Mandie Pouwels

ReserveAmerica Contributor

Mandie Pouwels is the founder of and a contributor for She developed a love for the outdoors in 2011 when her friends became fascinated with gold prospecting. With her interest in outdoors peaked, she embarked on a quest to learn more about camping, despite having little knowledge about the activity.

She spent many weekends exploring Southern California trails and campsites and soon came to realize that there’s a need to promote this male-dominated activity to women. Determined to find great outdoor advice catered toward girls, Mandie developed Girly Camping®, a website dedicated to sharing camping and hiking tips, as well as product reviews and outdoor fitness ideas.

When she isn't busy writing about her outdoor adventures, you can find her camping, hiking, or staying active at the beach. 

Mandie's Favorite Outdoor Destinations

  • Angeles National Forest, California
  • Kauai, Hawaii
  • Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, California
  • Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, California