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7 Adventures in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is quite unlike any other place in the world: vast, wild, and untamed from the modern civilization that encompasses most of the eastern United States; a place with more campgrounds than...
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Native American Writers and Allies Talk Indigenous Visibility in the U.S.

In recent years, Native American writers, academics, and activists have used their voices to speak up on important issues — including erasure, cultural appropriation, mascotry, the Dakota Access pipeline, and the fate of Bears...
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I Thought Travel Made Me a Better Person — 2020 Proves I Was Wrong

I only got one C in college, and to say I was indignant about it at the time would be a massive understatement. I was having a lot of fun just picking classes that...
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Analog Photography: Authenticity in an Age of Loss

Let me take you back to 2018. After discovering my interest in photography, my grandmother tells me that she’s coming to visit with a gift, and an attached caveat: don’t get your hopes up,...
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Black-Owned Businesses to Support Right Now

Across the country (and the world), people have gathered in recent weeks to express frustration about the inequity and injustice that Black people have faced for far too long. The reach and extent of...
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Five of the Best Breweries in Nashville, Tennessee

Like any other North American city on the come-up these days, Nashville has ridden the wave of the craft beer revolution and, much to the delight of locals and visitors alike, seen a proliferation...
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A Silver Screen Tour of Utah: Zion National Park

The country's national parks might be closed right now, but work goes on behind the scenes to preserve their spirit of adventure and prepare them for the next generation of visitors. When Zion National...
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5 Best Whale Watching Destinations Around the World

As a full-time traveler, I’ve been fortunate enough to plan many of my adventures around the migration patterns of some of my favorite creatures—including whales! Over the last few years, I’ve spotted these gentle...
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Ethical Eco-Tourism: Best Wildlife Sanctuaries in the U.S.

Visiting America’s Best Wildlife Sanctuaries  While nature and wildlife have always served as motivators for travel, one recent troubling trend in the social media age is the exploitation of animals within the tourism industry. Many...

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