I’ve been fascinated by Wim Hof and his method that consists of hyperventilating and cold exposure for years. After a few days I went from holding my breath for just 50 seconds to 3 full minutes! I can also now stand is very cold water for minutes without shivering and while remaining calm and relatively … Continue reading The Wim Hof Method: Controlling Your Unconscious Through Cold Exposure and Deep Breathing
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
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
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.
As a Michigan native, I am no stranger to the cold. While snow and ice are beautiful, most people prefer to avoid being outside during the dreaded winter months. In this inaugural post I will share some perks of winter hiking and my tips to make it even more amazing! It is hard to argue that hiking in … Continue reading Winter Hiking