What can the Nature Effect do for you? Join us on Alyssa’s journey as she shares her experience with the outdoors and how it has an impact in her business and life today.
Alyssa is the founder and CEO of Hipcamp, a company that helps people discover and book amazing places to camp. Their mission is get more people outside. She has a degree from UCLA in Digital Democracy and her deepest passion is helping shape how the internet impacts our humanity and our planet.
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Nature Quote / Mantra
May the sun bring you new energy by day. May the moon softly restore you by night. May the rain wash away your worries. May the breeze blow new strentgh into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. – Old Apache Blessing
Humans and Nature are one in the same – Alyssa Ravasio Tweet this!
She grew up by the ocean and started surfing at a young age. One day when she was about 8 or 9, the waves were quit big and she wanted to let the wave do what it wanted to with her and to find out what if felt like. It was really scary at first but she was pleasantly suprised that the water was very welcoming and it kind of felt like being in a washing machine. She spent the rest of the day playing in the waves and had so much fun.
She visited Vieques in Puerto Rico which is home to the worlds brightest bioluminscence. She had heard about it, but the moment she hit the water in her kayak, she saw the water start glowing like crazy. It was that moment she realized that the world is so much more magical than she had imagined. There was no limit to what she could explore and what she could experience.
In her business she is working with some high stakes companies who are helping back the business. At times it can be real stressful. Without being able to be outside surfing, swimming or hiking she wouldn’t be able to do what she does.
It’s an important part of helping her unwind and recharge. She loves turning her phone off and having a day or two outside without technology. She’s had so many moments where she’s been stressed and getting outdoors helps her to understand the stuff that doesn’t matter and what’s important.
Inspiration For Hipcamp
She wanted to spend New Years by the sea. She was overwhelmed and frustrated she had to go to go to the State Park Website, the National Park webiste and had to figure out what county parks there were as well. She almost gave up on the trip because of the broken process.
She created a site where it was easy for people to go to and find all the information they needed in one place. Her passion is to help make it easier for others to get outdoors and believes the more time we spend in nature, the happier we will be.
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