We’ve partnered with REI to show the world that outdoor women are indeed a #ForceOfNature. Nicole is one such woman and I think you’re going to love our conversation today!


Meet Nicole Atkins.

I actually discovered Nicole through an awesome article that she wrote abut sex in the outdoors and I fell in love with her writing style, her sense of humor and her her ability to go where most bloggers are too scared to go.

Now Nicole is a big fan of cheese, so we do talk a lot about cheese in this interview too.

I hope you enjoy my chat with Nicole, I think you’ll see that she’s pretty rad.


Show Notes:

  • 8:00 “Academia is the best way to ruin your writing.”
  • 10:00 Sex in the outdoors and why we should talk about it.
  • 13:30 On getting engaged.
    • I have something awesome for you”- Nicole’s fiancé
    • Please tell me it’s cheese,” Nicole.
    • And then she got engaged (there was no cheese involved).
  • 16:15 The reflective state that occurs when backpacking.
  • 19:15 Edward Abbey, and why we love him.
  • 22:00 Cheese and what cheese to take backpacking.
  • 26:00 On the lack of guidance as a child and how it turned into a strength as an adult.
  • 30:00 The importance of community.

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