Hi, I’m Shelly
I started Almost There Adventures as a way to share unique outdoor adventures and travel itineraries with families short on time. My husband and I have three kids, twin boys who are 9 years old and a 14-year-old daughter. We love unique travel experiences, stays, and adventures and spend a lot of time planning where we’re going next.
We know what it’s like only to have limited time off work for family vacations. Our journeys are filled with unforgettable experiences and we love to share them with you. We’ve played hide-and-go-seek with our kids in Scotland’s Ruthven Barracks, explored Iceland’s black beaches and wild horses, and camped in the most remote areas of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area in Minnesota where we call home.
Where this all began
When the pandemic hit I lost the job that I loved, but I knew it was time for a reset. We decided to travel all over the US and see as many national parks as possible while working for ourselves and doing remote school. We visited 30 US national parks and our goal is to make it to all 63 parks by the time our youngest two graduate! This started Almost There Adventures. Now we are both self-employed and enjoy balancing our passions with jobs we love.