Hannah grew up in south eastern Michigan where she learned an appreciation for the outdoors. At age eleven Hannah spent a summer backpacking in Colorado which planted the seed for further adventures. Hannah took a number of trips in her teens, traveling to places like New Mexico to study astronomy and geology, Costa Rica to work at a sea turtle refuge, the Bahamas to get certified in permaculture, and the Galapagos Islands to learn about evolution and the history of the islands. Hannah’s stay in Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands was extended when drugs were planted in her luggage, incidentally she also learned more than any 16 year old wanted to know about the Ecuadorian judicial system. All of the craziness of that particular trip to Ecuador served as fuel to Hannah’s flame for adventure and, rather than convincing her to stay home and stay safe, inspired her to go on bigger and more intense adventures. Hannah went to college at Michigan Technological University where she completed degrees in forestry and environmental science. Hannah and Matt met at Michigan Tech through mutual friends and a shared love of the outdoors. Together, Hannah and Matt completed a circumnavigation of Lake Superior in their kayaks in the summer of 2009. After 3 months of paddling 25 miles a day and sharing all their food and a small 2 man tent, Hannah and Matt knew they could continue adventuring together forever. In 2010 Hannah married Matt and they now reside with their dog Rainy in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Matt and Hannah are now planning their next adventure, a kayak circumnavigation of Russia’s Lake Baikal, for the summer of 2012. Throughout the planning process Hannah is trying not to lose sight of the adventures that take place in her day to day life which she and Matt are documenting in a day to day blog on this site.