10 Aug 2014

Mitten List: Saugatuck Dune Rides

Remember when I wrote that post about hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes and I vowed upon my soul to never, ever go near another sand dune in my entire life so-help-me-god?

Well, that vow lasted for all of a month as last weekend I found myself visiting yet more Michigan dunes — this time in [...]

2 Aug 2014

How to Go on a Detox Diet in 20 (Horrible, Awful, Cheese-Deprived) Steps

I know this post may seem a bit strange coming from me.

After all, I am pretty much the last person on Earth who would ever recommend a detox diet as I am pretty much the last person on Earth who would ever go on a detox diet.

Or any diet for that matter.

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24 Jul 2014

The Crankypant’s Guide to Surviving Summer Fairs & Festivals

When I was a kid, the county fair was EVERYTHING.

EVERYTHING.

My family didn’t travel much, so my brothers and sisters and I spent our summers dressing up goats in doll dresses, locking each other in the chicken barn and waiting impatiently for the fair.

Seriously, the fair was like Disneyland and Disney World [...]

18 Jul 2014

Go Solo Project: 5 Reasons To Go Solo Camping

You guys, you guys, you guys!

Remember how I was going to go camping all by myself for the first time ever and how I totally thought I was going to have my face eaten off by wolverines?

Well, I am happy to report that I still have 100% of my face. Yay!

Not [...]

13 Jul 2014

The 7 Stages of Hiking Sleeping Bear Dunes

When I learned that the campground where I was planning to camp last weekend was only forty minutes away from Sleeping Bear Dunes, I decided I should stop by there on my way.

After all, I’d have a few hours to kill before I could check into the campground, and I figured I could [...]