The Company


Celebrating 21 Years as Just Get Outdoors!!

Based in the Great Smoky Mountains, Just Get Outdoors (JGO) was founded in 1999 by Liz Domingue. JGO has seen some wonderful and progressive changes over the years, including an expansion of offerings within and beyond the borders of the Smokies.

Liz started her company to fulfill some lifelong hopes and dreams. Through JGO, she has found a rewarding way to make her dreams a reality by getting people outdoors, providing them with new experiences, and helping them to make new discoveries about the natural world and, inevitably, about themselves. It is with great enthusiasm that Liz introduces adults and youths to nature through the eyes and ears of a Naturalist. As a professional Naturalist interpreter and guide, she wants to share her love and knowledge of the natural world in hopes that each individual will come away with feelings of great satisfaction, joy, and a strong desire to care for and return to our natural areas.

At Just Get Outdoors, we are dedicated to teaching natural history, environmental awareness, stewardship, and an appreciation of our natural world while providing a safe, enjoyable, enriching personal outdoor experience for everyone!

Just Get Outdoors specializes in customized guided day hikes, Naturalist Adventure Tours throughout the United States, Naturalist Adventure Outings in the Smokies, guided backpacking trips and environmental educational programs, tailored to each individual’s or group’s special interests, physical abilities, and goals. JGO welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all levels of experience.

Day Hike on Clingman's Dome Trail, Smoky Mountains

Thanks again very much for the great tour to Mount LeConte and the evening with the fireflies.

OG, Berlin, Germany

Liz leads all of our hikes, tours, and environmental education programs. A second guide joins her for our larger groups. Your JGO adventures will be both fun and educational as Liz helps you discover and get to know the natural world on a more personal and intimate level.

At JGO, we work closely with a variety of organizations, agencies, institutions, and individuals to create a diverse offering of guided tours and environmental education programs. Liz has served as an instructor for the Cornell Adult University, John C. Campbell Folk School, Road Scholar, University of Tennessee Smoky Mountain Field School, the Great Smoky Mountains Association, Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, and Blount County Parks and Recreation Commission, among others.

At JGO we pay close, personal attention to detail to help you enjoy each outing to its fullest. Contact Liz to chat about any and all of our trips and programs!

Just Get Outdoors is authorized by the National Park Service to provide guided trips in

Great Smoky Mountains National Park