About Me

Hello & Welcome to Flip Flop Wanderer!

Hey there! I’m glad you found this page because I have some great news. Ready? Flip Flop Wanderer will be the place you go to check out everything you need to know about adventure.  I will show you how to plan your trips, provide awesome gear reviews, cooking tips & lots of other outdoor stuff that will make your life easier. If I don’t have what you’re looking for, send me a message and I might know something about it.  I love talking to people about the outdoors. Come follow me and let’s wander!

Greg Berndt from Flip Flop Wanderer standing on top of Mt. Whitney. This image is on his About Page.

Flip Flop Wanderer has a goal.

That goal is to show you how easy it is to get outdoors and to enjoy nature and everything it has to offer. I want to show you breathtaking and fun places for you to pack up and get out and visit.  I want to show you the gear you will need.  I’m going to be showing you things that you can cook while you are outdoors.

My name is Greg Berndt and I’m the creator of Flip Flop Wanderer. I’ve been doing outdoor activities for most of my life. My lust for adventure led me to start traveling in August 2015 and I would share my journeys on my Facebook. Soon, I was getting comments and messages from people telling me that I should do this full-time! That’s where this blog comes into play. I enjoy doing anything outdoors and I’m always looking for new adventures.  If you have any awesome trips that you have taken, I would love to hear about it!

And that’s how Flip Flop Wanderer Began.

Greg Berndt from Flip Flop Wanderer standing in front a a small waterfall on the side of the trail going to Mt. Whitney. This image is on his About Page.So now a little about Greg

I grew up in a very small town in southern Illinois. The town is called Red Bud and no, it isn’t the same town from the Chevy Chase movie called Funny Farm. But that hasn’t stopped a lot of people from asking me about it. Here’s a small clip if you haven’t seen the movie (get ready to laugh!):  Funny Farm – Hey Mack which way to Red Bud

When I was a young boy, I grew up in the country and I would go out into the woods to play.  I would head down to the creek and look for arrowheads and just have fun out in nature.  I have always loved being outside, but it wasn’t until I moved to California in April 2010 that I started to get outdoors and into nature as much as I could.  I remember wanting to take my kids on a camping trip and I thought I should probably go myself the first time because camping in California was different than how it was when I grew up.

When I grew up we would just go out into someone’s fields and go into the woods.  It was great. If you needed wood, you would just look around and burn it.  But in Cali, it was totally different.  You had to buy the wood, you couldn’t just burn it anywhere. You have to use a fire pit to burn the firewood.  And then there are those times when even if you have all of that it might be fire season and they still won’t allow you to burn.  (Which we found out during a camping trip to Big Bear when it was just a little cold.) Experiences like these have shown me that each adventure is unique and calls for different kinds of preparation. On this blog, I’ll be sharing my experiences to help you navigate each unique journey and give you everything you need to know!

Come follow me and let’s Wander….

Greg Berndt from Flip Flop Wanderer standing in front of the Meteor Crater in Arizona. This image is on his About Page.

Are you ready to start wandering and creating your legacy today? The world is your playground and well, I’m excited to help you start exploring. If you’re ready to begin, you can get all the latest news here by signing up for my email list. By signing up, you will get monthly updates from me about my latest journeys and reviews on outdoor tools and techniques that can help you take your outdoor adventures to the next level. Also, you’ll receive the latest updates about Flip Flop Wanderer community trips where we will come together, connect and share our experiences as a family.

Thanks for visiting Flip Flop Wanderer. I absolutely appreciate it…and you! Come wander with me today!

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