Hi, I’m Blake.Β Welcome to my little corner of the web.

🐿️ In a nutshell

I’m a traveling writer who designs and leads teen adventure programs.

I believe that a surprising number of kids don’t need school to become happy, competent, successful adultsβ€”an idea I’ve expressed through my books, podcast, talks, and projects.

Right now, I’m exploring the question of how to build an adventurous life in one’s twenties. Also:

  • Organizing a Patagonia retreat for 16- to 20-year-olds (Feb-Mar 2023)
  • Scheming hiking adventures in the western USA (Apr-Jun 2023)
  • Offering a month-long teen trip to Berlin (Oct 2023)
  • Planning a South American bike adventure (Dec 2023+)

40 years old. California native, no permanent home base. Owner of two touring bicycles and zero cars.

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✍️ Recent posts

🌎 Current location

El Chalten, Argentina

πŸ“ Where to run into me

  • El ChaltΓ©n, Argentina (Feb/Mar 2023)
  • Buenos Aires, Argentina (April 2023)
  • Paonia, Colorado (May 2023)
  • SF Bay Area (June 2023)

🧐 About this site

Blake Boles dot com is both a personal and professional site. Enjoy the nooks and crannies. Write anytime.

πŸ“Έ Tahoe Rim Trail, 2021 (by Anthony Cupaiuolo)