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: https://www.chelseabatten.com/

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Outdoors

REI’s Gear Rental Program Will Change How You Experience the Outdoors

Now, you really have no excuse to not go kayaking on a beautiful day.
Culture

The New Fender Vintera Series Harkens Back to the Beginnings of Rock and Roll

It's time to rock out with your decade-appropriate guitar out.
Travel

Sound of Lapland Captures the Pristine Beauty of Finland on a Mixtape

Close your eyes, sit back, and relax with the Sound of Lapland.
Food & Drink

What a Crock! 9 Best Slow Cookers to Buy Right Now

It’s almost unbelievable how impressive slow-cooked food can be, given the minimal time and effort it requires.
Food & Drink

A Comprehensive Guide to Plant-Based Milks and Their Benefits

Need to give up dairy? Here is a breakdown of the different types of plant-based milks and their benefits, including oat, soy, almond, hemp, flax, pea, and more.
Food & Drink

The Mitte Water Filter is (Almost) Ready to Provide the Best Damn Water Ever

The Mitte water filter is almost ready for sale and it's set to make your previous filters look like children's toys.