We are all Explorers. Our mission is to observe the world like we’ve never seen it before.

To take notes, to collect things we find on our travels, to notice patterns, and record what we are drawn to.

I started this blog to record my journeys and inspiration. It’s a collection of field notes, photographs, and hopefully helpful tips if you’re going somewhere I have been. But more than that, it’s a call to action. It’s is a command to get out there and live your life. Go forth into the world, and explore it.

Arizona 46 Horseshoe Bend Couple

I’m Hailey (and that’s Jesse). I am a writer and Idaho native. My heart beats for creative nonfiction, wilderness, and lakeside cabins. I’ve lived largely on the road for three years, motorcycle riding, camping in national parks, and sending postcards home from wherever I go. I love taking country roads instead of the freeway and waking up for sunrise.

My greatest adventure was a 20,000 mile motorcycle loop around the U.S. & Canada, completed in May 2016. You’ll still find me tent camping whenever possible, hiking in the Rockies, or home between trips working, writing, and trying my hand at calligraphy and graphic design. Find some of my creative work here.

My husband and travel partner Jesse is from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. We long distance dated for over 8 years, and the way we made long distance work was by embracing the miles and traveling together.


Join the adventures, and be inspired to take your own.

3 Comment

  1. Alright, Hailey. You’re freaking awesome. This blog just instantly became one of my new favourites. <3

    1. Hailey Hirst says: Reply

      Thanks so much, Ashley!! This comment made my day 🙂 So glad to connect with you!

  2. Hi Hailey. I’ve enjoyed stumbling upon your blog and am now following it. I have nominated you for The Liebster Award. Find out more here: http://itsahanoianlife.wordpress.com/2014/05/27/the-liebster-award/
    Congratulations! 🙂

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