Who is the Traveling Mandolin?

Olympic National Park, 2017
Hi! My name is Lisa, and thanks for stopping by my corner of the Internet.

This is a blog about my life, which takes many different forms depending on the year— part-time nomad, permaculture gardener, environmental advocate, long-distance hiker, and everything in between. Life is an adventure, and there is always beauty to find, no matter what my day-to-day existence is like.

Some of my favorite adventures include:

Traveling around the American West for two months on $15 a day.

Meeting my husband while I was touring with Insomniac Folklore.

Hiking the 2,665-mile Pacific Crest Trail.

Growing a huge amount of food in our permaculture garden.

Here are some of my favorite posts:

How to Murder a Lawn in Five Simple Steps

A Picture of Contentment

I Have an Unfair Advantage

The Problem of Brain-Hacking

How I Care


If you have any questions, feel free to post a comment or send me an email at TheTravelingMandolin(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks for reading!