About shelly

Hi, I'm Shelly! A traveler, hiker and an outdoor enthusiast. My dream my whole life was to travel, so I stopped dreaming and started doing. I quit my job and I am currently doing whatever it takes to keep going. I'll pick up jobs along the way and do what it takes to keep being a full-time traveler! I can prove that you don't need to come from money or anywhere special to live your dream. You just have to have the power of your own life to finally say YES!

Capital Reef National Park- Utah

Capital Reef, in my opinion is one of the most underrated parks. It seems that of all the parks of the "Big 5" in Utah; Zion, Bryce, Arches, and Canyonlands, Capital Reef is the one you hear the least about. I was not expecting much upon my arrival to Capital Reef, but that all [...]

By | 2017-11-08T18:56:11+00:00 October 13th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Destinations, National Parks, Trails, Utah|0 Comments

Canyonlands National Park

In the state of Utah, there is what they call the "Big 5," which is the five National Parks all located in Southern Utah. There is from west to east, Zion, Bryce, Capital Reef, Canyonlands, and Arches. I have explored all five and it's hard to pick a favorite. They are all so different [...]

By | 2017-11-08T18:56:33+00:00 October 13th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Destinations, National Parks, Utah|0 Comments

My experience working and living in National Parks

I don’t have all the money in the world to travel, actually I have no money to travel. So, I got a job in the National Parks to sustain myself so I can work, still make money, and see what I’ve always wanted to see. […]

Teton National Park : Best Hiking and things to see and do!

The Tetons are one of my favorite mountain ranges in the world! With that said, make sure you don't just drive through it like most visitors, but rather set time aside to explore the mountains!!! If you can, spend at least one week here. Trust me, there are more than enough trails and things [...]

How to quickly convert Kilometers to Miles; Celsius to Fahrenheit; and Meters to Feet

If you are like me, and from the US, traveling to pretty much anywhere is a challenge right from the start with using the Metric System. It’s so foreign to us and it seems so complicated at the beginning. […]

By | 2017-08-05T18:53:09+00:00 August 5th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Prepare for Your Adventure, Resources|0 Comments

Everything you Need to Know about Thru-Hiking the Arizona Trail

In February of 2017, I decided to hike the AZT on a whim. The trail is an 803 mile trail running North and South from the borders of Mexico to Utah. I gave myself not even two weeks to prepare for this trip. It turned out great, but depending on how thorough you want to [...]

Backpacking internationally vs. Backpacking in the Wilderness

Until I experienced both kinds of backpacking for myself, I didn’t realize how completely different these two are, and yet we use the exact same word. When someone says their doing a backpacking trip around the world, it generally means this person is going to be living out of hostels, hotels, air b&b’s and/or out [...]

Tips and Tricks in getting around Central America

I spent three months backpacking through Central America. I have got to admit, I knew almost nothing about Central America before I did this trip. I knew there was the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, and that was pretty much it.  I was oblivious to what was down there and the only thing that came to mind [...]

Backpacking through Guatemala

Guatemala was my most favorite country in all of Central America, with it’s high mountains, an abundance of volcano’s, it’s exuberant Mayan culture, with colorful towns and cities. I spent a little over three weeks backpacking there and had such an amazing experience! It’s relatively cheap and mostly safe. There is definitely theft and crime [...]

By | 2017-01-27T22:10:51+00:00 January 18th, 2017|All Blog Entries, Guatemala|0 Comments