Hello! My name is Mikaela and I’m an outdoor adventure blogger with a passion for getting out into the wild. I like to write about my own adventures and share recommendations and resources to help others get outside more. I also like finding and interviewing the coolest people in the outdoor industry and sharing their stories & recommendations & resources too.
My first experience in the wilderness came from working at camp, leading two week canoe trips in back country Ontario, Canada. My official job title was Voyageur Tripper. It inspired several more summers of working in the wild.
Like one summer in the Canadian Arctic, where I led hiking trips over frozen tundra and kayaked on the arctic ocean.
Or another river guiding in northern Ontario and western Quebec, teaching high school students to paddle Class III whitewater and sleep in tents for a month at a time.
I lived in a small Francophone community in rural Quebec and then a bustling town in the northeast of France. I found homes in both New Zealand and India before finding my way back to Canada.
But now, with degrees in business and chemical engineering in tow, I’m trying my hand at a more traditional city job. There are some skills I want to build before I re-enter the outdoorsy and guiding world.
Yes, my immediate future is sure to be filled with more subway rides than portages; coffee will come from an espresso machine, not a filter press. Temporarily suspending my life in the outdoors is really scary, but writing about adventure and helping others get outside more has become pretty exciting.
I refuse to believe that growing a career in the city means I have to give up my passion for the outdoors. This site is my attempt to help myself and others incorporate outdoor adventure into their everyday lives and be inspired by some incredible people working in the wilderness currently.
Explore my site and feel free to get in touch.