Growing up, I was taught how to pitch a tent, and the importance of bear safety, along with knowing how to make the perfect fire. I wasn’t allowed video games, and surely was not allowed to spend my time inside. My parents instilled in me to love the outdoors and to care about Mother Nature.
I’ve camped since 11 months old, sleeping in a travel crib inside a tent. Instead of planning luxurious trips, I book road trips that involve the use of a tent and a hiking pack. I’ve spent most of my summer holidays growing up in Algonquin Provincial Park.
I recently graduated college as a Preschool Teacher and enjoy teaching children the importance of nature and life outdoors.
I also am a HUGE animal lover and advocate to save them as best as possible. I have a dear love for African wildlife, and in the past couple years I’ve fostered orphaned elephants through the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. My plan for 2017 is to travel to Costa Rica to meet with the Sloth Sanctuary, and later in the year I have a trip planned to visit the David Sheldrick Orphanage in Kenya. From there I will be game driving and camping through the Serengeti Desert to the Masai Mara!
When I’m not working, I do try to hike as much as possible. Even if it means hiking a local trail with my side companion Meeka (my furbaby) and my amazing boyfriend Eric. I spend a lot of weekends in the Bruce Peninsula, or Algonquin Park. As of August I’ll be road tripping to the the Rockies in Canada with Eric for two weeks, and I can’t wait to test out my Woolx products for some intense hikes.
My favourite saying is “all good things are wild and free” which I in fact have tattooed on my right rib cage.
Get outside. Have fun. Be safe.
You can read more about Autumn’s adventures in Canada and beyond on her blog autumnswildjournal.com.