Emily Leikam

Hiking the Four Rainforests of Olympic National Park

Emily is an avid traveler and has been all around the world from Alaska and Iceland to Peru and Bali. Her home base is Nashville, TN and when not traveling you can find her hiking, practicing yoga or cooking/baking!

Sun is shining through the trees

Hiking the Four Rainforests of Olympic National Park

The Pacific Northwest (PNW) is an oasis for outdoor lovers who seek adventure. You could spend years of your life exploring the vast lands of these coastal states and still find a new “hidden gem” every day. Expect to encounter gra


Experience the Northern Lights in Alaska: An Insider’s Guide

It’s a cold, black night with a brisk wind tickling your face. The ground is delicately kissed by new snowfall. The moon is resting beyond the clouds. Then, suddenly, as your eyes adjust

Autumn in the Adirondack Mountains

The 10 Best Day Hikes in the Adirondack High Peaks

Upstate New York’s Adirondack Mountains are home to a set of 46 incredible peaks that are begging to be explored and offer a source of contemplation and inspirat

green shoreline next to blue lake

Visiting Isle Royale: A Complete Guide

The clear, fresh waters of Lake Superior surround one of the most unknown, yet extraordinary, National Parks known as Isle Royale. This island, surrounded by hundreds of smaller islands, is teeming with untouched nature. Because of whe

Buffaloes in Yellowstone national park

10 Best Hikes in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone is one of the most unique, beautiful and interesting National Parks in the entire world. The park sits atop a volcanic hotspot and offers visitors multiple different hydrothermal features such as active geysers and soothing

white suv on road near brown mountain during daytime

10 Fun Things To Do in Ogden

Ogden, Utah is a mountainous wonderland that sits comfortably on the shore of Great Salt Lake. Surrounding the city is the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, which offers visitors hundreds of miles of trails begging to be explored, r

View from North Timp Point looking towards the Grand Canyon

7 Amazing Trails Near (But Not In) the Grand Canyon

Formed by ancient waters carved through layers of volcanic rock and sediment millions of years ago, the Grand Canyon is a spectacle like no other. This geological phenomenon attracts people from all around the globe who wish to explore

Avalanche Lake at Sunrise

7 Easy-To-Reach Lakes in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is a majestic, mountainous location that millions of travelers visit each year. The area comprises more than 700 miles of hiking trails that transport you to some of the most pristine locations in the country. Man

Tahquamenon Falls in Autumn

10 of the Best Hiking Trails in Michigan

Michigan is well known as the only state that touches four of the five Great Lakes. The stunning landscape surrounding the state is abundant with natural beauty that can be enjoyed in all four seasons. The diverse terrain attracts peop