Never Stop Exploring!

Travel, adventure, & the outdoors & being a woman in the outdoor space!

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My name is Dedra and I'm the storyteller behind Route To Happiness! The purpose of Route To Happiness is to inspire women to travel and adventure more in the outdoors. As an anxious & fearful individual, I've limited myself from pursuing certain dreams due to fear as a woman. As I turn into my 30"s, I've been leaning more into that fear and challenging myself physically and mentally by thru hiking solo, mountain biking, and travelling in a van full time. My goal is to inspire you to start travelling the world more, get into the outdoors, and look to live a more "untraditional lifestyle"!


Your stop for all things hiking! Sharing gear, solo tips, and guides to prepare for your next adventure.


Your stop for all things camping! Sharing thru hiking, backpacking, & vanlife tips for your next camping adventure. 

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We all love a good roadtrip! Here are some helpful resources for road trip planning for your next adventure.

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