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The Best Hiking Shoes for Women and Men in 2020

By Renee Hahnel | August 20, 2020 | 3 Comments
The Best Hiking Shoes for Women and Men 2020

I get asked multiple times a day about what the best hiking shoes are, for both women and men. Having comfortable and appropriate hiking shoes literally changes whether or not you enjoy a hiking adventure, so I totally get why it’s such a popular question! I’ve been an avid hiker…

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See Every US National Park on this EPIC Cross-Country Road Trip

By Renee Hahnel | August 16, 2020 | 1 Comment
Route to all of the US National Parks

In 2017 I traveled to every single US national park with my husband. During the planning stages we very quickly realized there wasn’t much online to help us plan our itinerary. Of course there were blog posts listing all the national parks and plenty of people saying how they would…

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Must Know Bear Safety for Hiking and Camping

By Renee Hahnel | August 5, 2020 | 5 Comments
Must Know Bear Safety when Hiking and Camping

If you plan to adventure in bear country it’s vital that you know proper bear safety guidelines. Bears are not something to be feared, but they should most definitely be respected and prepared for. I have come across many bears on the trail and not once have I experienced any…

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How To Plan the Perfect National Parks Trip

By Renee Hahnel | July 27, 2020 | 5 Comments
how to plan the perfect national parks trip - mount rainier national park

The USA is home to so many incredible national parks and countless opportunities for adventure! In 2017 I visited every US national park, so you could say I know a thing or two about planning a national parks trip 😉 In this blog post I am sharing everything you need…

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How I Afford to Travel the World

By Renee Hahnel | July 8, 2020 | 12 Comments
How To Travel Full Time - Must Know Tips for Affording to Travel the World - Death Valley National Park

The number 1 question I get asked is how I afford to travel so much. I must have received thousands of messages over the years over the years asking for tips on how to travel full time, or just how to travel more in general. So I decided to finally…

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11 Incredible Beginner Friendly Hikes in Washington

By Renee Hahnel | June 27, 2020 | 13 Comments
Beginner Friendly Hikes in Washington State

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is about my recommendations for Washington hikes. In particular, which trails I suggest for beginners and people just getting into hiking. So I have put together this blog post featuring the 11 BEST beginner friendly hikes here in Washington state! In…

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How To Get Over Your Fears of First Time Backcountry Camping

By Renee Hahnel | May 21, 2020 | 8 Comments
How To Get Over Your Fears of First Time Backcountry Camping

I vividly remember my first time backcountry camping. Looking back, I had very little idea of what I was doing and I made a lot of preventable mistakes. Each backpacking trip since then has led to a gradual increase in my confidence and skills… and now I’ve spent countless nights…

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Top Tips for Sleeping In Your Car on Road Trips

By Renee Hahnel | April 24, 2020 | 25 Comments
Top Tips for Sleeping In Your Car on Road Trips

Sleeping in your car can turn any road trip into a more budget friendly adventure. Plus, it’s a super convenient way to travel with a high level of freedom and independence! Over the years I have road tripped and lived in all types of vehicles: 4×4’s, sedans, tiny hatchbacks, campervans, and…

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How To Responsibly Enjoy Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Renee Hahnel | March 23, 2020 | 3 Comments
How To Responsibly Enjoy Nature During the COVID-19 Pandemic BANNER

Last updated May 1st, 2020 Well, this is a post I never thought I would have to write! I am sure you are all aware by now that the world is experiencing a pandemic: COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. It’s undoubtedly scary and uncertain times, and many of us are drawing…

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Snowshoe to Artist Point (Washington’s BEST Winter Adventure!)

By Renee Hahnel | March 1, 2020 | 2 Comments
Snowshoe to Artist Point Washington

There are so many amazing things to do in the state of Washington during winter, but the absolute best (in my opinion) is to snowshoe to Artist Point! Located in the Mount Baker area of the North Cascades, Artist Point is a relatively accessible adventure to take during the winter…

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