Author Archives: Elisa Wirkala

About Elisa Wirkala

Elisa Wirkala is a writer, traveler, hiker and contributing editor of Women ADV Riders (https://womenadvriders.com). When she’s not ambling up a trail, she’s riding her motorcycle across continents and storytelling at Travel Bug Blues (https://travelbugblues.com).

Top 10 Day Hikes Near Seattle

A city ringed by emerald waters, glaciated volcanoes, and jagged peaks, Seattle has no shortage of great hikes within a short drive of downtown. But with so many options, the biggest challenge is deciding where to start. Save yourself some time and reference this guide for the best trails and views within a 3-hour drive… Read More »

Hiking in Hunting Season: Top 7 Safety Tips

Cool temps and active wildlife make fall popular among both hikers and hunters—and the prospect of crossing paths with a loaded firearm leaves plenty of hikers with concerns. The good news is that, nowadays, hiking during hunting season is pretty safe. Most hunters are conscientious, and incidents are becoming almost non-existent. Pennsylvania, for example, saw… Read More »