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Hiking in Missouri: 5 Supreme Spots for The Perfect Missouri Day Hike

My wife and I were both born and raised in the eastern part of Missouri, St. Louis to be exact. Over the course of that time we were able to visit and hike a good majority of the state and national parks there. Some were duds and some were absolutely remarkable. When you think of…
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Hiking for Beginners: 10 Tips to Start Exploring

Everyone has to start somewhere, right? If you’re not ready to embark on a multi-day hiking journey, hiking day trips are the perfect place to start. Beginner hiking can be exploring your community’s local trails or venturing for the day in a state or national park, there really are a lot of options to get…
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We Sold Almost Everything We Own and Took a 15 Month Road Trip Across North America

I absolutely love the feeling of a road trip. Don’t you? The excitement and planning. The anticipation of the new things we’ll see. Meeting new people on the road. Seeing the hundreds or thousands of miles tick off on the odometer. Searching for wildlife as we drive. Talking about it before we go and talking…
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The 14 States of an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker

Despite growing up on the east coast, I first learned about the Appalachian Trail in 2011 when I was 25. I met my best friend, Jeremy, while we were serving together in the Air Force. We lived in Georgia, about 200 miles from the Appalachian Trail, or the AT. We bonded over outdoor activities like…
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