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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Food & Drink

Easy, Elegant, Elevated: Level Up Your Dinner Menu With Beans

By now, you’re fine-tuning your new year, new you menu plans. As you leaf through cookbooks and recipe blogs for inspiration, we recommend for your consideration the humble bean. Beans are the perfect way to round out a meal, with their…
Culture

The Best Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

These docs are entertaining, but also edifying. For your convenience, we’ve broken them up into categories.
Grooming

Ultra-Relaxing Bath Products for Men to Soak In

“The world is such a stressful place for everyone right now that it doesn’t matter who you are, you need the opportunity to take care of yourself."
Fashion & Style

We Found the Best Merino Wool Socks After One Year of Testing

Merino wool is an almost miracle fabric — it's moisture-wicking, it keeps you cool, and it naturally fights odors.
Grooming

The 5 Best Dry Shampoos for Men: No Shower Necessary

Should we put it in terms an outdoorsman would understand? It’s the freeze-dried lasagna of grooming materials.
Grooming

A Complete Guide to Winter Skincare for Men

The Norwegians have a saying: "There's no bad weather, only bad clothes." While the right parka and boots are keeping you warm and toasty, the cold, snow, and darkness can still wreak havoc on your skin. No matter how much fun you might…