me and Onur

Hi! I'm Melissa and that's my husband, Onur. At my heart, I’m an explorer. I’m endlessly curious about the world around me and especially passionate about helping people get outside. To that end, I write in a simple and informative way about what you can expect to see and experience on a hike. I’m also an aspiring photographer and enjoy capturing a hike’s personality while out on the trail.

I’m a published author with Moon Travel Guides, and currently write about trails in the San Francisco Bay Area for Modern Hiker. Please feel free to email me at if you have any questions. Thank you for stopping by :)