This past Saturday, I woke up ready for an adventure. I was heading to the west coast of Michigan to a city called Muskegon. This lakefront town is home to miles of beachfront, rolling dunes, and a handful of lighthouses. I was here to go sailing for my Great Lakes Sailing elective class, but I … Continue reading Great Lakes Sailing
As a senior at Michigan State, I have had my share of hangovers. Here's my guide to beating your hangover in a non-traditional way. Get out of bed. This is an obvious first step but is often the hardest. You can do it! Water, water, water. Eat a pile of scrambled eggs. I loosely define … Continue reading How to Hike Away a Hangover
The way you speak to yourself is extremely impactful. It is not uncommon for us to be our own harshest critic. While that is true, we also have the power to lift ourselves up like no one else can. Be careful who or what you blame. When things aren't going well, it is easy to blame yourself. … Continue reading Master Your Self-Talk: Treat Yourself How You Want to be Treated
My oldest brother Jay and I had been planning a Spring trip for months. Our aim was to find an exciting place to celebrate my last Spring Break and his 30th birthday. We wanted to include our other brother, Brandon, but he informed us that he could only get a weekend off. That is when genius … Continue reading Costa Rica: Spring Break the MikeNHikes Way
As I put the finishing touches on my college career, I am noticing that some of my peers see traveling as a cost prohibitive activity reserved for a select few. I am not rich, and I travel often. Here is how I manage to do it.
We all get down sometimes but it's important to avoid letting bad moments turn into bad days. Here are some of my favorite ways to bring a little extra happiness into my life. Get Your Heart Rate Up Something as simple as doing 10 jumping jacks or push-ups often gives me enough of a boost … Continue reading Hack Your Happiness
I have always been obsessed with self-improvement. At the request of my dad I compiled this information on meditation. I then decided to share it here in hopes that it encourages some of you to give meditation a try. To date, the daily practice of meditation has facilitated the greatest positive shift in attitude I have ever experienced. I believe it can help you as well.
Etiquette is an important way to show your respect for the environment you are in and the livings things around you. Here are some basic niceties that will be appreciated out on the trail.
With a super computer in our pocket, it has becoming increasingly difficult to get lost. Being lost is an exciting way to to unplug from the normal ritual of daily life. It brings you back to the basics. Back to survival mode. Here is how to do it.