Hello! We are Jamie and Xena. I’ve been adventuring with my fur baby, Xena for years and sharing our adventures with the world since 2014. It has been an amazing journey and super fun.
What started as a hobby and a place to keep my hiking journals has evolved over the years on its own. Now, here we are.
An 11-year-old mixed breed with a gentle soul. Canine Good Citizen graduate. 30 lbs. of sweetness and pup attitude. Jamie’s fur baby, trail buddy, and travel companion.
Writer and Photographer of this blog. Jamie loves the great outdoors and adventuring with her pup. She loves telling a story with photos and wants to get better. She is also a Los Angeles-based photographer who specializes in natural dog portraits in outdoor settings. You can book a photo session with her at Outdoor Dog Photography for your fur baby!
23 comments on “About”
Hi Jamie!! LOVE your site!! Beautiful photos, very informative and thorough! Miss Xena looks like a great traveling companion 🙂 Your hikes will inspire me to get out there too!
Hi Margaret!! Thanks for visiting my blog! Your comment will motivate me to explore more! 😀
Hi Jaime! Found your blog looking for hikes in PV and I wasn’t disappointed! Can’t take my dog on hikes anymore, he’s an old bloodhound whose hip gives out, but I’m totally inspired to go hiking today based on your beautiful pictures! Thanks so much!!!
Thanks so much! PV is my home base. When I am not exploring new trails, I am in PV. Many trail options and beautiful ocean views never get old. I am sure your dog would rather stay home too. Have a wonderful time. Happy Hiking! 🙂
Hi Jamie! I have really enjoyed reading your blog, Xena looks so cute! I nominated you for the Liebster Award, which has been going around WordPress recently. You don’t have to participate, but if you would like to you can find more information on the award here:
Thanks for the nomination, Anna! I enjoy reading your blog as well. 🙂
Congrats! I have also nominated your for the Liebster Award! You can check out all the details here: https://lauracooperphotoblog.wordpress.com/2015/03/18/liebster-award/
Your blog is awesome! 🙂
Thanks, Laura! 😊 Your photos are amazing!
Hello Jamie ! Thank you for the follow on my blog Darwin on the rocks and around the world. I quite like hiking as well, but unfortunately, I’m not very fit so I often found myself very frustrated. Have a lovely day ! Gin
Hi just stumbled across your blog,may great read, loving the photos too. Xena looks so adorable.
Thank you! Glad you find us! 🙂 I also have dairy allergy so I am looking forward to reading your posts!
I absolutely LOVE your photos! (Sorry for the spam on IG. I wanted to like every pic in your gallery, but I didn’t want to blow up your notification box.)
Thanks for sharing great information and beautiful pics of your adventures! Hope to see you and Xena at the beach or on the trails someday. You girls are super awesome and cool!
Hi Tina! Thank you so much for your kind words. Ha ha, it’s ok about IG. So sweet! 💕 Yes, it would be super cool if our adventures cross each other’s path! Thanks for stopping by and dropping us a line!! 😊
I just wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated your blog for the Liebster Award. I know this can feel a little chain letter-y, but I think you do really really good work and I wanted to recognize it.
You can find out a little bit more from my post over at LP: https://lesserplaces.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/lesser-places-has-been-nominated-for-the-liebster-award/
Keep up the good work!
Thank you, Max! You kind words are much appreciated! It was about time for someone to nominate your blog because it is great! You have so knowledgeable about outdoors yet so humble and oh my gosh, your sense of humor! 🙂 Congrats and thank you again.
Of course, Jamie– you deserve it! I’m sorry for the chain letter-y feel of this, but you write one of my very favorite blogs and I wanted to take the chance to recognise it.
Aww thank you. I didn’t participate in blog awards until now but I couldn’t turn down your nomination! 🙂
Hi! I just found your blog. I’m a hiking enthusiast and a make up enthusiast! I would love to share a fun video I made combining the two.
I hope you get a laugh!
Fantastic blog! I look forward to reading more.
Thank you so much Maegan and welcome!
Found your blog by accident (via Nobody Hikes in LA) and loving it. Informative narrative and great picture. Thank you. your model, aka Xena is absolutely beautiful
Thanks so much!! Welcome! 💞