“I want adventure in the great wide, somewhere. I want it more than I can tell!” – Belle

For as long as I can remember, I have loved taking adventures. I grew up in Canada, surrounded by wide, open spaces, and have so many childhood memories of hours spent outside exploring. When I was a teenager my family moved to Southern California where I still live and have been able to continue my passion for being in nature. My husband also shares my love of the outdoors and, with the beautiful weather in Orange County, we are able to hike, camp, and venture outside any day of the year.

I created Chasing Belle to document my outdoor adventures as well as to cultivate my creativity. In addition to being a born adventurer, I have had a long-standing relationship with writing. I get so much joy and peace from practicing the two and my only hope is that I can pass some of that positive feeling onto my readers.

I compose weekly hiking posts about trails in our area and plan to expand that beyond just Southern California. You can also find posts on our favorite camping spots as well as other outdoor activities. Chasing Belle also features healthy living tips and reviews of my favorite products to take with you on your next big adventure.

Thank you for joining me in my journey to chase down every square inch of this big, beautiful world 🙂