Welcome to Alexys Abroad
HIKER + WRITER + DOG MOM
Hey y’all & welcome to my blog! I’m Alexys, the writer & photographer behind Alexys Abroad. For the past four years, I’ve been sharing my travels in the form of words & photos and helping others get outside to explore the beautiful planet that we live on.
As you browse my adventure travel blog, you’ll find in-depth guides on topics relating to hiking, camping, and backpacking along with helpful outdoor tips and tricks, travel itineraries, bucket list road trip ideas, and more! Saturated in the text are first-hand experiences, researched & experienced knowledge, and thoughtful insider tips. So let me help you plan your trip and do all of the heavy research for you so you can spend more time exploring the great outdoors!
Get To Know Me
I grew up in a small town in Indiana. My parents gave my brother and me the best childhood by exposing us to travel and adventure at such young ages. We spent a big chunk of our summers on the lake – tubing, fishing, boating, wakeboarding, you name it. We took outdoorsy trips to places like Canada, Arizona, West Virginia, and Florida where we whitewater-rafted, canoed, hiked, and off-roaded.
As a kid, I definitely didn’t like getting out of my comfort zone. A pretty scarring canoe camping trip that I took with some of my friends in 2008 exacerbated that. I was pretty sure that I would never set foot on a river, at a campsite, or in a canoe again. But boy, was I wrong.
Fast forward to today. I am a full-time freelance writer and travel blogger. I spend every waking moment outdoors – climbing mountains, hiking through forests, splashing under waterfalls, paddling down rivers, and living life miles beyond my comfort zone. Exactly the opposite of what my 14-year-old self thought I’d be doing. And I couldn’t be happier.
Where Have We Been?
We are on a mission to visit all of the United States and its National Parks. Along the way, we are checking off other spectacular places such as state parks, NPS sites, and other bucket-list-worthy public lands. Check out our progress!