Phillip Anderson

Travel & Outdoor Gear Writer
Hiking Gear
Camping Gear
Travel Gear


    • Phillip Anderson (he/him) is an expert in outdoor gear, including hiking and backpacking gear and mountaineering equipment.
    • He pushes the limits of his gear on hardcore adventures like climbing Huayna Potosi in Bolivia and then shares firsthand experience about how that gear held up.
    • Phillip enjoys learning about cultures worldwide and crafting compelling narratives about his travel experiences.


Phillip's journey as a full-time traveler and writer reflects his insatiable curiosity and thirst for adventure. Through his blog, Jaywalking the World, Phillip shares his firsthand experiences from Virginia, USA, to Peru, offering his readers valuable insights and travel tips.    Phillip's gear reviews for The Atlas Heart draw on his journeys hiking, backpacking, and climbing at the world's greatest natural destinations. He's always planning his next trip, whether that be climbing peaks or relaxing in secret hot springs.  


Since earning his Bachelor of Science in Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences at James Madison University, Virginia, Phillip shifted his focus from health professions to travel writing. His passion and extensive knowledge make him a reliable guide for anyone looking to embark on their next hiking adventure, regardless of destination or difficulty level.  

Upcoming Projects & Goals

Phillip aims to continue traveling full-time and helping others live their lives to the fullest through travel and outdoor adventures.