Authors Posts by Shaylyn Berntson

Shaylyn Berntson

Shaylyn Berntson
Shaylyn Berntson is a California-based photographer. She credits her love for the outdoors to having grown up in Idaho - where she plans to settle one day. Till then, you can find her high in the mountains, or planning yet another trip to Africa.

Montana: An Average Land-Locked State or a Paradise?

Google the word “paradise,” and you will find it described as “an ideal or idyllic place or state.” But what is ideal or idyllic to you may not be so for another. That is...

What to Know Before Going Into the Wilderness Alone

A trip into the wilderness is always a good idea. To prepare, you’ve done your research and loaded your car with necessities. You’re finally ready to set off for some much deserved R&R. But, as...

The American West and Its Wild Places

“As we passed on, it seemed those scenes of visionary enchantment would never have an end.” Meriwether Lewis spoke this sentence in 1804 as he ventured deeper into what was then unknown wilderness. It was...
Sunset view over a desert of scrubby bushes

Why Exploring Your Own Backyard Can Be Just as Rewarding as Going Abroad

Pick up your cell phone and you’re immediately transported to white-washed buildings in Greece, the stunning emerald waters of Indonesia, and an abundance of other exotic locations. It has the ability to send you...

How to Save for Your Next Great Adventure

Though we wish it were, travel isn’t free. But your next adventure doesn’t have to break the bank. It simply requires a bit of planning and research. So, if you’re passionate about exploring the...
A person stands on the roof of a car on a gravel road overlooking a mountain peak

Why I Prefer to Take the Road Less Traveled

“Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson I can’t recall the first time someone asked me why I was...
Lines in worn-down limestone

South Africa: A Paleoanthropological Dream

South Africa — a country in which stunning coastlines and the majestic Big Five attract travelers the world over. Visitors who are eager to witness some of the planet’s largest and most elusive animals,...
A desert tree shot

Exploring the Otherworldly Side of Botswana

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll immediately be convinced of my fixation on exploring the whole of Africa. Each country has its own story to tell, and I’ve made it a point to...
Mountains reflected in a lake

How to Travel with Anxiety

Anxiety can be crippling. I know, because I have it. It’s a disorder with many faces and levels, meaning that it takes on different forms and leaves those afflicted with vastly different experiences. Individuals...


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