Tom Wahlin


Tom has lived out of a 40L backpack for 1.5 years of travel, helping him gain knowledge on what to pack and what to leave behind. His top achievements include designing for Apple, eating large quantities of ramen (ongoing), and having his parents take him on 18 flights before he was 1 years old.

Torso: 19.25 in

Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)


Taylor Wyllie


Taylor is a writer who receives way too much joy from finding the perfect word for every situation. She likes traveling by plane only slightly less than by Prius, and when she’s not writing (a rarity), you’ll find her cooking or exploring the great outdoors.

Torso: 16 in

Height: 5 ft 6 in (167.6 cm)


Nathan Coverdale

Reviewer & Video Editor

Nathan has been to 39 countries and counting with a 40L backpack or less. Before venturing the world full-time, he worked with a marketing agency where he developed a wide set of video skills. You won’t find him too far away from his camera, laptop, and a vanilla ice cream cone.

Torso: 19 in

Height: 6 ft 4 in (193 cm)


Rebecca Coates

Community Manager

Rebecca spent 14 months traveling around Asia where she truly learned the meaning of packing light. She kicked off her vlogging & blogging career after moving to Japan without knowing a word of Japanese (don’t worry, she speaks english fluently & writes plenty of great articles for us).

Torso: 16 in

Height: 5 ft 7 in (170.2 cm)


AJ Nolte

Managing Editor

AJ is a writer, editor, and stickler for punctuation. He’s on a quest to simplify and will find any excuse to be outside. Always down to try something new, he’s perpetually on the lookout for the right gear and the next adventure.

Torso: 17 in

Height: 5 ft 8 in (172.7 cm)


Mark Hurrish

Staff Content Creator

Mark is a proud cat parent of a rambunctious tabby named Tootsie. Oh—and he’s also our in-house cinematographer. He has a passion for telling stories through digital mediums and he loves the color black—so he fits right in. When he’s not behind a camera, he’s rock climbing, enjoying a foamy pint of beer, or trying to teach Tootsie the art of video editing.

Torso: 19 in

Height: 5 ft 10 in (177.8 cm)


Roberto Thais


Roberto comes to us from Lima, Peru. After obtaining his BA in Philosophy from Yale, it was only natural for him to transition to computer programming and move to New York City. He’s since lived his life like he’s used his degree, constantly changing and adapting, living in different countries and experiencing new things.


Kelly Becker

Partnerships Manager

Kelly has found her niche in public relations and partnerships—and in working remotely. An equal lover of road trips and flights, she’s traveled domestically and internationally to view two eclipses in the past 3 years. Living in the mountains of Northern New Mexico, she’s often outdoors hiking, skiing, or camping with her dog, Stella.

Height: 5 ft 7 in (170.2 cm)


Riley Becks

Staff Writer

Riley approaches writing like a puzzle—she's always hunting for the right experience and the right phrasing to add to the greater picture. Her search is usually conducted on long walks down winding forest trails or while sampling food and entertainment in nearby cities—and never without her notebook and a quality pen.

Torso: 16.5 in

Height: 5 ft 4 in (162.6 cm)