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Hello! I’m Hailey. I'm a writer, designer, and wandering traveler from Boise, Idaho.

I love good books, tent camping, and planning long road trips.

Most of my last three years have been spent on the road. From scuba diving in Indonesia, living briefly in the Canadian Arctic, to riding a motorcycle across the US, I’ve been through 10 countries, 33 states, 7 Canadian provinces, and 42 National Park sites. All the miles traveled have fueled my love for experiencing the world and documenting it.

 

As a writer I have a degree in Professional Writing, but my heart beats for Creative Nonfiction and Travel Journalism. I’ve published travelogues, listicles, and tourism content, but I love stories, essays, and memoirs too.

I keep journals and write postcards to home from wherever I go. My blog Go Forth, Explorer was featured in National Geographic Traveller’s Best of the Blogs June 2014.

 

As a designer I use hand drawn elements and calligraphy/brush lettering mixed with typography and strong layout. Although I work in digital design for most finished products, starting with ink on paper grounds the work for me and makes it feel real. I love sketching in pencil, watching watercolors bleed together, and feeling the scratch of a nib on thick paper as I make glossy lines of wet ink. 

 

Navigate to the Published, Designed, & Photographed pages to see SOME of my work.