GoTicket bus and train search for the next U.S. adventure

America is in love with their automobiles, but this is a love that is not sustainable. Just about every other country I have traveled in has an extensive, inexpensive, and easy to use bus and train system from city-to-city. It is my preferred way to travel when in other countries. While in the U.S. though, […]

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Newport State Park Door County

Sea kayaking with Door County Adventure Center

I have been visiting the Door County Adventure center booth at Canoecopia for several years now. Each time I drop by, I talk to the owner Tim about coming up for a visit. Then it does not happen, and the cycle is repeated the next year. This past year at Canoecopia I did not actually […]

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Travel story

How to make your travel story a sure hit

Great photos elicit curiosity about a place or event. They give readers a glimpse of what is uniquely beautiful about the place and what makes it a must-see attraction. A travel story is better imagined through photos. This is why it is important that you learn about the rule of thirds (if you still haven’t). Shoot at […]

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Sleeping Bear Dunes Instagram photo essay

Sleeping Bear Dunes Instagram photo essay

I decided to extend my stay in northern Michigan an extra day, so I could enjoy Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It would be criminal to leave without staying at least a day there. I set up camping in the Platte River campground. I then set off to see as much of the park as possible […]

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Lumberjack Championship

The Stihl Timbersports Lumberjack Championship

I arrived just in time to Tinley Park to grab a selfie with the Lumbersexuals.  They just graduated to lumberjack after training with lumberjack Adrian Flygt and competing against each other. With the selfie, it was obvious that even though they were no longer lumbersexuals, they have not strayed too far from their roots. Related: […]

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Dinty Moore stew

Hungry lumberjacks crave Dinty Moore Stew

Lumberjack Adrian Flygt chops 1,000 to 1,500 logs per season. This is in preparation for the 10-12 lumberjack competitions he takes part in each year. With that type of rigorous training, hungry lumberjacks need to eat. Hormel Foods Dinty Moore® stew is the perfect option because it is a quick and hearty option. I can […]

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Long Lake Michigan

Five great boating memories

With the summer in full swing and the 4th of July weekend already upon us, now is the perfect time to create boating memories. Boating is a great way to spend time with family or by yourself surrounded by nature. Although I am more of a canoe/kayak guy, I have had some wonderful times in my past […]

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best camping locations

Best Camping Locations in the United States

It’s summer, and that means one thing: Camping season is here! Get out and explore nature this year with energy and determination. There’s nothing better than trying a few new camping spots to kick off the season. Check out these best camping locations. Best Camping Locations in the United States Whether you’re hiking to the […]

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Beyond Birkie Fever

Beyond Birkie Fever book review

It is a long way from cross-country ski season. In case you are missing the sport, which I always do in the offseason, here is a way to get into the Nordic groove. Walter Rhein’s book, Beyond Birkie Fever, is a memoir about his experiences growing up in Wisconsin, and his experiences training and taking […]

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Traverse City lake trout fishing

Traverse City lake trout fishing amazes

I have always enjoyed fishing, but most of my outings have taken place in inland lakes and rivers. I never had the opportunity to fish on one of the great lakes or done any deep sea fishing. Thanks to my time in Traverse City, I finally got a chance to experience big water fishing. Traverse […]

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