me and Onur

Hi! I'm Melissa and that's my husband, Onur. In my heart, I’m an explorer. I’m endlessly curious about the world around me and passionate about helping people get outside. To that end, I strive to write in a fun and informative way about what you 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 I currently write about trails in the San Francisco Bay Area for Modern Hiker. Feel free to drop me a line at Thank you for stopping by :)