Chelsea Batten

Chelsea Batten

Chelsea Batten is a writer, photographer, and Kerouac groupie. One of the original digital nomads, she was seduced from life on the road by the wild beauty of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula. She covers diverse topics for The Manual related to travel, gear reviews, and odd cultural sidetracks. She’s currently building a yurt on the shore of Lake Superior. You can follow along on her website:

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A Beginner’s Guide to Boating, Your New Favorite Pastime

To encourage would-be boaters to take the plunge, we’ve compiled a list of the essential ways to prepare for this outdoor pastime.

The New Urban Biking Boom, and How to Keep It Going

Looking to get into urban biking? Start here.
Fashion & Style

Liven up Your Wardrobe With the Best Graphic T-Shirt Brands for Men

A t-shirt is essential to a fully stocked and ready wardrobe. Here are the best graphic tee companies to fill your closet with. From vintage to funny, we cover it all.

How the LGBTQ+ Community Has Transformed the Grooming Industry

The has had a longstanding influence over the beauty and . From the in the late 1890s to today’s legion of YouTube tutorials and online influencers, leaders from across the queer spectrum have […]

Give Your Face a Soothing Floral Mist With These Plant-Based Hydrosols

Sometimes known as facial mists or "flower waters," these distillations of natural plant material do the work of several products with one refreshing spritz.

Dive Into the Heart of Lake Superior With Photographer Christian Dalbec

Dalbec captures Lake Superior in a way many can't, from within.