Emily didn’t grow up outdoorsy, or do much solo travel at all until she was 29 years old. Burnt out from teaching, and struggling with anxiety and fear, she decided to make a change. Inspired by her recently passed Uncle (also a math teacher) she set out on a first fateful solo road trip -- to the Grand Canyon. Since then she has traveled to 52 out of the 62 major US National Parks, driven solo across all parts of the country many times, lived in a van in Alaska, hiked 14ers, kayaked in the Atlantic and Pacific, and spent countless nights sleeping under the stars and in the back of her SUV. All solo. Emily believes we are all many things -- and that there is no one right way to be “adventurous”. She is proof that you don’t need to be a professional, or have fancy gear or training to accomplish a big goal. She is passionate about inspiring others to follow their passions -- not by getting over their fears -- but by learning and trusting themselves enough to do it anyway. When she isn’t traveling or teaching she can be found browsing in independent bookstores, drinking wine on a patio, or writing long Instagram captions.