I’m Retha the Roaming Nanny. I want to help YOU hike and explore the world!
Roaming Nanny is all about Adventure Travel from the Everyday to the Epic! I started this blog to inspire women to get out on hiking trails, paddling rivers, and living their best lives through outdoor adventure.
I’ve been hiking since I was a teenager with my Girl Scout troop, but made it a huge part of my life after I decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro on a whim while healing from my divorce. Since then I’ve hiked over 3,000 miles on long distance trails around the globe including a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail, the Long Trail in Vermont, the Salkantay Trek in Peru, and the trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal.
I lead international women’s hiking trips for WHOA Travel, hold a certification in Wilderness First Aid, and have extensive training in the 7 Principles of Leave No Trace. My hope is through the knowledge I’ve gained hiking over the past 2 decades I can help women gain the skills and confidence to get out and adventure on their own.
Ready to Start Hiking?
Ready to make your wildest hiking dreams come true? Sick of waiting for friends to join you out on the trail? Stop waiting and get started on your hiking adventures with this free Beginner’s Guide to Hiking!
As your hiking Fairy Godmother, I want to help you gain the skills you need to be a self-sufficient hiking boss. Click the button below to download 17 pages chalked full of information to get you out on the hiking trails you’ve always wanted to explore.
Hike with Me!
Join me on one of my upcoming adventures!
Thinking of traveling solo but not ready to make the jump yet? New to hiking and backpacking and want to explore the world on foot with other like minded women? Come hike with me with me in Chile, Peru, Germany and more! Check out my Travel with me page to see where I’m headed and join in on the fun!
No matter the adventure I can help you get there. Below are some of my reader favorite blog posts and hiking resources. Looking for a specific destination or Nanny Resource? Visit my Destinations page to find blog posts organized by country and for Nanny Resources on traveling with kids or fun activities go to my Nanny Life section.