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The Ultimate Adventure Getaway to Reno and Lake Tahoe

By Renee Hahnel | June 18, 2018 | 12 Comments
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I always thought Reno was purely just casinos and desert, and for a long time it honestly wasn’t on my adventure radar. Well, I was VERY wrong! It turns out Reno is Nevada’s best kept secret and it will continually surprise you with its vibrant and hip culture. Plus, who…

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Unforgettable Scenic Flight Over Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks

By Renee Hahnel | May 21, 2018 | 7 Comments
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Imagine flying over one of your favorite mountain ranges in the world… I was recently lucky enough to get the chance to do just that, with a scenic flight over Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Fly Jackson Hole. It was an unforgettable experience, to say the least. Do…

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Hawaiian Adventures With A Surf Phenom – My Day With Caroline Marks

By Renee Hahnel | May 14, 2018 | 10 Comments
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It’s not every day that you are taught to surf by a pro… and by pro I mean the youngest person (male or female) ever to qualify for the World Surf League Championship Tour, and the 5th ranked female surfer in the world! Caroline Marks is a sixteen year old bad…

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America’s National Parks – Ranked Best to Worst

By Renee Hahnel | April 28, 2018 | 47 Comments
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Most articles ranking America’s National Parks are based on other people’s impressions and not necessarily from the experience of the author. That’s because it’s quite the feat traveling to all 59 National Parks, let alone in one consecutive trip, AND manage to document ones impressions along the way. That’s where…

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Winter California Road Trip – Redwoods and Yosemite

By Renee Hahnel | January 23, 2018 | 17 Comments

I recently took an epic winter road trip to two of California’s most beautiful parks – Redwoods and Yosemite. I hiked some of my favorite trails, took way to many photos and also put together a video of my adventures (see below!) I teamed up with Nature Valley on this trip, because…

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A Guide to Gates of the Arctic National Park

By Renee Hahnel | October 9, 2017 | 16 Comments

Today I am sharing a guide to Gates of the Arctic National Park, including hiking tips, photography ideas and fun facts. As part of our 59 National Parks Road Trip, we have been sharing mini guides to each of the parks on the Evolve website. Click here to check out the rest of…

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The Best National Park in America? A Guide to Lake Clark National Park

By Renee Hahnel | September 18, 2017 | 14 Comments

Lake Clark has definitely been a favorite on the Evolve National Parks Road Trip! My husband and I are currently on an adventure to all 59 National Parks in the United States and have been sharing more of our park guides over on the Evolve blog! Below I share with you our guide…

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Guide to Olympic National Park: 59 National Parks Road Trip

By Renee Hahnel | September 13, 2017 | 1 Comment
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Olympic National Park has it all – beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. Located in the northwestern corner of Washington State, the Olympic Peninsula is only a 3 drive from Seattle and can also be accessed via ferry from various points (including Canada!) Olympic is full of natural…

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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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