UTAH OFFICE OF TOURISM
I first worked with the Utah Office of Tourism (UOT) in 2020 on the She Travels Utah campaign, which encourages women to explore the outdoors. I wrote a pair of blogs for the Visit Utah website; one was a personal essay, the other offered tips for solo women travelers. In 2021 I worked with UOT on a second installment of the She Travels Utah campaign, and deliverables included a short video and social media coverage of climbing, hiking and camping. I teamed up with UOT yet again in June 2023 to create social media content around a late spring road trip through the southern region of the state, and the focus was on hiking, local eateries and sharing tips for travelers about responsible recreation.
Utah’s wilderness helped heal me during the most difficult period of my life, and it continues to serve as a place for me to relax, recharge and recenter. This personal essay shares the details of my first camping trip, and some of my favorite spots in the state.