“I had a fantastic time on my Shoestring Adventures trip. It was my first time camping since I was a kid, and I was nervous to try it again. Alyx makes everything so easy, and she is a great guide! All I had to do was follow her packing list and show up—she took all the work out of cooking, knowing where to go, what to bring, etc. The park was so beautiful and it was a wonderful experience I will always remember. It turns out I LOVE camping and hiking, and since then I have even gone on my own trips (but I missed Alyx’s campfire cooking).”

Lindsay, Death Valley Weekend Adventure

“Alyx is a gem of a human being! She is a determined go-getter, and an overall rad human being. Her kindness and compassion for people is truly a gift to witness and experience. This gift of hers is invaluable when cultivating community, both in-person and in the digital space. We co-founded Wild Sage Summit and collaborating with her was one definitely a highlight of designing the event. Her thoughtful insights, connections with people in the industry and generosity of spirit make me want to work with her over and over! ”

Liz, Snowqueen & Scout, Wild Sage Summit

“I’d always dreamt of seeing Havasupai Falls but I never made the time to deal with, and was a little overwhelmed by, all the logistics required. I was super psyched to discover Shoestring Adventures had everything covered and all I had to do was show up. Alyx and her crew did an awesome job handling everything-including great meals. The rest of the adventurers were super awesome which made the experience even more memorable. I can’t wait for the next adventure with Shoestring!”

Evan, Havasupai Backpacking Adventure

“I met Alyx at The Unique Camp in May 2015. She was my cabin’s counselor. I found her a dichotomy of sorts. Seemingly, shy, reserved – soft spoken…yet bold in her pursuit of her passion, which requires chutzpah and lots of socializing. She is such a genuine person. I wanted to support her by going on a Shoestring Adventure. So, I did! I went on the Joshua Tree breakaway weekend – my first time camping and to Joshua Tree. The experience is a cherished one. I met wonderful people – all different, yet all with the same adventurous & caring spirit. Alyx handled everything (with the exception of tent, sleeping bag – it’s all explained on her website) like the site reservation, food, water, hikes, a water color painting exercise, a super unique sound bath, some heart & head guidance from Dragonfly Direction and COFFEE. I loved it all.”

Kathleen, Joshua Tree Weekend Adventure