The idea for This Adventure Life blossomed out of a failed, neglected personal travel blog and the nagging persistence of a goal bigger than myself. Along my journeys I have heard some of the most inspirational stories and met people that have pushed me to become a better person in multiple aspects of life. One of my life goals and missions has been to inspire others to push themselves outside and beyond their perceived limits to live a life they had only dreamed of. It is my goal to not just share with you my experiences, stories and mishaps but to ignite a spark within you to create your own amazing adventure. By sharing my journey as well as stories from the inspirational people I have met along the way, I hope to create a network of inspiration, adventure and exploration. ​

This Adventure Life embodies everything that we hold dear: a deep passion for outdoor adventures, exploration, action sports, digital media and a network of inspirational people who are pushing themselves to the limit. ​

If you have an adventure or inspirational story you would like to share, we would love to hear it!

See you on an epic adventure,
Kirsten Alexis and the Adventure Team


Kirsten Alexis, founder and main contributor to This Adventure Life, is a native California girl with a passion for all things adventure and the outdoors. She is an avid participant in action sports, such as skydiving, paragliding, snowboarding, high-altitude trekking, paddleboarding, mountain biking, surfing and more. She is passionate about inspiring others to live their wildest dreams as well as conserving the environment for others to enjoy for years to come.

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Our Contributors

We are so lucky to have an amazing group of adventure writers who want to share stories from their adventures on our site. We are convinced you will love their articles just as much as we do. Make sure to check their bio and interviews on their Featured Adventurer page to learn even more! 


Emily Pennington (otherwise known as Brazen Backpacker) is an adventurer, solo traveler, quote collector, and all around lover of things that get people out of their comfort zones. In her mind, life is too short for fear, hang-ups, or anything other than the pure pursuit of your passion. It is her biggest mission in life to explore as much of the earth as possible and to inspire others to go outside, travel, and get curious about everything!


Mikaela is a wanderluster who lives in Colorado with her dog and fiance. She loves to hike, camp, ski, rock climb, canoe and do yoga. Adventure, photography and blogging are her passions and she believes her purpose in life is to inspire others to get outside and experience life. She wants to preserve natural places and protect the environment for future generations.


Since the ripe old age of 6 weeks, Kieren has been camping, road-tripping and exploring. Some of her favorite things to do are hiking, cycling, climbing, snowboarding, sledding, canoeing, and paddle-boarding. Her specialty is any adventure that involves a challenge. After being told too many times that she was “brave for a young lady”, Kieren took action. We have this bravery in all of us, and Kieren was determined to bring this to light. The Lady Alliance was born.


Malin is a stunt performer and avid adventure enthusiast based in Cape Town, South Africa. Born in Sweden, her family encouraged her at a young age to pursue an adventurous life. She loves to explore the world, hike, scuba dive, skydive, kite surf and stand-up paddleboard, among many other activities. She aims to live her life to the fullest everyday.


Doug is an avid adventurer, photographer and writer about all things nature. He enjoys off-roading, camping and extreme sports. He is currently studying Environmental Science to better understand our natural environment to document further what he is exploring. At only 21 years old he has a whole lot left to explore; be sure to follow along to see lots of rad places!


Kara and Luis are travel and adventure bloggers with a desire to explore as much of the world as they can. Since their marriage in April, 2017, they spend their days traveling the world aboard a cruise ship together. Growing up in both Canada and Costa Rica has allowed them to see the world’s beauty, which ignited their desire to travel more.


Lissy is the owner and author of It’s a Wanderful Life, a travel and adventure website that highlights her favorite destinations, activities and photography from California and around the world.


Aaron, one of The Hiking Gentlemen, is an avid hiker, backpacker, and snowshoer. He enjoys creating, writing, photography, and some of the more intellectual aspects of life; but most of all he enjoys spending time in the outdoors whether alone or with his family. He hopes that through his explorations and writing that he will encourage others to get out and explore!  


Curtis is a freelance photographer from Smithers, British Columbia who enjoys telling the story of the adventures he has with the photos he makes and the stories he tells.


Bre Mirynech is a full time lover of the outdoors and life. She lives in Banff, Alberta, Canada. She moved from Ontario over four years ago and the mountains are now her home. She has made a decision to live passionately, love herself fully, challenge herself constantly, and live out her true happiness.


Tahir is a Salt Lake City-based adventurer, photographer and writer with a passion for the outdoors. He is driven through his desire to explore and to give back by inspiring and teaching others to love for and care for the outdoors. He is also the founder of the Group Diversity N Adventure.  


Kylie is a Utah-based student and adventure junkie who believes there’s nothing better than getting out and exploring our world. She is an avid reader, traveller and storyteller who strives to inspire others with her adventure stories. In May 2017 she studied abroad in New Zealand, and that’s where her zest for adventure really began. She lives for trying new things and taking unexpected journeys. Follow her adventures today!


Rick is a Physics teacher, an SDI divemaster and an avid underwater photographer. He frequently dives shipwrecks in the Great Lakes where he calls home. If you would like more detailed information on these and other wrecks, please visit www.divertrek.com.


Helle is a life coach and avid adventurer motivated by personal development, collecting new experiences and meeting likeminded people along the journey. She hopes to help people live a purpose-filled location independent lifestyle through her online coaching.


Danny is an adventure traveler looking to explore areas not known by everyone. His family scuba dives, rock climbs, and hikes. Expeditions have included: seeing the Great White sharks, roasting marshmallows over lava, going into the belly of an extinct volcano, diving cenotes and snowboarding the beautiful mountains of Utah.


Adam and Matthew are the founders of ZuBlu Diving. Adam has over 3,000 dives and over six years in the underwater photography industry. He lives in Hong Kong. Matthew is a professional writer and photographer based in Bali, Indonesia, with over 25 years experience.


Greta was born in Poland but has lived in Austria since 2016. Before Austria she lived in London decided to move closer to her home country. She works in an international catering company and during her free time loves to travel. She loves to travel spontaneously because “no plan is the best plan!” She’s also passionate about photography, living a healthy vegetarian life and spreading good vibes.


Bridget grew up wild and free in the Australian Outback and has since spread her wings to far more distant places. For the last ten years she has been wandering the globe working, living and traveling in some of the most remote regions on the planet. After having studied a combination of psychology and adventure, she is now an adventure therapist and specializes in expedition programs.