Teddy Hayes

Teddy was born in Washington DC but grew up in a travel loving family in Arizona. He has rafted the white waters of the Colorado River, hiked to Machu Picchu, explored the Amazon, sampled sushi in Japan and traveled to London and Paris. His world further expanded when he spent five months living in Cuenca, Ecuador learning Spanish and salsa dancing while teaching English. He studied Economics in Montana and graduated from Portland State University in Portland, OR. He and his wife, Kalli, currently plan adventures from their home in Billings, MT.

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Favorite trip:

Spending a month in the backcountry of the Wind River Wilderness with NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) taught me a lot about just how little “things” really matter. A sleeping bag, tent, a fishing pole, and some beautiful mountains will do just fine.

Can’t wait to do:

One of my adventure goals is to stand at 20,000 ft. I stood at 19,000 when I climbed Cotapaxi last year, but I need to make it the extra grand. I am eyeing Chimborazo in Ecuador. In addition to being over 20,000 ft., it is also the point on Earth that is closest to the sun.

While traveling I always:

Try to make friends. Whether I am swapping stories, finding my next adventure, or simply trying to find a bathroom, the people I’ve met while on the road have shaped my trip in many ways. Whether you find a travel partner or a place to stay, making friends along the way adds dimension and spontaneity – two aspects that make traveling so much fun.