It all started with a quick trip to Scotland…and a “Rough Guide” guidebook. Not knowing where to go next, I found an article about the West Highland Way in the guidebook and I thought “why not?”…the rest is history…
“Ignorance is bliss” is probably the best quote to describe my adventure on the West Highland Way. It was a tough, cold, rainy 7 day hike. And I had NEVER done anything like this before, neither was I prepared for what I was facing. Little did I know that this was one of the most life-changing events of my life!
Hi guys! My name is Dori and for over a decade now I have loved going on multi-day hikes. Not sure what I was looking for, one thing is for sure: I was looking to disconnect from everyday life and reconnect to nature.
I started sharing my hiking adventures on YouTube after my dad passed away from Leukemia in 2019. I wanted to inspire as many people as I can to spend more time outdoors to connect with yourself through nature.
Life drags us in many different directions, and it is easy to lose purpose and motivation. I think it’s important to stop for a second every now and then, and reshuffle priorities.
I quit my job a few months later in 2019 to start my own business in startup consulting…but then COVID hit…
So instead of focusing on my startup consulting, I decided to start my own little startup and focus on hiking full time – plus there was not much work left. So I started www.myhikingadventures.com and focused on my YouTube videos. From hiking adventures to hiking tips for beginners, the purpose now is to empower people to go out there so they can have the same life-changing experience.
A few months ago, I wanted to close the entry barrier for beginner hikers by providing them with quality, lightweight hiking gear for their adventures. If it’s not for you, at least you don’t spend 1000s of dollars on hiking gear.
Hiking Escapes provides hiking gear for hire so that you can get a taste of what it is really like out there without breaking the bank. It also gives you an idea of what quality gear is like.
All of our gear is carefully selected to be the best quality for the least amount of KGs.