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A Road Trip up the Pacific Coast Highway

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact A ROAD TRIP UP THE PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY   Oh, California, I have such a love-hate relationship with you. A magical coastline, (mostly) beautiful weather, mountains, redwoods, orcas, and oceans. There aren’t many places in the world where Christmas Day…

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Making Travel Photos Insta-Worthy

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact MAKING TRAVEL PHOTOS INSTA-WORTHY   I take travel photos. I’ve never put on make-up for a photo. Usually, I’m hiking, sweating, probably unshowered and may or may not have shaved my armpits in the last three days. I have a…

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8 Alternative European Towns to Visit

European towns: Cheb, Czech Republic

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 8 ALTERNATIVE EUROPEAN TOWNS TO VISIT We all know about Paris and Rome. We’ve added Santorini and Cinque Terre to our list of “must-see” places. Twenty years ago these sights were busy, today they are a tourist hell. Sure, some…

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How to Renovate a Van into a Home

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO RENOVATE A VAN INTO A HOME   I’ll always look back and remember that my first home was a van. Nearly two months after arriving back to Michigan from Europe, I am preparing to embark on yet another…

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Around Europe in 90 Days

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact AROUND EUROPE IN 90 DAYS (VIDEO)

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What Happens in Europe…

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact WHAT HAPPENS IN EUROPE…   Three months in Europe comes with a lot of memories (and mishaps). When beginning a journey of such magnitude, you know that along the way you will create stories both good and bad, and come…

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How to Visit 25 Countries for Under $3,500

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO VISIT 25 COUNTRIES FOR UNDER $3500   When you leave to travel an entire continent for 90 days, you come home feeling as if everything has changed, even though it hasn’t. That was me when I drove into…

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Mount Olympus: A Trek up Greece’s Highest Mountain

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact MOUNT OLYMPUS: A TREK UP GREECE’S HIGHEST MOUNTAIN   And I peeked over the edge, only to realize that a thousand-foot cliff waited for me on the other side. I was roughly 400 vertical feet from the summit of Mount…

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Traveling Europe on A Budget

European towns: Quedlinburg, Germany

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact TRAVELING EUROPE ON A BUDGET   Currently in Warsaw, Poland downing a foreign alcoholic cider that cost a whopping .62 cents.   ANYWAYS. I hear you’re interested in traveling in Europe? Backpacking maybe? So you’ve decided to see the world…

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The Island of Cies

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE ISLAND OF CIES   Arriving in Europe on June 2nd with no plans, no itinerary, and a limited budget was probably one of the scarier things I’ve done while traveling. I’ll admit that although I’m not a planner (or…

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Red River Gorge Cabin Life: Treehouse Edition

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact RED RIVER GORGE CABIN LIFE: TREEHOUSE EDITION   Last week I returned to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky for some climbing and exploring. On my first visit last October, I fell in love with the area and the atmosphere…

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An Alternative Graduation: Hot Air Ballooning

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact AN ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION: HOT AIR BALLOONING   I’m a college graduate, guys. I’M A COLLEGE GRADUATE. Whew. What a weekend. Last week my pending graduation was finally beginning to hit me. My Facebook feed was filled with classmates taking pictures…

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An Audition to Be the Director of Toughness

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact AN AUDITION TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF TOUGHNESS   A while back I auditioned for Columbia’s Director of Toughness and made it all the way to the final round. It was one of the most unique experiences, although it has…

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Behind the Blog: How to Start your Own

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact BEHIND THE BLOG: HOW TO START YOUR OWN It’s new and relatively unknown. Blogging is a concept many people are trying, but not many know what they’re doing. It’s evolved significantly in the past few years, and the future looks…

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Fathom Travel: A New Kind of Adventure

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact FATHOM TRAVEL: A NEW KIND OF ADVENTURE   Recently I took a trip that included beaches and mountains, but not the kind you’d typically find me on. This was a new adventure, one that wasn’t your typical vacation. I’d never been…

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How to Save for Your First Big Adventure

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO SAVE FOR YOUR FIRST BIG ADVENTURE   You’re dreaming of it, right? You want to lie on the beaches of Thailand, skydive over the mountains of New Zealand, picnic next to the waterfalls of Iceland, and camp under…

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Over 550,000 views in 2015! THANK YOU.

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact OVER 550,000 VIEWS IN 2015! THANK YOU! I can’t believe 2015 is almost over and I can’t believe I have been blogging for almost two years. When did this happen? Where has time gone? My site stats for the year…

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A Family Affair: International Adventure Travel

Guest post: Jake Oliver. There’s nothing I love more than family holidays; the chance to visit exotic regions and discover new cultures alongside my favourite people in the whole world! It turns out I’m not alone; according to the Family Holiday Association “49% of British people said their happiest memory is being on holiday with…

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6 Michigan Lighthouses too Pretty for Words

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SIX MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSES TOO PRETTY FOR WORDS   When I’m old, frail, and slightly senile, I want to be a lighthouse keeper. I want to have a cat named Indiana Jones, a beautiful view of a lake, and most importantly…

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How to Make Iceland Affordable

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO MAKE ICELAND AFFORDABLE     1. Tent it How cold do you think Iceland is? The answer is not as cold as you may think. Tenting is completely doable in the summer months and will save a traveler…

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Iceland’s Ring Road: The Adventurers Dream

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact ICELAND’S RING ROAD: THE ADVENTURERS DREAM Iceland is like a nature IMAX film on steroids that is also the supermodel of life’s landscapes. It is simply stunning, almost to a point where I forgot I was actually living. It’s where…

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8 Things Backpacking Teaches Us About Life

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 8 THINGS BACKPACKING TEACHES US ABOUT LIFE     1) Rewards don’t come easily We hike miles for hours, days, and weeks to summit high points, discover new places, and reach destinations. We choose not to experience the world from…

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Eat Nothing and Climb Everything: Budgeting in America’s Southwest

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact EAT NOTHING AND CLIMB EVERYTHING: BUDGETING IN AMERICA’S SOUTHWEST     Yes, it’s true…America’s southwest is full of tour buses, selfie sticks, crowded parking lots and heat strokes. Why would anyone want to visit such a place? Because it’s really…

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