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Exploring Bear Country in Katmai National Park, Alaska

By Renee Hahnel | September 10, 2017 | 25 Comments

Exploring Bear Country in Katmai National Park, Alaska We soar above the wild and rugged Alaskan terrain of Katmai National Park and Preserve. It’s my first time in a float plane and I am surprised at how smooth the ride is considering its tiny size. We land on vibrant aquamarine…

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My Road Trip Essentials + GIVEAWAY

By Renee Hahnel | July 24, 2017 | 191 Comments

There are items you absolutely need for a road trip (think bedding, food etc.) and then there are things that simply make your journey that little bit more special. This blog post is about the latter – items that I absolutely love having with me on road trips and that I…

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guide

By Renee Hahnel | June 8, 2017 | 21 Comments

As part of our 59 National Parks Road Trip, we have been sharing mini guides to each of the parks on the Drink Evolve website. Click here to check out the rest of the guides! Below I share with you our guide to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including hiking tips,…

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Our Route To All The US National Parks In 7 Months

By Renee Hahnel | May 24, 2017 | 42 Comments

In 2017, my husband and I road tripped to all 59 US National Parks with Evolve and GoWesty. It took us 7 months, 25,000+ miles of driving, 26 flights, and countless trails hiked. Along the way we passed through 39 U.S. States, 2 U.S. Territories, and drove some of the most beautiful roads in the country.…

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Van Life – Is It Worth The hype?

By Renee Hahnel | May 2, 2017 | 51 Comments

It’s so trendy at the moment to leave behind the mundane 9-5 and hit the road #vanlife style. I am using the hashtag instead of writing ‘van life’ because the word simply didn’t exist before social media (mostly Instagram) made it a craze. People have been living and adventuring in…

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Faroe Islands Travel Guide + Best Photography Spots

By Renee Hahnel | March 30, 2017 | 54 Comments

The Faroe Islands are unquestionably beautiful and secluded. The 18 islands are located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean – northwest of Scotland and midway between Norway and Iceland. Despite being unknown to most, these rugged and wild islands are gaining popularity with tourists. People come to the…

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Wild Iceland – 15 Day Photography Road Trip

By Renee Hahnel | March 27, 2017 | 150 Comments

Iceland is wildly rugged and incredibly beautiful. After visiting for the first time in the summer of 2014, I knew I just had to return. My husband Matthew and I recently spent 15 days road-tripping around the land of fire and ice. In this post I will share with you our itinerary,…

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Top 10 Most Instagram Worthy Sights in Tasmania

By Renee Hahnel | January 22, 2017 | 79 Comments

Top 10 Most Instagram Worthy Sights in Tasmania Tasmania is the perfect destination to experience beautiful landscapes and capture a wide range of photos. From beaches to mountains, waterfalls to gardens… this small island will have your wanderlust satisfied and Instagram posts covered! You might even find some new travel Instagram…

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3 Incredible Views In The Grampians

By Renee Hahnel | January 5, 2017 | 33 Comments

Grampians National Park is located about a 3 hour drive from Melbourne, Australia. There are many great things to do in the park – including hiking, camping, swimming in waterholes and rock climbing. I would recommend these 3 lookouts if you have limited time or simply enjoy amazing views! Each description includes…

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Walking the Three Capes Track in Tasmania

By Renee Hahnel | November 28, 2016 | 9 Comments

Sea cliffs, wildlife, lush forests, white sand beaches and ocean views – the Three Capes Track is definitely a hike you should add to your bucket list! Located in Tasmania, Australia, the track takes 3 nights and 4 days. The hike starts at Denmans Cove and finishes at Fortescue Bay,…

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