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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Give Your Face a Spring Refresh With These Exfoliating Face Scrubs

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Sit back, relax, and prepare for intrigue and adventure with the best serialized fiction podcasts.

A Complete Guide to Meditation for Men

Right now, perhaps more than ever, learning to and meditate might be a good idea. Sure, this may have been a New Year’s resolution that fell by the wayside, but thanks to everything going on around us, not only do you probably have a…

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

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A Complete Guide to Self-Care for Men

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The Best Podcasts on Spotify to Add to Your Streaming Playlist

If you’re a , chances are good that you (like me) freaked out when news dropped about juggernaut music streaming service Spotify purchasing the fledgling podcast company Gimlet in 2019. (Hey, change is scary!) Would the acquisition…