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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 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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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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How to Support Ethical Animal Tourism

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact HOW TO SUPPORT ETHICAL ANIMAL TOURISM   Oh, animals. They’re fluffy and cute, sometimes massively terrifying, and other times mildly so. We’re instinctively drawn to interact and be in their presence. I mean, who doesn’t want to cuddle an adorable…

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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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Six Overrated Tourist Attractions

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SIX OVERRATED TOURIST ATTRACTIONS     There are certain places which travel beyond our expectations, and then there are those which fall short. There aren’t many (or possibly any) places I can say I hate, but there are a few…

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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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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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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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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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I Got Robbed in San Antonio

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact WE GOT ROBBED IN SAN ANTONIO Operation #vanlife is proving difficult. Much more difficult than living out of a backpack for three months in Europe. Who would have thought? Here’s a recap of the first three weeks on the road: Day…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Eurail Pass

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE EURAIL PASS Gallivanting around Europe is nothing new to young explorers. For those taking the leap to travel Europe for an extended period of time, there is one key element that will make or…

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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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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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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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Why I Chose Not to Study Abroad

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact WHY I CHOSE NOT TO STUDY ABROAD     Yes, I am a college student travel blogger. And no, I haven’t studied abroad. It is one of the most frequent questions that I am asked. I respond “no” and wait…

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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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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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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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