I have three guiding rules in life:
adventure often, live healthy, and always climb higher.
I’m an outdoor advocate, adventurer, climber, writer, former van-dweller, gear tester, and lover of road trips. I’m a Western transplant who traded flat Florida swamps and beaches for a life of exploring mountains, camping in the desert, and playing in the snow. I like to be on the road–a lot. In summer 2016, spent 17 weeks traveling solo in a little white van to explore the west’s outdoor recreation economy, and a year living in a big yellow van while climbing full-time across America in 2013.
The outdoors is more than just recreational for me – it’s a profession, it’s my deepest love. I In July 2014, I was featured as a speaker at Peaks Foundation’s annual Women’s Leadership and Adventure Summit in Golden, CO.
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 pursuit resonates loudest.
Want to know more about Katie Boué?
I live in Salt Lake City, though I’m often not home. Born in Queens, New York, but raised in sunny Miami, Florida. I’ve spent time living in San Jose, CA, Tallahassee, FL, and Denver, CO–and a few years living out of dufflebags too. After graduating from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing (minors in communications and humanities) in 2011, I hit the road, fell in love with the west, and quickly dedicated myself to America’s outdoors and the community of people who value it above all else.
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. And I’m always coming back for more. I’m a sucker for public lands, cinnamon buns, sleeping in the back of my car, and all-you-can-eat buffets. 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 me, please feel free to reach out to coordinate and inquire about pricing for content services. From sponsorships and social marketing strategy to media trips around the world, I’ve worked with outdoor organizations like Cotopaxi, REI, the American Alpine Club, Outdoor Industry Association, Columbia Sportswear, Nature Valley, Honda, Teva, Goal Zero, Mammut, Microsoft, Oru Kayak, 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 and management, coaching for novice bloggers and adventurers looking to break into the outdoor advocacy, creative media, brand development through social media, and discovering what it takes to make it in the outdoor and travel industries.