Day 1 We arrived in the beautiful city of Paris, still buzzing as a newly engaged couple. Our first few hours were spent under the Eiffel Tower with a loaf of bread and a bottle of wine. What a spectacular experience! This activity soon became our nightly ritual. Day 2 During our first day, we … Continue reading Paris, France: My Trip and Tips
Day 1 After 24 hours of traveling we finally landed in Barcelona, and boarded the train toward the city. Rather than go to sleep early, we opted to get drinks with my sister who is studying abroad in the city. The tapas and beer were the perfect meal to welcome us to Spain. Day 2 … Continue reading Barcelona, Spain: My Trip and Tips
Every adventurer knows just how inconvenient a sprained ankle can be. I have managed to sprain my ankles more times than I would like to admit. With this most recent injury, I have made myself a test subject to find the best ways to hike despite the damaged ankle. While it is not advised, if … Continue reading How to Hike with a Sprained Ankle
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
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.
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.