My name is Kara Folkerts. While I was born in Alberta, Canada, I intend to travel to the far and wide corners of this earth. In 2013 I moved to Calgary to begin a Bachelor's Degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. The last four years have brought upon many adventures and opportunities to grow, meet incredible like-minded friends, travel internationally, gain greater experience in guiding and tourism, and define my own life.
From guiding Norwegian students on various outdoor pursuits, travelling throughout Europe, walking solo across the country of Iceland, trail running in the mountains of Costa Rica, and completing my bachelors degree, I have chosen to leave everything behind and pursue my dream of travelling and moving in beautiful wild places full time while pedaling a bicycle alongside my partner and best friend.
My greatest passions include exploring the outdoors, the environment and conservation, a good book, endurance sports (running, cycling, hiking), getting on top of high places, being among great friends and laughing until my belly hurts, vegetarianism, splitboarding, simplifying all aspects of life and eating way too much peanut butter.
At 21 years old, I hope to continue expanding my horizons while venturing out into the unknown, discover new countries, customs and cultures, positively impacting each person and place I visit and ultimately soaking in every precious moment of this life.