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Hi! I’m Kristen. I’m a Salt Lake City based blogger, photo enthusiast, and crazy music lover who thrives in the outdoors and wants to help inspire and inform your next adventure. Bearfoot Theory is the one-stop outdoor adventure travel blog for everyday explorers looking to go to awesome and easily-accessible outdoor destinations and to hone in on their outdoor skills.

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Best Places to go on a Safari in Tanzania

Want to see the incredible wildlife of the Serengeti? Learn about my trip to Africa & get recommendations for the best places to go on a safari in Tanzania.

Desert Backpacking Tips for your first Southwest Adventure

Prepare for your southwest adventure with these desert backpacking tips! Learn where to go, what gear you need, and advice for having fun & being safe.

5 Best Montana Kayaking Spots (that you’ve never heard of)

Paddle off the beaten path. Learn about 5 of the best Montana kayaking spots that will get you far away from the national park crowds.

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How to choose the best sleeping pad for backpacking

What to wear hiking


Best carry-on travel backpacks

10 amazing tiny house vacation rentals

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My latest travel video is from a three-day kayaking trip on New Zealand’s Abel Tasman coast. For more videos, head to my YouTube channel and subscribe!
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Looking for advice on outdoor, travel, and camping gear? Head to my One Stop Gear Shop to see what’s in my gear closet and get recommendations for my favorite stuff…all in one place.

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