My name is Alycia. I created TIDE + TALE to inspire you to disconnect from devices and distractions, to get outside your four walls, be spontaneous, be creative and live an adventurous, fulfilling life.

Here you'll find tales of the outdoors, photos of fish and a lot of encouragement to get outside and explore your backyard. You don't always have to travel far to try new things.

All are welcome here and I hope you find something that leads you to create new, memorable experiences in your own life. When you do, I'd love for you to share. 

Thank you for spending your time with me and please don't hesitate to reach out and say hi!


Once upon a time, I was a wild-eyed, barefoot child raised in a small town in Southwest Florida. I was blessed to grow up in the Sunshine State with parents who valued outdoor experiences at a time when smartphones didn't exist. 

My childhood was spent playing in tree forts and pretending to be mermaids. Camping and four-wheeling in the woods of Arcadia. Fishing in the Keys. Hunting in Tallahassee. Wakeboarding on Lake June. Florida was my playground and it helped shaped me into the passionate outdoorsman I am today.

 that's me on the right, rockin' the one-piece. photo taken in key largo BY MY MOTHER, circa 1991.

that's me on the right, rockin' the one-piece. photo taken in key largo BY MY MOTHER, circa 1991.

I'm now a grown-up (sort-of) wild-eyed, barefoot adult spending my free time chasing the sun around Florida and beyond. 

My life is fueled by creating memorable experiences and I'm on a mission to make sure I spend my days doing the things I love while hopefully inspiring a few others along the way.

A sudden, perfectly-timed inspiration led me to start TIDE + TALE as a creative outlet and personal challenge. I'm grateful to share my world with you and hope that it will impact your world in a positive way.

My passions, combined with my mission to learn, grow and experience, fuel the work you’ll see within these pages.

I hope you’ll enjoy TIDE + TALE and spread the word about it. Most of all, I hope you’ll feel something. Inspired, grateful, informed, happy, empowered, any good and wonderful thing.



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