Welcome, Adventurer.

The world is not in your books and maps, it's out there.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

There is an adventure out there for everyone!
What are YOU looking for?

Welcome to Exploren Borgen! This is a blog focused on inspiring you to get outdoors. There is always something to be learned and I am here to share what I know while learning myself. Access to the outdoors and knowledge of how to recreate outdoors responsibly should be available to everyone. Exploren Borgen is where I share all that I know about the outdoors and how to enjoy it!

Allow me to introduce myself...

Hello! My name is Sarah Borgen, and I am an Educator and outdoor Enthusiast based out of Seattle and writer of Exploren Borgen! My adventures consist of weekends spent in the woods, on a hike, car camping, and taking a deep breath of fresh air. When not on an adventure, you can find me in a classroom teaching high school science! I love having a job that allows me to the opportunity to discuss things like conservation, sustainability, and accessibility. 

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Mummy vs Rectangular Sleeping Bag: Guide to the Best Bags
Embarking on the quest for the perfect sleeping bag is an exciting venture, and fortunately, it's not as complicated as it may seem. With so many different options...
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Female backpacker eating ramen out of a jetboil.
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In this blog post, we covered the basics of dehydrating pasta for a simple backpacking meal. You are now equipped with the information you need to create your own...
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Ultimate Guide to Flying with Camping Gear
Camping is one of the simplest ways to connect with the outdoors in a relaxing way. Unfortunately, sometimes we want to camp in places across the country and across...
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18 Best Ways to Stay Warm Car Camping in Winter
Car Camping is one of the easiest and cheapest ways to spend a night outdoors. However, as the colder temperatures set in, car camping trips require more preparation....
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Guide to the Best Coffee in Bend Oregon 2024
Bend Oregon is a hub for all things adventure and a good adventure begins with a good coffee.  There is no shortage of great coffee shops in Bend, Oregon. With every...
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Views of a lake between trees on Orcas Island
A Weekend Guide to the Best Hikes on Orcas Island
A weekend on Orcas Island could be just what you need to decompress, enjoy amazing views, and break out your hiking boots. The San Juans have some amazing hikes....
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Group Trip Alert!

I am excited to announce the launch of my group trip to Quebec where we will be hiking, camping, kayaking, and so much more! 

If you’re interested in exploring the beauty of Quebec with like-minded people, check out the trip page! 

The trip will be July 19th  – 24th, 2024

No camping gear required except for a sleeping bag! Everything else will be provided. 

Hope to see you there!

Travel with me to the Quebec Wilderness on an epic 6 day adventure
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