Meet Melissa Avery.
Melissa is a California-based outdoor writer and busy Mom who is passionate about her family history and sharing the message of diversity in the outdoors.
In our conversation, you’ll get a sneak peak into Melissa’s fascinating life and learn a little bit about what it’s like to be the Mom of 3 young, active children.
You can find Melissa at www.chasquimom.com and listen to the show below.
I hope you enjoy meeting Melissa!
5:30 Why Melissa’s parents walked from Peru to California and never returned to Peru.
10:00 The best carne asada ever.
13:00 On diversity in the outdoors.
16:30 On motherhood.
22:00 Backpacking with her family and why it’s okay to give kids challenging distances and take them on difficult trails.
27:00 Melissa’s odd allergy and why she always carries her epi-pen.
30:45 What Melissa would tell her 12-year-old self.
- Find Melissa here: www.chasquimom.com
- Brands Mentioned: Lifestraw (this is an affiliate link, shopping through it helps fund our Ambassador program, so thank you!)
- Places Mentioned: Coyote Hills Regional Park, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Sequoia National Park, Moro Rock in Sequoia
Today’s show is sponsored by Audible. If I’m not listening to a podcast, I’m listening to an audiobook.
I devour audiobooks while I drive my car to and from interesting hiking destinations, clean my house, fix dinner, do the dishes, fold laundry and workout. There are so many good books that I want to read and I feel a lot more productive when I can multi-task by listening as I work.