About Us

We founded The Happiness Function to inspire happiness through travel and outdoor recreation in the USA. Get to know us better!

About Us

We founded The Happiness Function to inspire happiness through travel and outdoor recreation in the USA. Get to know us better!

Ashlee Pablo Sunny - The Happiness Function

Welcome!

We're Ashlee & Pablo!

Currently Exploring: Ouachita Mountains and Ozarks Mountains in Oklahoma and Arkansas!

We founded The Happiness Function to show you how to seek fulfillment outdoors through an active and healthy lifestyle hiking, camping, and road-tripping.

We believe there is so much joy and healing to be found exploring natural spaces.

Last year, we said goodbye to Sunny, our dog. He was part of our lives for 14 years. We wanted to share his special memory with you all, too.

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Meet Ashlee

Hi there, I’m Ashlee! In 2020, I changed careers to pursue my dreams as an entrepreneur, travel writer, and adventure photographer. Based out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, I launched The Happiness Function, an outdoor travel blog to inspire others to seek happiness through outdoor recreation. I believe there is so much joy and healing to be found exploring wild and natural spaces.

I love serving the world by sharing how simple and fun it is to travel locally, connect with nature, and explore off-the-beaten-path destinations.

When I’m not busy working on the blog, you can catch me at my favorite local yoga or pilates studio, hiking, or cozied up on the couch binge-watching sci-fi.

I am married to the love of my life and ex-pat Argentine, Pablo. We are state park obsessed and take every chance we can to go hiking and camping with our Aliner in tow!

I have a 200-hour Iyengar Yoga Certification to teach.

I love to read! I'm usually reading 5 books at a time!

I am gluten-free.

I lived in a tent in the Utah backcountry doing research.

Meet Pablo

Que Pasa! I’m Pablo. I am originally from Argentina. When I was 18, I moved to the U.S. to pursue the American dream and teach snowboarding in the Rockies. I love snow and the mountains.

I spent over 10 years doing back-to-back ski and snowboard seasons as an instructor in the Colorado Rockies and Andes Mountains of Argentina and Patagonia.

When I’m not working my day job, I’m all about exploring close to home with the wife. In my free time, I also enjoy lifting weights, watching some kind of crime drama, and working on my old Toyota truck.

My big things are doing more with less money, slow travel, hiking, and taking photos. We are always looking for places to escape the crowds and city life.

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I am bilingual in both Spanish and English.

I finished my BA in business at 38 with no student loans!

I believe in a debt-free lifestyle.

I play the guitar!

Gear can make or break your trip...
But it doesn't have to break the bank!

You don't have to quit your job to do what we do. You also don't need a lot of money or always use vacation time. We are here to show you how to make the most out of your adventures!

Gear can make or break your trip...
But it doesn't have to break the bank.

You don't have to quit your job to do what we do. You also don't need a lot of money or always use vacation time. We are here to show you how to make the most out of your adventures!

Let Us Help You Find Outdoor Adventures

You don't need a lot of money or vacation time to enjoy the local environment. Keep it simple and just go!