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I'm Hana- a freelance travel writer and teacher who currently lives in South Korea. I'm originally from New York, but have spent the last two years traveling and living abroad. My first time hiking in the US was when I traveled around the country as a teenager. Though, my first adult backpacking trip was a year ago, when I hiked from Thailand down to Singapore for a month. I'm looking forward to many more adventures in the future. Visit my site for more information.

This is How You Should Always Take a Break While You Hike

After a long day snowshoeing on a trail or making your way up a steep mountain side, your body tends to get tired. Often times, a lot of the pain and soreness happens at the beginning of the hike, which can prevent people from carrying on. It’s not until later that the muscles work up […]

It’s Time to Start Making Your Summer Camping Reservations

While outdoor lovers everywhere are likely rolling into springtime with a few awesome hikes, we understand if you’re happily distracted. Winter is nearly over. And, for those who prefer sunshine instead of snowfall on the trail, March is a very exciting time. That being said, let’s not forget that before you know it, summer will […]

How to Furnish Your Tent To Be Comfortable While Camping

One of the coolest parts of camping is getting the chance to experience nature up close and personal. People who love the outdoors are generally okay with not having their ordinary comforts at their campsite. That being said, when your tent is your sleeping quarters, it’s important that it’s cozy enough so you can sleep […]

What’s the Deal With Those Backcountry Huts?

You’ve heard of them and maybe you’ve even seen one up close. Backcountry huts are an interesting feature of the outdoors. Found few and far between, having the opportunity to hang out in a backcountry hut or even spend a night in one is truly an awesome experience. But, what’s the deal with them? How […]

Here’s Why You’ll Want to Hike Montana This Year

Montana is one of those states that people often forget about. Though it has a few outdoor selling points, it’s still not as popular as its midwestern counterparts. And, while most outdoor lovers are quick to put Arizona, California, or Utah on their bucket lists, maybe they should consider elsewhere. And, by elsewhere, we mean […]

7 Easy Date Ideas for Outdoorsy Couples

Valentine’s Day isn’t the only winter day that’s worth making special with your other half, it’s time to set out on that incredible journey to go get your significant other that “gift” they’ll love. When shopping for outdoorsy people, it’s not always easy. Outdoorsy people tend to be minimalistic, and not really into “stuff” as […]

Gear Questions: When Do You Think It’s Okay To Buy Cheap Hiking Gear?

So, the other day I was walking around Wal-Mart and I noticed they sell A LOT of stuff for hiking. They had everything from winter jackets, to hiking boots, to crampons, to backpacks, and I didn’t even get to the sporting equipment section yet! Did I mention how CHEAP this stuff was? But, knowing what […]

What You’ll Want To Know About Winter Backcountry Barcrawls

Do you believe the best part of hiking is enjoying the scenery with a cold beer in your hands? Then we’ve got something you’ll love. Winter backcountry barcrawls have really gotten people’s attention over the last few years. But, for some people, a bar outdoors is not the first thing that comes to mind when […]

5 Campfire Hot Drinks to Warm You Up in the Winter Backcountry

Winter is still upon us and that chill outside is rather uncomfortable. Though the weather may be starting to heat up in some places, sometimes all those layers and blankets still aren’t enough. If you really want to stay cozy outdoors, that you’ll need something that can truly warm up your bones throughout your body. […]

5 Awesome Things You Can Do With Snowshoes Instead of Just Snowshoeing

Snowshoes are great for one thing, and that’s snowshoeing, of course! But, what if we told you they had other uses, too? Winter will be around for just a little bit longer. In a few weeks’ time, (depending on where you live) there won’t be as much snow. That means there’s only a little time […]