You’ll Instantly Regret

Converting your first camper van is both an exciting and an intimidating endeavor. All at once, there is an entirely blank canvas in front of you. It holds the promise of adventure. But the process of converting this piece of metal into a home on wheels can be rather daunting. Below is a list of …

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11 Raw Vegan Backpacking Food Favorites

So, what should you do when you want to bring your raw vegan diet on the backpacking trail with you?  Eating a raw vegan diet while backpacking is entirely plausible. However, it will require more extensive food prep ahead of time, in order to ensure a variety of nutrients and a significant amount of calories are …

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3 Day Backpacking Menu: Lightweight Meal Planning Tips

Hitting the trail for a three day weekend, but unsure what you’re going to eat? Preparing food that is both calorically dense, nutrient rich, lightweight, and tasty is one of the most intimidating aspects of planning a backpacking trip.  However, with the correct preparation, backpacking food can easily be transformed into both nutritious and delicious …

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No-Cook Camping Meals: 21 Tasty Ideas

There are plenty of ways to eat a “no-cook” camping meal. There are many creative, flavorful, and healthy meal options to try while camping that don’t require you to break out a stove, start a fire, or boil water. Although these recipes are intended for car-campers, they can be assembled with nothing other than a …

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Thoreau Quotes: 25 Most Popular

Henry David Thoreau is one of the most iconic American essayists, philosophers, and poets. Born in 1817 in Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau was a Transcendentalist, and focused much of his writing on human relationships with ourselves, nature, society, and the universe itself. His two most famous works are his book Walden, and his essay, “Civil Disobedience.”  …

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Gorilla Glue for Shoe Soles? (Hiking Shoe Quick Fix)

The last thing you want when heading out on a hike or backpacking trip is a footwear failure. A hole in your shoe can become a huge annoyance as the miles progress. So, can you really use Gorilla Glue for shoe soles? Absolutely! Gorilla Glue has become a DIY repair staple for hikers, backpackers and …

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Trekking in Thailand (Useful Tips and Advice)

Thailand, or “The Land of Smiles,” is one of the most well-known tourist destinations in the world. It’s not difficult to understand why. The hospitable culture, turquoise beaches, lush jungles and $1 street curries will quickly steal the hearts of many. Although vast numbers of tourists experience the nightlife of Bangkok, temples of Chiang Mai, …

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The Best Hiking and Camping in the Northeastern US and Acadia National Park

It is possible to explore a vast amount of the Northeast’s adventurous opportunities in a week. Nestled within the region lay the Adirondacks, the Green Mountains, the White Mountains, and Acadia National Park. Each of these serves as a launching pad for epic hikes, views, and camping opportunities. Here’s our list of the best outdoor …

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