I have three guiding rules in life:
adventure often, live healthy, and always climb higher.
Meet Katie Boué – lady adventurer, climber, former van-dweller, gear tester, and avid road tripper. I’m a Colorado transplant who traded flat swamps and beaches in Florida for a life of exploring mountains, camping in the desert, and playing in the snow. I spent 365 days living in a big yellow van while climbing full-time and journeying across America in 2013 – and my craving for adventure only got stronger when the trip ended.
Adventure is more than just a weekend camping trip for me – it’s a profession. I’ve backpacked in the Grand Canyon with Columbia Sportswear, flown to San Diego to test-drive cars with Honda, and am a regularly featured content contributor for Nature Valley and Sierra Trading Post. In July 2014, I’ll be featured as a speaker at Peaks Foundation’s annual Women’s Leadership and Adventure Summit in Golden, CO. I am also currently writing a book about my yearlong van adventure.
What is The Morning Fresh?
More than just a lifestyle website, The Morning Fresh is a brand dedicating to advocating for the pursuit of adventure in every corner of life. Whether I’m embarking on a road trip to climb sandstone splitters, hiking local trails to test a new pair of boots, or challenging myself to become a healthier woman – I’m using my life to motivate my readers to get out and get after whatever adventure inspires YOU.
Born in Queens, New York, but raised in sunny Miami, Florida. I’ve since spent time living in San Jose, CA, Tallahassee, FL, and Denver, CO. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing (with dual minors in communications and humanities) in 2011, I resigned myself to being permanently infected with the travel bug – it’s nearly impossible to get me to stay put for long.
In the past few years, I’ve traversed America on numerous separate cross-country road trips, spanning between five weeks and an entire year – both with travel partners and solo. Combined with countless climbing trips throughout the southeast, I’ve racked up tens of thousands of miles worth of roadside travel. And I’m always coming back for more. I spent 2013 living out of a retrofitted Sprinter van, traveling everywhere from the desert in Texas to the forests of Squamish in Canada in pursuit of the best climbs and immersing myself in the dirtbag lifestyle. I’m a sucker for National Parks, hiking with my blue heeler Amble, and all-you-can-eat sushi. My life is a constantly evolving journey, and I look forward to taking you along for the ride.
Want to work with The Morning Fresh?
I welcome relevant business, organizations, and fellow bloggers as sponsors or affiliates. If you would like to work with The Morning Fresh brand, please feel free to contact me to coordinate and inquire about pricing for content services. I am open appropriate press-trips, gear/product testing, etc. – however, I am loyal to my audience and will always provide unbiased reviews and supporting content. I am also available for freelance content gigs, reviews, guest blog posts, and more.
Who have I worked with? From sponsorships and gear-testing to content-based social projects, I’ve worked with nationally recognized brands like Columbia Sportswear, Nature Valley, Honda, Goal Zero Solar, Mammut, Nokia, Sierra Trading Post, and more. I also particularly enjoy collaborating with local and grass-roots companies.
Need help with social media or blogging? I offer social media audits, coaching for novice bloggers, and one-on-one consulting for adventurers looking to break into the realm of sponsored trips, documentation through social platforms, and discovering what it takes to make it in the outdoor and travel industries. Contact me for pricing and to discuss your needs!