Hi! I'm Melissa and that's my husband, Onur. I am curious about the world around me and passionate about helping people get outside. To that end, I love sharing what you will see and experience on a hike.

I am the author of Moon 75 Great Hikes Seattle. Currently, I’m writing about hiking in the Bay Area for Modern Hiker and am a member of the Society of American Travel Writers. Before moving to the Bay Area, I was a Hiking Guide Correspondent and Contributor to the Washington Trails Association. You can sign up to receive Adventure posts below and follow my hiking adventures on IG @melissaozbek.