About This Site

On a trip to Hawaii a few years ago, I discovered that I not only love being outdoorsy, but I also really enjoy doing active things outside. It all started with a hike up to the top of Diamond Head. That trip ended with a much longer and more challenging hike through Waimea Canyon. After that, I became addicted to being as active as possible when time permits, which is normally on weekends.

view from top of Diamond Head

view from top of Diamond Head

I do a lot of traveling and prefer exploring and hiking around the local area instead of hitting up the touristy spots and spending the day inside a museum. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy a good science or art museum, but I much prefer being out in the sunshine and taking in cool scenery. I’m partial to mountains and beaches. And the top of my to-do list (currently) is to hike in the Cappadocia region of Turkey (done October 2014!) and take in the amazing scenery of Banff.

Whether you’ve been out there being active for years or are just dipping your toes in the water, I do hope that you find what you’re looking for here on Active Weekender. And if you’ve done something really cool and want to share it, then contact me for a guest post spot as I’d love to hear about your adventures and share them with the readers of this site.

Thanks for stopping by!

~Shawna
shawna in athens

Coffee Addict. Semi-Nomadic. Adventure Time fan. Believer in Karma. Seeker of New Experiences. Traveler.