Ellee Thalheimer worked as a freelance writer and Lonely Planet guidebook author until she founded Into Action Publications in 2011. Leaving the mold of who she was supposed to be (a proper Southern mother of two with a white picket fence,) Ellee finagled her way into being a wilderness guide, bike tour guide, travel writer, bike tourist of the world, and yoga instructor.

Into Action aims to create titles that artfully inspire people to take action, challenge boundaries, question the logical path forward, and find the nuggets of truth that adventure reveals. Inspiration of this sort led Ellee to recognize the need for guidebooks that leave corporate blandness behind and dig into the heart of possibility. The unfettered narrative speaks to the reader like friends over a beer and isn’t afraid to lean in and whisper how it really is.