About Katy Shaw (aka Unicorn)

Hi, my name is Katy Shaw. I am an avid hiker, traveler, and adventurer. Although I originally hail from Seattle in the United States, I’m currently traveling around the world with my husband, Daniel. He’s also blogging about our travels – you can view his blog here: The Wandering Hedonist.

I love hiking and try to explore new trails in each new place we visit. I’m also obsessed with National Parks, mountains, long-distance hiking and other outdoorsy things.

In 2016, I hiked the 95-mile Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier. In 2017, I hiked over two-thirds of the 2650-mile Pacific Crest Trail which stretches from Mexico to Canada along the Sierra and Cascade mountains. In fact, it was while hiking the PCT that I picked up my Trail Name – “Unicorn”.

In October 2019, Daniel and I quit our jobs and got rid of most of our possessions in order to travel around the world. Six months later, our international travels were cut short by COVID-19. We had a firsthand view of the Coronavirus Outbreak in Italy and eventually returned to the United States. Unfortunately, we caught the Coronavirus on the way back home. I kept a daily journal of the experience which you can read here: COVID-19 Diary: My Experience with Coronavirus.

We weren’t ready to settle down after we recovered from the virus, however. So in May 2020 we bought a motorhome (named Appa) and began travelling around the United States on a Great America (Socially Distanced) Road Trip.

And that’s where we are at now. If you see us driving by in our 21-foot VW Rialta motorhome, be sure to say hi!

You can contact me at aramblingunicorn@gmail.com.

Daniel and me at Joshua Tree National Park in January 2021