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Hi I'm Madalyne.

I love nothing more than getting up early to watch the sunrise, heading out for a long trail run, summiting a mountain, and eating a hearty helping of chips and guacamole. 

I also love to write (I got a degree in Journalism from Colorado State University) and travel - a love that began with a high school trip to Italy and Greece, and was confirmed after interning at a magazine for a month in Chiang Mai, Thailand. 

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I am passionate about exploring and adventuring in off the beaten path places and having authentic, sustainable experiences. This means I focus on being as environmentally friendly as possible (i.e. staying in a place longer, eating locally, reducing plastic and carbon usage), diving deep into a culture and not just staying surface level, getting off the tourist "trail" and instead seeking out places that aren't found on popular travel itineraries, and focusing on natural outdoor adventures. Similarly, I want to help inspire and educate other explorers (like you!) to become more sustainable travelers for in the end, if we want to keep adventuring on this wonderful planet we need to take better care of it.

The mission at Backroad Packers is to create a community of travelers who are focused on being good stewards of the planet, who want to have amazing outdoor adventures, and who want to slow down and really explore this wonderful planet.


If you are a company, brand, organization, or any other type of business with similar views of the world and of travel in general, and you are looking to work with us at Backroad Packers, then we would love to hear from you! OR if you are a fellow adventurous writer and you would like to partner with us on publishing an article, then please reach out.

You can reach us at or contact us via the form below.

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