resize me

All About JESSI.

The Rambling Raccoon

The Rambling raccoon

Hey there! I’m Jessi!

I’m obsessed with traveling, the outdoors, my two obnoxious but equally lovable pups, and the beautiful scenery that I’m blessed enough to be surrounded by every single day.


I believe my love for the outdoors has been embedded in me since I as born. I spent my entire childhood camping, traveling to state and national parks all over the U.S., and I loved being outside so much that making me come indoors was nearly impossible.

A part of me has been very torn about sharing all the hike locations with the public. On one hand, my goal is to encourage people to get outside and enjoy this beautiful world we live in. On the other hand, I know that people can be very disrespectful of nature.

If you can’t respect it, stay home

PLEASE, if you choose to check out any of the locations I have listed, do NOT leave ANY trash, do NOT deface rocks by carving, or any other form of disrespect to Mother Nature. If you see trash while you are hiking, PICK IT UP. If you have kids with you, please teach them as early as you can about the importance of leaving nothing but footprints.

We want these places to be around for all future generations to enjoy.

Simply put – don’t be trashy. Thank you.


My first trip out of the U.S. was to Scotland and Ireland. To say it was amazing would be an understatement. The travel bug has hit me hard, and I’m not looking for any repellent. I cannot get enough of the adventures and experiences that come with each trip. The best part? Seeing the culture, the scenery, and coming home with far more than I paid for. 

2020 is going to be the best one yet. I’ve wanted to do humanitarian trips for as long as I can remember. So to now be the Lead Travel Coordinator for Expedition Global via Global E.P. has literally become a dream come true. The opportunity to travel the globe while doing something that actually MATTERS.  It doesn’t get any better than that. For more info on this amazing non-profit, click here. I have so many travels coming up! I can’t wait to share them all with you.

Want to go on a humanitarian trip this year (with me)? You can see all the info and book here!

Thank you!

And last, but certainly not least, thank you so much to each and every one of you who have supported my blog. I sincerely appreciate every comment, like, share, or social media follow. It means the world to me! For the first time in my life I truly get to do something that I am passionate about.

See you on the trails!

– The Rambling Raccoon


If you’re not in a good place in your life, know that things will be ok. Why? Because they always are. And you’ve been through worse.

fish lake national forest
trydis 2