Boldly Went started in Seattle, Washington, USA, a large city surrounded by mountains and water that provides endless opportunities for adventurers of all types. The founders of Boldly Went, Angel and Tim Mathis, were inspired by their local outdoor community to go from lazy bums to 100 mile (160 km) mountain runners, running the 500 mile (800 km) El Camino de Santiago in Spain, and hiking the 2650 mile (4265 km) Pacific Crest Trail. We've traveled around the world and been inspired by the international network of adventurers and endless opportunities for exploration. Now we're into pretty much everything outdoors and/or travel related.
We love to nerd out on mountain films, adventure home videos, podcasts, and live adventure story events. In 2015 this led to the creation of a sold-out event in North Bend, Washington called Grit and Grace: An Evening with Four Female Pioneers of Outdoor Adventure. We loved it so much that we created another one called Grit and Grace: Adventure Family Edition and decided to create a traveling outdoor adventure storytelling show and podcast to allow more local adventurers to share and connect with like-minded people around the world. We're building this business in the direction of connection: helping outdoor adventurers connect with each other in beneficial ways. Sharing the stoke, inspiring new adventures, making new friends and partners.
Why Go With Us?
Because we're real adventurers, not just tourists or sight-seers and we know if you're looking at this, you are too. When you go with us, you benefit from hyperlocal outdoor adventure knowledge and expertise that you just can't find anywhere else.
This means you get to get deeper into the wilderness and experience more! We avoid touristy areas and we take you to mountain trails that only the locals know. Our team consists of top tier mountain runners, thru-hikers, open water swimmers, and kayakers. Meet these amazing outdoor adventurers here.
We have spent a lot of time on trail in the Pacific Northwest and we have an intimate knowledge of the best off-the-beaten-path places. We're excited to share our knowledge and expertise with you.