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The Six Best States To Visit In The Fall

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE SIX BEST STATES TO VISIT IN THE FALL   I’m currently in South Carolina. It was 86 today and I attempted to wear a fuzzy sweater. I’ve unapologetically ordered a PSL from Starbucks. It still wasn’t worth $5, but…

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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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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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Four Incredible North Carolina Mountain Secrets

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact FOUR INCREDIBLE NORTH CAROLINA SECRETS     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…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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8 Tips for Tight Budget Travel

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 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…

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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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A Day Guide to Acadia National Park

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact A DAY GUIDE TO ACADIA NATIONAL PARK   If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen how much I absolutely loved Acadia National Park (and Maine in general). There are a lot of states I visit and love, yet…

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I Climbed a Mountain to Reach a Parking Lot (and Loved it)

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact I CLIMBED A MOUNTAIN TO REACH A PARKING LOT For the past four hours, I’ve been sweating, swearing and falling my way up Mount Washington, the highest peak in the Northeast. I see the summit and just as I’m about…

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5 Weekend Adventures Outside Michigan

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 5 WEEKEND ADVENTURES OUTSIDE MICHIGAN   Michigan is great, but sometimes it’s needed to get out and go exploring beyond the boundaries. We all know how busy life can be, and the thought of a reality-escaping adventure can seem far…

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10,000 Feet and 17 Miles: Grand Canyon

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact 10,000 FEET AND 17 MILES: HIKING THE GRAND CANYON   It was Christmas Eve. We made it to the bottom of the Grand Canyon in an impressive time. It was just after 9:00 a.m., but we had already conquered the…

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Vortexes and Visions: Bell Rock’s Hidden Story

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact VORTEXES AND VISIONS: BELL ROCK’S HIDDEN STORY     “I believe I exist within a holographic reality program, an intelligently designed futuristic entertainment simulation, for which I directly programmed certain experiences, relationships, lessons and issues before I was born. Looking…

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