I’m Kara and the furry one is Monty!

Over the past 4 years I’ve been traveling and adventuring the outdoors SOLO with my GSD side-kick. I’m a Michigan girl, but my heart seemed to belong in the desert with the cacti and rattlesnakes, so I decided it was time to settle in Arizona. Now that I’m a Southwest local I’ve had time to expand my experiences and knowledge of the area, including the unknown places.

What you can expect to find here:

Karabou Adventure and Travel

How I can help

Traveling and adventuring isn’t always easy, especially if you have a dog with you. Believe me, I’ve experienced many trials and errors. Heck, Monty and I have been helicoptered out once! So while I aim to help you find the best Southwest destinations and activities to elevate your experiences, I also am passionate about sharing the safest ways to do so for humans, our four-legged friends, and the environment itself.

Every post includes reminders to follow the Leave No Trace Principals while visiting.

If we all do our part, we’ll be able to continue to enjoy these environments for years to come.


Picacho Peak Hike
Ultimate Picacho Peak Hike Guide via The Hunter Trail
Desert Hiking Tips
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Visit the Old West Town of Tortilla Flat, Arizona
Vultee Arch
Hiking Vultee Arch From Sterling Pass Trailhead
Kachina Tree Cave
Finding the Kachina Tree Cave off Boynton Canyon Trail
Hiking for beginners
Hiking for Beginners 101- The Best Guide for New Hikers