Hi, I’m Michael.

I’m from Ohio, but I went to school in Pittsburgh. There, I caught the travel bug.

I’ve taught English in Peru, lived in a Buddhist monastery in China, studied in India, and traveled throughout Israel.

In 2014, I started to thru-hike. In between adventures, I worked in marketing research, hitchhiked across America, and au paired in New Zealand.

Currently, I live in Reno, NV, where I work as an analyst for Patagonia. You can find me adventuring on the weekends along US 395.

I also like tea, travelogues, to-do lists, and indie folk music.

I started this website to chronicle my adventures and get others outdoors.

In the Media:
  • Cedar Cliff Notes at AC Reynolds High School