Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’

The Midwest’s Most Picture-Perfect Town: Traverse City

A Weekend in Traverse City

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact THE MIDWEST’S MOST PICTURE-PERFECT TOWN: TRAVERSE CITY   The first thing I noticed when I was deboarding the plane was the smell. A mid-October scent of thick fall flannels and pumpkin patches. It smelled like home. I was eager for fall color. Let me rephrase. I…

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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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Six Things to do in Michigan Before Fall Ends

Plan a fall camping trip A little colder than normal? Yeah. Worth it to wake up under a canopy of brilliant yellow and reds? Also yes. I love waking up on a crisp morning and digging out of the tent only to hear nothing but a crisp crunch under my step. There’s something so simple…

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An Alternative Graduation: Hot Air Ballooning

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact AN ALTERNATIVE GRADUATION: HOT AIR BALLOONING   I’m a college graduate, guys. I’M A COLLEGE GRADUATE. Whew. What a weekend. Last week my pending graduation was finally beginning to hit me. My Facebook feed was filled with classmates taking pictures around campus in their green &…

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8 Small Town Michigan Overnight Getaways

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 8 SMALL TOWN MICHIGAN OVERNIGHT GETAWAYS 1. Mesick   It’s in the middle of nowhere, it’s near the highest point in the Lower Peninsula, and it’s the mushroom capital of the world. If you love hunting for those Morel mushrooms come spring, this is the place…

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6 Michigan Lighthouses too Pretty for Words

SIX MICHIGAN LIGHTHOUSES TOO PRETTY FOR WORDS   When I’m old, frail, and slightly senile, I want to be a lighthouse keeper. I want to have a cat named Indiana Jones, a beautiful view of a lake, and most importantly – an ice cream shop within 5 miles. I’ve spent my life around these lakes,…

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5 Adventures in Every Midwest State

Secret caves Michigan

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 5 ADVENTURES IN EVERY MIDWEST STATE   12 states officially claim the Midwest as home. Although we may not have towering mountains or vast oceans, we are spoiled with lush forests, freshwater and unpopulated blissful hikes. So set the remotes down and challenge yourself to try…

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5 Weekend Adventures Outside Michigan

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact 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 from possible. Well, let’s say you…

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Summer Wanderlust #2: Punching Fear in the Face

This summer, stop being worried about the ‘what ifs’ and start enjoying what comes. If you have an opportunity to go cliff jumping into freezing waters…you should try it! We regret what we don’t do more than what we try. Sometimes it takes a rush of energy to make one feel alive again. It reminds…

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6 Rules for an Epic Summer

I love when people complain about winter for months and months, and then when summer finally comes around they still sit inside and watch the sun go down. Just kidding…I think that’s my biggest pet peeve. Constantly, I get bombarded with questions regarding how I am always in a different place. when the reality is…

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Best of the Midwest: Put-in-Bay, Ohio

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact BEST OF THE MIDWEST: PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO Someone once told me Ohio was boring…and now I kind of want to punch them in the face. In all my travels, you’d think I would have made it to Ohio by now. I mean its Ohio; it literally borders…

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The Toronto Diaries

Well, with less than 48 hours to spend in Toronto I decided it would be a perfect time to take a whack at my first vlog. Woohoo!     Don’t know the girl with me? Check out the “Meet Kalee” tab!

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How to Get a Free Flight to Europe

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact HOW TO GET A FREE FLIGHT TO EUROPE   Americans have two favorite words. The first being bacon, and the close second is the word ‘free’. If you have been dreaming of visiting the castles of Germany or the Alps of Switzerland, getting over there without…

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Michigan: 7 Affordable Summer Adventures

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact MICHIGAN: 7 AFFORDABLE SUMMER ADVENTURES Dwindling snow and warm temperatures mean one thing here in the Midwest: SUMMER.     The trees are beginning to blossom, I can take a walk without the possibility of frostbite and I woke up to the whimsical sound of birds…

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The Ins and Outs of Travel Transportation

Have you missed me? Because I know I’ve missed all of you! After disappearing from the blogging world for the past couple weeks I knew it was time to get my poop in a group and connect with you all again. I’ve been up to a bit of exploring and a lot of relaxing. After…

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10 Tips for Travel Preparation

Anyone who has ever stepped outside their house knows what it is like to feel as if you have forgotten something important; and having things go wrong before even getting to your destination can set the whole mood for what the rest of the time is going to be like. Especially when it’s something huge.…

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Ice Caves- A Polar Vortex Road Trip

HomeAboutDestinations North America International MichiganGet Outside Adventure Hiking CampingMedia/PRGalleryShopContact ICE CAVES: A POLAR VORTEX ROAD TRIP   While a majority of people in the northern United States are hunkered down in their cozy homes to escape the chilling winter, I decided to take a different approach. With over 90% of the Great Lakes frozen and…

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The Soul of Wanderlust

Deep, somewhere inside of me there are raging neurons that only come alive when I’m heading into the abyss of something new, something exciting. I patiently save a wait until I set my mind on an adventure that I suddenly can’t keep my mind off. My mind races at a million miles an hour and…

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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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10 Places to See in 2014

Ahhhh, 2014. We all set goals for things we want to accomplish during the new year…okay it’s February so I’m a tad behind, but you get the point. With 2014 still in its baby stages a lot of people are debating where to go, what to do and how crazy to be. Well if you’re…

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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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How I Caught The Travel Bug

So since we are all getting to know each other here, I’ll give you some background to why I am so attracted to different cultures, experiences and putting myself through stressful situations. You see, sometimes when I’m sitting in the airport having a mental breakdown because I’ve been stranded for three days I wonder why…

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