About Me

“Luz De Denver” by Jorge Marin
West side of the Millennium Bridge in Denver, CO

Hi I’m Rhys. My current home base is Bradenton, Florida, but I grew up in New Hampshire and went to college in Baltimore. I originally began YourBackyardTourist as a school project while getting my master’s, but it truly led me to rediscover my love of traveling, new experiences and spending time in nature. When I’m not traveling around the country, I love to spend time outside exploring everything Florida’s central west coast has to offer, as well as some downtime reading a book by the pool. Hope you decide to follow along with my adventures!

Words of Inspiration

The sea is a desert of waves, a wilderness of water.

Langston Hughes

In every walk with nature, one receives far more than one seeks.

John Muir

Live in the sunshine, swim in the sea, drink the wild air.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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