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The Four Weirdest Places We’ve Slept While Traveling

THE FOUR WEIRDEST PLACES WE’VE SLEPT WHILE TRAVELING     I’m sorry if this is your first time here. We’re about ready to get to know each other real quick. Josh and I travel on a tight budget, which often times means a lack of plush pillows and oversized king beds. This also means a…

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Six Hidden Michigan Secrets

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SIX HIDDEN MICHIGAN SECRETS     Michigan is consistently and vastly underrated, but we like it that way. There are rarely crowds which ruin beauty, and there are still dozens of unexplored and relatively unknown places hidden throughout the Upper…

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Six Travel Hacks to Extend Your Dollar in Europe

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SIX TRAVEL HACKS TO EXTEND YOUR DOLLAR IN EUROPE   I’ve heard it time and time again. Travelers spending anywhere from $2,000 to upwards of $25,000 for a ten-day jaunt through Europe. The thought of traveling overseas automatically means spending…

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A Guide to Camping With Cats

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact A GUIDE TO CAMPING WITH CATS     “Your cats actually camp?” Yes, yes they do. But the process hasn’t been easy, and a cat isn’t going to go from catnip and couches to a tent in the woods overnight.…

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How to Go From Counting Quarters to Counting Countries

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO GO FROM COUNTING QUARTERS TO COUNTING COUNTRIES If you’re reading this and live in the United States or another first-world country, you are more privileged to travel than a vast majority of the world. It doesn’t matter where…

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How I Managed to Get Eleven People to Travel to Colombia

HOW I MANAGED TO GET ELEVEN PEOPLE TO TRAVEL TO COLOMBIA     If you ask me how I managed to get eleven people to travel to Colombia, I don’t have an answer. Rewind a few months. I’m sitting in a local rock climbing gym with my friend, Max. We’re both at transition points in…

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Why You Need to Go Live in a Van for Six Months

WHY YOU NEED TO GO LIVE IN A VAN FOR SIX MONTHS     I miss it. I miss it every day. I miss pulling over whenever it felt right. I miss having no deadlines or time constraints. We were never held back, because there was nothing to be held back from. I miss the…

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Seven Places to Go When You’re Lost, Broke, and Ready for Adventure

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SEVEN PLACES TO GO WHEN YOU’RE LOST, BROKE, AND READY FOR ADVENTURE   You’re at a crossroad in your life. Maybe it’s a failed relationship, a crappy job, or just a total “over it” outlook on life. You’re ready to…

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It Took Me Three Days to Fall in Love With THIS Country

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact IT TOOK ME THREE DAYS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THIS COUNTRY     I think New Zealand is the world’s “most wanted” travel destination. Have you ever had someone tell you they DIDN’T want to visit the land of…

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Stories Behind My Ten Favorite Travel Photos

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact STORIES BEHIND MY TEN FAVORITE TRAVEL PHOTOS Pictures are worth a thousand words, but sometimes they’re worth much more. Travel or not, we each have photos we cherish that capture a particular moment of happiness. Or perhaps a not-so-happy moment…

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How I Snagged a $21 Flight to Australia

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW I SNAGGED A $21 FLIGHT TO AUSTRALIA   I recently had you all guess where I snagged an international flight for $21 on Instagram. I received dozens and dozens of questions from you asking how it was possible once…

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel The World for a Year?

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR A YEAR   The $$$$ of travel is a question I get more often than not. And of course, everyone who asks that questions knows the answer: it varies. But…

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How to Travel With Your Significant Other and Not Kill Each Other

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO TRAVEL WITH YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER AND NOT KILL EACH OTHER     I’ve stood on a lot of cliffs with my boyfriend, Josh. Together, we’ve traveled to twenty-some countries and over thirty states. To be honest, I’m surprised…

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8 Tips for Making Road Tripping Easier

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 8 TIPS FOR MAKING ROAD TRIPPING EASIER     Whether taking a short weekend trip to Northern Michigan or a trip across the United States, there are a few things I’ve learned about making life on the road easier, more…

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Glamping in Idaho Will Make You Believe in Narnia

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact GLAMPING IN IDAHO WILL MAKE YOU BELIEVE IN NARNIA   Sometimes the best places come with the lowest expectations. Five years ago if you asked me to choose between a trip to California or a trip to Idaho I would…

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A Proper Guide to Road Tripping the United States

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact A PROPER GUIDE TO ROAD TRIPPING THE UNITED STATES   The vast, wild, and untouched landscapes of the United States draw millions of adventurers to head out on a road trip every year. From the Rocky Mountains of the west,…

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The Most Insane (And Scenic) Hikes in the United States

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE MOST INSANE (AND SCENIC) HIKES IN THE UNITED STATES   From hiking on the ledge of thousand-foot cliffs, slippery granite slopes, and white deserts, here are seven of the most insane and scenic hikes in the United States.  …

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Four Reasons Why Everyone Should Visit Scandinavia

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact FOUR REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD VISIT SCANDINAVIA   Scandinavia might have words like menneskerettighetsorganisasjonene, and the winters might be brutal, but if you’re looking for awe-inspiring landscapes, friendly people, and saunas with beer, it’s a region not to be missed. Consisting…

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One Year of Travel: A Photographic Journey

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact ONE YEAR OF TRAVEL: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY It’s officially been a year since I declined a full-time job after graduation to embark on a life-altering adventure. I could write a book (actually, I am writing a book…eek!) about everything that…

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Eight Other Travel Blogs to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact EIGHT OTHER BLOGS TO INSPIRE YOUR WANDERLUST   When I begin looking for my next destination, I don’t often turn to guidebooks or the Travel Channel. Instead, I gain most of my wanderlust from reading other blogs. Bloggers tend to…

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The Epic Five: Utah’s Insane National Parks

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE EPIC FIVE: UTAH’S INSANE NATIONAL PARKS Sunrise in Arches National Park   Within the borders of Utah sits five incredible and awe-inspiring national parks. How many can you name? The stunning and magical landscape which makes up this beautiful…

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Seven Things That Suck About Long Term Travel

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SEVEN THINGS THAT SUCK ABOUT LONG TERM TRAVEL   I dreamt for years about traveling long term. Waking up every day in a completely new environment, without the slightest clue to where I was going next or how I was…

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An Inside Look at the Van Life: Q&A

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact AN INSIDE LOOK AT VANLIFE: Q&A   Living in a van isn’t the most usual lifestyle. And with an unusual life comes many questions. Few people will ever understand what living in a van for months on end entails. The…

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Bucket List: The Glass Beach of Northern California

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact BUCKET LIST: THE GLASS BEACH OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA There are few places that stand out in such a way it almost seems fictional. For example, a beach made entirely of sea glass. In the quaint (and extremely adorable) Northern California…

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The Best Places to Visit in the United States: 2017

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THE UNITED STATES   I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but somehow I’ve ticked off 42 states on the United States map. You know what that means, right? I’ve got 6 1/2 years…

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