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7 Magical Winter Outdoor Adventures For The Holidays

By Renee Hahnel | December 9, 2018 | 1 Comment
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I love December in the Northern Hemisphere. It’s such a magical time of the year with all the snow, cozy vibes, yummy food, nostalgic traditions, and of course the winter outdoor adventures! I often here people say that they only really get outdoors in summer and typically hibernating during winter. It…

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Ultimate Guide to Winter Hiking and Camping

By Renee Hahnel | November 13, 2018 | 11 Comments
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Winter hiking and camping can be absolutely magical… but it can also be downright miserable. It all comes down to being prepared, ensuring you have adequate gear, and researching the conditions. I’ve spent some very cold nights out winter camping and over the years have dialed in my gear and…

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Olympic National Park Adventure: 24 Hour Getaway from Seattle

By Renee Hahnel | October 29, 2018 | 6 Comments
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An Olympic National Park getaway is the perfect 24 hour or weekend adventure from Seattle. This park has it all! I’m talking a beautiful coastline, lust rain forests, and soaring mountains. You will have a hard time choosing what to do with your time… and that’s where this post comes in!…

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Top 6 Must-See Canadian Rockies Lakes

By Renee Hahnel | September 18, 2018 | 16 Comments
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If you are a fan of breathtakingly beautiful lakes, you absolutely NEED to visit the Canadian Rockies. My first visit was in 2012 and since then I have returned 3 times, with another visit planned for later this year. My favorite things to see when exploring areas like Banff, Yoho and…

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Get Outside: A Beginners Guide to Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | August 26, 2018 | 14 Comments
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Sleeping outdoors, wild animals, carrying all your gear, pooping in the woods… backcountry camping can seem daunting if you haven’t done it before! Like most things though, camping in the backcountry is something you get better at with practice. Everyone has to start somewhere! This guide shares with you all…

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Get Outside: A Beginners Guide to Hiking

By Renee Hahnel | July 5, 2018 | 29 Comments
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Getting outside hiking is not only wonderful for your physical and mental health, but it’s a great way to explore nature. Like many people, hiking is something I turn to for exercise, socializing with friends and exploring this beautiful world we live in. There’s definitely something special about relying on…

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10 Tips To Feeling More At Home On The Road

By Renee Hahnel | November 5, 2017 | 33 Comments

Home is not just a physical place. It encompasses feelings of belonging somewhere, of feeling safe, and ultimately happy. Frequent travel and road trips have a constant sense of movement and temporality, making it difficult to feel settled and at peace. Waking up each day in a new city, campground…

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My Road Trip Essentials + GIVEAWAY

By Renee Hahnel | July 24, 2017 | 192 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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13 Hacks for Traveling like a Pro

By Renee Hahnel | May 23, 2016 | 12 Comments

These are my top hacks for making sure your travels are as comfortable, enjoyable and as easy as can be. Let me know what your travel hacks are in the comments section below! 13 Hacks for Traveling like a Pro 1. Always take tissues Handy for wiping up spillages, a bathroom…

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10 Tips for Winter Camping

By Renee Hahnel | April 11, 2016 | 8 Comments

I initially hated backcountry winter camping, mostly because I wasn’t doing it right! Over the years I have learned some tips and tricks to make the experience more comfortable. I hope you find these helpful! Be sure to leave your winter camping recommendations in the comments section. 10 Tips for…

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