Amanda Williams is a hiker, climber, writer, and forager. No matter where she is, she never stops longing for the Colorado Rockies, feeling the Muir-esque call of the mountains.
Amanda lives to explore and has done incredible hikes and adventures in Asia, Central America, the European continent, and all across America. She believes that there is nothing better for the soul than spending nights out in the wilderness. In between adventuring, Amanda found time to obtain a Bachelor's degree in horticulture with a focus on sustainability. She has used this education to learn how to forage safely on her backpacking adventures and the ways that outdoor enthusiasts can protect our planet.
Amanda uses her writing and outdoor skills to help teach those with whom she adventures and a larger online audience. Currently living in the UK has given her the opportunity to learn a new plant-scape and discover magical new trails and mountains. She now works with a local university to teach others how to grow and thrive in the outdoors in between writing while continuing her never-ending quest of learning.
Who knew that America’s Midwest held more than Mount Rushmore? Journey with us to Badlands National Park and discover stunning views and the original home of Sue, the largest T-Rex on one of the top eight hikes in the Park.
Have you ever wanted to explore a volcano or see the bluest blue waters known to man? All this and much more awaits you on each of the awesome hiking trails featured on our list of the top ten hikes in Crater Lake National Park.
Rain jackets get all the glory, don’t they? No more! In this comprehensive buyer’s guide, we’ll introduce you to another highly practical and trail-worthy alternative that’s also mightily handy for sun protection, too.
Few states do otherworldly, outlandish, and downright awe-inspiring quite like Utah. Discover the best of the beehive state in our guide to its top 12 trails. Just don’t forget to leave your claustrophobia and fear of heights at home!