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Hello and welcome! We are Rae Lynn and Heath, plus twins, a young adult kid, 2 pups, and some chickens. We are lifelong Oklahoma residents, raising our family in a life immersed in adventure near the Oklahoma City area.

By day and in between travels, Rae Lynn is the author of Naturally Oklahoma, a writer, educator, professional photographer, and creative entrepreneur. Heath is a technician, avid researcher, outdoorsman, and Scout leader. We stay busy! So we love to get out and explore every chance we get and then some.

We met 10 years ago now on Match. (It does work!) Together, we share a love of travel, locally and afar, and plan trips as often as possible.

Naturally Oklahoma travel about us

Whether it’s a short day trip, weekend excursion, or extended adventure, mapping out the details with a clear vision for our trip makes us happy. The excitement of planning is almost as much fun as the actual memory-making. Almost.

Childhood trips were some of my fondest memories. Some of my favorites were Banff National Park, Yellowstone, Glacier National Park, Mt. Rainier National Park, Montana, Colorado, Texas, Virginia, New Mexico – they each made a lasting impression.

My parents were teachers, on a budget, and they still found a way to make travel a priority. Today, we do the same (also on a budget).

Exposing our kids to local adventures and faraway cultures has been an integral part of their education over the years.

Our family lived with my sister in Italy for a month and has traveled to locations such as Slovenia, Belize, Playa del Carmen, Grand Cayman, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park, Virginia, Utah, New Mexico, Texas, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, and Hawaii.

Locally in Oklahoma, some of our favorite adventures have been to the Hochatown area, Tulsa area, Oklahoma City area, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, and multiple state parks.

Each experience opens our eyes to new hands-on lessons in today’s world.

We hope to give you detailed peeks as you plan for adventures yourselves!

Activities we enjoy:

  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • shopping
  • fishing
  • museums
  • family attractions
  • exploring
  • dining out

Adventures give rise to connection. No doubt about that. So, travel has always been a priority in our busy lives.

When we first started exploring together with kids in tow, we’d spend hours researching different websites & sources to piece together a realistic and detailed itinerary that matched our vision and met our expectations. It was time-consuming!

Now, we’re sharing tips from what we have learned and created here.

Whether it’s perusing through downtown shops or finding an off-the-beaten-path hiking trail, we know our backyard well and have years of experience finding the best spots.

Our goal is to save you time, stress, & energy by sharing our collective info all in one ever-growing place.