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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact What to Wear Hiking: The Best Affordable Hiking Gear for Every Season June 25, 2020 I’m very straightforward when it comes to outdoor gear. I don’t spend hundreds of dollars on brand name equipment from expensive apparel companies. I buy items because they work, they last,…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact This Small Midwest Community Holds Some Of The Country’s Best Hidden Adventures October 21, 2019 There’s something about a place that feels like home the moment you arrive. Less than four hours after landing in Ironwood, Michigan, I’m standing in the middle of a black and…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact I’m 26 and I’ve Traveled the World. Here’s How I Afford it. September 17, 2019 I’ve been to more countries than years I’ve been alive, which often ignites an interesting conversation that revolves around how I afford to travel at such a young age. Recently while…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Four Road Trips You Need to Take in Michigan This Summer The entire population of Michigan is emerging from their winter habitats, eyes squinting beneath a forgotten sun. Unlike the newly released season of Game of Thrones, winter is not here. Or at least they hope.…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact The Ultimate Guide to Free Camping 1. Free campsites Yes, there are actual camping areas designed specifically for free camping. Don’t expect anything fancy, as 9/10 times the campsite will include nothing but a fire area, but you usually find them in beautiful, off-the-beaten-path locations. If…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 12 GIFTS EVERY ADVENTURER WILL LOVE 1. Airbnb Gift Card ($50-$100)   Travelers like to stay in unique places. Something more thrilling than the local Hampton Inn. What better gift than a gift of experience? Airbnb is a home-rental site that allows travelers to stay in…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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…

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Europe on a Budget: Slovenia

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 thousands of dollars over the course…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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. The main question when hiking or…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Four Unique Places to Visit the North Carolina Mountains     I’ve found myself falling more in love with North Carolina every time I explore it.  As a travel blogger, I’ll be the first to admit that it grows harder and harder to be struck with…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 go somewhere. You’re not rolling in…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 yet, it’s still asked, and that’s…

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Plan a fall camping trip A little colder than normal? Yeah. Worth it to wake up under a canopy of brilliant yellow and reds? Also yes. I love waking up on a crisp morning and digging out of the tent only to hear nothing but a crisp crunch under my step. There’s something so simple…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 have chosen California. Hands down. I…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 of Finland (which I did not…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Five Must-Camp Places in Michigan This Summer Updated: January 25, 2020   Summer months in The Mitten are considered sacred. We patiently wait from November to April for the weather to break, the lakes to become swimmable, and the camping nights comfortable. Each year we each make a…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 going to get there. In many…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 good, the bad, the beautiful, and…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 adventure that will hide me from…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 back with a few “pinch me”…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact How to Visit 25 Countries For Under $3,500 Updated March 23, 2020   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 my hometown…

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European towns: Quedlinburg, Germany

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Tips for Traveling Europe On a Budget January 25, 2020   You’ve journaled price estimates, added every quarter to your travel fund, and mapped out exactly where you want to go. You have dreams of a classic European backpacking adventure, but how do you ensure you…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact WHAT I’VE LEARNED FROM MY FIRST MONTH BACKPACKING EUROPE     When I said goodbye to the United States on June 1st with nothing but a backpack, a passport, and a boyfriend, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. We had nothing planned, no idea what…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 a good one at that), I…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 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 around Miguel’s Pizza. This time, I…

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact 8 TIPS FOR TIGHT BUDGET TRAVEL   Some of us are visual learners (myself included). This week I decided to take a different approach to share some of my tips while traveling on a budget. What is the twist? AN INFOGRAPHIC. Recently, I’ve had a bit…

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