Shalee Wanders https://shaleewanders.com Sun, 25 Oct 2020 23:46:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.4 https://img.shaleewanders.com//2018/11/cropped-Facebook-header-2-32x32.png Shalee Wanders https://shaleewanders.com 32 32 72073570 How to Plan an Adventure Elopement For Under 10k https://shaleewanders.com/how-to-plan-an-epic-adventure-elopement-for-under-10k/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=how-to-plan-an-epic-adventure-elopement-for-under-10k https://shaleewanders.com/how-to-plan-an-epic-adventure-elopement-for-under-10k/#comments Sun, 25 Oct 2020 17:41:36 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5751 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact How to Plan an Adventure Elopement For Under 10k October 24, 2020 Surprise! We’re married! After traveling around the world together for over six years, Josh and I eloped surrounded by our family in Glacier National Park on September 28, 2020. Photo by Elsa Eileen Photography…

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The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Michigan https://shaleewanders.com/the-best-places-to-watch-the-sunset-in-michigan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-best-places-to-watch-the-sunset-in-michigan https://shaleewanders.com/the-best-places-to-watch-the-sunset-in-michigan/#comments Tue, 04 Aug 2020 12:50:00 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5723 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact The Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Michigan August 4, 2020 I’ve watched sunsets from nearly every corner of the state. I’ve also watched sunsets from many different corners of the world. Sure, orange and pink wisps over glacial lagoons and moody deep red accents…

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What to Wear Hiking? The Best Affordable Hiking Gear for Every Season https://shaleewanders.com/what-to-wear-hiking/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=what-to-wear-hiking https://shaleewanders.com/what-to-wear-hiking/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2020 00:43:41 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5659 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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Longs Peak Hike: What to Expect When Climbing Colorado’s “Deadliest” Mountain https://shaleewanders.com/longs-peak-hike/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=longs-peak-hike https://shaleewanders.com/longs-peak-hike/#respond Mon, 15 Jun 2020 14:38:20 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5676 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Longs Peak Hike: What to Expect When Climbing Colorado’s "Deadliest" Mountain June 15, 2020  In terms of statistics, Longs Peak is only 14th on the list of hardest 14ers to climb in Colorado. There is no class 5 climbing and the trail is well-marked and easy…

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The Most Overrated Places in The United States (And Where to Go Instead) https://shaleewanders.com/the-most-overrated-places-in-the-united-states/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-most-overrated-places-in-the-united-states https://shaleewanders.com/the-most-overrated-places-in-the-united-states/#comments Thu, 21 May 2020 14:58:06 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5575 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact The Most Overrated Places in The United States (And Where to Go Instead) May 21, 2020 1. Gatlinburg, Tennessee  Although beautifully situated in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg is everything a mountain vacation shouldn't be. There, I said it. What visitors expect is a quiet cabin in…

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The Six Most Instagrammable Places in Michigan https://shaleewanders.com/the-six-most-instagrammable-places-in-michigan/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-six-most-instagrammable-places-in-michigan https://shaleewanders.com/the-six-most-instagrammable-places-in-michigan/#comments Thu, 05 Mar 2020 01:51:18 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5577 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact The Six Most Instagrammable Places in Michigan March 4, 2020 There's something captivating about the towering Lake Superior cliffs, which are more tranquil than terrifying, or the warm-evening glow that illuminates all the state's best features. Time and time again I find myself grabbing my camera…

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Travel Blogger Q&A – Answering Reader Questions https://shaleewanders.com/travel-blogger-qa-answering-reader-questions/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=travel-blogger-qa-answering-reader-questions https://shaleewanders.com/travel-blogger-qa-answering-reader-questions/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 14:48:59 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5548 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Shalee Wanders Q&A - Answering Reader Questions February 21, 2020 Last week I asked my Facebook followers to submit any questions they had about travel. Here are my answers: If you could travel back in time, what advice would you give yourself about traveling? PACK LIGHT.…

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Three Things to Know Before Hiking Old Man of Storr https://shaleewanders.com/three-things-to-know-before-hiking-old-man-of-storr/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=three-things-to-know-before-hiking-old-man-of-storr https://shaleewanders.com/three-things-to-know-before-hiking-old-man-of-storr/#respond Sat, 25 Jan 2020 21:03:56 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5477 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Three Things to Know Before Hiking Old Man of Storr January 25, 2020 The buzzing of my 4:00am alarm still rang in my head as we loaded the car and began the three-hour journey from Fort William to Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands. We…

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Minimalist Packing: How to Pack Everything Into a Carry-On https://shaleewanders.com/minimalist-packing-how-to-pack-everything-into-a-carry-on/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=minimalist-packing-how-to-pack-everything-into-a-carry-on https://shaleewanders.com/minimalist-packing-how-to-pack-everything-into-a-carry-on/#comments Sun, 12 Jan 2020 22:13:22 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5436 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact Minimalist Packing: How to Pack Everything Into a Carry-On January 12, 2020 It doesn’t matter how long I’m traveling for or what kind of weather I’m flying into: I pack only in a carry-on. Always. I was once an obsessive over-packer. The type of over packing…

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The Best (And Worst) Countries for Backpacking in Europe https://shaleewanders.com/the-best-and-worst-countries-for-backpacking-in-europe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-best-and-worst-countries-for-backpacking-in-europe https://shaleewanders.com/the-best-and-worst-countries-for-backpacking-in-europe/#comments Wed, 18 Dec 2019 13:15:35 +0000 https://shaleewanders.com/?p=5404 HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryContact The Best (And Worst) Countries for Backpacking in Europe December 15, 2019   Best: Norway  Although expensive, Norway's flexible camping laws quickly offset higher costs for goods and services. More so, backpacking in Norway is completed with ease thanks to its robust train system that allows…

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