About Katie

Welcome to Outdoors and On the Go!

This is an outdoor adventure blog based in Western Newfoundland written by me, Katie Broadhurst, because I love this place, the freedom to be outdoors and I am passionate about sharing it with the world.

Through Outdoors and On the Go, I hope to inspire and support folks to #getoutside and #ExploreNL by providing first hand information about hiking trails, outdoor gear, personal adventures, tid bits about NL, and much more. I typically post 1-2 times per week and to make sure you don’t miss the newest content, subscribe to get my posts via email!

Work with Me

I am available to;

  • write guest blog posts or blog for your organization
  • develop your custom adventure trip itinerary in Western Newfoundland
  • support preparations for back country hikes in Western Newfoundland
  • offer training for wilderness skills such as map and compass, Leave No Trace etc.
  • review gear, activities or trails for your organization (results in blog post and video review for your use)
  • and of course, GUIDE! I can lead groups of up to 6 people hiking, caving, sea kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and after the 2016/17 season, back country skiing!

My Contact Info

So, what makes me qualified to guide and tell you about adventuring outdoors?

 Certifications: Algonquin College Outdoor Adventure grad, Wilderness & Remote First Responder + CPR and AED, Canadian Association of Nordic Ski Instructors (CANSI) Level 1 Instructor, Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance (CSIA) Level 1 Instructor, Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2 Skills

Outdoor Area of Specialty: Hiking

Favourite NL Hike: Lewis Hills Traverse

My Day Job: Adventure Specialist and Guide for Wild Women Expeditions

Dream Trip(s): Visit and hike in Torngats National Park in Labrador, visit Norway’s fjords via sea kayak, and trek the entire IATNL!

Interests/Hobbies/Random Skills: I enjoy hiking, skiing (downhill and cross country), snowboarding, doing pilates and yoga, reading, writing here on my blog and I have lots of interests..gardening, renewable energy, alternative housing, farming, gear, massage therapy and on and on! My newly acquired random skill is I can stand on my head and walk on a slack line!

I am really proud of: Being a Co-Author! “Hikes of Western Newfoundland” is a hiking guide book and one of its kind in the area. 

Brief Bio

I love the outdoors, especially when I can share it with others! I believe that outdoor experiences (in any capacity) are good for the body, the mind and the soul. Guiding and blogging is my way of extending a hand out to those that are looking to get outdoors and on the go!

My foundation of outdoor qualifications comes from Algonquin College’s Outdoor Adventure Tourism Business program [2008 grad]. This program totally set me up for success, as I have been working in the adventure tourism industry seasonally, part time and now full time since graduation. 

I moved to Newfoundland in 2009 to work with a local guiding company and fell in love with the island and her people. Now settled, I am always taking short trips to places I haven’t seen yet, and there are so many!

I also do Gear Reviewing for Get Out There Magazine. I am always testing and reviewing gear related to outdoor activities and am finding that Western Newfoundland is an ideal place to put gear through its paces. 

Now with the technical skills and local knowledge, it is time to share with you, the Outdoors and On the Go readers!


Disclaimer
This is my personal blog. The opinions expressed here do not necessarily represent those of my employer, organizations I volunteer with or other groups I am associated with. The information I provide is on an as-is basis. I make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, or currentness of information shared on this blog and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, losses, injuries, or damages arising from its use. 

 

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