Hi!  I’m Alison and I’m excited to work together.

I’m a North Carolina-based travel and outdoor blogger and also a hiking/backpacking guide who wants to encourage everyone to get out there and explore their world.

You can reach me at [email protected]

My audience is ready to get out there but needs encouragement and advice on how to get started.

I focus on small towns in the Southeastern US and places with outdoor adventures, especially hiking and backpacking.

Because I’m focused on people new to hiking and backpacking, I provide detailed information on gear and trip ideas from beginner to advanced. My audience loves that I keep it real, do the research, and list out options.

My passion is to help remove all of the obstacles my audience puts on themselves (I need to lose weight and get in shape first, I should find a friend to go with me, I need to research this for a year….etc), and get them out there!

The topics I generally write about include:

  • Local travel ideas for North Carolina and surrounding states
  • Adventure travel
  • Outdoor guidance for hiking and backpacking

As a backpacking guide, specializing in beginners, I understand their concerns with gear, planning, and food. My advice isn’t based on what I did wrong, or what I learned, instead, it’s built on experience. I teach an Intro to Backpacking Course where I’ve trained over 100 new backpackers, helping them through their journey.

When it comes to small towns, I mainly focus on the downtown area. However, I do venture to areas outside of town for outdoor adventures, special treats, historic sites, and important points of interest.

I’m about facts and empowerment. As a scientist, I can’t help myself, I don’t simply accept the same statements I hear over and over. I take the time and do the research, then present it in an even manner. My passion is to ensure every person reading my articles has what they need to make the right decision for how they travel.

The Stats

ExplorationSolo has a MOZ DA 23.

My social media sites have over 1000 followers across Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.

Where I’ve Been Featured

ExploratioSolo has been quoted in:

Forbes, money.com, Tripsavvy, GoBanking, familyhandyman.com, Matador, Lifney, USA Today, The Washington Post, Travel and Leisure, and Self magazine

Let’s Talk

There are many ways in which we can work together:

  • Sponsored blog and social media stories
  • Accommodation and product reviews
  • Press trips
  • Giveaways
  • Guest Posts
  • …..and more 

If you have your own idea, I’m always open to new partnerships!

If Exploration Solo sounds like a good fit for your brand and you would like to see how we can work together, please get in touch via [email protected]. I look forward to hearing from you!

Note: I am open to paid sponsored posts, but I do not sell links on my website. All links will be marked as sponsored along with a disclosure.

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