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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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Five Must-Camp Places in Michigan This Summer

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 list of places to visit, but somehow at the end of each August we realize those weekends we waited so long…

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Eight Other Travel Blogs to Inspire Your Wanderlust

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact EIGHT OTHER BLOGS TO INSPIRE YOUR WANDERLUST   When I begin looking for my next destination, I don’t often turn to guidebooks or the Travel Channel. Instead, I gain most of my wanderlust from reading other blogs. Bloggers tend to…

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The Best Places to Visit in the United States: 2017

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN THE UNITED STATES   I’m not exactly sure how it happened, but somehow I’ve ticked off 42 states on the United States map. You know what that means, right? I’ve got 6 1/2 years…

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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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Grab your Friend—and Go Jump off a Cliff

I was introduced to Tobermory, Canada about two years ago, and my life hasn’t been quite the same since. Ontario isn’t known for its drastic landscapes, northern lights, or French accents like its relative territories of Quebec or Alberta. Ishpatina Ridge sits at the highest elevation inside its 415,000 square miles, a little hill slightly…

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Fit-Geeks Guide to Michigan 2016

Lower body workouts: Climb sleeping bear dunes 3x in one day Three climbs equals about 2,000ft of elevation climbing on sand in under a mile. On the bright side, every time you run to the bottom you can dive into Lake Michigan. And yes, massive amounts of sand will end up in your hair, pants,…

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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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Caribbean Paradise: Budget Travel Meets All-Inclusive Luxury

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact CARIBBEAN PARADISE: BUDGET TRAVEL MEETS ALL-INCLUSIVE LUXURY     I would be lying if I said I didn’t recently enjoy a week in paradise at an all-inclusive resort in the Dominican Republic. Weird, right? Not usually my thing. Being a…

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Travel Memoirs: Looking Back at Our Most Unforgettable Experiences

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact TRAVEL MEMOIRS: LOOKING BACK AT OUR MOST UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES Do you ever have to moments where you look back and think “I actually did that?!” Yeah, me too. I’m interested in hearing what some of your most breathtaking, thrilling, and…

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Zip, Zip, Away! Notes and The Next Few Weeks

This summer I have managed to spend around 150 hours in the car on weekends alone. Gee wiz. I recently calculated that, and realized I am lucky car sickness doesn’t run in my family. Just last weekend I went and camped on South Manitou Island, which is located in the middle of Lake Michigan. It…

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A Toronto Travel Guide

(Insert Canadian National Anthem here) First of all, just got my grades back and I made the Dean’s list…WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER. Especially because there was one class I thought I was going to epically fail halfway through the semester. Then I stopped going to class and did better on all the exams once I…

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Flying High on a Trapeze in Paradise

Okay, if you’re a trapeze artist…I give major props. It’s been over two weeks since I tried and my arms can still feel it. While having some fun-in-the-sun down near Venice Beach, Florida, I got the opportunity to try the trapeze. Now it wasn’t just a trapeze, it was one that some of the best circus and…

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Secret Winter Getaway-Sandusky

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SECRET WINTER GETAWAY: SANDUSKY   It’s cold. Really, really cold. Last weekend, I went down to Ohio and explored Sandusky with Lake Erie Shores & Islands and lucky enough, temperatures stayed above 0 for the first time in what felt like forever.…

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Where Should 2015 Take me?

It’s a new year! Hey-ooooo. I was extremely sad to see 2014 leave. What a big year it was for me and it’s all because of you guys. Thank you! What’s in store for 2015, you ask? I have no clue…but that’s not a real shocker. I have a few surprises up my sleeve for…

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Solo Female Travel Hawaii

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact SOLO FEMALE TRAVEL HAWAII   In October, a fellow blogger asked me if I had ever been to Hawaii. My response: “No, and I’m not sure if I ever will. It’s just so expensive to fly to such a small…

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Let's look at the rest of 2014…

As the end of 2014 quickly approaches, I think it’s important to connect with you and share where I will be for the remainder of the year and what website plans I have for the rest of this month.

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The 7 Best Sites for Budget Travelers

Home About Destinations North America International Michigan Get Outside Adventure Hiking Camping Media/PR Gallery Contact THE SEVEN BEST SITES FOR BUDGET TRAVELERS   I often get questions from readers (and friends) asking what sites I use to find the best deals for budget travel. I have many favorites and it’s hard to narrow down to…

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How to Spend New Years in NYC for No More than $550

For those of you who have been here since the very beginning, this will be a repeat post. For everyone else, this is the first piece I ever wrote on an account I had on a blogging site last year. Since New Years will be here before we know it, I decided it would be…

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Cedar Point Halloweekends Giveaway!

For those of you who read my post about how much I loved experiencing Halloweekends at Cedar Point, you will know how thrilled I am to be able to giveaway 4 free tickets to one of my readers. Yay! Cedar Point has generously donated 4 tickets for a prize package worth over $200! How do…

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The Truth About Language Barriers

When traveling, it is common to find yourself in a situation where you have no idea what anyone around you is talking about. Not because they are crazy, but because the words they are speaking have no meaning to you. Have you ever tried communicating with someone who couldn’t understand you or you were unable to…

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A Birthday Thought

Today I turned 21. It’s 12:05am on the day of my birthday, and instead of pouring shots of tequila down my throat or out on some random/exciting adventure like normal, I’m typing to all of you. Since I’m not celebrating my birthday until tonight, I enjoyed relaxation by looking at the stars and listening to…

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The Summer Wanderlust Initiative + Contest

SCHOOOOOOLS OUT FOR THE SUMMA! After being swallowed up by the last weeks of the semester and constantly wanting to drop out to become a hobo, I am free! So now, with all this free time I thought it was the perfect time to: 1) Apologize for slacking: I know, I know, this is my…

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Moonlight Skiing and Burning Hearts

With everyone around me receiving bears, flowers and chocolates I want to dedicate this post to all the single folks out there. Valentines day is not a day to sit inside and cry about your love life; if you are single, there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Celebrate the fact that you left your…

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Car Sleeping and Day Dreaming

People always say it’s not about destination but about the journey. I think I realized that the Summer of 2012, aka the summer of awesomeness. Let’s talk about the moment I fell in love with sleeping in my car. Okay, not with sleeping in my car but the journeys that happened because of it. Kalee…

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