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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Escape Elevates Tiny Homes to Works of Architectural Splendor

Off the grid, on a winery's property, or just outside Beer City, USA, these Escape tiny homes offer modern amenities in small packages.

You Should Be Outside on National Take a Hike Day

Save the sweatpants and Netflix for another weekend and take the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature this National Hiking Day.
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Meet the Brand Making Stylish and Tactical Gear for Those Who Need It

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Askov Finlayson Debuts the World’s First Climate-Positive Parka

The Winter Parka is packed with innovative features but the real breakthrough is the revolutionary “featherless insulation technology.”

The Best Hotels in Hawaii: Where to Book Your Next Stay

No matter what experience beckons you to Hawaii — a thrilling outrigger canoe trip, hikes with breathtaking views, lazily back-floating through bathtub-temperature waves — it’s unquestionably better when bookended by a stay in a great…

The Best Resorts in Hawaii for a Relaxing Getaway

You'll be assured of fabulous accommodations, mind-blowingly great food and drink, and a series of unforgettable, authentically Hawaiian adventures.