HEY YOU! WELCOME TO BEARFOOT THEORY

Plan your Adventure. Get the Gear. Explore the World.

Getting outside is that simple, and here on Bearfoot Theory we show you how.

But first things first. We aren’t your typical outdoor website. We don’t feature pro-athletes hucking themselves off cliffs or kayaking class 5 rapids. No. None of that crazy stuff. We are a blog for EVERYDAY PEOPLE. Hikers. Campers. Backpackers. Paddlers. Sun-bathers. If we can do it, so can you.

With the right information, the right gear, and a healthy dose of inspiration, we break down the barriers that prevent you from getting outside or taking that first big trip abroad. Time? Money? Skills? Gear? We tackle all of these roadblocks and show you that traveling and getting outside is easy and accessible. Whether you’re a complete outdoor newbie or have trekked all around the globe, Bearfoot Theory is the place you’ll find relatable advice, trip reports, and useful tips to help you simplify your adventure planning – so you can stop making excuses and start spending more time outside.

KRISTEN BOR, Founder

Kristen Bor is the Sprinter van-dwelling, booty-shaking, GoPro toting full-time adventure travel blogger behind Bearfoot Theory. She loves live music, sunsets, and a strong cup of coffee and believes there is no better cure than a walk in the woods and a healthy dose of fresh air.  She grew up in Idaho and has since worked as a SCUBA Instructor in Thailand, a deckhand in Hawaii, a research assistant for the Channel Islands, and most recently as a conservation policy advocate in the halls of Congress. In 2014, she quit her Washington DC job and started Bearfoot Theory as a way to help more people get outside. She didn’t grow up camping and hiking and wanted to show people that it’s never too late to start by sharing her favorite destinations, gear, and tips for living a more adventurous life. You can follow her on Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. Oh and the name Bearfoot Theory comes from the Grateful Dead dancing bear tattoo she has on her right foot.

 

KIM VAWTER, Director of Content

Kim is a former principal who quit her job to solo hike all 2,650 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail. In other words…she’s a badass. She currently lives in Santa Barbara where she is practicing yoga, whipping up some tasty vegetarian food, and working as a guide leading kayaking, hiking, and biking. At Bearfoot Theory, she runs our editorial calendar, and helps us deliver top-notch goods. Follow Kim on Instagram.

 

ITALIA IOSSIF, Director of Brand Partnerships

Italia is from Southern California and runs her own company called Free Mind Supplements. She caught the travel bug at age 2, when she began flying back and forth between Greece, her second home, and since has visited over fifteen countries, including a 2 year stint in Spain. For brands and destinations looking to collaborate, Italia is your girl.

 

KAELA WHITAKER, Social Media Intern

Kaela Whitaker is an adventurer, road tripper, and freelance creative. Her shares her experiences on her blog and runs a rad Instagram account called My Tent Door. Who doesn’t want to go camping after looking at her feed?

 

SOME OF OUR FAVORITE THINGS:

"Goin' where the wind don't blow so strange, Maybe off on some high cold mountain chain."

What our readers say

Raised in the northeast and always on the ocean, getting into the mountains to hike and camp are new adventures for me! The information on Bearfoot Theory has been motivation to just get out there and DO IT!  Your posts help me think about essentials, planning, safety and fun!  I especially like your gear lists.  I appreciate that you take time to explain not only why I need an item, but you explain why you recommend that brand or item. Thanks for being an inspiration and educator!

I’ve only been following Kristen for a few months, but she has answers to a lot of my outdoor questions! While I am not a newcomer to the outdoor world, her product reviews are solid (thanks to the introduction of the Jack Black lip balm!) and her traveling suggestions are very helpful.  She provides knowledge on a variety of topics, of which, is all her first hand experience so I enjoy that she is honest and open.  I know I will be utilizing her website as I continue to dive into the world of sprinter van life.

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