We’ve all heard the stories of people catching horrible diseases from ticks that went unnoticed until it was too late. As you enjoy the warm weather, it is important to be aware of the threat posed by ticks. Here’s what you need to know in order to avoid ticks, how to find them, and how … Continue reading Ticks 101
Activities don't need to be expensive to be exciting. Here are my favorite free (or very affordable) adventures! Hiking: This is my personal favorite. Google: "Nature Center near me" or "Hiking Trail near me" to find some great local spots to explore. I also use as app called All Trails that is a crowd sourced guide … Continue reading Top 5 Free Adventures
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
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
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
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.
Passion is everything. Here's how I was able to develop a shared interest in the outdoors with my long-term girlfriend.