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Lost with Lydia

An outdoor adventure blog helping you plan trips, get started hiking and go on bucket list adventures in the US and Beyond

Hi, I'm Lydia!

I share free, in depth guides to US national parks, outdoorsy city itineraries, road trip routes, hiking tips and more!

I’m originally from Cincinnati, OH, last lived in Dallas, TX, but now have been traveling full-time for 2.5 years. I didn’t grow up hiking, but it has become my favorite activity as an adult. Learn more about my story in my bio!

Hiking in all 50 States

I have the goal to hike in all 50 states!

So far, I’ve hiked in 44 states, and I absolutely love that this goal has encouraged me to explore places I might not have considered before. From ladder hikes to Indiana to badlands to Kansas to bayous in Lousiana, I truly believe that every single US state has something unique and beautiful to offer.

Follow along with my journey on my instagram series!

Hiking and Outdoor Gear I Recommend

Need help choosing your hiking backpack? Or updating your hiking wardrobe? Check out some of my latest outdoor tips and gear recomendations.

Summer Travel Ideas

These destinations make for incredible summer getaways in the US!