The world is meant to be explored and appreciated. We want to help inspire others to learn about the world around them and have amazing adventures in the great outdoors.

Our Mission

We believe in exploring your surroundings, environmental responsibility and having a damn good time. We are grateful to have the opportunities to explore some of the most wonderful places and share our experiences and adventures with others. We want to help answer questions and inspire others to try new things. We want to give you the tools you need to try a new sport, go on a new adventure or just read along and laugh with us.

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
— Charles Kingsley

Meet Justin

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Surfing, snowboarding, hiking, wakeboarding, longboarding (pretty much anything with boarding in the name), traveling, chillin'

Favorite Indoor Activities: Throwing pizza dough, watching movies, reading, learning history, playing with dogs, chillin'

Tell us more: I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. If I'm not in the ocean, on a mountain, in the woods or on vacation, you can almost rest assured I am daydreaming of one of those things. I don't plan too often, I just go with what feels right at the time. I can't get enough fish or pizza in me. You'll find, as you get to know me, that my outdoor ambitions far exceed my talents. But I usually figure it out.

Current Travel Dream: Surf/Snow trip to Alaska...or, an excellent hike through the Alps...or the Andes..oooh, or New, I have a lot of places to get to.

Meet Steph

Favorite Outdoor Activities: Hiking, camping, skiing, swinging in a hammock, playing with the dogs, traveling, ice skating, photography

Favorite Indoor Activities: Reading, drinking wine, writing, eating, museums, theater

Tell us more: I am a morning person. You can usually find me with a book, a cup of coffee/beer in hand (depending on the time of day), dreaming about cheese and the next place we should travel. I'm the planner. I've read more travel blogs than I care to admit. I like to be prepared as much as possible. I love lugging a camera around with me and taking photos/videos. I'm completely obsessed with our two rescue dogs and pretty much any other animal, but in all my adult years, I haven't been able to keep a plant alive for more than a few months. I also have a lifestyle blog that I ramble on called Insert Classy Here, so if you can't get enough of my bio - you can read more there.

Current Travel Dream: Peru/Argentina or Central Europe


And they explored happily ever after...

We got married in August 2008 and bought a house in Minnesota. We spent our summers on the family boat and winters outside skating and playing in the snow. We traveled as much as we could. 

In 2013, we were offered positions on the East Coast and couldn't pass up the adventure so we got rid of a bunch of our things and moved cross country with our two dogs into a small apartment on the Hudson River. We have spent the last few years making the most out of this new adventure and are excited to connect with others.