Welcome to Ordinary Sherpa: Your online community to family Adventure

Ordinary Sherpa inspires families to connect through simple adventures.  What is your definition of adventure and how can this community help you reach your summit?

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Ordinary Sherpa utilizes the term untourism to define a different type of travel experience.  It reveals locations that might be unconscious to the general public. We unearth hidden gems, support the local flavors and activities that benefit the local people, small businesses and communities

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simple adventures

The focus on simplicity allows us to experience all of the benefits of adventure without the overwhelm and expectation of an epic adventure experience.

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Lifestyle Design

Designing an adventurous lifestyle doesn’t have to be hard. It requires a bit of unlearning and mindset awareness combined with practicing different muscles and taking small steps forward to create habits that support being present in your life and embracing the opportunities in front of us.

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Where to Listen

Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher,  Google Podcast, anywhere podcasts are played

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Meet Heidi

Heidi never wanted to choose between her role as a mom, professional career, and adventurous lifestyle…so she didn’t. She rewrote the rules to design a life of adventure while still being a working mom. Heidi is often described as a healthy disruptor and unshakeable optimist, whose passion lies in challenging the status quo and delivering experiences. Her background transcends the sectors of education, health care, nonprofits, research, philanthropy, and business with superpowers in connecting dots, designing systems, and public speaking. She continually embraces each role with a lens of empathy, trust and curiosity.


She has combined all these skills and experiences into her most treasured role as an adventurous mom. Today she inspires other families through her podcast, membership and writing to experience what is possible. She and her husband live in Wisconsin with 3 children. The majority of their time is spent playing outside, remodeling their fourth generation farm house, mastering travel rewards and un-tourism while creating connections with people around the world.  Her podcast Ordinary Sherpa inspires families to connect through simple and authentic adventures.


Get to know Heidi better by listening to Episode 001: Our Adventure Story, better yet join her on the online sherpa community.

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