January 14, 2021
finding the "wild west" isn't necessarily an easy feat in 2021. It's no secret what's out there. In Colorado, trailhead parking lots fill by 7:00am in the high-season. The west can sometimes feel like an amusement park. That is, except for Wyoming.
December 6th, 2020
We’ve been traveling with cats for nearly three years and have learned some pretty important lessons across 20 states with two feline companions. This is our top gear for hiking + traveling with cats, whether venturing across the country or training your new best friend for the outdoors.
November 23rd, 2020
Standing at 12,808ft, Granite Peak is Montana's tallest mountain. From the approach to the summit day climb, this is my full guide to a successful summit via the Southwest Couiler/Ramp route.
October 25, 2020
Our wedding day was one of the most fun and stress-free days of my life. Here’s the thing: weddings don’t have to be stressful (or expensive!) and they include your entire family.
August 4th, 2020
Michiganders love chasing sunsets, which isn’t surprising considering The Great Lakes State is also unofficially known as the sunset state. With over 3,000 miles of coastline and the area’s unpredictable and everchanging weather, every evening offers the opportunity to display something magical.
June 25, 2020
I don't spend hundreds of dollars on brand name equipment from expensive apparel companies. I buy items because they work, they last, and they are efficient.
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Shalee Wanders is an outdoor travel blog focusing on adventure travel. Midwest born and raised, she began exploring by camping in Michigan as a young adult. In 2014, she met her love and travel partner, Josh. Since their first "date" jumping off cliffs in Canada, they have lived the vanlife in America, toured Europe on $20 a day, and explored over thirty countries.
Shalee is considered an expert in the travel industry for outdoor & adventure travel destinations. Her writing and photography have been featured in numerous notable publications and online outlets, such as Forbes, USA Today, and The Huffington Post.
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