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 Instagram: @thechelseagrin
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Living

Milk Barn is the Perfect Catskills Getaway and It Could Be Yours

Built in 1873, Milk Barn sits on 15 private acres and includes two guest houses, three glamping cabanas, a treehouse, and a spring-fed swimming pond.
Auto

Lexus Unveils Ridiculously Luxurious LY 650 Yacht

This particular Lexus travels under America’s most famous bridges, not over them.
Culture

Why You Should Max Out Your 401(k) Now for a Better Life Later

If you’re like most millennials, you associate a 401(k) with retirement and don’t put much thought into maintaining it. That's a big mistake. Here's why.
Living

This Couple Made a Thriving Van Outfitter Business Out of Their Own Van Life Experience

ZenVanz was born out of pure wanderlust: Bryan and Jen Danger kitted out a 1967 Volkswagen bus, quit their jobs, and headed south.
Food & Drink

5 Most Expensive Coffees in the World

Purchasing these caffeinated delicacies will put a serious dent in your budget, but if you consider drinking your paycheck the best part of waking up, we guarantee you’ll get your money’s worth.
Travel

Honest Camper Keeps Van Life Real with Simple Overlanding Rentals

This company does one thing and does it supremely right: camper vans, ready for a weekend adventure or a cross-country road trip.