the walking mermaid

Hi there,

Welcome to The Walking Mermaid. I’m Jessica! I’m a mermaid at heart, nature lover, wife, mother, coffee addict, hiker and amateur photographer. I love to go on outdoor adventurers with my family and share our experiences through The Walking Mermaid blog in hopes to inspire other families to get out there and explore. Being outdoors has been a passion for me since I was a little girl and hope to pass the love for nature to my two girls.

Growing up my mom and dad would take us (my brothers and I) every weekend outdoors instead of watching TV or playing video games. The weekend for us was to explore. My dad would plan all sorts of trips from hiking, camping, to even rock climbing and caving. Back in 2014, my family and I moved to Oahu, Hawaii and I remembered how much I love the outdoors. I started hiking again but this time with my own family creating the same love for the outdoors as my parents had created for me.


During our time in Oahu, Hawaii, I decided to launch my own blog in 2015 and document our trips. I wanted to inspire other families to get out there and explore. We live in such a tech loving world that many families today forget to disconnect from technology and connect with nature and each other instead.

If you love the outdoors or just random trips to the city and anywhere in between then I’d like to invite you to join our adventures. I hope to inspire YOU and your family to connect with each other in the beautiful world God has created for us. Join our email-list below so you can receive access to all of our guides and reviews or you can even follow us on social media to see what we are currently up to.

Hope to see you around,

Jessica Tejera