backpacking · Destinations

Hiking the Jordan River Pathway

This past 4th of July weekend, Kevin, Maggie Mae, and I decided to make a last minute trip to hike the Jordan River Pathway. Slowly but surely we are attempting to hike all of the beautiful trails of Michigan. The Jordan River Pathway was gorgeous, just as all of the trails we have done so… Continue reading Hiking the Jordan River Pathway

Destinations · Tips

What to Pack for Iceland: The Essentials for Any Time of Year

For my first post about my most recent adventure in Iceland, I figured I’d answer the question everyone’s been asking as well as my most Google’d topic prior to departing on my own trip. With just about every message board and blog out there stressing the unpredictability of the weather in Iceland, I didn’t even… Continue reading What to Pack for Iceland: The Essentials for Any Time of Year

Tips

5 Leading Causes of Travel Anxiety and How to Kick Them to the Curb

As someone who interacts with soon-to-be world travelers on a daily basis, the biggest tip I can share with those plagued by pre-trip anxiety is not to fret the little things! Travel by nature is unpredictable, and if you’re going to travel halfway across the globe, there is some degree of flexibility and willingness to… Continue reading 5 Leading Causes of Travel Anxiety and How to Kick Them to the Curb

backpacking · Destinations · Tips

The Manistee River Trail: Tips for the First Time Backpacker

What I refer to as the “Manistee River Trail” 3-4 day loop is actually half the Manistee River Trail and half the North Country Trail. I look back on that trip as somewhat of a whirlwind, like I do most backpacking trips. You’d think I’d learn to slow the pace a bit but every time… Continue reading The Manistee River Trail: Tips for the First Time Backpacker

Destinations

Montreal: A Long Weekend & How to Make the Most of It

Having lived in the metro Detroit area most of my life, Canada is only a hop, skip, and a jump away. As I’ve mentioned before, I use weekend road trips as a sedative for the seemingly insatiable travel urges that come over me when I haven’t been able to travel for a while. At this… Continue reading Montreal: A Long Weekend & How to Make the Most of It

Accommodation Reviews · Destinations

East Lansing, MI: A “Staycation” at the Wild Goose Inn B&B

This is for all you Michigan State University alumni and explorers out there! Looking for a place to get away but that is close enough for a quick weekend trip? Going to a Spartans game but want someplace unique to lay your head? Kevin and I stayed at the Wild Goose Inn Bed & Breakfast… Continue reading East Lansing, MI: A “Staycation” at the Wild Goose Inn B&B