Welcome to The Wander Guide, I’m so happy you’re here! My name is Hannah and I am the creator of The Wander Guide. I started The Wander Guide as a place to share my travel experiences, photos, and tips for others wanting to plan similar trips. My travel is usually focused on hiking locations, big cities, budget friendly tips, and picturesque destinations.

New to the blog? Start here with my most popular posts:

7 Must Hike Trails In The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Best Photo Shoot Locations In Knoxville, TN

Ramsey Cascades Hiking Trail In The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

How To Spend 2 Days In Las Vegas

About Hannah

The Wander Guide - A Travel and Lifestyle Blog

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Personal Life:

I’m married to my best friend, Kyle, and we recently welcomed our baby girl, Claire, into the world. We also have two sweet pups, Bowser and Dexter. We love to travel and hike together, which is what sparked the idea of this blog. I’m also interested in cooking, baking, exploring Knoxville, being active and healthy, and everything about parenthood and being a mom! This blog is also a place to share the adventures of my life, so you’ll likely see more posts about parenthood as we learn to navigate raising a new human. (Hopefully we’ll travel and hike with her in the near future, too!)

Professional Life:

As far as my professional life goes, I have a BA in Photography and have worked as a professional commercial photographer for the past 2 years. I’ve also freelanced as a photographer for over 10 years, shooting anything and everything. (All photographs on The Wander Guide have been taken by me or by Kyle!) With a desire to live my best life and to balance work and family life, I’m leaving my corporate job and planning to work as a freelance commercial photographer in the months to come. I’m really excited about this new chapter in my professional life.

My Travels:

My love for travel began as a child and has grown as I’ve become an adult. I started this blog after Kyle and I were married, so a majority of my travels are trips we have taken together over the years.

If you are interested in my travel related post archives, head on over to my Destinations page to see all of those posts! (This would be a great way to find helpful trip planning advice without having to sort through all of blog posts.)

Travel Timeline: 2011-Present


May: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic : Honeymoon


November: Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas


April: European Vacation: Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, and London


September: Washington & Oregon, Pacific Northwest Road Trip Vacation

December: New York City


March: Charleston, SC

June: Washington D.C.

October: California Road Trip: San Francisco, Fresno, Yosemite, Monterrey


March: Florida Panhandle Vacation: Destin & Pensacola

July: Tri-Cities Mini Vacation

September: Utah, Arizona, and Nevada Road Trip Vacation


January: Austin, TX

May: Charleston, SC

August: Destin, FL

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