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 Complete Guide to Self-Care for Men

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Fashion & Style

Your Guide to the Best Men’s White Shirt and Pants Combinations

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Food & Drink

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From traditional preparation to lattes and more, matcha is everywhere these days.