7 Days In Iceland

When you think of Iceland what is the first thing that comes to mind?  Majestic glaciers? Glittering ice caps? Vibrant green northern lights darting across the sky?  Well, for me the first thing that came to mind was bucket list. Iceland has been on my list for ages. It always seemed like the perfect place to get lost-in-nature. So much so, that it almost seemed liked the unattainable dream.  Like that perfect place that you

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Hocking Hills: That Pretty Part Of Ohio You’ve Never Seen

Located in southeastern Ohio, “Hocking Hills” refers mostly to the State Park and State Forest near the small town of Logan. This place is perfect for a short weekend adventure because even if you don’t have a lot of time, you can still see pretty much everything worth seeing at Hocking Hills in under 48 hours. We set out from metro Detroit early Friday morning and only spent one night and another full day in

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Burgers Burgers Burgers

Body By (22 of Michigan’s Best) Burgers

BURGERS!  I love them. I crave them. I dream about them.  Medium rare, bacon, melted cheese and all the fixings. It’s safe to say if it absolutely came down to it and I had to pick, I would probably pick burgers as my favorite food (sorry pizza).  So when I came across the thrill-list of Michigan’s 22 Best Burgers I couldn’t refuse the temptation. This checklist was purely pleasure and had no deadline. With that said,

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The Hoist Lake Hike

Activity: Backpacking Date Visited: 11/10/17 – 11/11/17 Distance: 5 Miles Parking: Hoist Lake East Parking lot Trailhead: Hoist Lake East Trailhead I was overwhelmingly excited when Leah introduced me to yet another Michigan trail that is semi close to home. Hoist Lakes is located in the Huron-Manistee Forest and is only about three hours north of Detroit, so it serves as the perfect quick weekend getaway into the woods. Three short hours to 10,000 acres

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Pinckney State Recreation Area- Green Lake to Blind Lake

Still riding the high from my previous weekend at Pictured Rocks, I spent the first few nights after returning home discussing my weekend adventure and sharing my photos. Afterwards, I had a few friends reach out to me regarding gear, hikes, mileage, and possible trip planning. One friend in particular, Anthony, had just dropped a hefty amount of money at REI on gear in preparation for his incoming trip to Patagonia. He had contacted me

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“We Pictured It Perfect” A Weekend At Pictured Rocks

Activity: Backpacking Date Visited: 10/12/17 – 10/15/17 Distance: 28.9 miles Parking: Chapel Rock Parking Lot Transportation: Shuttle from car to Grand Sable Visitor Center Trailhead: Grand Sable Visitor Center Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore spans 42 miles of Lake Superior and is comprised of 50′ to 200′ sandstone cliffs.  It stretches from Munising to Grand Marais and the entire length offers spectacular shoreline scenery of rock formations, sea arches, waterfalls, rivers, sand dunes and the beautiful

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Algonquin Map

Algonquin Adventures – The Beginner’s Edition

It was somewhere around two years ago when I had first decided that I needed to take a backpacking trip into Algonquin Provincial Park. As it turns out, planning this adventure was much more difficult than I had originally anticipated. Since what I actually meant by “backpacking” was we would canoe, portage, then canoe some more while looking for a campsite in a large and foreign park. For anyone who is unfamiliar,  Algonquin park was

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Paddles A Plenty

Michigan is a wonderful place to live if you enjoy the lake life. It has an abundant number of well-maintained state parks and forests that offer plenty of places to enjoy a great paddle. Even for me, being based out of Metro Detroit I can still easily access everything from rivers, creeks, and lakes that are perfect for paddling the day away. So whether you’re searching for somewhere to leisurely float, or something more challenging,

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All 5 Michigan Great Lakes

Go Jump In A Lake “The Great Lakes Challenge”

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″] [et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] There is something Michiganders call ” The Great Lakes Challenge” that has been on my bucket-list for sometime now. I always planned to make it happen – but just never seemed to have the time. Well, the day had finally come! It was a last-minute decision made only a day prior to departure. I love a good road trip, especially the last-minute ones, when you just get

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Welcome to Ohio

Adventures In The Sewer State

The rivalry between Michigan and Ohio dates back as far as 1835 to the “Toledo War” or boundary dispute of the two states. The dispute resulted from poor understanding of geographical makeup of the Great Lakes at the time. To make a long story short, Ohio gained control of Toledo, which previously had been considered Michigan’s boundaries. In exchange for the city strip, all of what is now known as the Upper Peninsula was included

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