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Hey there! My name is Thomas and I'm the creator of Out and Across, an outdoor adventure and travel blog. 

Why did I create Out and Across? I enjoy planning several hiking, camping, paddling, and (more recently) backpacking trips each year. In the past, I've worked as a canoe instructor at summer camp, and have travelled to 13 countries through my work in international development. We could all benefit by spending more time in nature, and new experiences  — near and far — are often better than we expect. Sometimes we just don't know where to start.

That's where Out and Across comes in!

So what's it all about? Out and Across is designed to share first-hand knowledge and and information for sustainable adventure. Through my success stories and epic fails (I'm always learning, too!), this blog aims to help you learn and grow in your outdoor pursuits. You'll find detailed trip reports, how to's, and thoughtful reflections to help folks spend time in the great outdoors.

How can you get involved? My outdoor adventure resources are freely available at As a part-time blogger, this project often means late nights and countless cups of coffee, and I cover the web-related bills myself. If you'd like to get involved, consider donating to help more people get outdoors in an informed and sustainable way. All donated funds directly support this blog.

Thanks so much. See you out there!