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The Six Best States To Visit In The Fall

Best State to Visit in the Fall

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 I’ve come to accept the defeat…

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Six Travel Hacks to Extend Your Dollar in Europe

Europe on a Budget: Slovenia

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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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A Guide to Camping With Cats

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HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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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How to Go From Counting Quarters to Counting Countries

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 you started, where you came from,…

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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Michigan Right Now

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 30 PHOTOS THAT WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO VISIT MICHIGAN RIGHT NOW From the golden shores of Saugatuck to the rocky cliffs of Lake Superior, Michigan holds some of the most pristine and untouched beauty in the country. Still not sold? Check out these photos: 1.…

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Living in a Van

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

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How to Support Ethical Animal Tourism

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 Koala or help bathe a baby…

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How I Snagged a $21 Flight to Australia

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact HOW I SNAGGED A $21 FLIGHT TO AUSTRALIA     Looking for cheap flights to Australia? How about an almost free one? I recently had you all guess where I snagged an international flight for $21 on Instagram. I received dozens and dozens of questions from…

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Six Overrated Tourist Attractions

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 places that I believe get more…

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

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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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How to Travel With Your Significant Other and Not Kill Each Other

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 he hasn’t thrown me off a…

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8 Tips for Making Road Tripping Easier

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 enjoyable, and more convenient (especially when…

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A Proper Guide to Road Tripping the United States

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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, rugged coasts of Maine, and bayous…

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Seven Things That Suck About Long Term Travel

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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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An Inside Look at the Van Life: Q&A

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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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Making Travel Photos Insta-Worthy

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 decent camera, but about 50% of…

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I Got Robbed in San Antonio

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 one: Discover our daytime lights continuously flash,…

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Everything You Need to Know About the Eurail Pass

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 break their trip. How will they…

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Traveling Europe on A Budget

European towns: Quedlinburg, Germany

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 and are looking into traveling Europe…

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Behind the Blog: How to Start your Own

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 promising in the millennial world. This…

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8 Tips for Tight Budget Travel

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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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Why I Chose Not to Study Abroad

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 for their reaction and follow-up statement…

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How to Save for Your First Big Adventure

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 the stars of California. You see…

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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 Conquer Iceland on a Budget

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact HOW TO CONQUER ICELAND ON A BUDGET Iceland is a beautiful and remarkable country, but it’s no secret that it can get very expensive, very fast. However, Iceland on a budget is possible and you don’t have to give up your Iceland bucket list to make…

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