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Alec Sills-Trausch, Outdoors Writer, and Landscape Photographer

Alec Sills-Trausch, Outdoors Writer, and Landscape Photographer
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Hello everyone. Welcome back for another episode of the Outdoor Adventure Series Podcast. This is your Host Howard Fox.

The Outdoor Adventure Series celebrates individuals & families, businesses, and organizations that seek out and promote the exploration, and enjoyment of the great outdoors.

Our guest today is Alec Sills-Trausch.

Alec is an Outdoors Writer, Landscape Photographer, and is a passionate advocate for pushing boundaries in the wild. He loves to write about his travels, and craft articles that help educate and inspire others to find their joy in nature. By showing off the beauty of planet earth, he hopes to bring more people into the environmental movement to protect our greatest treasures.

Alec’s current writing roles include SunnyScope and Adorama. He also wanted to share that he is a cancer survivor, and he hopes to show the world that there is a future beyond this terrible disease. Alec resides in Santa Barbara, CA, and has plans to move to Seattle in 2022.

"ah-ha" moment

I just heard from a fellow hiker who follows me on Instagram that she sustained a hard fall and was discouraged to rehab. But after seeing my story of coming back from cancer to do some gnarly hikes, it really gave her the motivation to keep pushing and find her path back!

Recent news stories or industry topics:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/nasas-new-webb-space-telescope-opens-its-golden-eye (new telescope that was launched successfully) //

https://www.washingtonpost.com/travel/2022/01/06/reservations-national-parks-forests/ (reservations in the national parks)

Links to any recent articles:



As quoted from Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead – April 7, 2015, by Brené Brown

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat." - Teddy Roosevelt

Roosevelt, T. (1913) Theodore Roosevelt; an autobiography. New York, The Macmillan Company. [Web.] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://lccn.loc.gov/13024840.

To learn more about Alec, you can visit his websites at https://explorewithalec.com or  https://AlecSillsTrauschPhotography.com

You can also find Alec on the following social sites:


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